James Whiteside (1804-1876) – Lord Chief Justice of Ireland

James Whiteside (1804-1876) – Lord Chief Justice of Ireland

James Whiteside was born on 12 August 1804 at Delgany in the north Wicklow Mountains, south of Dublin, where his father William was a Church of Ireland curate at the time. His brother the Rev. John Whiteside was sometime Rector of Ripon. James was educated at Trinity...
Kick Kennedy, the Marquess & the Earl

Kick Kennedy, the Marquess & the Earl

On 13 May 1948, a plane crash in southern France ended the life of both Kick Kennedy, oldest sister of Jack and Bobby, and her lover, Peter, Earl Fitzwilliam. This story recounts the series of events that led up to the tragedy, including Kick's marriage to the Duke of...
Tighe of Woodstock, Co. Kilkenny, and Rossana, Co. Wicklow

Tighe of Woodstock, Co. Kilkenny, and Rossana, Co. Wicklow

The Tighe family’s connection to Ireland began when an opportunist farmer from Lincolnshire secured the contract to supply Cromwell’s troops with bread and wheat. He became MP for Dublin and indeed every generation of the family held a seat in the Irish Parliament...

Leslie Ellis of Magherymore, Co. Wicklow

LESLIE ELLIS OF MAGHERYMORE, CO. WICKLOW FROM ‘THE LANDED GENTRY & ARISTOCRACY OF CO. WICKLOW’ BY TURTLE BUNBURY & ART KAVANAGH (IRISH FAMILY NAMES, 2005). “Non Sine Jure” (Not without right) The Leslie Ellis family descends from Sir Thomas Ellis or Ellys of...
Wingfield, Viscounts Powerscourt of Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Wingfield, Viscounts Powerscourt of Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Powerscourt House is one of the most famous Georgian houses in Ireland. Built in the 1740s, it was devastated by fire in 1974 but subsequently rebuilt. The estate takes its name from the de la Poer family who built a castle here in Norman times. In 1608, the property...