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Notes on Hansfield & Phibblestown, County Dublin

What’s In A Name?   The townland of Phibblestown was renamed ‘Hansfield’ by Hans Blackwood, 3rd Baron Dufferin and Claneboye. His family name is recalled by the local place name ‘Blackwood.’ [1]  Hans derived his first name from a Scottish ancestor named Hans Hamilton, a clergyman who died in 1608. In fact, the Scotsman’s real […]