|Title||The Reside Collection|
|Web Link to this Entry||https://iar.ie/archive/reside-collection|
|Extent Medium||c10,000 documents|
Creator(s): Major Gerald Wilson Reside (1906-1999) and Margaret Reside (neé Fisher) (1906-1999)
Administrative History ↴The Reside Collection contains documents which are of great importance to the study of local history and geneaology in the Newry and Mourne area. The Collection is the product of the professional lives of Major G.W. Reside, an architect and engineer based in Newry and his wife Margaret (neé Fisher), who was a solicitor in the town. Much of this material also reflects Major Reside's enthusiasm for local history and constitutes an essential part of the written heritage of Newry and the wider south Armagh/south Down area. There are various classes of records included in the collection which include Estate Records, Maps and Architectural Plans and other miscellaneous documents. Within the Estate Records, there are rental volumes, titles deeds, maps and estate surveys which mainly relate to the Earls of Kilmorey. Significant material also concerns property owned by the Marquises of Downshire and to a lesser degree the Hall family of Warrenpoint and the Ross family of Rostrevor. There are a considerable number of maps held in the collection which include numerous Ordnance Survey maps. Many of these maps include written annotations relating to ownership of land.
Archival History ↴The Collection was held at Major Reside's home at Killowen, County Down. In 2002 the Collection was donated by Fergus Hanna Bell who is a nephew of Gerald and Margaret Reside.
Immediate Source Acquisition ↴Donated
Content & Structure
Scope & Content: Major Gerald Wilson Reside (1906-1999) and Margaret Reside (neé Fisher) (1906-1999) ↴
The Reside Collection consists of c.10,000 documents and is wide ranging. The following classes of record are included in the Collection:
Rental books, titles deeds, maps and estate surveys in the Collection mainly relate to the Earls of Kilmorey. Significant material also concerns property in Newry owned by the Marquises of Downshire and to a lesser degree, the estates of the Hall family of Narrow Water and the Ross family of Rostrevor. There is also material relating to the Irish Land Commission.
Maps and Architectural Plans
These relate to the broad range of architectural, engineering and surveying projects undertaken by Major Reside such as private houses, schools, commercial and business premises, factories and industrial installations. The Collection includes a large number of conveyance maps prepared by both Major Reside and his father for local solicitors. They provide an invaluable record of property ownership and urban topography in Newry, Warrenpoint, Rostrevor and Kilkeel.
A considerable quantity of printed ephemera forms an important part of the Collection. Most of this relates to local history and local events though there are a number of items with no direct link to Newry which Major Reside collected for their historic interest.
Appraisal Destruction ↴Permanent Retention
Accruals ↴No further accruals are expected.
The collection is arranged as follows:
A. Estate Papers
B. Property Conveyance Maps
C. Land Courts
E. Land Registry
F. Irish Boundary Commission
G. Legal Cases
H. Fisher & Fisher (Solicitors)
I. Reside Projects and Contracts
J. Reside Personal Papers
K. Masonic Order
L. History Material
Conditions of Access & Use
|Access Conditions||Access is supervised for research and/or reference purposes only. The Collection is available by appointment only.|
|Conditions Governing Reproduction||Items may be copied for personal research use only. If a researcher wishes to publish any documents from this collection, a request must be submitted in writing to Newry and Mourne Museum.|
|Extent Medium||c10,000 documents|
|Material Language Script||English|
|Characteristics Tech Req||Paper. Fair - good condition. Careful handling required.|
|Finding Aids||A descriptive list is available to search online at: http://www.bagenalscastle.com/museum/reside_archive/about.asp Archive Web Link →|
There are no Allied Materials
Descriptive Control Area
|Archivist Note||Nigel Johnston|
|Rules/Conventions||ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, 2nd ed., Ottowa, International Council on Archives, 2000.|
|Date of Descriptions||39234|