Henry of Straffan House & Lodge Park, County Kildare

Henry of Straffan House & Lodge Park, County Kildare

Descended from a Presbyterian minister whose son struck gold in banking and linen, the family lived at Straffan House on the banks of the Liffey during the 18th century, as well as nearby Lodge Park. A high-profile marriage to the Earl of Milltown’s daughter gave them...
The Benson Family

The Benson Family

Originally from Westmoreland in the English Lake District, the Bensons were renowned for their clerical inclinations from the Tudor Age onwards. They were also closely associated with the Downshire Estates in Ireland and, later, the Pony Club in the UK. This history...
McClintock of Kilwarlin, County Down & Glendaragh, County Antrim

McClintock of Kilwarlin, County Down & Glendaragh, County Antrim

Major Stanley McClintock (1812-1898), JP   When he died in 1898, the Northern Whig described Major H.S. McClintock as ‘one of the best-known gentlemen in North-East Ulster.’ [1] Henry Stanley McClintock was born on 27 March 1812, the fourth son of John ‘Old...