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Offline Holly Heaton

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Staunton Family Castlebar
« on: Friday 08 August 14 19:54 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I am looking for information on the Staunton family of Manulla, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.  I really do not know much about them, other than my Great-Grandfather Ulick Staunton moved to Lurgan, N. Ireland at the time of Partition.  He was a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary, and was offered unemployment or a place in the Royal Ulster Constabulary at Partition.

I think his father was William Staunton.  I'd love to know more about them.  About the land they lived on, what it was worth, who else was in the family etc.

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Re: Staunton Family Castlebar
« Reply #1 on: Friday 08 August 14 20:03 BST (UK) »
Hi Holly,

Have you looked at the Irish Census   http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie

I found him in 1911 and suspect that there may be a mistranscription for 1901 but you will be able to trace the family in 1901.

In fact, he may be entered as Julia, a daughter in 1901  ??? :-\

The various images can tell you a bit more information.

If you need any help, we are here  :)

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Re: Staunton Family Castlebar
« Reply #2 on: Friday 08 August 14 20:11 BST (UK) »
These are also useful sites:
Irish BMD indexes  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1408347

Some births and baptisms are also on FS.  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1584963

And  some marriages https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1584964

The latter two are not comprehensive.  There are other pay sites.

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Re: Staunton Family Castlebar
« Reply #3 on: Friday 08 August 14 20:19 BST (UK) »
There are also census entries for James and Maria Staunton, Manulla who may be your William's parents. Their oldest son is James.

Griffiths Valuation ( about 1850s) shows Staunton in Manulla. This would show any land he farmed and who owned it.   http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=placeSearch
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Re: Staunton Family Castlebar
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 25 February 17 18:49 GMT (UK) »
Dear Holly

I see you posted this ages ago.  So, I am sorry I missed this post from you.  By now, no doubt you will have looked at the national archives.

I know the spelling changed sometimes from Stanton to Staunton.  This affected our family research. We have a ulick staunton, manulla in our family. 

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Re: Staunton Family Castlebar
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 22 April 18 18:28 BST (UK) »
Hello, I have cousins in Castle Bar Mayo. Next time I email I will ask about a William Staunton. Glad to help.

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Re: Staunton Family Castlebar
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 August 18 17:49 BST (UK) »
Hello Holly:

I am Jim McIntire, related to you distantly from William Staunton's wife, Catherine Gavin (aka Kate Gavan). I have quite a bit of information regarding Catherine's family, should you interested.

Attached is William and Kate's wedding info. As you can see his father was Ulick Staunton, and your great grandfather, being first-born of the marriage, was named after him. James, the second-born of the marriage, was named after Kate's father, James Gavin. The next child after James was a girl, Mary, who I assume was named after Mary (Walsh) Gavin, Kate's mother.

In the early years of the marriage William and Kate resided with James and Mary Gavin on their farm in Ballyshane Townland, Breaghwy Civil Parish, of Castlebar in County Mayo.

The 1901 Irish Census provides a description of the farm. It had a two-room cottage, built of stone or brick (probably the former) with a thatch or wood roof. Two windows fronted it (this was important to the census takers, as England taxed the number of windows on frontages). In addition there was a cowshed and a “piggery”. (I have photos of the cottage, or what is left of it, taken by another of our relatives (Gavin side). I can send them if you like.)

Seven inhabitants were enumerated within the main house. These were James GAVIN (80) and his wife Mary (73), their youngest daughter Catherine (GAVIN) STAUNTON (29) and her husband William (38), and the first three STAUNTON children: Ulick (4), James (2) and Mary (7 mos). William STAUNTON, although listed as a farm laborer, most likely was running the farm due to James’ advanced age (80).

Common to Irish and US censuses of the time was questions concerning literacy. As recorded James and Mary were illiterate. However, William and Kate could read and write. Also, there were two census questions that were interesting, and perhaps uniquely Irish. One concerned the particular religious affiliation of each person. The other was what language each person spoke: Irish only, English only, or both Irish and English. All seven persons were Roman Catholic, and it was noted that James and Mary spoke both Irish and English.

In the 1911 Irish Census James and Mary do not appear, so it is assumed that they passed away during the period between the 1901 and 1911 censuses. Their dates of passing and places of internment are also unknown.

Should you want more information let me know!

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Re: Staunton Family Castlebar
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