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Re: Morton Family of Ballymahon, Co Longford
« Reply #45 on: Saturday 02 December 17 01:47 GMT (UK) »
Edward Morton married Ellen Elizabeth Ashe on 27 Mar 1883 in New Ross, Co Wexford. Witnesses John M Ashe and Hannah Ashe. Edwards father Thomas Morton - farmer. Ellens father was Thomas Ashe. Edward was a gardener.

Later: Edward was a Land Steward

3 children according to the censuses but I can only find two birth records
Mary Elizabeth Morton aka May b 1884
Thomas William Morton b 1886
Edward Morton b abt 1888 in Louth

Now the interesting record I found is the death of "Edward Fawcett Morton" in Priory Street, New Ross on 21 Aug 1921. The death age is out by about 7 years but everything else fits. May Elizabeth Morton is the informant.

3 Feb 1933 Elizabeth Morton dies in Priory Street, New Ross. Shes a widow. Ellen Hunt is the witness
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Re: Morton Family of Ballymahon, Co Longford
« Reply #46 on: Saturday 02 December 17 06:17 GMT (UK) »
I can only find one Edward Morton born in Louth in the 1901 census. listed as the son of Edward in Kilkenny

While there are records for a sister in law and a niece, they have a different surname- Collier.
Edward Morton aged 12 is not Edwards son, but a nephew, born Edward Guy Morton 21/3/1888 in Louth to Thomas Morton land agent and Millicent Guy of Townly Hall.

Edward and Thomas are twins

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Re: Morton Family of Ballymahon, Co Longford
« Reply #47 on: Saturday 02 December 17 06:42 GMT (UK) »
Which records have the Collier surname in them?

So Ellen Morton nee Ash and her husband Edward Morton adopt Edward Guy Morton as his mother had died 1 day after his birth. That makes sense. She had two other recently born children and may have been able to nurse him.
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Re: Morton Family of Ballymahon, Co Longford
« Reply #48 on: Saturday 02 December 17 06:49 GMT (UK) »
Sent a link by PM
It Is Ellen Ashe's sisters married name I think

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Re: Morton Family of Ballymahon, Co Longford
« Reply #49 on: Monday 19 March 18 14:15 GMT (UK) »
Hello! I am trying to research the Morton name, My great great grandfather is supposedly named Edward Morton, Some what elusive in the records though. His son Johnston Morton, my great Grand father, B 1825 is reputedly from Longford, be that town or county, I don't know. He names Longford on census returns for his Liverpool  part of his life and at his marriage he names his father as Edward Morton, deceased, a Sergeant in the Irish Constabulary, no records seem to exist of Edward in his date range in the RIC. Johnston married Clarinda Gallately in Clonmel in 1848 and it seems they had a son Joannes (John)in 1855, he doesn't figure in their lives after their immigration to Liverpool, possible dead or adopted..?? Can you point me in the direction of any records available to pin down the family in Longford? It seems Morton is a name common in the area but my branch is just not visible.

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Re: Morton Family of Ballymahon, Co Longford
« Reply #50 on: Friday 23 March 18 10:44 GMT (UK) »
My list of Mortons keeps growing but with the total loss of the Shrule COI records finding more Mortons is proving increasingly difficult. Putting them into the correct families is even more difficult.

 

So what is in the earlier totally lost registers that were not totally lost??

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Re: Morton Family of Ballymahon, Co Longford
« Reply #51 on: Friday 23 March 18 22:50 GMT (UK) »
From the staff at the RCB they stated: the Shrule records covering Baptisms 1727-1882, Marriages 1727-1846 and Burials 1795-1904 were destroyed in the fire in the Public Records Office in 1922. All that remains are Baptisms 1878-1931 and Marriages 1845-1999. I have looked at these records and found no entries for either name - Morton and Fawcett

What is available are the:

Taghshinny CoI parish records:
Parish Baptisms Marriages Burials
Tashinny 1821-1841 1822-1995 1821-1842

As I have about 6 different family lines whose records were destroyed in 1922 it has created big gaps in that part of my family history. I contacted the RCB again recently because another line of mine had records were destroyed but subsequent material was found. The subsequent material related to records for wealthy people so again another dead end. Could they have found more records since I last emailed them?
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