Bill Harrington, 11th Earl of Harrington (1922-2009)

Bill Harrington, 11th Earl of Harrington (1922-2009)

This story followed my meeting with Bill in 2005 in which he told me he had personally arrested Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz, Hitler's successor as President of the German Reich. Sadly the facts don't add up but Bill, who was one of my grandfather's greatest friends,...

Ievers & Crawford – From Ireland to Ceylon

IEVERS & CRAWFORD – FROM IRELAND TO CEYLON image title Above: Bob Ievers, father-in-law of the 3rd Baron Rathdonnell. The Ievers Connection Robert Ievers was a high profile government minister in Ceylon during the late 19th century. He spoke Singhalese, wrote...
Peart Robinson of Burnley & Chatburn, Lancashire

Peart Robinson of Burnley & Chatburn, Lancashire

A cast that includes the extraordinary Dutch SOE operative Door de Graaf,  the homeopathic surgeon Dr Drysdale, the German novelist Wilhelm Christoph von Polenz, a bailiff of Clithero, a pioneer of the Arts and Craft movement (John Gorges Robinson), the directors of...

Drew of Scotland & Westmorland

[Work in progress] Above: A gathering at Dalmonach on the shores of Loch Lomond. The impressively bearded Alexander Drew was ancestor to the McClintock Bunbury family through his second son Daniel, grandfather of the artist Pamela Drew, Lady Rathdonnell.   DREW OF...

Ievers & Crawford: From Ireland to Ceylon

IEVERS & CRAWFORD: FROM IRELAND TO CEYLON The Ievers Connection Bob Ievers was a high profile government minister in Ceylon during the late 19th century. He spoke Singhalese, wrote poetry, explored the ancient ruins of Anarahdapura and Sigiriya with HC Bell and...