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Warwickshire / Re: Abraham Smyth
« on: Wednesday 31 August 22 21:47 BST (UK)  »
Thank You, CaroleW. and Milliepede......
    My request was a wild/remote hope/wondering if Abraham's Family had shown up somewhere in someone else's family research/records, possibly through their daughters' marriages.
    I have been through the Censuses, and found possible links to sons William and John, who moved to brass-foundry instead of nails.
     Abraham(1798-1877) and Bridget (1818-1891) were married in Ireland, April 1838, and son William was born 1839.    Possible dau. Bridget (1841-49) born in UK.     Abe & Br. seem to have lived in the "courts" around Digbeth from 1840s to their deaths.
    Re the name : NOT just being picky ~ both forms, Smith and Smyth, are used in Ireland, for historical reasons, and ours was/is Smyth...but of course anyone else hearing it writes 'Smith'.
      Thank you both.     Something may turn up.

 Thanks, Aghadowey ~ of course you're right ! I made a pig's ear of the third line, and realised it only after I had sent the post. Wonderful hindsight !   The reg. district HAD to be Downpatrick.

Warwickshire / Abraham Smyth
« on: Tuesday 30 August 22 22:15 BST (UK)  »
      Abraham and Bridget Digbeth, 1840 to 1890...
               Abraham was a Nailer.     Bridget a Screw-turner.
                     Five children.

           Anyone come across this couple and family in their own searches/relatives ?

          Any info appreciated.


              for lines 2,3,and4
  Can't make a guess at the Name, yet.

Irish Language / Re: an aimsir
« on: Thursday 25 November 21 15:36 GMT (UK)  »
 Garbh-shíon na gCuach....  " rough-weather (period) of the cuckoos"......literally ~     
    a bad spell that comes between Winter and Spring.

  ['S' at the beginning  a bit of   'Is'  (=It is) or the conjunction 'agus' (and)]   

Irish Language / Re: leac uaighe
« on: Tuesday 25 August 20 20:36 BST (UK)  »
Not a reply, but a correction by myself.   I used ' O'Looney ' as an English version/translation for the surname, without studying the top of the memorial !  More common in the north of Ireland as an English version of the old Irish name is ' O'Loan '. (Some Irish names have several versions, when it comes to translating/and historical use).

Irish Language / Re: leac uaighe
« on: Wednesday 22 July 20 03:47 BST (UK)  »
May the most Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on the soul of Henry [O'Looney] who died 2nd April 1901.... and Sybil Carey[Ní Chiardha]his wife who died on 26th March 1901....and on the soul of his son Henry junior [O'Looney] M.E., solicitor/lawyer [fear dlí] who died 27th July 1898.
And on the soul of Fr. Dónal [O'Looney] D.D., the oldest son, who died 15th November 1911,
who was a professor in Maynooth College for fifteen years.... and on the soul of Fr Cathal[Charles]
[O'Looney] S.P., who erected this tombstone, and who died 30th October 1935. 

Ireland / Re: Change of Terms at
« on: Friday 15 June 12 21:58 BST (UK)  »
Glad to see I'm not alone in avoiding/boycotting rootsireland/IFHF....A few years ago I joined on the strength of their advert, which then proclaimed(with bad English) that you could search umpteen millions of records "for free"....which was not true, because if you didn't make a purchase within a few hundred they would cut you off.
   They have copies of many (not all, by any means) records which CAN be found elsewhere ~ and nobody minds paying reasonable fees.
   Claiming their 'system' is "not-for-profit" does not alter the fact that it's another classic bit of rip-off Ireland.

Canada Lookup Requests Completed / Re: William Nelson Brown
« on: Monday 26 September 11 21:54 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, Deb ~ sending longer reply as a Personal Message.

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