A manuscript volume [of letters bound in] referring to the history of the families of Nangle, Dardis and Bermingham in Kildare and Westmeath and the Nangle estate of Garrisker in Ballynadrummy Co. Kildare in particular;
including two manuscript sheets, [1752 and 19th century respectively]
1762 - c.1850
|Main Creator:||Nangle family|
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
John Hyacinth Nangle, the High Sheriff of Kildare was the son of Christopher Nagle, the only survivor of the Streamstown [Co. Westmeath] massacre in 1757. He joined the Duke of Leinster's Corps of Yeomanry in 1798 and defended the Pass of Clonard, Co. Meath against the United Irishmen marching from Ovetstown Hill to join the Ulster branches of the United Irishmen. There are many references to him, the massacre and the battle of Clonard in this manuscript volume.
The 1752 single manuscript sheet [4 pp.] refers has written on it "Mr. Berminghams' rentals of Garrister Estate"; the undated 19th century manuscript sheet [2pp.] is entiteld "Acc[oun]ts of Portraits at Gar[r]isker" and lists six [numbered] portraits of members of the Nagle and Bermingham families. There are references to two of the portraits [one of Peirce Reilly Bermingham and the other of Christopher Nangle] being "painted by Hunter in Dublin June 1789" [probably the artist Robert Hunter] and of the former portrait being 'reckoned a remarkable likeness' ; of the latter portrait the writer says 'It was first a Carn Isle, but from damp or some other Cause the Colours faded'.
The pocket in the back of the hand-sewn volume is made up of a letterpress 1798 broadside and an original manuscript. Patrons who wish to view the 1798 broadside collection in the NLI can access this material on Gale 18th Century Databases online and those held in the NLI Ephemera are searchable on the NLI Main Catalogue - these are only accessible by prior appointment.
Physical description: 1 [unpaged] v.; + 2 mss letters
Donated to the NLI by a descendent of Madame Frances Elizabeth Battine [neé Dowdell Nicholas] who was a first cousin of John Hyacinth Nangle, the High Sheriff of Kildare.
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