The Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773)

The Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773)

“If you are invited to drink at any man’s house, more than you think it’s wholesome, you may say you wish you could, but that so little makes you both drunk and sick, that you should be only be bad company by doing it.” Lord Chesterfield, ‘Principles of...
Leslie-Ellis of Magherymore, Co. Wicklow, and County Monaghan

Leslie-Ellis of Magherymore, Co. Wicklow, and County Monaghan

This account originally appeared in ‘The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy Of Co. Wicklow’ By Turtle Bunbury & Art Kavanagh (Irish Family Names, 2005). It looks at the family who lived at Magherymore (now spelled as Magheramore), south of Wicklow Town...
William Robert Bunbury, 4th Baron Rathdonnell, M.C. (1914-1959)

William Robert Bunbury, 4th Baron Rathdonnell, M.C. (1914-1959)

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” Ralph Waldo Emerson   *****   My grandfather packed a lot into his 44 years. Born in the early stages of the Great War, he lost his mother at the age of eight and, an only child, became very close to his father,...