Finnstown House, Lucan, County Dublin

Finnstown House, Lucan, County Dublin

“Fyne’s Town” A legal record from 1547 refers to a property spelled “Fyne’s Town” located just outside Lucan, County Dublin. 17th century maps spell the name “Fyan’s Town”. This implies that it was once a town belonging to a family called Fyne or Fyan. Some suggest...
McClelland of Glasnevin & Henry Street, Dublin

McClelland of Glasnevin & Henry Street, Dublin

From a drapers shop on Henry Street, Dublin, to the postmastership of Glasnevin, this story looks at the family of Florence McClelland (1881- 1962) who, by her marriage in 1905 to John Craigie, was grandmother to Miriam Moore, née Craigie, my mother-in-law, and thus...

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....

Delbridge of Cornwall, Arizona & Mexico

Delbridge of Cornwall, Arizona & Mexico Above: John Delbridge’s father-in-law the Rev. Alfred Rudall, Vicar of St. Agnes, Cornwall, England. My wife Ally’s great-grandfather was John Delbridge, a gold-miner from the parish of St. Agnes in Cornwall, who lived an...