WALSH, Michelene. Ed. by. Spanish Knights of Irish Origin. Documents from continental archives.


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Four volumes. With frontispiece and pedigrees. Dublin: Stationery Office, 1960-1970. Red buckram, titled in gilt. Ex lib with neat stamps. A very good set in frayed dust jackets.
Important work, spanning three centuries, of great interest to the genealogist and historian. Included are genealogies, wills, testimonials, letters, certificates of baptisms, marriages and deaths, presented in Spain to the Council of Military Orders by Irishmen, or Spaniards of Irish decent, in support of their application for knighthood to the Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcantra, Montesa, and of Carlos III. Some of the more important families mentioned are: The Bourkes, Butlers, Clarkes, Fitzgeralds, Hadsors, Lacys, Kindelans, Lincolns, Lutrells, MacDonnells, MacManuses, Maguires, Murphys, O’Briens, O’Connors, O’Donnells, O’Garas, Kellys, O’Neills, O’Regans, O’Reillys, O’Sullivans, Powers, Terrys, Whites, etc. The first Irishman admitted to the Order of Santiago was Daniel O’Sullivan Beare, son of Donal Cam, in 1606.


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