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Title: History of Wexford Town
Post by: winegen on Friday 26 June 09 15:53 BST (UK)
Does anyone have or know where one could get a copy of the book, "History of Wexford Town" by Philip Herbert Hore? Quite old.
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: Alienboy36 on Friday 26 June 09 16:38 BST (UK)
Hi there, after doing a search for the info you wanted, i found some info that said they didn't think the book was published.
If you do a search using Google, it should be the top link.
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: winegen on Friday 26 June 09 17:09 BST (UK)
I did that search but it is just a brief history of Wexford. I don't know if this was published or not. The book I got the title from was the History of Patrick Sinnett by Walter Eye. In the book of Wexford Town there is a portrait of Col David Sinnett wearing the armor he wore at the storming of Wexford by Cromwell. This is the portrait I'm looking for. Or any information on a Patrick Sinnett b. 1752 in County Wexford.
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: Alienboy36 on Friday 26 June 09 18:47 BST (UK)
The only other thing i can think of is to search Amazon, they have every book going.
I wouldn't mind a copy if you do find it as my mum comes from Wexford.
Good luck  ;)
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: winegen on Friday 26 June 09 19:12 BST (UK)
That would be a find. My guess is that book is over 125 years old. I was hoping the Wexford Library would have a copy.
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: shanew147 on Friday 26 June 09 19:24 BST (UK)
link to Wexford libraray : http://www.rootschat.com/links/06kl/

and a link to a book site that I use sometimes...

   http://www.ilab.org/

they have a few old Wexford books, some of them very expensive!


Shane
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: Oaks and Acorns on Friday 26 June 09 21:30 BST (UK)
A quick search on Google Books shows this book was published in 1904 and copies are available at

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
Trinity College Dublin
University of Limerick

Dara.
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: nickr90 on Saturday 27 June 09 13:52 BST (UK)
The History of Wexford Town and County was published in five volumes.
It was reprinted in the 1970s but I believe it is currently out of print. Some libraries will have copies for reference only.
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: winegen on Saturday 27 June 09 14:05 BST (UK)
After doing the google book search I was able to view the book online. However I'm not sure what vol. I was looking at since I didn't know there were additional vol. First The book I was looking for is titled "History of Wexford Town" not "Town and Country". It may be the same book but the one I'm looking for has a portrait of Col. David Sinnett in his armor he wore at the storming of Wexford. This Portrait is what I'm looking for. Or any other Sinnett paintings or photographs.
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: nickr90 on Saturday 27 June 09 17:05 BST (UK)
That is Volume 5
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: nickr90 on Saturday 27 June 09 17:09 BST (UK)
That is the volume on Wexford Town. The Portrait of Col Sinnott is in it on page 275. The armour is a seperate picture on 277. The original of the portrait was said to be in Ballymoyar House Co. Armagh in the late 1800s. He was not a "popular bunny" in Wexford.
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: winegen on Saturday 27 June 09 17:29 BST (UK)
I went back and did the search again and found it to be v. 4. I was unable to get to vol 5. Do you have a copy that you could scan the two photos and send to me?
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: Oaks and Acorns on Saturday 27 June 09 17:43 BST (UK)
You might want to check this out also:

There is another book, Sinnett Genealogy By Charles Nelson Sinnett which includes some information on Col. David Sinnett who defended Wexford Town.

Itís not available in any Irish library as far as I can see but is widely available in libraries in the USA,

Dara.
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: winegen on Saturday 27 June 09 18:23 BST (UK)
After looking at parts of this book for many years I just bought it. It deals with Sinnett's in Maine and I'm looking for ones in VA/Wa. But in Ireland there may be a connection, who knows. Thanks.
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: nickr90 on Sunday 28 June 09 15:56 BST (UK)
I only have the 1970s reprint and the photos are very bad. There may be one in my collection from another source. I will check this out and get back to you.
Regarding the other correspondent above Colonel Sinnott only "defended" Wexford up to a point. He then admitted Cromwell.
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: nickr90 on Sunday 28 June 09 16:03 BST (UK)
Apologies for the quality - the original print is not great.
Title: Re: History of Wexford Town
Post by: winegen on Sunday 28 June 09 16:32 BST (UK)
As I mentioned above, this may not even be the right Sinnett line to persue in looking for Patrick, but it seems to get the most attention. Do you have any data on any Patricks in born in the 1750 timeframe? I really appreciate all the helpand time you have put in. Thank you.