The Moffatts

THE MOFFATTS BANNOCKBURN TO BALLYBAY, BLACKROCK TO BAGHDAD THE ORIGINS OF THE MOFFATT FAMILY Family lore holds that the Moffatt clan descends from Andlaw, or Allan, a Norse Viking who settled in Scotland during the 10th century. His granddaughter married William de...
Redmond Kane and the O’Cahan Family

Redmond Kane and the O’Cahan Family

The story of the O’Cahans of Limavady, who became the Kane family, prominent bankers, homing in on the attorney Redmond Kane of Mantua, Swords, County Dublin, one of the wealthiest commoners in Ireland during the late 18th century. He was also for many years the...

The Kinnears from Balmerino to Ballybay

THE KINNEARS FROM BALMERINO TO BALLYBAY Arms: Sable, on a bend or, three martlets (or canary birds) vert. Crest: Two anchors, saltier ways, proper. Motto: I live in hope. WHAT’S IN A NAME? There have always been numerous variations to the spelling of the name with de...

Stronge of Tynan Abbey, County Armagh

Stronge of Tynan Abbey, County Armagh FOREWARD “An Act for the Attainder of Divers Rebels, and for Preserving the Interest of Loyal Subjects. WHEREAS a most horrid invasion was made by your Majesty’s unnatural enemy the Prince of Orange, invited thereunto and assisted...

The Rathdonnell Estate in Ulster

THE RATHDONNELL ESTATE IN ULSTER In 1879, over a third of Lord Rathdonnell’s 18,923 acres lay in the province of Ulster: 2886 acres in County Tyrone, 2600 acres in County Fermanagh and 1006 acres in County Monaghan. Much of this estate was sold off in the wake of...