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The Kinnears from Balmerino to Ballybay

THE KINNEARS FROM BALMERINO TO BALLYBAY Arms: Sable, on a bend or, three martlets (or canary birds) vert. Crest: Two anchors, saltier ways, proper. Motto: I live in hope. WHAT’S IN A NAME? There have always been numerous variations to the spelling of the name with de...

The Dacres Dixon Family: 1630 – 2013

THE DACRES DIXON FAMILY: 1630 – 2013 (with sub-chapters on the Earls of Listowel, the Earls of Yarborough & the Bevans) Henley as painted by Jan Sieberech circa 1690 (Tate Gallery, London) Contents 1. Introduction: The Ballyhooly Circle 2. Convamore 3. The Earls...
Bunbury of Cloghna, Cranavonane & Marlston

Bunbury of Cloghna, Cranavonane & Marlston

Descended from a younger son of Benjamin Bunbury of Killerrig, this branch settled in the region of the River Barrow in County Carlow. One ran The Bear Inn in Carlow. Another was a wine merchant on Bow Street, Dublin, who intermarried with the Mill family, wine...
Hugh Mills Bunbury & the Guyana Connection

Hugh Mills Bunbury & the Guyana Connection

Plantation owner Hugh Mill Bunbury of Guyana (Demerara) was born in Devon and moved to the West Indies as a young man. His daughter Lydia was disinherited for marrying the French Romantic poet Count Alfred de Vigny. His son Charles commanded the Rifle Brigade and...