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Small Sources 1: Wexford Estate Workers and Suppliers 1856

Wex Labourer payments Symes Estate,  Wingfield 1857-9
This was our very first ‘Small Sources’, originally posted on our Flyleaf Press web-page in 2013,  but now being repeated on  this page.   This list is of those mentioned in the farm accounts of the Wingfield Estate in the Wex Labourer payments Symes Estate, Wingfield 1857-9Civil Parish of Kilpipe, near Gorey Co. Wexford in 1856-57. They include day-labourers, suppliers and a few customers for farm produce. The original manuscript is in the National Library of Ireland Ms 19,004.  The item supplied or purchased is also noted as this may be useful.  For instance,  Robert Leggett supplied the farm with ‘ointment to cure a cow’, salt and oatmeal which suggests he was a local retailer.  Labourers and small tradesmen are particularly difficult individuals to find in the records so hopefully this list may be useful to someone. If you can make a connection, please let us know.    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 SS1′ in the subject line.

Suppliers:
Robert Leggett    – (‘ointment to cure a cow’, salt, oatmeal )
Chris? O’Neill      – (bread for kitchen, sugar)
James Nolan       – (Lime)
John Farrell        – (Potato basket)
Thomas O’Neill  – (‘square of glass’)

Tradesmen:
James Dunn      –   (‘for bottoming 2 cans’)
Michael Quigley – (for ‘bottoming 2 cream tubs’)

Day-workers:
Pat Byrne
William Kealey
Patk. Kenney
John Byrne
William Byrne
Ellen Carroll
Ann Byrne
Kate Kiltey
Thomas Kiltey
Eliza Byrne
John Ryan
Thomas Byrne jun.
Thomas Byrne sen.

Buyers of farm produce:
Thomas Griffin   – ‘4 cocks of hay’
James Boland     – turnips
Nath Pierce         – grass (i.e. probably allowing him to graze a cow)
Peter Ward         – hay

About Jim Ryan

Dr Jim Ryan is a writer and publisher on Irish genealogy. His book ‘Irish Records’ (Ancestry Inc., now Turner Publishing) is a standard guide. His other books include: Tracing your Dublin Ancestors (Flyleaf Press 2009); Irish Church Records (Flyleaf 2001); Sources for Irish Family History (Flyleaf 2001), and Tracing Sligo Ancestors (Flyleaf 2012). He has lectured extensively at genealogy meetings and his research interests include church records and Rentals. He writes blogs and articles for In-Depth Genealogist (http://theindepthgenealogist.com), and also a blog for www.flyleafpress.ie.

One Comment

  • elizabeth Horgan says:

    HI I might have two relations working on this Names Kate Kiltey and Thomas Kiltey ?? my relation was Catherine Kielty Loggan whose parents were James and Margaret Chase. Catherine was born in the year 1838. The Thomas I am not sure about but Thomas was in my family name also. On the NLI books there is a Thomas Reilly in the Tomacork Parish records Baptised about 1850s with parents James Reilly. and Margaret Chase. I wonder if they could have made a mistake in the surname as both children are recorded as been from Loggan a very small area near Coolafancy. Thanks Elizabeth Kilty Horgan.

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