Thursday, 1 June 2017

Harden of Harrybrook

THE HARDENS OWNED 1,436 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY ARMAGH

HENRY HARDEN JP DL (1710-51), married Catherine Hartford, and had a son,

JAMES HARDEN (1741-1805), who wedded Mary, daughter and heiress of W Walker, of Ballybreagh, County Armagh, and had issue,
Henry, b 1774; Captain, Armagh Militia;
ROBERT, of whom hereafter;
John, b 1789; Captain, 17th Foot;
Mary Anne, m William Gray, of Graymount;
Catherine.
The second son,

ROBERT HARDEN JP DL (1781-1840), of Harrybrook, County Armagh, espoused, in 1804, Ann, daughter of John Hardy, of Loughgall, County Armagh, and had issue,
JAMES, his heir;
Robert Acheson;
Archibald (Rev);
Sarah; Mary.
The eldest son,

JAMES HARDEN JP DL (1805-61), of Harrybrook, married, in 1844, Annabella, daughter of Colonel Lloyd Edwards, of Nanhoron, Carnarvonshire, and had issue,
Robert Acheson, died unmarried 1864;
RICHARD JAMES, succeeded his brother;
Frederick John, Lieutenant-Colonel;
George, Lieutenant-Colonel.
Mr Harden was succeeded by his eldest son,

RICHARD JAMES HARDEN JP DL (1846-1918), of Harrybrook, High Sheriff of County Armagh, 1871, who wedded, in 1872, Annie Johnstone, daughter of Joseph Atkinson JP DL, of Crowhill, County Armagh, and had issue,
JAMES EDWARDS, his heir;
Robert Atkinson;
George Frederick;
Kathleen Annie.
Mr Harden was succeeded by his eldest son,

JAMES EDWARDS HARDEN JP (1873-1945), of Harrybrook, Major, 3rd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, who espoused, in 1904, Letitia Grace Campbell, eldest daughter of Robert Nutter Campbell Connal, of Glasgow, and had issue,
JAMES RICHARD EDWARDS, his heir;
Esmé Grace; Amy Margaret.
Major Harden was succeeded by his son,

JAMES RICHARD EDWARDS HARDEN DSO OBE MC DL (1916-2000), of Harrybrook and Nanhoron, Major, Royal Tank Regiment, who married, in 1948, Ursula Joyce, daughter of Captain Gerald Murray Strutt, and had issue,
DAVID JAMES, b 1954;
Thérèse Annabella; Carolyn Emily.

HARRYBROOK HOUSE, near Tandragee, County Armagh, is a two-storey country house of ca 1834.

It has a long, low front with Wyatt windows, a small, central, pediment gable and a pillared porch.

The side elevation is irregular.

Major Harden sold Harrybrook in the 1950s or 1960s and the family now lives permanently at their  Nanhoron estate in Carnarvonshire.

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