John ‘Old Turnip’ McClintock (1769-1855) of Drumcar, County Louth

John ‘Old Turnip’ McClintock (1769-1855) of Drumcar, County Louth

Known in the family as Old Turnip, John McClintock played a prominent role in Irish politics during the last years of the Parliament in Dublin. A kinship with John Foster, the last Speaker of the Irish House of Commons, helped secure him a post as Serjeant-at-Arms to...
‘Bumper Jack’ – John McClintock (1743-1799)

‘Bumper Jack’ – John McClintock (1743-1799)

  The builder of Drumcar House, John McClintock was one of the most prominent MPs during the age of Grattan’s Parliament, serving as MP for Belturbet and Enniskillen between 1783 and 1797. He was also Chief Serjeant of Arms to the Irish Parliament (when his...