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

Days of Yore

on Apr 14, 2018

Young Timothy William, about 1960, with darling mother, probably on or close to Spence's Mountain in the glorious and legendary mountains of Mourne, County Down.First published in April, 2014.

The Wooster Style

on Apr 13, 2018

Any readers who zealously or otherwise follow the Belmont narrative shall doubtless be aware of my regard for Sir P G Wodehouse's fictional character Bertie Wooster, and his valet Jeeves.The 1980s television series Jeeves & Wooster portrays Berti...

Stackallan House

on Apr 5, 2018

THE VISCOUNTS BOYNE OWNED 2,739 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY MEATHThis is a branch of the ducal house of ABERCORN; CLAUD HAMILTON, created 1st Baron Paisley, 1587, being the common ancestor of both.The grandson of that nobleman,GUSTAVUS HAMILTON (1642-172...

Magan of Killyon

on Apr 4, 2018

THE MAGANS OWNED 5,604 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY WESTMEATHThe family of MAGAN claims descent from the ancient Irish sept of MacCEAN or MacGEAN, latterly written MacGAN and MAGAN, a collateral branch of the sept of MacDermot Roe.Six successive generatio...

Castletown Cox

on Apr 3, 2018

THE VILLIERS-STUARTS OWNED 2,790 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY KILKENNYLORD HENRY STUART (1777-1809), fifth son of John, 4th Earl and 1st Marquess of Bute, married, in 1802, the Lady Gertrude Amelia Mason-Villiers, only daughter and heir of George, 2nd and...

Walk in the Woods

on Mar 25, 2018

I spent a restful few hours again at Mount Stewart estate today.I often have soup in the tea-room and today was no exception.The chicken and tarragon soup, served with very fresh wheaten bread and butter, was nutritious and tasty.Thence I strode into...

Farnham House

on Mar 25, 2018

THE BARONS FARNHAM WERE THE GREATEST LANDOWNERS IN COUNTY CAVAN, WITH 25,920 ACRESThis family settled in Ireland during the reign of ELIZABETH I, and is a branch of the Scottish house of MAXWELL, Earls of Nithsdale. SIR HERBERT MAXWELL was ances...