The voluminous correspondence and other personal papers of the first six Viscounts de Vesci contain significant material on Irish political, social and economic history from the later eighteenth century onwards.
Shortly after the sale of Abbeyleix House in 1995 the seventh (and present) viscount sold the vast bulk of the archive to the National Library of Ireland, where it is now available for consultation, with the exception of a relatively small amount of documents (recent and photographic), which remain in the possession of the seventh viscount and which are, helpfully, also listed in the catalogue.
As Questier remarks, though the removal of the first viscount from the privy council was the last time the Brownes held high office during the period of study, "this did not prevent them from harbouring political opinions and aspirations .
For instance, though the first viscount adopted a conformist pose, after his death the regime launched a crackdown on his following, arresting, among others, Robert Barnes, who had been actively working to provide a seminarist clergy for the Hampshire and Sussex border region.
A WEDNESDAY night after New Year's and the crowded banqueting hall at Viscounts is your first clue to how this special restaurant has transformed the fine dining experience in the Mid-Ulster area.
Viscounts boasts a menu with fresh, local fayre prepared to a five-star level and with a personal and knowledgeable waiting staff.
The document was calling for the removal of the remaining 92 hereditaries including Dukes, Earls, Viscounts
, Barons and Marquesses, who were allowed to stay on under a deal hammered out in 1998 by Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Tory peers' leader Viscount
One may doubt whether the campaign of Jeanne's captain Montgomery and his army of the Viscounts
to recover Bearn in the second half of 1569 was really inspired by Judges 11.
WE HAD heard a lot of good reports about Viscounts - a restaurant set in what was a derelict church hall five years ago.
There is a public car park conveniently situated just 50 yards behind Viscounts and as soon as we entered the restaurant, we were greeted by a member of staff who brought us through to a spacious and relaxing King Arthur bar area.
British World previously operated Viscounts
which provided larger cargo capacity than the ATPs.
Stephen Pineau, Viscount
Systems' Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Dennis Raefield is a valuable addition to our management team.