How Ireland’s MPs voted in the Act of Union in 1799 & 1800

How Ireland’s MPs voted in the Act of Union in 1799 & 1800

Members Who Voted Against The Union in 1799 & 1800. Those marked * were not in the Division among those who voted against the Union, on the 24th of January, 1799, of 111 against, to 106 for. 1. Hon. A. Acheson, son to Lord Gosford. 2. William C. Alcock, County...
Stronge of Tynan Abbey, County Armagh

Stronge of Tynan Abbey, County Armagh

The dramatic tale of the Stronge family from their arrival in Ireland on the eve of the siege of Derry through to the brutal murder of Sir Norman Stronge and his son James by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in 1981. ******   The Tynan Estate   Back in...
Wingfield, Viscounts Powerscourt of Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Wingfield, Viscounts Powerscourt of Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Powerscourt House in County Wicklow is one of the most famous Georgian houses in Ireland. Built in the 1740s, it was devastated by fire in 1974. Now part of the Marriott-run Autograph Collection, the estate takes its name from the de la Poer family who built a castle...
De la Poer (Power) of County Waterford

De la Poer (Power) of County Waterford

Tracking the history of the de la Poer or Power dynasty, reputedly from Brittany, who became prominent in Ireland in the medieval period (despite some hefty criminals in the clan) and fetched up as Earls of Tyrone, a title that passed by marriage to the Beresford...
John ‘Old Turnip’ McClintock (1769-1855) of Drumcar, County Louth

John ‘Old Turnip’ McClintock (1769-1855) of Drumcar, County Louth

Known in the family as Old Turnip, John McClintock played a prominent role in Irish politics during the last years of the Parliament in Dublin. A kinship with John Foster, the last Speaker of the Irish House of Commons, helped secure him a post as Serjeant-at-Arms to...