Canadian Prime Minister's links to Bandon:

posted 20 Jul 2017, 11:03 by Trevor Collins
Canadian Prime Minister's links to Bandon:

Maybe you know this already, but just in case, Canada had a federal election last October and the new Prime Minister's maternal grandmother Kathleen Sinclair's maiden name was Bernard. 

She was a direct-line descendant of Arthur Bernard of Palace Anne, son of Francis Bernard and Elizabeth Freke, mentioned on the Bandon Genealogy website. 

Arthur's brother Francis was politician and the ancestor to the Earls of Bandon.

Perhaps we might be able to invite him (and his family) to Bandon on his next visit to Ireland!