Creator(s): Colclough family of Tintern Abbey, County Wexford
Administrative History ↴
Most of the collection is concerned with business correspondence received by Andrew and Michael McCormick, merchants of New Ross, Co. Wexford. However, there is also correspondence between members of the Colclough family, especially relating to Caesar Colclough (1766 – 1842), his brother John (d. 1807) and their father Vesey Colclough (1745 – 94) and the latter’s debts.
Archival History ↴
Received in July 1991 from Collis and Ward, Solicitors, Dublin.
Immediate Source Acquisition ↴
Content & Structure
Scope & Content: Colclough family of Tintern Abbey, County Wexford ↴
The collection consists primarily of business correspondence to Michael McCormick, the topic of which mainly concerns money and payment for orders of coal, whiskey, oats and other products. A significant amount of the collection relates to Caesar Colclough such as deeds, leases and bonds in his name and financial papers including bills, receipts, accounts and wages. The collection also includes legal papers notably proceedings between Joseph Johnston and Sir Vesey Colclough in addition to a large amount of correspondence relating to the ‘Grogan minors’ and their inheritance which involved Caeser Colclough.
The collection also contains Tithe returns, lists of those entitled to vote, rentals, legal cases.
This collection provides an important insight into business matters in Wexford in the early nineteenth century and into the legal entanglements of one landed family.
Appraisal Destruction ↴
The collection is arranged as follows:
Conditions of Access & Use
Available to holders of a valid readers ticket
Conditions Governing Reproduction
Reproduction at the discretion of the archivist
Material Language Script
A descriptive list is available for consultation at the National Archives of Ireland
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Further material relating to the Colclough family of County Wexford is held in the National Archives of Ireland:
IE 0625/1131/7 Colclough Family Estate: Estate papers
IE 0625/1161/4 Colclough Family Estate: Rentals
Descriptive Control Area
Adapted by IAR archivist, March 2014
ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. Chippenham: National Council on Archives, 1997.