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Carlow Sentinel. July 1850.
TO BE SOLD.
Residence of the late Joshua Haughton.
The situation is one of the best in the County, on the Palatine Road and adjoining Burton Hall Demesne, two and a half miles from Carlow town. The House is in excellent order, standing on 12 Acres.
Apply to Thomas Haughton, Justice of the Peace, Greenbank, Carlow.
Note added by Michael Purcell 2014. - Knockarda is the old name for Palatine.
The following was sent to me on the 17 Oct 2017 by Harry Hawkins.
I am afraid the only two photos I have were taken in 1996 of what I thought were the ruins of Knockarda House, I attach them but they are not clear as the site was very overgrown. I identified the site of Knockarda House from the Bill of Sale, dated 13th June 1865, Lot 2. (Carlow Local Studies Library): Joanna Maria Thornton was the widow of William Henry Thornton my 4 x grandfather. The ruins were in a clump of trees in the field to the west of the present day Knockarda House.
On Google Earth Lot 2, appears to have been divided with the western part apparently now in a different ownership. A clump of trees where the ruins were in 1996. It is still visible as a triangle on the boundary of the harvested field. Plot 3, this was known as Thornville House and adjoins on the east boundary. Google Earth Street View suggest not much has changed except the parkland as shown on the Sale Map which has been turned to arable.
Thank you for the Bill of Sale for what is described as Knockarda Lodge but is shown on the OS extract as Knockarda House. I can only assume that the Thornton's bought it only to sell it on 5 years later.
My 4 x grandfather William Henry Thornton, came from Palatinetown, he served with the British Army and the Portugese Army in the Peninsular War, He became a barrack master serving at Carlow Barracks as well as in Dublin and died as a barrack master in Hong Kong in 1847. His widow sold the property (mentioned above) in Palatine in 1865. The property included Knockarda House, the police station and a farm, Killshane. I have compiled a Biographical Note if anyone is interested.
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