Monthly Archives: September 2016
This is a small list we found in research for a planned guide to tracing ancestors in County Wexford. It shows 37 labourers or workmen on the Thomas Meyler Estate in the townland of Harristown, Parish of Kilcavan, Wexford in 1850. It is in a Workmen’s account book which shows the dates worked and payments made to each worker in May 1850. Payments vary from 4d (pence) to 12d (12 pence, which equals 1 shilling) per day with women at 4d and most males paid 6d plus. Lists of workmen are useful as they tend to be difficult to find in the records. They are arranged in couples or family groups as indicated below with one page per individual or group (with some exceptions as in the illustration).
The original is in National Library of Ireland Ms. 5356. As usual, if you make a connection with anyone on this list, we would be interested to hear. Ancestor Network will offer 1 free hour of research by a professional researcher to conduct further research on these individuals or obtain copies. Click here and quote ‘Wexford SS5’ in the subject line.
Culture Night, 16 September 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Visit the Irish History Hub in O’Shea’s Merchant in Dublin’s Viking Quarter for intriguing talks on how to trace your Irish ancestors, advice and assistance in doing your own genealogy research and delicious refreshments! We will have expert genealogists on hand to show you the way!
We hope you can join us at the Irish History Hub in O’Shea’s Merchant on Culture Night, Friday, 16 September. Opening Hours are from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. We will be providing talks on how to trace your elusive Irish ancestors and you can also speak with professional genealogists on hand to help you with your research and advise you on how to break down those research brick walls. More information can be provided on the link below. We hope to see you there!
We look forward to seeing you all at the new Irish History Hub! We are located on the first floor of O’Shea’s Merchant in Dublin’s Viking Quarter. Here you will discover more about Irish history and heritage and even your Irish ancestors. For you visiting Ireland to trace your ancestors, our visitors’ hours of the Irish History Hub genealogy advisory services offered by Ancestor Network are every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am to 3:30pm. We have an expert genealogist on duty to greet you with a warm smile, to hear about your family history and to help you trace your Irish Ancestors. Please visit us to find out more or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.