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Denniston/Burke
« on: Thursday 27 March 14 16:26 GMT (UK) »
Seeking information on my mystery relative, Michael Denniston. Born about 1845, died 1905. Cannot find any record of him other than his death certificate. When in Ireland I met several Dennistons in Longford who KNEW there wasn't a Michael in their tree. How? It seems a lawyer from Scotland came to Longford 70+ years ago with a bequest for a Michael Denniston of County Longford or his heirs. Every family member when through every piece of paper to no avail! So perhaps there is a branch of Dennistons related to the folks in Longford but from another county? Any thoughts would be appreciated!

Michael married Mary Burke (1854-1934) and lived in Lisnanagh. Though most family records are housed at St. Mary's in Edgeworthstown, information on the baptism for their first child was housed at St. Mary's in Enybegs. Father Early thought this was due to a redrawing of parish lines, but who knows.

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Re: Denniston/Burke
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 29 March 14 21:27 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Denniston/Burke
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 29 March 14 21:30 GMT (UK) »
. . .  and his widow in 1911 . . .

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Longford/Moatfarrell/Lisnanagh/582770/

So what exactly is it that you are looking for ?

OH, and welcome to rootschat LOL !

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Re: Denniston/Burke
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 29 March 14 21:41 GMT (UK) »
They married in 1873 in Edgeworthstown but I don't see a corresponding civil record just the church record on IFHF.

You have mentioned looking at church records - did you see this one to get his father's name from it ?

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Re: Denniston/Burke
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 29 March 14 21:43 GMT (UK) »
OK I can see you have already gotten help before with this !!!

http://boards.ancestrylibrary.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=28&p=surnames.denniston

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Re: Denniston/Burke
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 29 March 14 21:47 GMT (UK) »
Sheelin - you started this off by stating that you had nothing other than the death certificate - I am presuming that all this VERY detailed information on this family is yours !

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/IRL-LONGFORD/2004-02/1076197996

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Re: Denniston/Burke
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 30 March 14 14:45 BST (UK) »
I apologize for not being more detailed. Guess y'all aren't mind readers! I know about my ggrandfather's life from the point he married my ggrandmother, Mary Burke. I have come across zilch before that. They farmed on Mary's grandfather, Bartholomew Burke's, land so Lisnanagh is not necessarily Michael Denniston's home, nor perhaps even County Longford. Was wondering if perhaps the Dennistons in Longford are related to Dennistons in another county where I can continue my search? Any suggestions on where to look would be appreciated!

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Re: Denniston/Burke
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 30 March 14 16:54 BST (UK) »
Hi There

I'll be honest in that there's nothing more frustrating than spending time and energy looking for records only to discover that the person already has all the information but sure look, no harm done HA !

Anyway, my main question here would be what information did you glean from Michael's marriage record ? Was his father's name and occupation on it ? Were any of the witness' possible relations of his ?

You have stated names as far back as Michael's grandfather, are these guesswork or fact ?

Tara