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

Rudall of London and Cornwall

The ancestry and descendants of the Rev. Alfred Rudall, Vicar of St. Agnes in Cornwall, including the Clara Schumann link and the remarkable story of his nephew Lieutenant Alfred Rudall and Eva Halpin. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas,...
Delbridge of Cornwall, Arizona & Mexico

Delbridge of Cornwall, Arizona & Mexico

John Delbridge lived an extraordinary life that took in the tin mines of Cornwall and the copper mines of Mexico and Arizona, among many other places. He was my wife Ally’s great-grandfather. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas,...