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 (Down) & Glendaragh (Antrim)

MCCLINTOCK OF KILWARLIN (DOWN) & GLENDARAGH (ANTRIM) image title Above: Major H. S. Stanley by Richard Dighton Major (Henry) Stanley McClintock (1812-1898), JP, Royal Horse Artillery, Antrim Artillery, was born on 27 March 1812, the fourth son of John ‘Old Turnip’...