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SMALL surname in Longford
« on: Monday 17 October 11 23:25 BST (UK) »
John McLauchlan, b. 1836/9, Dundee; d. 5th Jan 1897, Dundee
Son of James McLachlane and Cathrine Menzies
m. Margaret Small, b. 1838/1842, Co Longford, Ireland; d. 26th Oct 1889, Dundee
on. 31st Dec 1866, Wellington Street, Dundee
They had at least eleven children:

Catherine Small McLauchlan, b. abt 1862, Dundee; d. 6th Sept 1930, Dundee
Duncan Small McLauchlan, b. abt 1865, Dundee
Ann McLauchlan, b. 3rd July 1866, Dundee; d. 18th Jun 1916, Dundee
Susan Rust McLauchlan, b. 16th October 1869; d. 18th June 1920, Edinburgh
James McLauchlan, b. 12th May 1872, Dundee; d. 1st May 1901, Dundee
Alexander McLauchlan, b. 28th Dec 1874, Dundee; d. 1915, France
John McLauchlan, b. abt 1878, Dundee; d. 1917, France
Thomas McLauchlan, b. 12th Mar 1880, Dundee; d. 1st July 1960, Dundee
Jane McLauchlan, b. 1882, Dundee
William McLauchlan, b. abt 1883, Dundee
Robert McLauchlan, b. abt 1886, Dundee; d. 1971, Perth
 
Margaret Small was the daughter of James Small (Contractor) and Margaret Small, m.s. Gibson.  John McLauchlan on his marriage certificate is noted as being a Carter.  Margaret was a Millworker.  James Small is noted as being a Contractor and his wife Margaret Gibson is noted as being deceased in 1866.  Margaret was born in Ireland, so presumably her parents married there also.  On Margaret McLauchlan, m.s. Small’s death certificate her mother is noted as being Euphemia Small, m.s. Gibson, not MARGARET – this is incorrect.     
 
Any connections to the surname are welcomed.

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Re: SMALL surname in Longford
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 18 October 11 11:31 BST (UK) »
A few years after your Margaret was born - but might give you establish some possible locations for her family.

Griffith's Valuation show 11 entries for the surname Small, most in the area of Granard, but also two near Mohill. Included is a James in the townland of Ardaguillion who holds 'house & garden'  - which could fit with him being a contractor. There are several other Small households in the same townland. These entries are dated 1854.

See : Small surname, Co. Longford  (AskAboutIreland/Griffith's)

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Re: SMALL surname in Longford
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 18 October 11 11:49 BST (UK) »
Shane

This is great info - I did find some more references to my Small family.


John McLauchlan, b. 1836/9, Dundee; d. 5th Jan 1897, Dundee
   Son of James McLachlane and Cathrine Menzies
   m. Margaret Small, b. 1838/1842, Co Longford, Ireland; d. 26th Oct 1889, Dundee
   on. 31st Dec 1866, Wellington Street, Dundee
   They had at least eleven children:

Catherine Small McLauchlan, b. abt 1862, Dundee; d. 6th Sept 1930, Dundee
Duncan Small McLauchlan, b. abt 1865, Dundee
Ann McLauchlan, b. 3rd July 1866, Dundee; d. 18th Jun 1916, Dundee
Susan Rust McLauchlan, b. 16th October 1869; d. 18th June 1920, Edinburgh
James McLauchlan, b. 12th May 1872, Dundee; d. 1st May 1901, Dundee
Alexander McLauchlan, b. 28th Dec 1874, Dundee; d. 1915, France
John McLauchlan, b. abt 1878, Dundee; d. 1917, France
Thomas McLauchlan, b. 12th Mar 1880, Dundee; d. 1st July 1960, Dundee
Jane McLauchlan, b. 1882, Dundee
William McLauchlan, b. abt 1883, Dundee
Robert McLauchlan, b. abt 1886, Dundee; d. 1971, Perth
 
Margaret Small was the daughter of James Small (Contractor) and Margaret Small, m.s. Gibson.  John McLauchlan on his marriage certificate is noted as being a Carter.  Margaret was a Millworker.  James Small is noted as being a Contractor and his wife Margaret Gibson is noted as being deceased in 1866.  Margaret was born in Ireland, so presumably her parents married there also.  On Margaret McLauchlan, m.s. Small’s death certificate her mother is noted as being Euphemia Small, m.s. Gibson, not MARGARET – this is incorrect. 

Here is some information about the Small family from Granard, County Longford in Ireland (Longford Ancestry website).

Charlton Charitable Fund Marriage (1791-1862) - James Small/Margaret Gibson 1837
Death: James Small on 1st Jan 1859, Longford Journal

Note: The Charleton Marriage Gratuity Trust provided a small gift of money for less affluent Protestant couples when they were married. Geographically, the Trust operated principally in Co. Longford but also in adjacent areas of Co. Westmeath, etc. In many cases couples applied for the money long after the actual marriage. The files are in the National Archives, Dublin.

Griffiths Valuation Record Info (began 1848):-

Tenant:      James Small
Landlord:   Rev John Edmonds
Barony:      Granard
Townland:   Ardagullion
/Placename
Place type:   Townland

There is a Margaret Small mentioned on the Census 1834 as living in Ardaquillen, Granard Parish, Longford County (Longford Historical Society Library) – this would not have been James’ wife as they were not married until 1837 – it could be his mother or even sister.

GRANARD PARISH BAPTISMS
1850/5   Small, James      James      C. Brennan
1883/2   Small, Cath.      James      M. Kelly
1892/4   Small, James      William      C. Brennan

ARDAGH & MOYDOW WEDDINGS
YEAR   Mo.   GROOM         BRIDE
1913   7   Small, John      Ryan, Mary

County Longford Residents Prior to the Famine: A Transcription and Complete Index of the Tithe Applotment Books of County Longford, Ireland (1823 - 1835) by Guy A. Rymsza
The British colonial administration conducted two tax surveys of Ireland during the 19th century, the Tithe Applotment Books shortly before and Griffith's Primary Valuation just after the Famine. A veteran in data manipulation who is interested in Irish genealogy, Rymsza indexes the more than 12,600 entries in the Books from that single county, providing surname, given name, townland, civil parish, and some information about the land being taxed for the Anglican Church. People are listed by surname, and again by townland. Maps are included.

I will check out the info you found also.

Many thanks:

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Re: SMALL surname in Longford
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 02 November 11 22:11 GMT (UK) »
A few years after your Margaret was born - but might give you establish some possible locations for her family.

Griffith's Valuation show 11 entries for the surname Small, most in the area of Granard, but also two near Mohill. Included is a James in the townland of Ardaguillion who holds 'house & garden'  - which could fit with him being a contractor. There are several other Small households in the same townland. These entries are dated 1854.

See : Small surname, Co. Longford  (AskAboutIreland/Griffith's)

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Shane

Shane - where is Ardagullion? What was there around that time and what is there now?  Can't seem to find it on a map.  Would love to see a picture of it - or where it was - any idea where I might be lucky?

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Re: SMALL surname in Longford
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 02 November 11 22:14 GMT (UK) »
A few years after your Margaret was born - but might give you establish some possible locations for her family.

Griffith's Valuation show 11 entries for the surname Small, most in the area of Granard, but also two near Mohill. Included is a James in the townland of Ardaguillion who holds 'house & garden'  - which could fit with him being a contractor. There are several other Small households in the same townland. These entries are dated 1854.

See : Small surname, Co. Longford  (AskAboutIreland/Griffith's)

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Found the Introduction to Irish Records totally fantastic.  It just tells you everything you need to know about searching records - thank you a million times over. 

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Re: SMALL surname in Longford
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 02 November 11 22:25 GMT (UK) »
...
where is Ardagullion? What was there around that time and what is there now?  Can't seem to find it on a map.  Would love to see a picture of it - or where it was
...

Ardaguillion is a townland of about 661 acres and located about half way along the road between Granard and Edgeworthstown -  just south of it.

You can see the townland on the c1840 6" Historic OSI Maps - Ardaguillion  The red line marks the boundary of the townland.

To see details of the other occupants have a look at the 'original page' link on the Griffith's link posted earlier.

To see the modern route from Granard to the townland of Ardagullion see this google map : link


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Re: SMALL surname in Longford
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 13 November 11 23:15 GMT (UK) »
...
where is Ardagullion? What was there around that time and what is there now?  Can't seem to find it on a map.  Would love to see a picture of it - or where it was
...

Ardaguillion is a townland of about 661 acres and located about half way along the road between Granard and Edgeworthstown -  just south of it.

You can see the townland on the c1840 6" Historic OSI Maps - Ardaguillion  The red line marks the boundary of the townland.

To see details of the other occupants have a look at the 'original page' link on the Griffith's link posted earlier.

To see the modern route from Granard to the townland of Ardagullion see this google map : link


Shane

Shane

I can't thank you enough.  I did find the modern day on google maps, but found it all hedgerows and not much else.  I found the old OS map the most interesting as it gives me the whole area of the farm.  This is great because it now gives me something to work from.  Thank you.  Hopefully I can return the good deed sometime in the future, 

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Re: SMALL surname in Longford
« Reply #7 on: Friday 18 May 12 18:38 BST (UK) »
Longford Prison records;

George Small (20);
farmer, Granard;
Seriously assaulted Anne Reilly & Phil Reilly by striking them with a pitchfork 19/7/1872
For Trial;
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Landed Estate Court Records;
Joseph Small 1867
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1798 Rebellion claims;
William Small; Longford;
Claim; Mare
Amount; £10-16-0
Granted; Nil
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Re: SMALL surname in Longford
« Reply #8 on: Friday 18 May 12 18:49 BST (UK) »
Jack

Thank you so much for this info - that is just amazing and so interesting too.

Now I've got something really interesting to find out about.

Huge smile across face now!!!

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