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



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Wodehouse Knighthood

on Apr 8, 2020 in: Books

A fellow National Trust volunteer of mine contacted me the other day, cognisant of my admiration for Jeeves, Bertie Wooster, and their creator, Sir P G Wodehouse, KBE.Clck to EnlargeRobin sent me a cutting from The Times newspaper concerning the rece...

Dunmore House

on Apr 7, 2020

THE McCLINTOCKS OF DUNMORE OWNED 1,977 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY DONEGALALEXANDER McCLINTOCK (1622-70), of Trinta, County Donegal (only son of Alexander McClintock, who came from Argyllshire and purchased in 1597 the estates in Donegal) wedded, in 1648...

Family History

on Apr 6, 2020

Despite what some readers might think, or any impression that I may inadvertently have given, I'm not a professional genealogist!Nor do I have the time to undertake personal family research.I obtain most of my information pertaining to family lineage...

'ERNIE SANDFORD: A TRIBUTE TO A DISTINGUISHED PORTRUSH JOURNALIST',from Coleraine TodayErnie Sandford, known to many friends as Sandy, was born in Portrush, County Antrim, in 1913 where he was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution.He proceeded...

General Howe

on Mar 31, 2020

HENRY HOWE, living during the reign of HENRY VIII, left a son,JOHN HOWE, of Huntspill, Somerset, who died in 1574, and was succeeded by his son,JOHN HOWE (1556-91), MP for Yarmouth, 1589, who married Jane, daughter of Nicholas Grubham, of Bishop...

William Barnard

on Mar 30, 2020

THE RIGHT REV DR WILLIAM BARNARD (1697-1768), younger son of John Barnard, of the Middle Temple, London, and Clapham, Surrey, married Anne Stone, and had issue,THOMAS, his heir;Henry (Rev Dr).Dr Barnard, Vicar of St Bride's, Fleet Street, London, 172...

Non-Royal Toothpaste

on Mar 26, 2020

I've been using Maclean's toothpaste for years.Apparently it was introduced into United Kingdom in the 1930s by the Maclean's Company, which was subsequently taken over by the Beecham Group, and eventually by SKB.Yesterday I bought a new tube of Macl...