CASTLE CALDWELL AND ITS FAMILIES. By John B. Cunningham.

Castle Caldwell and its Families.

The much praised 1980 edition of this book has been added to by new sources, new colour photographs and is a monument to over 300 years of Irish History not only of the gentry families of Castle Caldwell (Blennerhassett, Caldwell and Bloomfield) but the people of Belleek, Ballyshannon and surrounding areas of west Fermanagh and south east Donegal. This book is the result of research conducted in Quebec and Calgary, Canada, Huntingdon Library, California, Schweidnitz/Schweidnica in Poland, Brisbane in Australia plus museums and Public Record Offices in London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Design and layout by Sonya M. Duffy.

The book has 263 pages, A5, 28 illustrations. £22 P&P £20 to USA, £15 U.K. Contact adan4eves@aol.com or +44 7855325693.

CONTENTS.

Chapter 1 – Hassett’s Fort (Castle Caldwell)            7

Chapter 2 – Sir James Caldwell I, 1630-1717              29

Chapter 3 – Sir Henry Caldwell & Sir John Caldwell 1     45

Chapter 4 – Sir James Caldwell Abroad     49

Chapter 5 – Sir James Caldwell and Military Affairs             62

Chapter 6 – Sir James Caldwell on the Wider Scene               77

Chapter 7 – Sir James Caldwell at Home   94

Chapter 8 – The Life of Hume Caldwell      115

Chapter 9 – The Caldwell Family 129

Chapter 10 – The Early Exciting Life of Fitzmaurice Caldwell           149

Chapter 11 –  Sir John Caldwell II               166

Chapter 12 –  The Bloomfield Era 186

Chapter 13 –  Genealogical Information     198

Chapter 14 –  The American Connection    206

Chapter 15 –  Leases and Miscellanea         207

Chapter 16 –  Royal Irish Academy The Caldwell Collection               218

Chapter 17 –  End of an Era.          227

Footnotes                                           230

Index.            (20 pages)                  243

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