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...
McClelland of Glasnevin & Henry Street, Dublin

McClelland of Glasnevin & Henry Street, Dublin

NB McClelland is variously spelled McCleland, Clelland and MacClelland; newspaper cuttings in my McClelland file have not yet been transcribed into this document.   Joseph McClelland (c. 1815-1880)   Florence’s grandfather Joseph McClelland was born about...
Rudall of London and Cornwall

Rudall of London and Cornwall

My wife Ally’s maternal great-grandmother was Mary Elfrida Catherine Rudall, eldest daughter of the Rev. Alfred Rudall, Vicar of St. Agnes in Cornwall. In 1902 she married John Delbridge, a miner from the same parish. It would seem the Vicar disapproved of the...
Delbridge of Cornwall, Arizona & Mexico

Delbridge of Cornwall, Arizona & Mexico

My wife Ally’s great-grandfather was John Delbridge, a gold-miner from the parish of St. Agnes in Cornwall. He lived an extraordinary life that took in the copper mines of Mexico and Arizona, among many other places. In 1902, he married Elfrida Rudall, eldest...