Category Archives: Ulster Land War

The Ulster Land War of 1769-1772. Steelboy Insurrection.

Samuel “The Renegade” Blair

Samuel Blair, from south Antrim County, Ireland, was a leader in the Steelboy Insurrection of 1769-1772. The name “The Renegade” was chosen to distinguish him from others of the same name, and because of his daring escape from execution by … Continue reading

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Blair

Blair Castle has been continuously occupied for nearly 750 years, and is the most visited residence in Scotland. Many participated in the Covenanters movement of the mid-1500’s, the Hearts of Steel Rebellion (aka Ulster Land War of 1769-1772) and the … Continue reading

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James Steel 1741-1823

John Woolf Jordan, LL.D. (1840-1921) was the Editor for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, General Registar of the Sons of the Revolution, and Registrar of Pennsylvania Society. In one of his many historical references, Colonial And Revolutionary Families Of Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

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The Hearts of Steel

In the 1760′s, Lord Donegall raised farm rents to pay off mounting debts for the construction of his large Palladian mansion in Staffordshire. Farmers in the Irish counties of Antrim, Down, Derry, Armagh, and Monaghan were not able to pay … Continue reading

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James Steel Family

http://books.google.com/books?id=BhnyrBwW0-IC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=true p.52-73. Familia 1996: Ulster Geneological Review: Number 12, Issue 1996 HISTORY AS DESTINY IN THE JAMES STEEL FAMILY FROM COUNTY MONAGHAN TO WESTMORELAND COUNTY by Dr. Walanne P. Steele Gregor von Rezzori, the Austrian writer who was raised in … Continue reading

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