Author Topic: 1847 Land Book Terms  (Read 1108 times)

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Re: 1847 Land Book Terms
« Reply #9 on: Friday 06 January 17 15:59 GMT (UK) »
I didn't notice where the Mc was, I would think that is their surname and the second surname is how to tell them apart, perhaps a wife or mother's maiden name. They probably all have the same first name but it is odd it's not listed.

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Re: 1847 Land Book Terms
« Reply #10 on: Friday 06 January 17 16:11 GMT (UK) »
Any that I found were sons named after their father so Mc Robert Baliey was Robert Bailey's son.
If the 2 were alive in same townland then Jun and Sen were used.

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Re: 1847 Land Book Terms
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 08 January 17 17:18 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for the feedback!

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Re: 1847 Land Book Terms
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 08 January 17 18:28 GMT (UK) »
Any that I found were sons named after their father so Mc Robert Baliey was Robert Bailey's son.
If the 2 were alive in same townland then Jun and Sen were used.

Not always- senior and junior were often just the designate the older and younger of two men with the same names in a townland. Here's a made up example but there doesn't have to be a blood relationship between Sen. & Jun.-

John Smith (born 1820) and his son John Smith (born 1850) appear in records as Sen. & Jun.
John Smith Sen. (born 1820 died in 1890) so John Smith would be listed without Jun. except-
John Smith (born 1850) has a nephew (born 1875) also called John Smith. So,
John Smith (born 1850) is now John Smith Sen. and his nephew John Smith (born 1875) becomes John Smith Jun.
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Re: 1847 Land Book Terms
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 08 January 17 20:30 GMT (UK) »
and why those writing up the books used names/nicknames to differentiate those with same names