Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Ballydivity House

THE MOORES OWNED 8,242 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY ANTRIM

ANDREW STEWART settled in Ulster after the battle of Culloden, 1746, and had a son,

JAMES STEWART, who married Jane, only daughter of James Moore, of Ballydivity, County Antrim, and was father of

JAMES STEWART-MOORE (1773-1845), of Ballydivity, High Sheriff of County Antrim, 1798, who wedded, in 1792, Margaret, daughter of the Ven. William Sturrock, Archdeacon of Armagh, and had issue,
JAMES, his heir;
John;
Henry;
Harriett; Jane; Elizabeth.
Mr Stewart-Moore died in 1845, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

JAMES STEWART-MOORE JP DL (1793-1870), of Ballydivity, High Sheriff of County Antrim, 1849, Captain, 11th Hussars, who served in the Peninsular War, at Waterloo, and at India.

Captain Stewart-Moore espoused, in 1845, Frances, daughter of Henry Richardson, of Somerset, County Londonderry, and had issue,
JAMES, his heir;
Henry;
Margaret; Catherine Elizabeth.
The elder son,

JAMES STEWART-MOORE JP DL (1847-1932), of Ballydivity, High Sheriff of County Antrim, 1880, married, in 1871, Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Stuart, of Ballyhivistock, County Antrim, and had issue,
JAMES, b 1876;
Charles Francis, b 1878;
Ethel; Mary; Katherine Frances.
The elder son,

JAMES STEWART-MOORE (1876-1957), of Ballydivity, was succeeded by his son,

ALEXANDER WYNDHAM HUME STEWART-MOORE, of Moyarget, County Antrim, who wedded, in 1948, Magdalene Clare, daughter of Sir David Richard Llewellyn Bt, and has issue,
CHRISTOPHER WYNDHAM HUME, b 1949;
Michael David, b 1950;
James Anthony, b 1953;
Gillian Clare, b 1956.

BALLYDIVITY HOUSE, near Ballymoney, County Antrim, is a two storey, three bay house of ca 1760.

The door has a square fanlight.


The house was extended and the drawing-room enlarged ca 1910-11.

It has a central staircase.

At the time of writing (February, 2016) Ballydivity House is for sale.

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