|Administrative History||Courtney family of Ireland. The following members of the family are represented in the collection: |
David Courtney (fl 1785-1803) of Dublin.
General Inspector of the Barracks in Ireland Henry Courtney of Dublin (d c 1870) who was the grandfather of the donor, Dame Kathleen Courtney.
Henry Nicholas Courtney of Dublin (d 1879), who was the uncle of the donor. He died in Jamaica in Jan 1879.
Henry Gother Courtney, son of Major D.C. Courtney of Nullamore, Milltown, Co. Dublin and Alice Margaret Mann. He had five sisters: Kathleen (who became Dame Kathleen D'Olier Courtney (1878-1974) philanthropist), Sydney, Dorothy, Rose and Linda. During the First World War, Henry served as an ambulance driver with the Red Cross in France and then as an Orderly Officer in the Royal Garrison Artillery with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in Greece. During the war, Courtney's mother lived in Winchester, Hampshire although his correspondence to her there make reference to the family estate in Ireland.
Reference: Mainly the collection with some information supplied by the family.