Crosh House Estate

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Location: Newton-Stewart, County Tyrone, Irelandmap
Surnames/tags: Colquhoun Calhoun Colhoun
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The Crosh House is country lodge on a tract of several hundred acres, once referred to as the Abercorn Estate. It is located in Newtownstewart, named after Sir William Stewart (also appears as "Stuart"), 1st Baronet Stewart of Ramelton, who acquired 1,500 acres of property in 1613 from an absent James Haig, who was granted the land in 1610.

Sir Stewart died in 1646. In 1651, eight-year-old William Colquhoun inherited the estate under the condition he inhabited it. Later, in his will, he mandated the estate be inhabited by a Colhoun. It remained within the family until 1900. According to "Our Calhoun Family," by Orval Calhoun, the Inheritance was as follows:

Orval states that Margaret Anne passed away in 1900 with no living heir so her husband, John Patterson Porter (who actually died in 1871[1][2],) sold the estate to the Cummings Family. It was then sold to the Millar family, who sold it to the Beattie family, who have since restored the main house and tore down some outbuildings.

However, according to the 1901 Census of Ireland from 1901/1911, a majority of the property was owned by Samuel M. Miller, with the second majority being owned by Matthew Beattie.

Several notable families can trace their roots back to this estate, including the Campbells, Colquhouns, McCauslands, and some Cunninghams, Hamiltons and Montgomerys.

The property is privately owned. The estate is located on Plumbridge Road a few minutes outside of Newtownstewart. Its coordinates are 54.7283, -7.3613.


  1. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 for John Patterson Porter - Personal Estate in England under £3,000. - 9 October. "Probate of the Will of John Patterson Porter late of Crosh House in the County of Tyrone Retired Captain in the East India Company's Navy who died on or about 11 July 1879 at same place granted 3 September 1879 at Dublin to Margaret Anne Porter of Crosh House Widow the Relict the sole Executrix"
  2. Civil Registration Deaths Index, "John Patterson Porter", Ireland, 1864-1958.
  • Esq., Atkinson, A. - "Ireland in the Nineteenth Century, and Seventh of England's Dominion, Enriched with Copious Descriptions of the Resources of the Soil, and Seats and Scenery of the North West District" - Hamilton, Adams, Ireland, 1833. p. 318-319.
  • Calhoun, Orval O. - "Our Calhoun Family, Volume " - Gateway Press, 1976. p. 24-25
  • Hill, George - "Plantation Papers: Containing a Summary Sketch of the Great Ulster Plantation in the Year 1610" - Kalpaz, Ireland, 1889. p. 57-58

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Crosh House, 2016
Crosh House, 2016

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