Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Kilknock House
Tullow. Carlow

Kilknock House home of the Lecky Family
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Kilknock House map

Robert Lecky Pike of Kilknock, County Carlow - b.23 January 1858 d.29 January 1933. DL JP, High Sherriff 1885..

Son of Ebenezer Pike of Besborough, County Cork b.25 March 1806 d.29 March 1883 and Lydia Clibborn Pike d.22 March 1900.

Married 1 February 1883 Catherine Henrietta Howard d.29 November 1930, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Stanley Howard of Ballina Park, County Wicklow.

They had the following children:

Ebenezer John Lecky of Dale Park, Sussex b.29 February 1884.
Captain Robert Maxwell RFC b.30 August 1886 killed in action 9 August 1915
Rhoda Vava Mary b.3 February 1899. Married 14 September 1921 Captain Sir Oswald Birley MC, son of Hugh Francis Birley d.6 May 1952. They had one son and one daughter.


Robert Maxwell Lecky-Pike of Kilknock, a pilot during WWI, was killed in action on 9th August 1915, and his nephew David Ebenezer Lecky-Pike, was 20 when he was killed in a action in March 1945. The Leckys were one of several Quaker families in County Carlow, the first of them having come to County Donegal from Stirling in Scotland during he reign of Elizabeth 1 (1487-1509). In 1873, John J. Lecky had 1,440 acres at Ballykealey. John F. Lecky had 44 acres at Lenham Lodge, and W.E.H. Lecky , the historian, had 721 acres at Aughanure, Bestfield and Kilknock.

Kilnock House was demolished, the contents, tiles, timber, brickwork, granite, roofing material, doors, frames garden furniture, etc. were sold to a well known Architectural salvage firm. Source Michael Purcell 2013.

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2001 County Carlow Genealogy IGP

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