The Wakefields & Christys of County Down

THE WAKEFIELDS & CHRISTYS OF COUNTY DOWN This family history is a spin-off from the story of the Fennells of Burtown House, County Kildare, Ireland, which was originally compiled in 2004. This is a work in motion and I am hugely indebted to many people for their...

Madden of Hilton Park

MADDEN OF HILTON PARK ORIGINS Romantic genealogists trace the origins of the Madden family back to a Milesian prince called Madaidhin (from the Irish madadh for hound or mastiff) whose descendents, the O Madaidhin (O’Madden) or Maddens of Hy-Many, occupied O’Kelly’s...

Medlicott of Dunmurry, Co. Kildare

Medlicott of Dunmurry, Co. Kildare FROM ‘THE LANDED GENTRY & ARISTOCRACY OF CO. KILDARE’ BY TURTLE BUNBURY & ART KAVANAGH (IRISH FAMILY NAMES, 2004). An invitation to manage the Ormonde estates in post-Restoration Ireland changed everything for the youngest...
De la Poer (Power) of County Waterford

De la Poer (Power) of County Waterford

Tracking the history of the de la Poer or Power dynasty, reputedly from Brittany, who became prominent in Ireland in the medieval period (despite some hefty criminals in the clan) and fetched up as Earls of Tyrone, a title that passed by marriage to the Beresford...

The Fennells of Burtown House, Athy, Co. Kildare

THE FENNELLS OF BURTOWN HOUSE, ATHY, CO. KILDARE This work is dedicated to the memory of William Fennell, late of Burtown House, one of the finest gentlemen of his generation. It is an updated version of the original extract from “The Landed Gentry & Aristocracy...