|Thomas J Loftus - Baseball|
For the sporting lovers!!! Thanks to John W. Loftus for this
Don't know if you have a place for famous to somewhat famous Loftus's but my great grandfather was the first American major league baseball player to develop the bunt:
See the following links (each open in a new window)
Thomas J. Loftus - Link 1
John W. Loftus (author)
|Ghost Story - Loftus Hall|
|Thanks to Niall Harpur from Co. Wexford in Ireland, who kindly pointed me to this story of Loftus Hall.|
Dr. Micky Loftus from Crossmollina
wife Nanette and I just got back from a few weeks in Western Ireland
and had a wonderful time in Galway and County Mayo. There was an
interesting individual we met while visiting - Dr. Micky Loftus from
Crossmollina in County Mayo. It seems that everyone we met from North
to Southern Ireland was stating the Dr. Loftus was more famous than the
Irish President. His stature was established having been President of
the Gaelic Athletic Association - but then subsequently stepping down
due to his belief that drinking and sports should not mix - this was
when Guiness came to be a corporate sponsor for the GAA games.
All of the best,
you might be interested to know that I just came back from a trip to
Ireland. We came across a huge house that I found fascinating. It
looked like the kind of house that Miss Havisham from Great
Expectations would live in!! I wanted to go and have a look but the
gates were locked and there was a notice saying "Trespassers will be
prosecuted. Guard dogs on Patrol". There was a plaque outside the gates
saying that this mansion belonged to a family in the 13 th centruy and
then in the sixteenth or seventeenth came into the possesion of the
Loftus Family. The present Mansion which was in Hook, County
Wexford/Wicklow was built in 1872 and has a lot of ghost stories
attached to it apparently. A lttle furthur away we went to see the
remains of Fethard Castle which was abandoned in 1922 by the Loftus
family when they moved to Loftus Hall. I got really interested in this
family which is why I was looking info up on the internet and came
across your site.
Hope this was of some interest. Any information would be gratefully received. I'm fascinated.
Lucy Ramsden. - email@example.com
Loftus homepage is responsible for a delightful evening that took place
on October 29, 1996 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. After sharing
information from the Loftus homepage, I began communicating from
Dallas, Texas with Dr. Barbara Loftus-Coll and her husband, Irish
sculptor John Coll. They graciously invited my companion and I to
dinner at their home where we met their brilliant daughter Becky.
It was a delightful evening. Meeting these charming people from Ireland [Barbara works in Amsterdam but they are returning to Ireland], was like a burst of sunshine in a cold country filled with rude natives. Though we live 5000 miles apart, a new friendship was formed -- and it all began in cyberspace.
The first Marquess of Ely
necessary to go back a generation
to his uncle, Henry, Earl of Ely, who was an Irish M.P from 1747-1769.
He was the first head of the family to establish a separate Loftus
party in the Irish House of Commons which comprised at least 8 MPs and
was thus a major grouping in the parliament.
Henry, Earl of Ely, died, with no surviving issue, in 1783, and all his peerages became extinct. The heir to all his estates was his sister's son, Charles Tottenham, who assumed the name of Loftus, and began the process of using his electoral interest to secure the recreation of the family honours. He was initially undecided about the merits of the Act of Union. However, during the summer of 1799 he and his political following decided to back the measure . His support and loyalty were rewarded by his promotion to the marquessate and a U.K barony in 1801. The Duke of Portland, the British Home Secretary, wrote to Marquess Cornwallis, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, that if any marquessates were created, '...that it should be confined to Lord Ely, whose influence is so extensive, and has of late been so usefully employed.
11th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in the Civil War
You and I are acquainted with each other via Pub Games, where we meet by chance from time to time (I'm the one that's raising the German Shepherd guide dog puppy, Zelda).
My great-great-uncle was in the 11th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. I was browsing the regimental roster and noticed a Loftus, which you might want to include in the tidbits section of your web page.
Martin Loftus was a member of Company C of the 11th Massachusetts.
The Loftus Special
in a shaker with 1 scoop of crushed ice. Strain into a highball glass
filled with fresh crushed ice.
Garnish with an orange slice, maraschino cherry and mint sprig.
you know that a former Lord Mayor of Dublin was Sean 'Dublin Bay'
Loftus? He's also a Barrister at Law and a well known environmentalist
(he officially changed his middle name to 'Dublin Bay'). I believe his
family is originally from County Mayo.
He lectures in Law in the Dublin Institute of Technology.
|And a former U.S. Ambassador to Norway was Thomas A. Loftus|
|The rugby Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa is called Loftus.|