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Leslie Ellis of Magherymore, Co. Wicklow

LESLIE ELLIS OF MAGHERYMORE, CO. WICKLOW FROM ‘THE LANDED GENTRY & ARISTOCRACY OF CO. WICKLOW’ BY TURTLE BUNBURY & ART KAVANAGH (IRISH FAMILY NAMES, 2005). “Non Sine Jure” (Not without right) The Leslie Ellis family descends from Sir Thomas Ellis or Ellys of...

More O’Ferrall of Lisard, Co. Longford

MORE O’FERRALL OF LISARD, CO. LONGFORD FROM ‘THE LANDED GENTRY & ARISTOCRACY OF CO. KILDARE’ BY TURTLE BUNBURY & ART KAVANAGH (IRISH FAMILY NAMES, 2004). The Lisard property in Co. Longford was acquired in the mid 19th century by John Lewis More O’Ferrall,...
Finn of Drummond, St Mullins, County Carlow

Finn of Drummond, St Mullins, County Carlow

The story of the Finn family who have lived in the townland o f Drummin, near St. Mullins, Co. Carlow, since at least the 18th century. William Finn served with the United Irishmen in 1798, while his son John, a farmer, assisted the Poor Law Commissioners in the...
Acton of Kilmacurragh, County Wicklow

Acton of Kilmacurragh, County Wicklow

Now part of a magnificent National Botanic Gardens adjunct, Kilmacurragh 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...