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Monthly Archives: September 2016

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Tenants on Ram Estate, Gorey, Co. Wexford in 1826 (Small Sources No. 6)

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This is another list wewexford-ram-rental-7-ms-823818 found in research for a planned guide to tracing ancestors in County Wexford.  See our existing titles here.    This list is from a single-sheet rental of part of the estate of Abel Ram Esq. in county Wexford for 1826.  It shows tenant’s names, location, acres held, and yearly rent. The holdings vary from 2 to 152 acres and rents vary from ~£2 to £200.  The properties are mainly in the Gorey area (Civil parishes of Liskinfere, Kilmacilloge, Kilcavan and Kilnahue) and one property is in Finglas, Dublin. The original is in the National Library of Ireland Ms.8238 (18).
The names are listed as spelled, and with the abbreviations used, e.g. Reps. = Representatives;  Robt. = Robert  etc.   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 SS6’ in the subject line.
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Culture night

Culture Night

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Friday night, September 16th, Ancestor Network took part in Culture Night, as we usually do.

It is always a fun evening, it is amazing the way the city comes alive, and what better way to celebrate our culture than to take a look at our family history! Read More

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Small Sources 5: Labourers in Kilcavan Parish, Wexford 1850.

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This is a swx-meyler-estate-labourers-nli-ms-5356mall 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.
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Culture Night at the Irish History Hub at O’Shea’s Merchant in Dublin’s Viking Quarter

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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!

http://www.culturenight.ie/dublin_event/genealogy-sessions-osheas-merchant/

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Small Sources 4: Tenants of Quansbury Estate (Galway) 1777-78

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This is a reQuansbury (642x800)ntal document among the estate papers of Francis Thomas FitzMaurice, 3rd Earl of Kerry, which are held in the Archives Nationales, Paris (Fonds T. Cote 451 (6)). A microfilm copy is in the National Library of Ireland No. P7239. It shows 35 tenants of the Quansbury Estate which is in the Civil Parish of Kilquain, Co Galway in 1777/8. Some properties are in neighbouring parishes. Information on the Kilquane estate is at: http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie:8080/LandedEstates/jsp/estate-show.jsp?id=1254).
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In this document, and many others,  the property name is spelt Quansbury but on Ordnance Survey maps it is spelt Quainsborough. Some comments in parentheses are included for explanation.   The property was owned by Denis Daly from 1722, and later passed by inheritance to the Earl of Louth. Why the document is within these estate papers is unclear. The rents vary from £237 to £3.10.0.  It also includes ‘observations’ on tenants or lettings. Those with higher rents are likely to be middlemen (who sublet the property to others) or large farmers.  Some tenants rent several properties. 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 ‘Galway SS4′  in the subject line.

Visitors’ Hours of Genealogy Service at The Irish History Hub at O’Shea’s Merchant in Dublin’s Viking Quarter –

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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 info@irishhistoryhub.ie.

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