The Butlers of Ballyglasheen, County Tipperary

The Butlers of Ballyglasheen, County Tipperary

A branch of the Anglo-Norman dynasty of Butler settled in County Tipperary during the 16th century and became one of the leading cattle farming families of Tipperary Town by the advent of the War of Independence.   *****   The Butlers of Ballyglasheen descends...
Cuffe, Earls of Desart – Ghostly Women and Forgotten Heroes 

Cuffe, Earls of Desart – Ghostly Women and Forgotten Heroes 

This account is dedicated to the memory of my friend John Rogers (1968-2022) who commissioned me to write this story in 2002. John consistently encouraged me when I was unsteady during the early years of my historical odyssey.     Contents 1.The Origins of the Cuffe...
Thomas Bunbury (1606-1668) – Oxford Links

Thomas Bunbury (1606-1668) – Oxford Links

The Bunburys of Lisnavagh descend from Thomas Bunbury, son of Sir Henry Bunbury (1565-1634) of Stanney Hall, Cheshire, and grandson of Thomas Bunbury (d. 1601), who was involved with Lismore Castle in 1585. Thomas’s mother Lady Martha (née Norris) was Sir Henry’s...