Sunday, 5 February 2012

Lord O'Neill & Agent 007

SHANE'S CASTLE, COUNTY ANTRIM, IS THE SEAT OF THE RT HON RAYMOND ARTHUR CLANABOY [O'NEILL], 4TH BARON O'NEILL KVCO TD

Lord O'Neill is related to the James Bond creator, Ian Fleming; hence, 007 has an Ulster connection in a kind of way.

Raymond O'Neill's late mother Anne married Ian Fleming in 1952 (Lady O'Neill's third marriage), so Lord O'Neill was Ian Fleming's stepson.

I think Fleming lived in Jamaica during the latter part of his life. I wonder if the present Lord O'Neill ever visited them while his mother lived there...

1st Earl O'Neill's arms courtesy of European Heraldry. First published in July, 2009.

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