The Huguenot Settlements in Ireland


Author: Lee, Grace Lawless
Publication Date: 1936
Reprint Date: 2009
Pages: 281 pp.
ISBN: 9780806349299


This award-winning book is the definitive account of the principal Huguenot family settlements in Ireland. Mrs. Lee’s objective in writing this book was to demonstrate the French Protestant contribution to the history of Ireland, and, in particular, the Huguenot influence in trade, the professions, and Irish social life. In the process of describing, in successive chapters, the Huguenot presence in the city of Cork, Cork County, Waterford and Wexford, Carlow, Portarlington, western Ireland, and Dublin, she furnishes specific biographical and genealogical details concerning the more successful Huguenot families who settled in those localities in the wake of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. The book is also sprinkled with lists of Huguenot ministers, churches (with their dates of founding), apprentices, students, and so on. At the conclusion of the work the reader will find a bibliography and a very serviceable index to surnames and subjects, and at the outset, a map of the Huguenot settlements throughout Ireland.

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