Hubert Thomas Knox, FRSAI (1845 - 1921), was the son of Colonel Charles Knox, of Castle Lacken and Cranmore, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, by his wife Louisa Catherine daughter of Howe Peter, 2nd Marquess of Sligo who was married to Hester Catherine, daughter of Thomas De Burgh, 13th Earl of Clanricarde.
Hubert joined the Indian Civil Service in 1868 but was forced to retire due to ill health. he returned to Ireland and devoted the rest of his life to the study of history and archaeology, chiefly to that of his native county. His first work, Notes on the Early History of the Diocess of Tuam, Killala and Achonry appeared in 1904, this was followed by The History of County Mayo in 1908. A conscientious antiquary he contributed numerous articles to the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland and the Galway Historical and Archaeology Society. A quiet and unassuming man, he was described as an "undemonstrative enthusiast".
His history of Mayo is the most authoritative and comprehensive account of the county from the earliest times down to the seventeenth century. Illustrated with two portraits, three detailed maps (one large folding), and forty nine pages of genealogical charts. This magnificent work is a must for Mayo people at home and and abroad who are interested in their native county and it's rich and detailed history.
The History of Mayo
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