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Ponsonbys of Bessborough

PONSONBYS OF BESSBOROUGH SIR JOHN PONSONBY OF BESSBOROUGH The Ponsonbys of Bishopscourt, Co Kildare, and Bessborough, Co Kilkenny, were a family of staunch protestant Whigs descended from Sir John Ponsonby, a cavalry officer from Cumberland who was appointed by Cromwell to make a record of all atrocities committed on Protestants during the 1641-49 Rebellion. He […]