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William Woods of Dundalk Ė mentioned in Tempestís Annual
« on: Friday 20 December 13 11:40 GMT (UK) »
On the internet, I have found mention that the centenary edition of Tempestís Annual of 1959 contained portraits (not sure if this means images or short biographies) of notable people from Dundalkís past.  Among the people listed is a William Woods.

I am interested in William Woods from Dundalk who was a town-sergeant (per records for the christening of his son James at St Nicholas church in 1825) and later a town-bailiff (per his son Jamesís marriage certificate from 1847).

I am wondering whether the William Woods mentioned in Tempestís Annual is the William Woods who was town-sergeant and town-bailiff.

Please could anyone let me know should they have access to Tempestís Annual or be able to tell me where to review a copy.

Thank you.

David

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Re: William Woods of Dundalk Ė mentioned in Tempestís Annual
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 December 13 12:13 GMT (UK) »
David
There was a 150th edition printed in 2009
This is a link to a newspaper article on it
The contact shown in the article may be able to help source more information
Kearney & Bourke/ Johns & Fox/ Mannion & Finan/ Donohoe & Curley
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Toole, Doran; Dowling, Grogan/ Reilly, Burke; Warren, Kidd [Lawless]/ Smith, Scally; Mangan, Rodgers/ Fahy, Calday; Staunton, Miller
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Re: William Woods of Dundalk Ė mentioned in Tempestís Annual
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 December 13 12:27 GMT (UK) »
William Tempest, from Rostrevor, Co. Down, set up in Dundalk as a printer and stationer in the year 1859.    Tempest's premises were in Crowe Street, Dundalk.    He printed his first Directory of the town in 1861.    Availability of the Directory continued until 1959 when the Centenary Annual was published.    In 1965 the Old Dundalk Society revived the Directory, but publication ceased in 1976.

Tempest's Annual was essentially a business directory, and as well as containing useful local information also included articles about the locality.    Of interest from the genealogy standpoint: in 1913 the publication started to include a "Street Directory" and in 1931 an "Index to Obituary Notices".

So if that is the position that your William Woods had then it 'could' to be him

Also see
http://www.jbhall.freeservers.com/1833-40_dundalk_town_valuations_by_street.htm
http://www.mc-research.com/Home/Records/Electors/records_that_survive.htm


Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
Lincolnshire:Clements, Woodend

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Re: William Woods of Dundalk Ė mentioned in Tempestís Annual
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 August 14 12:42 BST (UK) »
I have found out that Tempest's Annuals are held at Dundalk library run by Louth County Council.  A very helpful member of staff has checked for me.  Unfortunately, an entry for William Woods cannot be located in the centenary edition after all.  But at least this avenue has been explored.

So topic closed: for now at least!

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Re: William Woods of Dundalk Ė mentioned in Tempestís Annual
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 August 14 21:14 BST (UK) »
The 50th Anniversary edition of Tempests Annual (1909) contained pictures and biographies of the great and the good of Dundalk . The Centenary Edition (1959) reprinted these and added more pictures, but no biographies to go with the new photographs. So there is a picture of a moustachioed William Woods among the new photographs, but no information about him. However, this is probably too late to be the William Woods you are looking for.  Brendan
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Re: William Woods of Dundalk Ė mentioned in Tempestís Annual
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 August 14 15:16 BST (UK) »
Brendan

Thanks very much for the extra information.  That is most helpful.

I am planning a trip to Dundalk, probably in the Spring, to look through the records held in the reference library.  So hopefully I will hit lucky with at least an obituary or two from old newspapers.

From your user-name, I gather that you are the JB Hall who has placed so much excellent research and reference material on your internet page.  Many thanks for that too.  Your work is much appreciated.

David

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Re: William Woods of Dundalk Ė mentioned in Tempestís Annual
« Reply #6 on: Monday 06 June 16 16:05 BST (UK) »
Just wanting to close this topic now.  I have searched the Tempest's Annuals and drawn a blank.  Nothing more to be done!

Thanks to everyone who replied.

David