The Marcus Annesleys

 of Castlewellan


Repository:    Public Record Office for Northern Ireland     

PRONI Reference:     D1503/3/5/23

Copy of Lord Annesley's will, whereby he leaves all the real and personal estate within his disposing power to J.C. Beresford, to be divided, after payment of his debts, in equal shares' ... among the following persons ... that is to say, to

James, Henry, Charles and Francis Annesley, sons of Dorothea McIlroy, deceased, and

William Arthur Annesley, son of Sophia Kelly, and Lord Glerawly and Francis Charles Annesley, my sons by Sophia, Countess of Annesley, my present wife,

I appoint the said John Claudius Beresford guardian to the said James, Henry, Charles and Francis Annesley and executor to this my last will and testament. I appoint Sophia, Countess Annesley, guardian to William Arthur Annesley, Lord Glerawly and Francis Charles Annesley, her sons...

Note: George de la Poer Beresford Annesley  b. c 1799, d. c Feb 1814 is Lord Glerawly

Note: William Arthur is listed everywhere as the “unknown son” however his identity is clearly stated here.