The Arthur family of Limerick

This is the story of a family who were in business in Limerick for over 600 years and who served their city during all that time. Most families would fade after a number of generations but the Arthur family remained prominent generation after generation as no matter how many times they were knocked down they simply started again and were soon just as successful or even more successful than they had been. Their eventual fall came about not as a result of any action of their own but through the jealousy and emnity of others.

Below are a list of the pages on this site and a short description of what is on each page. To go to a page just click on a button that says GO TO PAGE beside each description

A history of the Arthur surname Go to page
The earliest references to the Arthur surname and story of Nicolas Arthur Go to page
Arthur's who were Mayors and Sheriffs of Limerick Go to page
Arthur's who entered the religious life Go to page
A tale of the Arthurs who were banished to Clare by Cromwell Go to page
Doctor Thomas Arthur 1593 to 1674 Go to page
Daniel and Robert Arthur Go to page
The Arthur's of Limerick in the eighteenth century Go to page
Francis Arthur 1758 to 1824 Go to page
The Arthur family in Kenmare Go to page
The Arthur family in Glenomera Go to page
Charles William Augustus Arthur Go to page
Desmond Arthur. The Aviator Go to page
People who used to live on the Glenomera estate Go to page
The Arthur's of Ennistymon Go to page
The children of Patrick Arthur of Ennistymon and their families Go to page
The children of William Arthur son of Patrick Arthur of Ennistymon Go to page
The children of Joseph William Arthur Go to page
The children of the children of Joseph William Arthur Go to page
Some Photos to do with the family. Go to page

I would like to acknowledge the information and help I received from the following without whom this site would not have been what I hope it is and without whose help and encouragement I could not have put this site together.

Br. Charles Firmin Arthur son of Joseph William Arthur, Gabriel Arthur son of Joseph Arthur the photographer, Fiona Arthur daughter of Gabriel, Anne Marie Brennan granddaughter of Joseph Arthur the Photographer, Nick Arthur great grandson of Charles William Augustus Arthur of Glenomera, Mary Hill, Mary Warren Darley, Helen Chambers, George Quain Anthony McCan and Keri Ferguson.

If have left anyone out I am sorry, it was not intentional. I spoke to so many people in putting this record together and still speak to many people that I may inadvertently have forgotten to include someone, if I have please let me know so I can correct my error.

The book above THE ARTHUR FAMILY OF LIMERICK which I a,sp wrote  contains more information than is on this site and the book can can be bought at the site below.
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The above book has been written by Nigel Cunningham who has done a lot of research in order to try to determing who exactly King Arthur was. He has come up with a theory I have not seen before and it certainly is worth reading about and thinking about. The book can be bought on all the major book selling sites.


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