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

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

A prominent player in Irish politics during the last years of the Parliament in Dublin, aided by his kinship with John Foster, the last Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and his opposition to the Act of Union, the Brexit of its day. Following the tragic death of...

The Martin Family of Dublin & Virginia

THE MARTIN FAMILY OF DUBLIN & VIRGINIA In 1735, 30-year-old Thomas Bunbury, High Sheriff of Carlow, married Catherine Campbell, third daughter of Colonel Josias Campbell and his wife Lettice. SCOTTISH ROOTS Lettice Campbell (1682-1757) was the youngest daughter of...
‘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 wife’s...