- CRAIG, SIR JAMES, ABERCORN, DUKE OF & HOUSE PARTY
- Neg. No: (SF) B 3290A
- Neg. Size: 12"x15"
- Neg. Date: 27-02-1923
Subject: House Party at Stormont Castle.
- Sitters: (Left to right)
- Front row
- (2) Margaret Montgomery, Viscountess Pirrie (d. 1935); President
of Harland and Wolff, ship builders; dau of John Carlisle; m.
(1879) 1st Viscount Pirrie.
- (3) Lady Craig, later Viscountess Craigavon, née Cecil Mary
Nowell Dering Craig (d. 1960); only child of Sir Daniel Tupper;
m. (1905) 1st Craigavon, 1st Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.
- (4) Sir James Craig, 1st Bart, later 1st Viscount Craigavon
(1871-1940); 1st Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.
- (5) Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 7th Marquis
of Londonderry (1878-1949); Landowner and Politican; Minister
of Education and Leader of the Senate of Northern Ireland 1921-1926.
- (6) James Albert Edward Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn (1869-1953);
Irish Landowner; 1st Governor of Northern Ireland 1922-1945.
- (7) Rosalind Cecilia Caroline, Duchess of Abercorn (d. 1958);
only daughter of 4th Earl of Lucan; m. (1894) 3rd Duke of Abercorn.
- (8) William James Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie (1847-1924); Chairman
of Harland and Wolff, ship builders; Lord Mayor of Belfast 1896-1897.
- Back row:
- (2) James Craig, 2nd Viscount Craigavon (1906-1974); eldest
son of James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Ist Prime Minister
of Northern Ireland.
- (4) Col. J. M. M'Clintock D.L., A.D.C. ( ).
- (5) Commander Oscar Henderson R.N. (1891-1969); President Century
Newspapers Ltd., Belfast; Comptroller to the Governor of Northern
Ireland 1923-1947 (?)
- (6) Sir Stephen (George) Tallents (1884-1958); Civil Servant
and Writer; Imperial Secretary, Northern Ireland 1922-1926.
Date: 27 February 1923.
Occasion: House party given by Sir James Craig, (1st
Prime Minister of Northern Ireland) on the occasion of the official state
entry into Belfast of James, 3rd Duke Abercorn as first Governor of Northern
Location: Stormont Castle, Belfast.
Orders, Decorations & Medals:
- Front row:
- (5) Star and Sash of the Order of the Garter [K.G.
cr. 1919]; Badge of a member of the Royal Victorian Order [M.V.0.
cr. 1903]; 1914 Star; British War Medal 1914-1920; Allied Victory
Medal 1914-1919 with oak leaf; Coronation Medal 1902.
- (6) Star, Sash and Badge [not visible] of the Order
of St. Patrick [ K.P. inv. 21 December 1922]; British War Medal
- (8) Star, Sash and Badge [not visible] of the Order
of St. Patrick [K.P. inv. 4 February 1909]; Queen Victoria
Jubillee Medal 1897, Lord Mayor's issue (Gold).
- Back row:
- (4) Badge of a Commander of the Order of the British
Empire [C.B.E.]; British War Medal 1914-1920; Allied Victory Medal 1914-1919.
- (5) Distinguished Service Order [D.S.O. London Gazette
23 July 1918]; 1914 Star; British War Medal 1914-1920; Allied Victory
Medal 1914-1919 with oak leaf; Croix de Guerre with bronze palm.
- (6) Badge of a Companion of the Order of the Bath
(Civil division) [C.B. cr. 1918]; Badge of a Commander of the
British Empire [C.B.E. cr. 11 November 1919]; 1914-1915 Star;
British War Medal 1914-1920; Allied Victory Medal 1914-1919.
- (7) 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal 1914-1920;
Allied Victory Medal 1914-1919.
Furniture & Props: -
Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., Belfast Branch.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: NB Neg B 3290B - has Most Rev Charles Frederick
D'Arcy stripped in
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Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Burke's
Peerage; Who's Who;
Occasion: The Belfast Weekly News, 1st March
1923, pp 5 & 7-8; The Belfast Weekly Telegraph, 3 March 1923,
Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Order of
the Garter) Burke's Peerage; (Order of St Patrick)
Peter Galloway, The Most Illustrious Order of St. Patrick, Chichester,
1983; (Order of the Bath) Burke's Peerage; (Order
of the British Empire) A. Winton Thorpe, ed., Handbook to
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, (facsimile edition),
London, 1988; (D.S.O.) Sir More O' Creagh and E. M. Humprhis,
The Distinguished Service Order 1886-1923, (facsimile edition), London,
1978; (Croix de Guerre) R. Werlich, Orders and Decorations
of All Nations, Washington, 1990; (Jubilee Medal and Coronation
Medal) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative
Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977; (Others) E.C. Joslin,
A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals,
Reproduced: The Belfast Weekly News, 1st March
1923, p 5.