Aireborough Historical Society

Rawdon, Sir George

George Rawdon

Title
George Rawdon
Date 1604-1684
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
D178
Comment A portrait of George Rawdon, he was responsible for the building of Rawdon Hall in the early 1600s. 
In 1625 he went to London where he served Viscount Conway and subsequently his son, he  was married for the 2nd time to the young Viscount's sister Dorothy in 1654. 
He fought in Ireland and Scotland and lived in Ireland when England became a Commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell, later becoming a Member of the Irish Parliament. 
George became a Baronet in 1665, building the town of Moira in County Down, he largely left the running of his estate in Rawdon to his family.

smbork
He first lived in Lisnagarvey, now the City of Lisburn since last year. Lisnagarvey was a garrison town. He built a fine "Gentleman's residence" called Montalto in Ballynahinch, about 5 miles away. It is still there. There is a book about him in the History collection of the Ballynahinch library just called " Sir George Rawdon"
Tuesday, January 06, 2015

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shirley Bork
shirley Bork
There is a lot of misinformation in this article. He built and lived in Montalto House in Ballynahich which is still looking good and used as a Wedding and conference centre. You can see it online. It is just down the road from where I live in Northern Ireland. I was surprised at all the Rawdon placenames when I came to live here. The last of the Rawdons, Lord Hastings, gambled away the family fortune...sadly.
06 January 2020
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