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Title: What does H M I R stand for?
Post by: Jang on Tuesday 15 January 19 05:07 GMT (UK)
In the obituary for Michael Keating in Wexford in 1901, his brother, Nicholas, is listed as "Nicholas Keating, HMIR, Wexford". Does anyone know what HMIR stands for?

Jan
Title: Re: What does H M I R stand for?
Post by: Mckha489 on Tuesday 15 January 19 05:20 GMT (UK)
Acronym dictionary says

His/Her Majesty's Inspector of Railways

 
Title: Re: What does H M I R stand for?
Post by: Jang on Tuesday 15 January 19 05:25 GMT (UK)
Thanks, I thought it might be His/Her Majesty's something, but wasn't sure if that applied to Ireland in 1901 …
Title: Re: What does H M I R stand for?
Post by: Mckha489 on Tuesday 15 January 19 05:27 GMT (UK)
I need to check, but I don't think Ireland became an independent state until 1922.

added. This from Wiki

19th century violent and constitutional campaigns for autonomy or independence culminated in an election in 1918 returning almost 70% of seats to Sinn Féin, who declared Irish independence from Britain and set up a parliament in Dublin, and declared the independence of Ireland from the United Kingdom. A war of independence followed that ended with the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1922, which partitioned Ireland between the Irish Free State, which gained dominion status within the British Empire, and a devolved administration in Northern Ireland, which remained part of the UK. In 1937, Ireland declared itself fully independent of the United Kingdom.
Title: Re: What does H M I R stand for?
Post by: Jang on Tuesday 15 January 19 05:49 GMT (UK)
Ah, thanks for that :-)
Title: Re: What does H M I R stand for?
Post by: hallmark on Tuesday 15 January 19 06:19 GMT (UK)
https://www.libraryireland.com/Pedigrees2/keating.php
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Post by: hallmark on Tuesday 15 January 19 06:32 GMT (UK)
Pedigree of Keating, Barons of Nicholstown, Co. Tipperary, of Baldwinstown, Co. Wexford and of Britany, France, c.1575 -- c.1750.

Dublin: National Library of Ireland, Genealogical Office: Ms.164, pp.61 & 65 & 89
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Post by: hallmark on Tuesday 15 January 19 06:53 GMT (UK)

Pedigrees of Keating, Furlong, Synnott and Kavanagh. Compiled with indexes, by Herbert F. Hore in 1838. With some coats of arms inserted from British Museum Mss. and other sources by P. Hore, 1910.


Location    Wexford: St. Peter's College, Hore Ms. 42
Other        The National Library of Ireland holds a microfilm copy (n.4347, p.4018).
Title: Re: What does H M I R stand for?
Post by: Jang on Tuesday 15 January 19 07:12 GMT (UK)
Thanks for the references, hallmark. I know my Limerick Keatings were related to Geoffrey Keating of Tubrid, but I'm pretty sure the Wexford Keatings are unrelated.

I just found Nicholas Keating's probate - he was a retired Inland Revenue officer. :-)
Title: Re: What does H M I R stand for?
Post by: heywood on Tuesday 15 January 19 07:16 GMT (UK)
Acronym dictionary says

His/Her Majesty's Inspector of Railways

Inland Revenue
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Wexford/Wexford_Urban_No__2/Main_Street_South/1805608/

1911
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Wexford/Wexford_No__3_Urban/Spawell_Road/697879/

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Just saw your post Jang.
Title: Re: What does H M I R stand for?
Post by: Jang on Tuesday 15 January 19 07:22 GMT (UK)
Thanks heywood, I always forget to check the Irish censuses!

Jan
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Post by: [Ray] on Tuesday 15 January 19 09:19 GMT (UK)


Extract . . . . .
1 Dec 1880     
Belfast Morning News     
"tile wife of James T. Burne, H.M.I.R. of a son. HARPCR—November 20, at Churchbrae, Stra-bane."     


My immediate thought was H.Majesty's Inland Revenue (as per UK HMRev&Customs currently)



Title: Re: What does H M I R stand for?
Post by: Maiden Stone on Tuesday 15 January 19 17:53 GMT (UK)
I thought same as Ray.
Title: Re: What does H M I R stand for?
Post by: Jang on Wednesday 16 January 19 02:47 GMT (UK)
And that's what it turned out to be. His probate notice says "Inland Revenue Officer, retired".

He actually had two probate notices - in England and Ireland. It seems he had property in both countries.