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Commander Thomas McDonnell (1788-1864)

Commander Thomas Mcdonnell (1788-1864) Michael O’Halloran’s wife Mary McDonnell is believed to have been connected to one of the two lines of the Antrim clan of McDonnells who were living in Clare at this time. Both were Church of Ireland and both regarded themselves...

The Wakefields & Christys of County Down

THE WAKEFIELDS & CHRISTYS OF COUNTY DOWN This family history is a spin-off from the story of the Fennells of Burtown House, County Kildare, Ireland, which was originally compiled in 2004. This is a work in motion and I am hugely indebted to many people for their...

Maxwell of Corduff

The Maxwell Family of Corduff The following brief investigation was made as a gift for a friend called Verity whose grandfather George Maxwell was an inspector with the Royal Irish Constabulary during the Irish Troubles of 1916 – 1922. Family legend had it that George...

Rudall of London and Cornwall

THE RUDALLS OF LONDON image title Above: Rev. Alfred Rudall, Vicar of St. Agnes, Cornwall, and sometime inventor & supernaturalist. My wife Ally’s maternal great-grandmother was Mary Elfrida Catherine Rudall, eldest daughter of the Rev. Alfred Rudall, Vicar of St....
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...