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Conolly Robert McCausland, M.C. D.L. J.P.

Male 1906 - 1968  (61 years)


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  • Name Conolly Robert McCausland 
    Suffix M.C. D.L. J.P. 
    Born 11 Jul 1906  Drenagh, Limavady, Co. Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1939-1945  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    2nd Battalion IRISH GUARDS 
    Died 22 Apr 1968  Tonbridge, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1232  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 

    Father Rt. Hon. Maurice Marcus McCausland,   b. 9 Apr 1872, St Marylebone St Thomas, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1938, 9 Mandeville Place, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Eileen Leslie Ogilvy,   b. 14 Jan 1879, St. James Parish Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1955  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1902  St. Paul's Knightsbridge,London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F642  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Louisa Edgcumbe,   b. 21 Mar 1912, Watford, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1988, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1932  Watford, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Marcus Edgcumbe McCausland,   b. 8 Sep 1933, Drenagh, Co. Derry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1972, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     2. Mary Fania McCausland,   b. 4 Jul 1936,   d. 2007  (Age 70 years)
     3. Anthony Richard McCausland,   b. 25 Oct 1941,   d. 1979  (Age 37 years)
    +4. Caroline Ann McCausland
    +5. Piers Conolly McCausland
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Conolly Robert McCausland fought in the Second World War and was reportedly so deeply moved by what he had witnessed that he converted to Catholicism around 1941. He has inherited the estate in 1938 after his father's death but it was a clause in the Will that no Catholic could inherit or own the estate. The Trustees which local solicitor WA Ingram of Martin, King, French and Ingram was one and Sir Norman Stronge was another took the view that Conolly forfeited his claim on the estate and he had signed the will with the clause a number of years previously. At first Conolly did not object to this and indeed forfeited the estate selling its contents to his sister who took it over. Shortly after WA Ingram passed away, Ingram was the last living person to know the events around the will, Conolly decided to take the issue up in court. The whole episode caused great emotional and financial distress to the family. Conolly lost the case for himself but he also had his son Marcus as one of the co-Plaintiff. The Court ruled in favour of Marcus stating that as he was too young the clause did not apply and that the estate would pass to him on him coming of age. Conolly would see effigy of himself burnt outside the gates of Drenagh and in the town of Limavady itself. A tragic episode in the history of the family and estate.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jul 1906 - Drenagh, Limavady, Co. Londonderry, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jun 1932 - Watford, Hertfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 2nd Battalion IRISH GUARDS - 1939-1945 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Apr 1968 - Tonbridge, Kent Link to Google Earth
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