Mathieson, Matheson—These two names are the anglicised forms of the Scottish clan name Mac Mhathan. Its earlier form was Mac Mathghamhna, similar to the Irish form of M'Mahon. Some of the clan still retain a lesser anglicised form in McMathan. Matthewson is another form assumed.
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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