Item 24 - Agreement to assign jewellery of Beaujolois Bury to her brother Lord Tullamore

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IE OCL P43/24


Agreement to assign jewellery of Beaujolois Bury to her brother Lord Tullamore


  • 13 August 1850 (Creation)

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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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Lady Beaujolois Eleanora Katherine Bury was the eldest daughter of Charles William Bury, 2nd earl of Charleville and his wife Harriet. She married Captain Hastings Dent of the Coldstream Guards in 1853.

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Catherine Maria Dawson was the daughter of Thomas Townley Dawson and married firstly James Tisdall, and had two children by him, James Thomas Townley Tisdall and Louisa Tisdall. She married Charles Bury in 1798 shortly after the death of James Tisdall from epilepsy. They had one son, Charles William, who succeeded his father in 1835.

Her daughter by her first marriage, Louisa Tisdall (1796-1882), married George Marlay, and many years later in 1912, her grandson, Charles Brinsley Marlay, bequeathed his estate at Belvedere, Mullingar, County Westmeath to his distant cousin Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury. Charles Brinsley Marlay also inherited Catherine Maria's papers which are now housed in the University of Nottingham.

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Ms. statement from Lord Tullamore to his sister, Lady Beaujolois Bury, confirming his application for “certain jewels placed in her hands by [his] father”, which Lord Tullamore requires “in consequence of proceeding taken by the [ Investionary] Interest Society to sell [his] life estate in the Charleville Property”. Although Lady Bury considers these jewels as gifts from her father, her brother claims them as family jewels, and indemnifies Lady Bury, her executors and assigns “from all actions suits and proceedings… which shall or may be brought against her”. Witnessed by Catherine Maria Charleville.

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