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The McClintocks are originally from Scotland they settled in Trinta, Co. Donegal, Ireland between 1597 & 1623.
The Perrys are believed to have originated in Wales or Gloucester.
Alexander McClintock Esq., a barrister in Dublin amassed a fortune which enabled him to buy Drumcar, Newtown, Co. Louth. Alexander also purchased Tullyrush, Drumconnolly and Seskanore (sic), Co. Tyrone by way of a grant dated 3rd July 1724 from Henry Mervyn of Trillick. This land adjoined those of his cousin, George Perry Esq., Of Perrymount (1700-1767).
On the 20th Dec 1781 Alexander McClintock Esq,. Of Newtown House, Co. Louth (nephew of the above mentioned Alexander McClintock of Drumcar) married, Mary Perry (his 2nd cousin 1x removed), daughter of Samuel Perry Esq., and sister of George Perry Esq., of Perrymount, Mullaghmore, Co. Tyrone.
George Perry Esq., Of Perrymount, Mullaghmore, died in 1824, his will, dated 15th May 1823, devised his estate to his wife Mary for her life and after her death to the use of his nephew Samuel McClintock for his life “with remainder to the first and other sons of said Samuel McClintock in tail male with divers remainders over.”*
D568. Reproduced with kind permission of the Deputy Keeper of the Records, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. PRONI
“And reciting that by the order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland dated 17th June 1854. It was (amongst others) declared that under the will of said George Perry, the said George Perry McClintock was seized of an estate tail in possession of all the lands set forth”,* including the townlands of Drumconnelly [sic], Tullyrush, Tullyharm, Tullytemple, Rarone, Upper Mullaghmore, Lower Mullaghmore including the Mansion House and 10 acres, Moylagh, Ranelly, the mill at Ranelly and the town and lands of Seskanore all situate in the Barony of Omagh and the County of Tyrone and also the town and lands of Freighmore, Tullyvally and Kilgort situate in the Barony of Clogher and County of Tyrone and also the town and lands of Camowen situate in the Barony of East Omagh and said County of Tyrone and also the town and lands of Knockadreenan situate in the Barony of Armagh and County of Armagh, in total the estate was 4553 acres.
Following The Irish Land Acts the estate was reduced to 363 acres. Seskinore remained in the family until 1941, when it was sold to the Ministry of Agriculture by the Trustee of the last owner, Xenia Joynson-Wreford.
Xenia's direct ancestors include, Charlemagne, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, her 35th Great Grandfather, numerous Kings and Queens of Scotland, Ireland, England, Spain, France, Italy, and Princes of Wales.
*Abstract of Title for the Estate of John Knox McClintock Record. LR1/409/1/A11.
Reproduced with the permission of the Deputy Keeper of the Records, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. PRONI.