Irish Knighthoods & Related Subjects
and Related Subjects
by William Marmion
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Irish, Genealogy, Historical notes on the Irish in the Crusades,
Civil War Generals, indexed, illustrated, softbound.
The author has raked the ashes of Irish Archives and
come up with neglected and extremely difficult to find
information, of interest to history and genealogy researchers. The varied topics include:
The Irish in the Crusades;
All the U.S. Civil
War Generals in the Union army that were Irish born, with service record;
All the U.S. Civil War Generals in the Confederate army that were Irish born, with service record ;
The Fabricated MacCarthy pedigree exposed;
Standing Council of Chiefs
Table of Contents
Part I - Knighthoods and Crusades
-The First Crusaders: Any Irish Names Among Them ?"
-The Knights Templar in Ireland: Irishmen of the order 1172-1314.
- Knights of St. John of Jerusalem: Members of the Order in Ireland.
-Minor Orders, St. Thomas of Acre and St. Lazerus of Jerusalem.
-The Capture of Jerusalem.
Part II Gaelic Knighthoods
-Writings of Anthony Marmion, 1854.
-What about Gaelic Knighthoods?
-Old Captain Nick: Ghost of Carrickfergus Castle
Part III - Nobiliary Matters in Ireland
-Nobiliary Titles in Ireland
-The Standing Council of Chiefs
-Comments regarding Clands of Ireland, Ltd.
Part IV - Some Modern Knights.
-Generals of Irish Birth in the U.S. Civil War: Complete List
-Rickenbacher: A Man in a Million
-Chennault of China: A Man in a Million
-Afterword and "A Motherless Child".
List of Illustrations
Crusader Doing Homage; The Seal of the Order of the Temple; King Philip the Fair of France; Coronation of Pope Clement V; Templar Church, London; A Knight of St. Lazarus; Grandmaster of the Knights of Malta; An investiture of knights; Moveable towers in warfare; Trim Castle, County Meath, Ireland; Warfare in Ireland circa 1275; Jerpoint Abbey, County Kilkenny, Ireland; Turlough O'Neill, The O'Neill, King of Ulster; Generals Michael Corcoran and Claire Lee Chennault; Capt. Eddie Rickenbacher.
About the Author
'Chevalier William F.K. Marmion stems from a prominent
old Irish family. The large statue in Dundalk town square
is dedicated to his 3x great-grandfather, who was executed
for his leadership in the Rising of 1798. Another relative, Dom
Columba Marmion, OSB, was recently beatified by the Pope.
A businessman/CEO in the U.S. for over 30 years, he took early
retirement in 1992 and returned to Ireland where he focused
on his writing and historical interests, serving for
a period on the board of directors of Clans of Ireland, Ltd
He has published seven books, and over sixty
historical articles in various Irish journals - on history and
genealogy, with a particular interest in the history of orders
of knighthood in Ireland where his researches have received
wide acclaim.With frequent visits back to Ireland, he continues his researches and was honourary chief of the Marmions from 1989 to 2010.
The Final Word
184 pages, softcover, 6 x 9, 16 pages of illustrations,
general index, names index. Includes articles by the
author from the 'Irish Sword'; 'Irish Roots'; 'Irelands
Eye'; and 'Irelands Own". Includes the establishment
of the chivalric orders in Ireland from the time of
Strongbow. First Edition. First Printing. 2002. softbound. Some of the names found in this collection are:
Baldwin of Rethel
Bernard of Clairvaux
Butler, a crusader
Fitzgerald, a crusader
Fox, the Irish
John of Dunmore
Jones, Patrick Henry
Kildare, Earl of
Lee, G.A. s of Down
Maguire of Fermanagh
Marmions of Carlingford
McKerrell of Hillhouse
Niall, Irish King
OBrien of Thomond
OCallaghan, Irish chief
OCarroll of Ely
ODougherty of Inis Eoghan
ODonoghue of the Glens
ODonovan, the Irish chief
OFlaherty of Galway
OGrady of Kilballyowen
OLong of Garranelogny
OMorchoe, the Irish chief
ONeill of Clanaboy
ORuairc, the prince
Riddlesford, a crusader
Robert of Glastonbury
Savage of Ards
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