King James's Irish Army List

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Irish Roots Cafe, 1855 - Ireland - 982 pages
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 What iIt Is ‘King James’ Irish Army List’ ‘is a singular mass of family history and information illustrating the lineage, honours and achievements of families connected with Ireland by birth, rank, title or alliance which took the author over 50 years to compile’. Many of his sources are now lost to time, but this work survives and is a gold mine for researchers.

Hardbound and Complete; with the expanded surname index available only in this 20th century IGF edition, including names that were not indexed in the original edition, the hardbound work entitled 'King James' Irish Army List 1689'. It has 1000 pages of historical research, and methodically lists each unit and individual with family history as available. Includes clan history of the day often going back for generations. This classic work of Irish Family History traces the history of the original 'Wild Geese of Ireland making a valuable historical and military contribution.

 Much is contained here on the families that remained behind in Ireland. Ancient genealogical and historical illustrations are included. For Irish families D'Alton concentrates particularly on early locations. Families who came to Ireland from England and Scotland are often given origins and dates of arrival. Rare records, including the military lists are included. Dedicated to the family history of each of the Wild Geese of Ireland. 


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John D’Alton was born in 1792 at Bessville, County Westmeath, Ireland. He would spend most of his adult life in Dublin, until his passing at the age of 75 on January 20, 1867. A noted author, his works include “Essay on the Ancient History etc...of Ireland”; “History of the County of Dublin”, “Memoirs of the Archbishops of Dublin”, “History of Drogheda”, “The Annals of Boyle” and more. He was also a regular contributor to Gentlemen’s Magazine. John attended Trinity College and was called to the Bar in 1813. He was Commissioner of the Loan Fund Board in Dublin in 1835.

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