Scanlan family genealogy addenda

Kings of Ossory

Page 385, ante, first column, at line thirty-two from the top, read: “I. Elizabeth, married her cousin, Hon. George Eyre Massy, of Riversdale, co. Tipperary, for whose descendants, Colonel Massy and the present Lady Roche, see Burke’s Peerage, 1875, under the heading “Massy.”

Same page, second column, at second line from top, read Anster, instead of “Austen.”

Page 386, first column, at twenty-sixth line from top, read: “John Brown, Esq., of Maghlaus, in Scotland, who mar. Jane, dau. of Sir Robert Gordon, of Lochinvar,[1] who was also created Viscount Kenmure.”


[1] Lochinvar: The celebrated “Lochinvar,” of poetry, has lineally descended in that Gordon family since A.D. 1297; and, at that date, the owner was Sir Adam de Gordon, lord of Lochinvar, who died in 1330. Until the title became dormant, this family was chief of all the Gordons of male descent, from Sir Adam de Gordon. It appears the title has become dormant, the present heir (if such there be) to the title not having yet appeared. The last viscount died without heirs male, and his sister, the Hon. Mrs. Bellamy Gordon (d. 1886) of Kenmure Castle, Scotland, assumed hers and the Viscount’s father’s name of Gordon (he was Captain Gordon), and succeeded her brother, the last Lord Kenmure, in the family estates, and, by Royal Warrant, to the title of a Viscount’s daughter: hence the prefix “Hon.” to her name.