Re: "Sir John Aloysius Galvin of Loughlinstown"
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- Date: 4 Apr 2006 22:43:55 -0700
I am working on the descendants of the Dadyán family of Hungary,
themselves descended from Levanti IV Dadiani-Vardanidze of Mingrelia.
The father of Countess Aline Dobr?ensky von Dobr?enicz is mentioned
He seems to have been an American millionaire who purchased
Loughlinstown House in Co. Dublin and was prominent in racing circles
during the late 1960s and 1970s. Alas, I have not been able to find our
anything more about him.
Can anyone shed any light on the background of this gentlemen or the
Good question. Nothing in my 1960 Whitakers, or my 1962 Who's Who.
Nothing in the 2002 Who's Who. There is an American businessman, born
1905, named John Michael Galvin (of Buffalo, a Knight of Malta) in my
1976 Statesmen's Handbook, but no apparent connection to Ireland or the
According to this site, Miss Galvin married in Dublin in 1975:
This names her father as Sir J A G and her mother as Eileen Anslow
I do have similar information from the Dadány family genealogy, but
again no further clues as to his background.
There is another website that refers to a Sir John Galvin, born in
Australia, and states he was a Knight of Malta and "spent the most of
his life overseas"; I cannot work that link at present however, so
shan't cite it here. I have no idea whether this is the same Sir John
Galvin - I can find no reference to anyone of that name in my 1947
Australian Who's Who or my 1984 Debrett's Handbook of Australians.
According to the online records of the Irish Parliament, Sir JohnThanks for trying.
Galvin (sic) was a trustee of the National Library of Ireland as
recently as 1985:
The crucial period seems to be about 1969 to the 1970s.
Indeed, all the records I have looked at also draw a blank. I have even
been through the online London Gazette and the Roll of Knights
At any rate the "of Loughlinstown" seems to be a case of over egging
the pudding. He only seems to have owned Loughlinstown House for a
relatively short period of time.