IRELAND OLD NEWS
THE TUAM HERALD, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1909
PITHY PARS. - Personal, Parochial Provincial and Particular
The Hon Charles Albert Edward Bingham, the fifth son of Lord Lucan, was born
in 1866 - the King being his god-father, after whom he is called. He is a
Catholic and married to Christine, daughter of Archibald Smith, Esq.
Edmond Joseph Phillip Lynch Athy, of Renmore, Galway, is a J.P. for the Co.
and was High Sheriff in 1904. He was born in 1859, the only son of Randle
Lynch Athy, late Captain of the Galway Artillery. He married in 1881, Annette,
daughter of Richard Gradwell, Dowth Hall, Co Meath, niece of Monsignor Robert
Gradwell, and grand niece of Bishop Robert Gradwell, the primate, who succeeded
in the rectorship of the English College at Rome the future Cardinal Wiseman.
The Athys were one of the oldest families in Galway and one of the tribes.
The Hon Richard Nugent is married to a sister of Mrs Athy.
Richard Berridge, of Ballynahinch Castle, Connemara, J P and D L, of the Co
Galway, who was born in 1870, is a convert to the Catholic Church. He was High
Sheriff of Galway county in 1894, and most of his father's extensive estates
have been sold to the tenantry. He resides a good deal in Connemara and
likes the place greatly as does his wife.
Dr Robert Ambrose, the popular and trusted member for Mayo, was born in Co
Limerick in 1855, the son of Michael Ambrose. He was educated at the Queen's
College, Galway, and is a L R O P and L R O S, Edinburgh, and a medical
practitioner in extensive and lucrative practice in North West London. He represented
Mayo as a Nationalist since 1893, and will continue to do so as long as he
likes, for Mayo has found him a useful and indefatigable representative.
Cyrill Allies, J P of Boffin, is the fourth son of T W Allies, the eminent
Mid-Victorian convert and author. He formerly owned the island of Boffin and
two other adjoining islands, but they are now purchased by the Congested Distric
Board and re-sold to the occupiers. Mr Allies used to be familiarly known as
King of Boffin. He married Kathleen, daughter of the Rev J Lillie, D D,
first, and secondly Miss Elizabeth Wilmoin. His sister is a distinguished author,
having written a Life of Pius VII, and a History of the Church in England, as
well as a life of her famous father.
The Catholic Who's Who. This is an admirable work for Catholics, giving a
very complete and comprehensive account of their principal co-religionists in
the three kingdoms. It is a most interesting and reliable compilation brought
together with great care. It is well printed, and has already since its
publication only a few months ago ran into a second edition - the best proof of
popularity and success. The author is Sir Francis Burnand, the distinguished
writer. The contents are varied, including amongst other things, a list oof boys'
and girls' schools. The publishers are Burns and Oates, the well known
Catholic publishers of London, and the price 3s 6d.
We hope that some of our readers will send copies of inscription from
tombstones and tablets as well as descriptions of any Coats of Arms thereon, or
photographs, sketches, or rubbings of the same, in order that the editor may have
plenty of material from the county of Galway for future numbers of the journal,
which is issued to members only, the subscription being 10s per annum.
Membership is open to all who take an interest in the work of the Association.
Particulars can be obtained from the honorary treasurer, E R McCintock Dix, M R I
A, 17, Kildare St., Dublin.
Submitted by: Jim
British Isles Family History Society - USA, Newsletter Editor
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