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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Aaron House

Mount Wolseley, Tullow, Co. Carlow

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Aaron House built c.1700

Aaron House, Mount Wolseley, Tullow, Co. Carlow

The first of the Wolseley family to come to Ireland was William Wolseley who hailed from Staffordshire in England and who fought alongside King William at the Battle of the Boyne. William purchased the 2,500 acre estate of Mount Arran (later renamed Mount Wolseley) from Sir Charles Butler, Earl of Arran around 1725. William died unmarried and his nephew Richard Wolseley came to Ireland to claim the estate of his uncle. Richard was M.P. for the Borough of Carlow between 1703 and 1713 and was succeeded in this position by his son, also Richard who inherited his father's estate at Mount Wolseley and enjoyed a long tenure there.


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2001 County Carlow Genealogy IGP