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...
More O’Ferrall of Lisard, Co. Longford

More O’Ferrall of Lisard, Co. Longford

John Lewis More O’Ferrall (1801-1881)   The Lisard property near Edgeworthstown in Co. Longford was acquired in the mid 19th century by John Lewis More O’Ferrall (1801-1881), MJ, JP, DL. He was a second son of Major Ambrose O’Ferrall of Balyna, County Kildare...
Finn of Drummond, St Mullins, County Carlow

Finn of Drummond, St Mullins, County Carlow

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION TO THE FAMILY HISTORY ORIGIN OF THE FINN NAME THE FINNS OF BALLYELLIS MICHAEL FINN OF DRUMMIN WILLIAM FINN OF DRUMMIN (1759-1846) JOHN FINN (1798-1881) THE MURPHYS OF DRANAGH THE CHILDREN OF JOHN & BRIDGET FINN CATHERINE RYAN (1852-1894)...
Acton of Kilmacurragh, County Wicklow

Acton of Kilmacurragh, County Wicklow

Kilmacurragh House in County Wicklow was built by the Acton family during the reign of Queen Anne. In the 1850s, the forward-thinking Actons planted an arboretum that is now in peak condition with the greatest collection of Himalayan rhododendrons in Europe. However,...