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Durdin-Robertson Ancestor Portraits

(Photos on this page are not public domain and have been included here with permission. Please respect the copyrights and do not reproduce. Thank you.)

Olivia with her mother's picture
© Dennis Murphy, Logic Reality
Olivia with a photo of her mother, Nora Durdin-Robertson

Ancestor Portraits
© Fennell/Self
The Great Dining Hall

Barbara & Alexander
© M.E.K.
Barbara St. Leger & Alexander Durdin

Barbara St. Leger
© M. Quick
Olivia's Great, Great, Great Ancestress,
Barbara St. Leger 1748-1820, married Alexander Durdin.
Olivia's paternal grandmother was Helen Durdin.
Barbara’s cousin Elizabeth St. Leger of Doneraile Court
was famous as the only woman Freemason who practised the Craft all her life.

Helen Durdin
© M.E.K.
Helen Alexandrina Melian Durdin
Daughter of Alexander Durdin.
Wife of Thomas Herbert Robertson (4/26/1849–7/11/1916)

Triple Earl of Rosse
© M. Quick
Richard Parsons
Ancestor of Nora Parsons, Olivia’s Mother,
The 1st Earl of Rosse.
He introduced Freemasonry to Ireland.

Family Portraits
Family Portraits

Nora Durdin-Robertson
Nora Durdin-Robertson
Mother of Olivia & Lawrence
Author of "Thrifty Salmon Fishing"

Robert Manning
© M. Quick
Robert Manning 1771-1857
Ancestor of Olivia’s Father, Manning Robertson.
He published a book addressed as follows:
“Dear Friends, You millions of the human race – Let us Love One Another”
He then listed all the genocidal atrocities committed by world religions.
As this included Christianity, the Manning Robertson family burnt every copy save one.
Olivia found this in a secret drawer as a young woman, and felt overwhelmed
at being addressed in this way by her ancestor.
She says: "we have all been given this message many times
But somehow, sadly, we’ve never got round to it."
She is honoured to finally pass on his heartfelt message.
“It’s taken a long, long time.” She says. “But better late than never.”

Manning Robertson
© M.E.K.
Manning Robertson (May 29, 1887- March 17, 1945)
Father of Olivia & Lawrence.
F.R.A.S.: Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
A.R.I.B.A.: Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects
Well-known town planner & architect.
Wrote "Everyday Architecture", "Foundations of Architecture"
& "Approach to Architecture" (co-authored with his wife)

Family in Dining Hall
Family in Dining Hall while Ancestors Watch Over

Baron of Strathloch Arms
© M. Quick
Painting of the Coat-of-Arms of the Scottish Barony of Strathloch,
revived and bestowed through the Irish Heraldic Office on
Lawrence Durdin Robertson.
Painted by his Daughter, the Artist Anna Curry.
Ramis Micat Radix: "The root glitters in its branches"
See the
Coat of Arms page for futher information.

© M.E.K.
Lawrence Durdin-Robertson

Portraits of David and Lawrence
David & Lawrence Durdin-Robertson
Painted by Olivia Robertson (see link for more)

Manning and Nora's Coat-of-Arms
Olivia wrote: "Coat of arms of my mother & father.
As only child, she has 1/2 - 3 leopards.
Note the 3 protective wolves of the Robertson's.
Miles de Bain means 'Knight of the Bath'.
Sir Lawrence Parsons KCB."

Family Crests
© M.E.K.
Family crests stained-glass window

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