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Bury, Arabella, 3rd countess of Charleville
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Newspaper cutting concerning the return of the earl and countess of Charleville to Tullamore

Newspaper cuttings from The King's County Chronicle, detailing a public reception highlighting the return of the Earl of Charleville, with the Countess and their daughter, Lady Catherine Bury to the Charleville estate, Tullamore. In residing for a short period on the estate, the Earl had “acquired the estimation and respect of all with whom he came into contact”, and now his declaration to reside permanently on the estate at Charleville, “gave great and general satisfaction”. Preparations were made by the inhabitants “of all ranks, creeds and classes… and unanimous resolutions were passed to give his Lordship and family as cordial and respectful a public reception as they were capable of”. It was also intended, on behalf of the Earl’s tenantry, to invite the family to a banquet, “and also for that of laying before him and the Countess an address of congratulation”.

Bury, Arabella, 3rd countess of Charleville

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

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”.

Bury, Arabella, 3rd countess of Charleville

Newspaper cutting on the death of Arabella, 3rd countess of Charleville

Newspaper cutting concerning the death of the “amiable and beloved” Countess of Charleville, daughter of Henry Case, Esquire, Shienstone Cross, Staffordshire, who died from a short bout of scarletina at Erinagh, near Castleconnel, “a mansion which his lordship had taken and gone to reside in for the fishing season”. The Countess was only 35 years old and had resided “almost uninterruptedly” in Charleville Castle, Tullamore, and the tenants on the estate feel now that “they have been deprived of a considerate friend and the poor of the district have to deplore the loss of a generous benefactress”.
The Countess is survived by her five children, two sons and three daughters, and is buried in the family vault at Tullamore.

Bury, Arabella, 3rd countess of Charleville

Newspaper cutting relating to celebrations surrounding the return of the earl and countess of Charleville to Tullamore

Newspaper cutting concerning the presentation of a congratulatory address to the Earl and Countess of Charleville, on their coming to reside permanently in Charleville Forest, Tullamore. The address included a reference to “the great advantage our town has always derived from the residence of [his] family, or the interest taken by them in the welfare of its inhabitants”. In the Earl’s reply, he observed that “a landlord is not in his proper place unless he is a constant resident, expending what he receives amongst his tenantry, and promoting their interest to the best of his judgment”. Following the presentation, a “sumptuous dejeune” was served in the Castle where “every delicacy and rarity of the season was in abundance, and the various wines which graced the board were of the rarest and finest vintage”.

Bury, Charles William George, 3rd earl of Charleville

Newspaper cuttings relating to the death of Lady Harriet Bury, a minor

File of newspaper clipping concerning the tragic death of Lady Harriet Hugh Adelaide Bury, second daughter of the late Earl and Countess of Charleville, who fell down the stairs at the family seat, Charleville Castle, Tullamore. Lady Harriet, described as “a fine, promising child” was only seven years old. Following the death of her father, she, with her brother and sister were “made wards of Chancery” and resided with one of their guardians, the Hon. Alfred Bury in the family residence, Charleville Castle, “who watched over them and their bringing up with paternal care and solitude”. The accident happened when returning from the nursery after washing her hands, she attempted to slide down the banister, “which was highly polished and as slippery as glass”, and lost her balance and fell.

Bury, Lady Harriet Hugh Adelaide,