‘The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it’. A short account of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694 – 1773), British statesman, man of letters and arguably the...
The Holroyd-Smyth family who lived at Ballynatray House near Youghal in County Waterford descend from a family named Smyth who were closely allied with Richard Boyle, the Great Earl of Cork. This story charts the family's journey from the Tudor age to the 1850s....
Joseph Drew of Glasgow & North America THIS INFORMATION COURTESY OF Sandra Keirstead Thorne (Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada) “Joseph Drew was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1742. His baptism has been found in Scottish records as being 1 August 1742. His parents were...
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