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Commander Thomas McDonnell (1788-1864)

Commander Thomas Mcdonnell (1788-1864) Michael O’Halloran’s wife Mary McDonnell is believed to have been connected to one of the two lines of the Antrim clan of McDonnells who were living in Clare at this time. Both were Church of Ireland and both regarded themselves...

Stronge of Tynan Abbey, Co. Armagh

Stronge of Tynan Abbey, Co. Armagh Foreward “An Act for the Attainder of Divers Rebels, and for Preserving the Interest of Loyal Subjects. WHEREAS a most horrid invasion was made by your Majesty’s unnatural enemy the Prince of Orange, invited thereunto and assisted by...

Maunsell of Oakley Park

Maunsell of Oakley Park The following story is an updated version of that contained in Turtle Bunbury’s 2004 book, ‘The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy of Co. Kildare’. If you should spot any errors or ommissions, or have further information or photographs of...

Rudall of London and Cornwall

THE RUDALLS OF LONDON image title Above: Rev. Alfred Rudall, Vicar of St. Agnes, Cornwall, and sometime inventor & supernaturalist. My wife Ally’s maternal great-grandmother was Mary Elfrida Catherine Rudall, eldest daughter of the Rev. Alfred Rudall, Vicar of St....

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...