The Butcher of Culloden

The Butcher of Culloden

‘There stood in a square in our fair, old town, Begirt by a deep moat of water, A column to Cumberland, damned to renown; whose statue on top…. Still seemed to gloat on slaughter’. John de Jean Frazer, Birr, Co Offaly (1809-1852) For more on the Duke and his monument...
Thomas Bunbury (1705-1774) of Kill, County Carlow

Thomas Bunbury (1705-1774) of Kill, County Carlow

Thomas Bunbury of Kill, County Carlow, was the second surviving son of William Bunbury I of Lisnavagh, was father of William Bunbury, MP, of Lisnavagh, as well as Benjamin Bunbury of Killerig, George Bunbury, MP for Gowran and Letitia Gough. [1] As such, he was also...
The Diary of Thomas Bunbury of Kill (1754 – 1774)

The Diary of Thomas Bunbury of Kill (1754 – 1774)

Thomas Bunbury of Kill commenced his journal, a small brown leather diary, on 13 November 1754. It continues sporadically until his own death twenty years later. A full transcript of this diary follows below. He was the son of William Bunbury I of Lisnavagh and father...
The Bunbury Isaac Family

The Bunbury Isaac Family

In 1758, Thomas Bunbury of Kill, County Carlow, married Susanna Priscilla Isaac, daughter of the County Down barrister John Isaac. Their descendants would hold properties such as Holywood (Hollywood), near Hillsborough, County Down, Seafield House, near Donabate,...