Lord Belmont In Northern Ireland

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Observations and experiences from a personal perspective. Writing about a wide variety of topics including The Monarchy, The Nobility, The Gentry, Heraldry, Pageantry, Heritage, Country Houses, The National Trust, Brackenber House School

Latest Blog Posts

Prince Charles in NI

on Oct 20, 2017

THE PRINCE OF WALES is today visiting County Londonderry.His Royal Highness is visiting Eglinton Community Centre and YMCA Londonderry to meet local residents, farmers and business owners affected by the flooding in August, and speak to volunteers, e...

1st Duke of Shrewsbury

on Oct 20, 2017

DUKEDOM OF SHREWSBURY1694-1718Charles, Lord Talbot (1660-1718) succeeded his father as 12th Earl of Shrewsbury and 12th Earl of Waterford in 1667.In 1681, his lordship was constituted Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire; and he renounced the tenets of t...

Strangford House

on Oct 10, 2017

THE NUGENTS, OF STRANGFORD HOUSE, OWNED 829 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY DOWNTHOMAS DAWSON, elder brother of the Rt Rev Dr Robert Dawson, consecrated Lord Bishop of Clonfert, 1627, went to Ireland in 1601, it is stated, from Temple Sowerby, Westmorland, a...

Mount Stewart Visit

on Oct 9, 2017

I spent a few hours yesterday afternoon at the National Trust's Mount Stewart estate on the Ards Peninsula, County Down.My visit was timed to enable me to have a light lunch in the tearoom; and invariably I choose their soup.The Bay Restaurant, as it...

Frieda the Warbler

on Oct 6, 2017

Lately there have been several occasions when I've had visitors to Belmont GHQ and they missed me.I happened to be upstairs at about 8pm last night when, on checking my emails, a pal advised me to check my door-bell.Accordingly I went downstairs to t...

Rockport House

on Oct 5, 2017

THE NEILLS OWNED 94 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY DOWNROCKPORT HOUSE, Craigavad, County Down, is a two-storey, three-bay Georgian house with basement and attic storey.It has a single-storey porch with columns and Ionic-style columns.The walls are rendered,...

Sea Park House

on Oct 4, 2017

THOMAS GREER, OF SEA PARK, COUNTY ANTRIM, OWNED 68 ACRES OF LANDThis family is descended from the Griers, or Griersons, of Lag Castle, Dumfriesshire, which family springs from Gilbert, second son of Sir Malcolm MacGregor, who took the name of Grierso...