12 January 2019

The Walls of Rathleague: John Augustus Parnell, Deaf and Disinherited

How does Charles Stuart Parnell link in to Deaf history?

In 1789, a Private Bill became an Act of Parliament, and John Augustus Parnell was formally declared unable to inherit his father's estate. John Augustus was a 'deaf mute'. 

This vlog explores the Parnell family and the background behind this Act.

[Contains English voiceover. English captions via YouTube to follow within 48 hours]

1 comment:

  1. Have you looked on google earth for the wall at the home where he lived??
    Do you know if he ever had any children?