Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) – Queen of Novels

Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) – Queen of Novels

As the Great Famine ripped through the County Longford village of Edgeworthstown in 1847, a tiny octogenarian was to be seen making her way from door-to-door, offering food and nourishment. Many of the beleaguered occupants would have recognised her as Maria...
More O’Ferrall of Balyna, Enfield, Co. Kildare

More O’Ferrall of Balyna, Enfield, Co. Kildare

Descended from two great Catholic Irish families, the More O’Ferrals combined with the marriage in 1751 of the Balyna heiress Letitia O’More and the Dublin banker Richard Ferrall. At the close of the 18th century, Richard and Letitia’s sons played a prominent role on...
More O’Ferrall of Lisard, Co. Longford

More O’Ferrall of Lisard, Co. Longford

John Lewis More O’Ferrall (1801-1881)   The Lisard property near Edgeworthstown in Co. Longford was acquired in the mid 19th century by John Lewis More O’Ferrall (1801-1881), MJ, JP, DL. He was a second son of Major Ambrose O’Ferrall of Balyna, County Kildare...
Campbell of Drumsna, Co Leitrim, & Bath, England

Campbell of Drumsna, Co Leitrim, & Bath, England

In 1735, Thomas Bunbury of Kill married Catherine Campbell, daughter of Josias and Lettice Campbell of Drumsna, Annaduff, Co. Leitrim. The Campbells were closely related to the great naval dynasty of Rowley, the Virginia tobacco merchant family of Martin, and to...