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Can we find Major Denis Bingham of Binghamstown's Gravesite
« on: Friday 14 April 17 10:08 BST (UK) »
Part of finding my family roots has been to find their gravesites ... these sites and inscriptions may provide answers on wives and descendants that I am finding difficult to chase down. I am maimly interested in Major Denis Bingham of Bingham Castle who passed away 1842 and his son William Bingham (I have no date)
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Re: Can we find Major Denis Bingham of Binghamstown's Gravesite
« Reply #1 on: Friday 14 April 17 10:32 BST (UK) »
For anyone else who, like me, had no idea about Binghamstown, it's in County Mayo, Ireland ;D
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Re: Can we find Major Denis Bingham of Binghamstown's Gravesite
« Reply #2 on: Friday 14 April 17 10:50 BST (UK) »
Thank you KGarrad ... The Bingham's were Church of Ireland and the areas in Mayo Ireland I have been searching are Ballina, Binghamstown (where he lived at Bingham castle) and Belmullet and I have also been searching in Dublin around Kilmore and also Dalkey where some uncles and brothers lived. Denis is my ggg grandfather (died 1842 a shooting accident), gg grandfather is William (died ???), g grandfather is Arthur Shaen (died 1915) and Grandfather Robert John Bingham (sailed to Sydney Australia in 1911)

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Re: Can we find Major Denis Bingham of Binghamstown's Gravesite
« Reply #3 on: Monday 24 April 17 12:45 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Was William Bingham born about 1790?
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Re: Can we find Major Denis Bingham of Binghamstown's Gravesite
« Reply #4 on: Monday 24 April 17 13:55 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Was William Bingham born about 1790?
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There's a whole thread on it here..   http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=768883.153

He was 30 when he went to Belmullet and might have married anywhere.

He was "of Binghamstown", absentee Landlord, and could be buried anywhere.

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Re: Can we find Major Denis Bingham of Binghamstown's Gravesite
« Reply #5 on: Monday 24 April 17 14:17 BST (UK) »
Ok so you know where he ended up do you?
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Re: Can we find Major Denis Bingham of Binghamstown's Gravesite
« Reply #6 on: Monday 24 April 17 14:21 BST (UK) »
Denis Bingham lived in Co. Mayo

according to this online tree Denis died at Bingham Castle LINK


Burials at Binghamstown Cemetery start c1866 LINK
There is probably an earlier cemetery in the area or a private burial ground but no records unfortunately
Kearney & Bourke/ Johns & Fox/ Mannion & Finan/ Donohoe & Curley
Byrne [Carthy], Keeffe/ Germaine, Butler/ McDermott, Giblin/ Lally, Dolan
Toole, Doran; Dowling, Grogan/ Reilly, Burke; Warren, Kidd [Lawless]/ Smith, Scally; Mangan, Rodgers/ Fahy, Calday; Staunton, Miller
Further generations:
Brophy Coleman Eathorn(e) Fahy Fitzpatrick Geraghty Haverty Keane Keogh Nowlan Rowe Walder

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Re: Can we find Major Denis Bingham of Binghamstown's Gravesite
« Reply #7 on: Monday 24 April 17 14:29 BST (UK) »
If you look at the ordnance survey maps at LINK
Search for Binghamstown and use the feature on the left Base Information and Mapping
Here you can choose to view the 1837 version of the map
On it there is a Church and graveyard to the north of the town
This is the most probable burial place for an 1842 death
Kearney & Bourke/ Johns & Fox/ Mannion & Finan/ Donohoe & Curley
Byrne [Carthy], Keeffe/ Germaine, Butler/ McDermott, Giblin/ Lally, Dolan
Toole, Doran; Dowling, Grogan/ Reilly, Burke; Warren, Kidd [Lawless]/ Smith, Scally; Mangan, Rodgers/ Fahy, Calday; Staunton, Miller
Further generations:
Brophy Coleman Eathorn(e) Fahy Fitzpatrick Geraghty Haverty Keane Keogh Nowlan Rowe Walder

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Re: Can we find Major Denis Bingham of Binghamstown's Gravesite
« Reply #8 on: Monday 24 April 17 14:32 BST (UK) »
If they did have gravestones they probably wouldn't have lasted too long!

In 1882 the small farmland of Doolough, Mayo was in turmoil. “Many evictions had taken place in the preceding years in which the tenants were shown little mercy. At the time, the United Irish League were very active, some turning to arms to force the landlord to relinquish their estates.”1  Others were pushing to consolidate the hundreds of small subdivided farms, which were too small to sustain families, into larger workable pieces of land.

On October 3, 1881, one of the landlords Arthur Shaen Bingham who owned much of the land in Doolough and was on “bad terms” with many of his tenants was shot at while returning to Doolough from Belmullet.  He had evicted many of his tenants from their farms. Some suspects were arrested, but later released, and he was given police protection