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Waterford / What is this Census Entry All About?
« on: Monday 16 October 17 11:39 BST (UK)  »

I have an unusual census entry. First that it is 1841 or 1851, as not much of it survived.

The other aspect or query from my perspective is that a young boy Edmund as the applicant appears to be seeking information about his family. I presume the Priest is the person he is seeking the information from. Has anyone seem a similar type of record and can they shed more light on it, please. My initial hunch is he is orphaned but that is speculation.

Waterford / Recommendation of life in Ireland circa 1900
« on: Sunday 15 October 17 12:05 BST (UK)  »

I am in the process of doing my maternal family tree of Irish ancestory. However, I want more than just a chart I want to add a narrative of what their lives were like. Can anyone recommend a source I can use to research this. I'm interested in particular about their diet, what they did for recreation, how they travelled around (transport). I have read that the working week of a mother was almost a pre-ordained tradition of Monday was washing day another was ironing or is this urban myth.  I am not looking for history book history but real life experience. Am I making sense?

Waterford / Fitzgerald and Duffin Families of Co Waterford
« on: Friday 13 October 17 10:41 BST (UK)  »

I am trying to trace the parents of a couple who marry at Killea Co. Waterford in 1864. They are James Fitzgerald who was a carpenter from Tramore and  Mary Anne Duffin (sometimes see her as Duffon but I put that down to being misspelt). I am assuming Mary was from the Killea area and that is why the marriage took place there. I am aware they had a least one child Mary Anne Fitzgerald. Does anyone know of these families and if so share information, please.


Waterford / St Patrick's National School 1890 - Waterford City
« on: Thursday 12 October 17 18:53 BST (UK)  »
Found some of my ancestors school records. They attended St Patrick's National School in Waterford. Where was this located i.e. was it by the Infirmary or by what is now the De La Salle  College?

The years of attendance are the late 1880's into the 1890's. Is a photo for the  school at this time still in existence today because if one is I'd love to get hold of a copy.

Waterford / RC Baptisms for Fenor circa 1903
« on: Thursday 12 October 17 11:06 BST (UK)  »

I am unable to find a civil record for the birth of my grandmother who was born sometime in 1903 +_ 1 year. I need alternative proof since the birth appears not to have been registered. I have looked for alternative names and dates across the whole of Ireland for period +- 5 years and nothing.

Using another strategy I suggest/believe she was most likely baptised at the RC Church of Fenor as that is where her mother was living when she married in 1901. My grandmother initially lived with her grandparents for the first five to six years after her parents married. NLI online has the  earlier parish registers but not those for the period I'm interested in.

How and where are the later registers held and accessed?


Don't want to give anything away but the attached baptism record is one that I wasn't expecting so can I have a full translation of it from Latin back to English. At least one parent is 'unexpected'

Glamorganshire / The Daventry may have sailed from Cardiff
« on: Tuesday 10 October 17 10:08 BST (UK)  »

On the 16th August 1891 one of my ancestors was the ships' cook and steward on board the Daventry.

He died onboard when the ship was in the Red Sea. Rather bizarrely the cause of death was recorded as sunstroke. In the Marine Register, although he was Irish and from Waterford City it states his last known place of abode was Cardiff. Yet he does not appear in the census of Wales of 1891.

What I am looking for are details about the ship - the Daventry - what type of ship it was who owned it. Where did it start the voyage and what was its final destination and the route it followed. And why wasn't he using factor 50'd of thought a cook of all people would know the affect of heat is dangerous

Waterford / Can anyone workout the place name
« on: Wednesday 04 October 17 13:59 BST (UK)  »

All my attempts to work out this place name in County Waterford have so far failed. It looks like Carrighbrahen based on the letters in other parts of the birth register. I've been on logainm ie to try to find a match and still no luck. Perhaps it has been incorrectly written down.

The Common Room / Help needed about matters maritime.
« on: Friday 29 September 17 18:45 BST (UK)  »

A  number of my mother's family were mariners but I am struggling with what exactly the records are that I have found for one of them. Is there someone who understands this topic that can answer some questions.

What is the bit about money advance about? Was he not paid on discharge? I presume he was hired for the duration of a voyage and not a permanent employee. What does it mean by deserted, surely that would mean he would be left in the country they docked at.

The ships were barque which I believe were the sailing ships used up to this time. What sort of conditions did the sailors live in vis a vis accomodation. Would they be fed properly? The amount of money shown as payment for the duration seems generous or is that not the case.

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