Item 42 - Newspaper cutting in anticipation of the return of the earl and countess of Charleville to Tullamore

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IE OCL P43/42


Newspaper cutting in anticipation of the return of the earl and countess of Charleville to Tullamore


  • 1851 (Creation)

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Arabella Case was the youngest daughter of Henry Case of Staffordshire. She married Viscount Tullamore in 1850 just prior to his succeeding to the earldom of Charleville in 1851. She lived in Charleville almost continuously from that time with their five children, but died from a bout of scarletina in 1857 at the age of 35.

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The 3rd earl of Charleville inherited the bad debts of previous generations. Prior to his succession, he was a lieutenant of 43rd foot and married Arabella Case in 1850. They had five children, but on returning to Charleville in 1851, numerous tragedies befell the family. Arabella died in 1857 from scarletina at the age of 35 years, and two years later, in 1859, the earl died at the age of 37. Their five young children, all minors and now wards of Chancery, were left in the care of their uncle, the Hon Alfred Bury and his wife, at Charleville Castle. In 1861, in a tragic accident, their seven year old daughter Lady Harriet Bury, fell to her death while attempting to slide down the banisters in the castle.

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Newspaper cutting from the King’s County Chronicle, concerning a meeting of the inhabitants of Tullamore “for the purpose of expressing their gratification at the expected arrival of the Noble Earl at his mansion in this county”. It was proposed to invite the Earl and Countess to a public dinner, as a means of expressing “their cordial and grateful thanks for their patriotic intentions of residing amongst them, and also for his Lordship’s past kind conduct as their landlord”.

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