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Dublin / Re: Looking for the Merinnitt family
« on: Saturday 17 July 21 01:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi LH,
Yes I've done my DNA and nothing so far. That in itself is, I think, a bit odd as I've used DNA to open up another family line that was a complete mystery to me. Good suggestion and I'll continue looking there  :)

Dublin / Re: Looking for the Merinnitt family
« on: Wednesday 14 July 21 06:21 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the links everyone, much appreciated. I'll have a look  :)

Dublin / Re: Looking for the Merinnitt family
« on: Sunday 11 July 21 00:37 BST (UK)  »
Thanks everyone for the replies :) Here's the context for the question.
I've been researching my GG grandmother for some years with little luck. Her name was Ann Derenzy (various spellings). Whenever I find a new hypothesis, I dive in to see if it has veracity for 'my' Ann. I came across the name of Merinnitt in this capacity i.e. this Ann Derenzy's mother was one Mary Merinnitt married to a William Darenzy and living in Dublin.
I have played around with William as Ann's father and mother as Mary after I found a sole baptismal entry for Ann Maria Derenzy baptised at St Marys Dublin in 1825. While this makes Ann somewhat young for a marriage I found in 1840 (15 years) it is the only record I have come across with some level of fit. The marriage btw was to James Holohan (yes my great great grandfather) in 1840 at St Andrews Dublin. If them, they then moved to Bagnelstown (Muine Bheag) in Carlow and children followed from 1841. My great grandfather Thomas was born there in 1845. This move makes sense in so much as there were/are Holohans (this particular spelling) across Leinster and I have had confirmed that the Kilkenny Holohans had family in Bagnelstown.
While the Derenzys have left a footprint (some rather large) in various places across Ireland including Dublin, the records I find are largely related to an apparently more prosperous side of the family which I find hard to place Ann with given how her life rolled out!
I thought Merinnitt an unusual name and I haven't been able to find a marriage, evidence of the family in Dublin or even much evidence of the name elsewhere except for some variations in England. I note the reply about Devon too.
Hope that helps in focussing the discussion. Any information or thoughts on how to proceed would be gratefully received. Any thoughts on the Derenzys in Dublin would also be great. Ann has been a great mystery for us and James Holohan only slightly less so! TIA

Dublin / Looking for the Merinnitt family
« on: Saturday 10 July 21 08:45 BST (UK)  »
Hi there, this name has popped up in my research around Dublin. I can't find anything on the family name and only a few variants that are in England. Is anyone aware of this family name in and around Dublin? The period I'm looking at is late 1700s/early 1800s. TIA.

Kent / Re: Oakwood Hospital, Maidstone, Kent
« on: Saturday 10 July 21 08:42 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the replies. I've been out of action so sorry for the delay  :)

Kent / Re: Oakwood Hospital, Maidstone, Kent
« on: Wednesday 19 May 21 23:28 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for the replies, much appreciated. I'll follow up on the suggestions and see what I can uncover. In a general sense, if I wanted to find where someone is buried in the UK (I'm in Oz), where should I start? I have only been on this path once before and I hit pay dirt immediately when I made an enquiry at Medway Council. Should I do the same in this case? If so, if someone lived in Maidstone, which Council would they be covered by? TIA. 

Kent / Oakwood Hospital, Maidstone, Kent
« on: Wednesday 19 May 21 04:55 BST (UK)  »
I am researching a relative who died in Oakwood Hospital, near Maidstone, in 1969. Some internet browsing identified it as a psychiatric hospital long de-commissioned.
I have a few questions which I hope someone can help me with:
*This relative died in Oakwood aged 86 years. Was Oakwood an institution for chronic mentally ill patients in 1969 and could it be possible she had been there for some time (I'm thinking because there was an accommodation setup for those who had nowhere else to live and/or did not manage living in the community)? Could there have been other reasons for her being in Oakwood?
*Are the records for patients of Oakwood available?
*Are other records for Oakwood, such as admission and discharge registers, available?
*I can't find burial information for this relative and wondered if it was possible for her to be buried on the grounds? Are records available for on site burials?
Any other information or observations on Oakwood relevant to the period of her admission would be gratefully received.

Cheshire / Re: Mousedales and any variation thereof!
« on: Wednesday 19 May 21 04:43 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Twdyr. Apologies for the delay in acknowledging. I couldn't log into my account! :)

Cheshire / Re: Mousedales and any variation thereof!
« on: Monday 12 April 21 22:43 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Philip. There's a new variation! That might be helpful in expanding the pool I'm looking at from that area :)

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