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Title: Help deciphering Ireland Name?
Post by: hamiltonhunt on Sunday 16 May 10 02:55 BST (UK)
Could anyone help me decipher the names on lines 6-9 of the attached census. They look like Gumby but I don't think that's it. They are cousins to Elizabeth Ann (Le Bagge) Foley, I'm trying to figure out where they fit in. I can't seem to find them anywhere.

John Gumby, Wife's Cousin, Married, 24, Landowner, Dublin, Ireland
Georgina Harriet Gumby, Wife's Cousin, Married, 23, Wexford, Ireland
Helen With (Wilhemina?) Gumby (sp), Wife's Cousin's Child, 10 months, Ruskey?, Co, Ireland
I have no info regarding this location so not sure where it is.

I'd be thankful for any help.

J



Title: Re: Help deciphering Ireland Name?
Post by: Wiggy on Sunday 16 May 10 03:01 BST (UK)
Not sure about the Hel(l)en but think the next word is 'Wilh' rather than 'with' - so that would make sense of your Wilhelmina would it.  The 'Gumby' looks right. 
Certainly looks like Ruskey doesn't it.  sorry can't help more there.

Wiggy
Title: Re: Help deciphering Ireland Name?
Post by: hamiltonhunt on Sunday 16 May 10 03:08 BST (UK)
You're right about the Hellen. I'm wondering if the name is Grimby?

J
Title: Re: Help deciphering Ireland Name?
Post by: Wiggy on Sunday 16 May 10 03:12 BST (UK)
Had another look after enlarging - think Gumby is correct.

Place - Briskey???     I don't know Ireland well enough.

Wiggy
Title: Re: Help deciphering Ireland Name?
Post by: liverbird09 on Sunday 16 May 10 18:47 BST (UK)
There is a place called Rooskey County Roscommon, according to google maps. :)
Title: Re: Help deciphering Ireland Name?
Post by: carol8353 on Sunday 16 May 10 19:23 BST (UK)
Had you considered the surname Gamby?
Title: Re: Help deciphering Ireland Name?
Post by: aghadowey on Sunday 16 May 10 19:59 BST (UK)
Rooskey is certainly a possibility but there are several places in Ireland named Ruskey/Rusky.
What year is the census?
Title: Re: Help deciphering Ireland Name?
Post by: hamiltonhunt on Monday 17 May 10 00:13 BST (UK)
Sorry, I forgot that important detail, it was 1871.

J