Nollaig 2016's Blog – November 2016 Archive (23)

Were Augustus Montague Toplady's Roots in County Wexford?

"Born at Farnham in Surrey in south-east England on 4th November 1740, Augustus Toplady was the son of Richard Toplady, a Royal Marines officer probably from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Richard Toplady had enlisted…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 4, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Mayo Native William E. Shannon - U.S. Soldier, Attorney, Leader, Abolitionist

William E. Shannon (c 1821-November 3, 1850) was Born in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland.  He passed the New York State Bar, was commissioned as a captain in the New York Volunteers, and given command of Company J.  He arrived in San Francisco on the Susan Drew on March 20, 1847 to take part in the California Conquest campaign of…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 2, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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