a note from the webmaster

June 2019

Welcome to the reconstructed website for the Leonards of Kinglass, originally adapted from a monograph written by my father Philip Eamonn Leonard back in the 1990s.  Da Leonard passed away in 2012, and I was keeping this site up as a memorial to him, only to realise over the following decades that it is still a valuable resource for Leonard descendants and cousins from Australia to the USA, many of whom have fascinating information of their own to offer.  Newly affordable techniques of DNA testing have proved especially valuable in re-establishing links between distant branches of the family that had previously been lost in time, and if Da was alive today I’m sure he would have been thrilled to incorporate all this new information into his text.  As webmaster I will try my best to do this for him.   


Niall Leonard