Colclough Family Estate: Family Papers

Repository: National Archives of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleColclough Family Estate: Family Papers
Archive ReferenceIE 0625/1177
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1683-1824
Extent Medium10 boxes


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 ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged as follows:
    1/ Correspondence
    2/ Deeds

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available to holders of a valid readers ticket
Conditions Governing ReproductionReproduction at the discretion of the archivist
Creation Dates1683-1824
Extent Medium10 boxes
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids A descriptive list is available for consultation at the National Archives of Ireland Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialFurther 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

Archivist NoteAdapted by IAR archivist, March 2014
Rules/ConventionsISAD(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.
Date of Descriptions41699