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Thomas Balmer,Dublin Police
« on: Monday 24 July 17 19:56 BST (UK) »
Can any one help with the police record of Thomas Balmer,he was a policeman in the 1880s in Dublin.I am trying to find out his police record before he went to Dublin or if he was always there in Dublin.He was born in Armagh in the 1840s-50s.Thank you for your time.Also does anyone know if the church called Merrion Hall church was an influential church in Dublin.Does anyone have the local history on this church.They were called Brethren

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Re: Thomas Balmer,Dublin Police
« Reply #1 on: Monday 24 July 17 19:59 BST (UK) »
You may already have this.
From Jim Herlihy's book:
Balmer, Thomas, DMP 5863, born 1839, Cartyryan, Co. Armagh.

There is also
Balmer, Edward, DMP 5885, born 1832, Cortyryan, Co. Armagh, who may be a brother.
Also
Balmer, Robert, DMP 2778, born 1819, Forkhill, Co. Armagh, who may be related.
Coffey, Cummins, Cummins [Skirke, Laois], Curran, Dillon [Clare], Fogarty [Garran, Laois/Tipp], Hughes, Keshan (Keeshan), Loughman [Killadooley, Laois], Mallon [Armagh], Malone, Markham [Caherkine, Clare], McKeon [Sligo/Kilkenny], McNamara, Meagher, Prescott [Kilkenny/Waterford/Wexford?], Rafferty, Ryan, Sullivan, Tobin
FTDNA: T665306
GEDMatch: 1980344

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Re: Thomas Balmer,Dublin Police
« Reply #2 on: Monday 24 July 17 20:05 BST (UK) »
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Re: Thomas Balmer,Dublin Police
« Reply #3 on: Monday 24 July 17 20:10 BST (UK) »
Can any one help with the police record of Thomas Balmer,he was a policeman in the 1880s in Dublin.I am trying to find out his police record before he went to Dublin or if he was always there in Dublin.He was born in Armagh in the 1840s-50s.

Dublin had a separate police force from the rest of Ireland, which was covered by the Royal Irish Constabulary. It was the Dublin Metropolitan Police force (DMP). So Thomas is unlikely to have served anywhere else, unless he transferred to another force. I don’t see his name in RIC records so suspect his only service was with the DMP.

As Dublin 1850 has mentioned, Jim Herlihy has published a couple of books detailing all members of the DMP.  The Dublin Metropolitan Police: a complete alphabetical list of officers and men 1836 – 1925 & The Dublin Metropolitan Police – a short history and genealogical guide.
Elwyn

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Re: Thomas Balmer,Dublin Police
« Reply #4 on: Monday 24 July 17 20:24 BST (UK) »
Thank you,Dublin1850,Elwyn Soutter,and Aghadowey,for your help on Thomas balmer.I did not know that it was a seperate police force.On the church matter I was wondering if there was a local history on the church written by locals.thank you all for your help,tom

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Re: Thomas Balmer,Dublin Police
« Reply #5 on: Monday 24 July 17 20:29 BST (UK) »
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Re: Thomas Balmer,Dublin Police
« Reply #6 on: Monday 24 July 17 20:51 BST (UK) »
thank you for that,an interesting read,tom


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Re: Thomas Balmer,Dublin Police
« Reply #8 on: Friday 28 July 17 07:44 BST (UK) »
thanks dathai,they are the right people.they are brothers,thanks for your time,tom