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Washington family, Graiguenamanagh
« on: Wednesday 04 January 17 16:56 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone have any information regarding the Washington family who were boatbuilders in Graiguenamanagh in the 18th Century.
The only information I can find is that they moved to Graigue in the 18th Century from England http://www.boatmuseumsociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/RePort208.pdf - page 18
Any further information would be gratefully appreciated

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Re: Washington family, Graiguenamanagh
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 04 January 17 18:05 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Washington family, Graiguenamanagh
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 04 January 17 19:11 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your comment. Based on the date he is possibly a brother/father/uncle of my g-g-g-grandmother. Unfortunately I can't find details of births for that generation or any previous one so can't prove his connection to me. The surname died out in the local area in the years afterwards so there is no "folk memory" left which I can find

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Re: Washington family, Graiguenamanagh
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 04 January 17 19:42 GMT (UK) »
The name comes up in the Kilkenny area
http://www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie/
but very difficult to join up the dots from that era.
I assume they were Church of Ireland?

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Re: Washington family, Graiguenamanagh
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 04 January 17 20:28 GMT (UK) »
My g-g-g-grand mother married a Catholic in a Catholic Church but the probability is that as the family came from England they were Anglican and she or an earlier generation in Ireland converted. Unfortunately I am at a brick wall with information about this family before the early 1800's so that is just supposition on my part.

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Re: Washington family, Graiguenamanagh
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 04 January 17 21:09 GMT (UK) »
The RC parish records are free online, unusual neatly written
http://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0706
The COI records don't start until 1846 (page 46) and they are only marriages.
https://www.ireland.anglican.org/cmsfiles/pdf/AboutUs/library/registers/ParishRegistersTable.pdf
They are not online.

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Re: Washington family, Graiguenamanagh
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 07 January 17 23:26 GMT (UK) »
A story that may be of interest.
There is a very narrow lane way between two houses called Peg Washingtons lane in Graiguenamanagh. I heard about it on a guided walking tour of the town.
There was a terrace of houses getting built blocking her direct path to the river.
Peg Washington asked that a space the width of herself be left open between two houses so that she would have access to the river. She needed access because she was a washer woman.

 

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Re: Washington family, Graiguenamanagh
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 29 January 17 21:37 GMT (UK) »
Duiske Abbey graveyard Roman Catholic
Gravestone info that might belong to your Washington family
The letter IHS with a cross resting on the H are centred over this inscription with a chalice and winged angel at either side
God be Merciful to the soul of Patrick Washington he depd December 15th 1770 aged 75 years RIP

The other gravestone contains a Washington woman who had married.
Erected by Thomas Mc Cabe of Tikerlivan in memory of his father John Mc Cabe who died Dec 15th 1874 aged 80 years. Also his mother Honoria Mc Cabe nee Washington who died Oct 16th 1846 aged 50 years. the above named Thomas Mc Cabe died Feb 19th 1904 aged 77 years  RIP

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Re: Washington family, Graiguenamanagh
« Reply #8 on: Friday 03 February 17 14:21 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much for that information - that is really interesting and could open some doors.
Based on Honoria's age she could be a sister of Margaret's so this gives me some additional search options to see if I can find out anything about her.
And looking at Patrick's likely date of birth, if he wasn't the first Washington who moved from England to Graigue then the family were in Graigue even earlier than we have been able to find out about - in the previous century in fact.

Can I ask where you were able to source that information?