Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Lord Belmont in Northern Ireland - an excellent blog

I just have to introduce you all to the best Northern Irish blog around just now - it's Lord Belmont in Northern Ireland, located at

It's a mixture of history, genealogy, the best tailoring and the finest dining, and is unashamedly the toff's guide to Ulster - but what a mix! I've just read about the history of Ballymena in my home county of Antrim, founded by the Adairs, Scottish lairds from Kinhilt in south-western Scotland in the 17th Century. Apparently the Ballymena estate was temporarily re-named "Kinhilstown" after the Adairs' lands in Scotland - you live and learn.

If you have Norn Irish blood in you, an absolute essential!

Professional genealogical problem solving and research
Researching Scottish Family History (New book)


Timothy Belmont said...

I'm absolutely delighted to have featured on your blog, Chris. A thousand thanks, best wishes and keep in touch!


Chris Paton said...

No problems, it's a great read! Particularly interested in the Dobbs piece you did a few days ago - I was at Carrickfergus Grammar many years ago, and at each annual prize giving week Captain Dobbs was brought along to do the honours!