Podcast 25; The Hansard Family I
Today’s podcast traces the origins of the Hansard family in Tipperary to the year of rebellion 1798. The Earl of Derby raised a militia on his Irish estate in Tipperary to protect his interests during the rebellion. He brought in officers from his English estates one of whom was John Hansard. After the rebellion was quelled and the militia was disbanded John, who had married an Irish woman, stayed on in Tipperary Town and set up a wine and spirit dealership.