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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The Belmont Cataract

on Sep 14, 2018

For the benefit of those of you who are unfamiliar with my ophthalmic history, it almost goes back to time immemorial, as those venerable peerages might say.When I was a youth of about fifteen, suffering from a bout of ennui brought on by pop Thompso...

1st Earl Landaff

on Sep 11, 2018

The family of MATHEW originated from Wales, where at Radyr, Glamorganshire, they long resided; and possessed the town of Llandaff in that county.SIR DAVID MATHEW (1400-84), Knight, was Standard-Bearer of EDWARD IV, whose monument is still to be seen...

Ballinlough Castle

on Sep 10, 2018

THE NUGENT BARONETS, OF BALLINLOUGH, OWNED 4,692 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY WESTMEATHThis family paternally derives from the Milesian sept of O'Reilly, Princes of Lower Breffny.Of the O'Reillys, Richard Gough, in his additions to William Camden's Britan...

THE PRINCESS ROYAL this afternoon attended a Garden Party at Hillsborough Castle, County Down, hosted by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP.In attendance was the Lord-Lieutenant of County Down, Mr David Lindsay.H...

Menlough Castle

on Sep 4, 2018

THE BLAKE BARONETS OWNED 2,030 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY GALWAYThe founder of this family in Ireland, Richard Blake, alias Caddell, is said to have accompanied Prince (afterwards King) JOHN into that kingdom, 1185, and obtained for his military service...

The Pot-Walloper

on Sep 1, 2018 in: Heritage

I was undertaking a bit of research today and stumbled upon one of our more colourful nouns:-POT-WALLOPER: one qualified as a parliamentary voter in certain English boroughs prior to 1832 because he could boil his own pot at his own fire, thus provin...

The Bank Buildings

on Aug 30, 2018

THE BANK BUILDINGS, ONE OF BELFAST'S MOST ICONIC BUILDINGS, WAS ENGULFED BY A CATASTROPHIC FIRE ON THE 28TH AUGUST, 2018.THIS IS MY TRIBUTE.The Bank Buildings, Castle Place, Belfast, stand between Castle Street to the south, and Bank Street to the no...