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Corrupt Banking in Victorian Ireland

Corrupt Banking in Victorian Ireland

The scandals that rocked Irish banking in the 19th century were little different to those of more recent times. In each case the men responsible - some rascals from birth, others corrupted along the way – attempted to absolve themselves on the basis that they had not...
Chesterfield House, Booterstown, Co. Dublin

Chesterfield House, Booterstown, Co. Dublin

WILLIAMSTOWN Chesterfield House is located on Cross Avenue, midway between Booterstown and Blackrock. When the house was first built, it lay in a village, now swallowed up by the city, called Williamstown. Even in 1847, the Parliamentary Gazetteer noted how the...

The Martin Family of Dublin & Virginia

THE MARTIN FAMILY OF DUBLIN & VIRGINIA In 1735, 30-year-old Thomas Bunbury, High Sheriff of Carlow, married Catherine Campbell, third daughter of Colonel Josias Campbell and his wife Lettice. SCOTTISH ROOTS Lettice Campbell (1682-1757) was the youngest daughter of...