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ARE YOU NEW TO GENEALOGY OR ARE YOU THE FAMILY HISTORIAN,

THIS RING IS FOR YOU!

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Holmes Family of Coolbanagher and Monasterevan - 07/18/2012
Edited extracts from “Notes on the History of the Holmes Family of Coolbanagher and Monasterevan” - written by John Holmes of Monasterevin c1959/60 “According to surviving tradition our family seems to have been centred in or near Coolbanagher since settling in Ireland.” “I have heard from several sources that the first Lord Portarlington brought our family to Ireland as settlers. This would dovetail with other fact and tradition if we regard the expression "the first Lord Portarlington" as meaning Henry Bennet, Baron Arlington. Sir Henry Bennet obtained a grant of all the O'Dempsey estates in April 1664. These included the districts known as Emo, Coolbanagher, Coolagh and Portarlington. In the same month Bennet was created Baron Arlington of Arlington in the County of Middlesex. In 1666 he further petitioned the Council of Ireland, stating his intention of introducing English settlers upon the lands, which had been granted to him in 1664. He obtained a Charter creating a new Borough within part of the lands called Cooletoodera. In accordance with an enactment of the Parliament of Lord Orrery and the Duke of Ormond to the effect that the Governor and Council should be able to give new English names instead of the Irish names of places in order to efface all ancient recollections in Ireland, the new Borough received the name Port Arlington, or Arlington's Port. Soon after this Lord Arlington sold all his interest in the O'Dempsey estates to Sir Patrick Trant, an adh...

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