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Re: Pierce Family (of Pierce Ironworks Foundry)
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 09:57 GMT (UK) »
I had another look for you Brian.

You can search here https://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0610 I think you have already done that but this is the information found.

Marriage
October 1842 James Pierce and Mary Ann Murphy

Baptisms with those parents

Joanna Pierce. 27th October 1844   

Philip Pierce 15th April 1846   

Mary Pierce 6th April 1848

Alice Pierce 26th January 1852   

Anne Pierce 3rd April 1855

Anne Pierce 16th September 1856   

Martin 6th March 1858

James Pierce 24th December 1859   

Alice Pierce 25th April 1862   

John Pierce 6th June 1864   

Looking at dates, there is a possibility that there could be a birth between marriage and Joanna’s birth but I can’t see a baptism, can you?

Hallmark found an Elizabeth but she had a Furlong mother and there are other baptisms to James Pierce and Elizabeth Furlong so it is unlikely that it is the same James Pierce.

Elizabeth Hughes shows Wexford as her place of birth in 1911 but this may be county rather than parish.

Presumably, as it is a family story, there must have been knowledge though of the Pierce business  :-\
Was the information handed down?

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Re: Pierce Family (of Pierce Ironworks Foundry)
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 15:35 GMT (UK) »
To Heywood - many thanks for that latest post about the Pierces.
The birth/baptism dates for Martin, Phillip and John are similar to those that are at
http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/highlights.jsp?county=WX&list=true
so I do think it is the correct family for the Pierce Ironworks.

No, I cannot find a baptism of Elizabeth with father James, but it may be in another patish becasue the 1911 Census does give her place of birth as Co.Wexford.
I wonder if, as you say, Elizabeth was born in another part of Wexford soon after the marriage, before Joanne.
Does the marriage record that you found have any location attached to it ?

I do have another family member, aged 75, who I am trying to contact - hopefully I'll have some success there.

I'll look further into those additional family members that you found in the parish registers.
Thanks again,
Brian.

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Re: Pierce Family (of Pierce Ironworks Foundry)
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 16:19 GMT (UK) »
No place given re the marriage but it is the same parish.

Online sources, if I recall, state that the company was founded in 1838 so presumably the family were in the same place.

I am inclined to think that Elizabeth was not of this family but you have to keep an open mind.
There is the matter of their wealth and status; no obvious marriage yet and the two surnames in the birth references which are puzzling.
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Re: Pierce Family (of Pierce Ironworks Foundry)
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 16:32 GMT (UK) »
To Heywood - thanks for that.
I agree - it is looking increasingly unlikely that Elizabeth was of this family.
I'll see if I get find out more about the Pierce connection at this end.
Regards,
Brian.