Bennett—This name is found spread over S.E. Ulster, and also in the form of McBennett (Mac Beinéid). Art McBennett, of Forkhill, Co. Armagh, was a Gaelic poet and scribe of the 19th century. The name Bennett is pretty common in Cornwall, and, according to Guppy, is "indifferently derived from the early personal name of Benedict, and from 'benet,' a minor priest." This does not apply to the Ulster name, which, I think, is of Pictish origin in that province.
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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