Rare Victorian 1830 Box Pattern, County Meath Deputy Lieutenant Epaulettes.
A very fine and rare pair of box pattern County Meath Deputy Lieutenant epaulettes, attributed to Captain John Arthur Joseph Farrell of the Royal Meath Militia, Deputy Lieutenant and High Sheriff of County Meath. Silver bullion strap edged with corded inniskillen. Within the silver crescent are gold corded bullion shamrock leaves. The crescent, supports fine twisted tassels. The underside is lined with plush crimson silk and edged with red velvet and leather. Contained in their original crimson lined, velvet padded storage box.
John Arthur Joseph Farrell: was born in Dublin in the year of 1825. He was a Captain in the Royal Meath Militia, and also Deputy Lieutenant and High Sheriff of County Meath. He and his family resided at Moynalty House, County Meath and were landowner’s of over 4,000 acres. His son was also commissioned into the Royal Meath Militia “ please see below”. Captain Farrell died on the 27th of November 1904. County Meath Deputy Lieutenant Epaulettes.
John Arthur Farrell 1825-1904.
Edward Francis Jenico Joseph Farrell: carrying on the family military tradition, Edward Farrell was born in Dublin on the 1st of January 1863, the son of John Arthur Farrell and Lucretia Pauline Mary Preston. He lived in Walterstown, County Meath, Ireland. He was commissioned into the Royal Meath Militia with the rank of second Lieutenant. On the 17th of July 1886 he gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of The Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians), finally reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He fought in the Great War, mainly in France but was eventually taken off active duty in 1917 due to ill health. He returned home to County Meath and was attached too Navan Barracks until his retirement. Colonel Farrell died on the 14th of January 1951. County Meath Deputy Lieutenant Epaulettes.
Edward Francis Farrell 1863-1951.
Royal Meath Militia: was formed in 1793. They were embodied into the French Revolutionary War from 1793. to 1802. They served through the suppression of the Irish Rebellion in 1798, and sent to the relief of the Royalists in Wexford, where a company, being surprised by the Rebels, was cut to pieces at the Three Rocks on the 31st of May (101 all ranks killed). The Regiment was also engaged at Vinegar Hill, Ross, Fokes, and other battles during the Rebellion. They volunteered for and were stationed in England from 1811 to 1813. They took part in the Crimean War, from 1854 to 1856 and the Second Boer War, from the 2nd of May 1900 to the 19th of October of the same year. County Meath Deputy Lieutenant Epaulettes.
Very Good Condition. these county meath deputy lieutenant epaulettes remain nice and bright and the images really don’t do them justice.