Knox D’Arcy (1849-1917)

KNOX D’ARCY (1849 – 1917) The First Great Oil Tycoon See Turtle’s article on Knox D’Arcy, published in the Irish Daily Mail. Knox D’Arcy (1849-1911) was one of Australia’s greatest entrepreneurs. The only son of an Irish-born...
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...
The Yelvertons, Viscounts Avonmore

The Yelvertons, Viscounts Avonmore

The history of the Yelverton family falls into two parts. The first covers nearly five hundred years of the family’s earlier activities in England, from the birth of Andrew Yelverton in Norfolk in 1307 to the death of Henry Yelverton, 18th Baron Grey de Ruthyn...
McCarthy of Buttevant, County Cork, and Grange End, County Meath

McCarthy of Buttevant, County Cork, and Grange End, County Meath

John McCarthy (1838-c.1920) – The Huntsman   John McCarthy, who probably descended from the Duhallow MacCarthys, was born on 23 July 1838 on the Harold-Barry estate at Ballyvonaire, between Buttevant and Doneraile, in County Cork. He was the fourth of seven...
More O’Ferrall of Balyna, Enfield, Co. Kildare

More O’Ferrall of Balyna, Enfield, Co. Kildare

Descended from two great Catholic Irish families, the More O’Ferrals combined with the marriage in 1751 of the Balyna heiress Letitia O’More and the Dublin banker Richard Ferrall. At the close of the 18th century, Richard and Letitia’s sons played a prominent role on...