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Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] Re: Accomodation in Northern Ireland
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 21:01:45 +1300
Look forward to hearing more about this visit, as my cousin Amy Young (author of "Three Hundred Years in Inishowen", 1930) or rather her husband, was agent for the Shane's Castle estate at the time it was burned in 1922.
Also interested in the White family, do you have any connection with Sir George Stuart White? His sister Elizabeth married Robert James Montgomery of Benvarden, near Dervock. Here is his bio:
Sir George Stuart White, born on 6th July 1835, in Portstewart, was to become one of the most famous and most dedicated soldiers in the history of the British Army. After leaving Sandhurst Royal Military College he joined the 27th Inniskillings in 1853, before transferring to the 92nd Gordon Highlanders in 1863. He served in the 2nd Afghan war where he won the Victoria Cross in October 1879 at the Battles of Charasia and Kandahar, citation for V.C. reads For conspicuous bravery during the engagement at Charasia on the 6th October, 1879, when, finding that the artillery and rifle fire failed to dislodge the enemy from a fortified hill which it was necessary to capture, Major White led an attack on it in person. Advancing with two companies of his regiment, and climbing from one steep ledge to another, he came upon a body of the enemy strongly posted and outnumbering his force by about eight to one. His men being much exhausted and immediate action being necessary, Major Whi!
te took a rifle and, going on by himself, shot the leader of the enemy. This act so intimidated the rest that they fled round the side of the hill and the position was won. Again on the 1st September, 1880, at the Battle of Kandahar, Major White, in leading the final charge under heavy fire from the enemy, who held a strong position supported by two guns, rode straight up to within a few yards of them, and seeing the guns, dashed forward and secured one of them, immediately after which the enemy retired." He also saw service at Kabal, Sharpur, Takti, Shah, Egypt, Sudan, India and South Africa. During the Boer War White is best remembered as the Officer Commanding the Natal town of Ladysmith during the Siege of Ladysmith . Under Whites command the town held for 118 Days, before a relief force managed to get through under the command of General Buller. After the relief of Ladysmith, White, whose health had been impaired by the siege, returned to England, and was appointed!
governor of Gibraltar (1900-1904). King Edward VII., who visited the
Gibraltar fortress in 1903, personally gave him the baton of a field marshal. In 1905 Sir George White was appointed governor of Chelsea Hospital, he died in 1912.
> Date: 2006/02/04 Sat AM 05:22:16 GMT+13:00
> Subject: [Sc-Ir] Re: Accomodation in Northern Ireland
> I'm most excited about the second part of our stay, which will be closer to
> Antrim. (The ancestors are from Muckamore.) We're lodging in a restored Irish
> Landmark Trust property - Ballealy Cottage - in Randalstown. It was the
> gamekeeper's lodge for the Shane's Castle estate and is close to the banks of the
> Researching WHYTE/WHITE in Shaneoguestown, Grange of Muckamore, County Antrim