Leslie-Ellis of Magherymore, Co. Wicklow, and County Monaghan

Leslie-Ellis of Magherymore, Co. Wicklow, and County Monaghan

This account originally appeared in ‘The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy Of Co. Wicklow’ By Turtle Bunbury & Art Kavanagh (Irish Family Names, 2005). It looks at the family who lived at Magherymore (now spelled as Magheramore), south of Wicklow Town...
Maunsell of Oakley Park, Celbridge, County Kildare

Maunsell of Oakley Park, Celbridge, County Kildare

A heroic defence of a Waterford Castle against Cromwell’s army earned the Maunsell family considerable respect from their Irish peers when they first settled in Ireland in the mid 17th century. During the Georgian Age, they rose to prominence in Limerick, as...
Bunbury of Johnstown House, County Carlow, Ireland

Bunbury of Johnstown House, County Carlow, Ireland

A branch of the Bunbury family lived at Johnstown House outside Carlow town for most of the eighteenth and part of the early nineteenth century. This account looks at such characters as the travel writer Selina Bunbury and the pioneering postmaster Sir Henry Noel...