Sir William Gregory (1817-1892) – Governor of Ceylon

Sir William Gregory (1817-1892) – Governor of Ceylon

As the train chugged its way into the highlands, Sir William Gregory surveyed the view from his window. The hills were crawling with olive-skinned men and women, clad in colourful robes, their nimble hands diving into the lush green bushes, plucking at the tea leaves....
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...
Bob & Kate Ievers in Ceylon, plus Ethel, Nena and Kitty

Bob & Kate Ievers in Ceylon, plus Ethel, Nena and Kitty

Robert “Bob” Wilson Ievers (1850-1905), M.A., C.M.G. (1902)   In 1912, Thomas (‘Tim’) Leopold McClintock Bunbury, (later 3rd Baron Rathdonnell), ADC to the Governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) married Ethel Synge Ievers. Their only child,...