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Ireland / Re: What is a "boiling house?"
« on: Tuesday 29 December 20 02:23 GMT (UK)  »
This is just a guess, but I think it is likely correct.

Farm hygiene and sanitary requirements increased markedly during the 1800s. I am pretty certain that by the end of the 19C it was a requirement that dairy equipment such as churns, buckets, milking equipment, etc should be sterilized. Sterilization required boiling water.

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Wexford / Re: Nicholas Brennan Davidstown born circa 1810
« on: Thursday 10 December 20 21:46 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you very much for your very full reply. This is much appreciated. I have found it a little difficult identifying records as I am unfamiliar with parish names and also civil registration districts. Are we 1st  2nd cousins many times removed?
Regards
Jo Cullen.

If we have the same number of generations, then we are 5th cousins, but I suspect you have an additional generation or two.
I am very familiar with the parishes, locations, registration districts, etc. I well remember visiting Whitechurch graveyard with my grandmother and her sisters for the pattern day each September, back in the 1960s.

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Wexford / Re: Nicholas Brennan Davidstown born circa 1810
« on: Thursday 10 December 20 19:02 GMT (UK)  »
I have become a little mixed up between brothers and nephews.

I noticed that there are many online family trees for Nicholas, of the order of 10 or more, where he is misidentified with a nephew of his.

This Nicholas Brennan was born 1810 or earlier. His confirmation date may indicate earlier, which would be more in line with the births of his brothers in late 1790s.
His brother John had two sons named Nicholas, the first, baptised 19/9/1823, died before 1827, the second, born 6/2/1827, died 9/9/1852.

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Wexford / Re: Nicholas Brennan Davidstown born circa 1810
« on: Thursday 10 December 20 18:19 GMT (UK)  »
Hi

A Bartholomew Brennan, age 75 died in 1875 at Davidstown.  He is recorded as a smith (blacksmith) and married.  Mary Brennan was present at death.   Is this the man you're seeking help with?

Link below:-

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1875/020620/7234971.pdf

Regards

Yes, that is the Bartholomew Brennan in question, my great-great-grandfather. Just want to point out that the death registration says aged 79, not 75. 79 is also the age given on his headstone.

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Wexford / Re: Nicholas Brennan Davidstown born circa 1810
« on: Thursday 10 December 20 17:43 GMT (UK)  »
I had to scale this photo down to fit within size restrictions.

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Wexford / Re: Nicholas Brennan Davidstown born circa 1810
« on: Thursday 10 December 20 17:06 GMT (UK)  »
Hello there, we are cousins!
I descend from Bartholomew Brennan. His birth predates the start of the parish registers in Glynn by many years. Full details of the families on my Ancestry family tree.

The Brennan family graves are all in Whitechurch (Wilkinstown townland), not Barntown. That is the original medieval churchyard of Whitechurchglynn civil parish, not to be confused with the other (second) Whitechurch civil parish in Co. Wexford. As there are four Davidstown townlands in Wexford, I should also mention that the one in question is Davidstown, Glynn. [I have been told that Barntown is where the Cullens are buried].

Nicholas Brennan died on 20/4/1852, not 1856 - the latter date is a mistake on the gravestone.
The gravestone for Bartholomew Brennan is to the left of that for Nicholas, that for John to the right. There was also another brother, James, and probably some sisters.

The Julia/Johanna duality was a common feature of the time, for all the (many) Julia/Johannas in the family, and I have seen it in other families as well.

Looking forward to hearing from you.



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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Ancestry ThruLines - DNA driven?
« on: Friday 04 December 20 21:35 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks to Albufera and Rosinish - both very useful replies!

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Ancestry ThruLines - DNA driven?
« on: Friday 04 December 20 19:06 GMT (UK)  »
Just wondering - is the Ancestry ThruLines facility driven by DNA matching results, family trees, or some mix of the two?
Also, is there a description of ThruLines matching somewhere?
Thanks

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Ireland / Re: Death not registered in 1900?
« on: Monday 23 November 20 08:21 GMT (UK)  »
I would have expected that all deaths were registered. 

Jan

That is a highly inaccurate assumption.

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