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Ireland / Re: Wolfenden Kenny c1778
« on: Monday 02 August 10 14:14 BST (UK)  »
Danishdots, thanks for that info on the Deverells.

Just had amazing stroke of luck on Wolfenden Kenny, his place & date of birth, and his father's name. Someone else also researching around him spent valuable time at the British Library and discovered papers relating to his becomming a cadet in thr Indian army.  Apparetly all cadets had to provide parish confirmation of their age etc. - it reads
"we do hereby certify that Wolfinden Kenny son of Simon Kenny of Mt Melick James (?) County Ireland was born in said town parish of Rosmallis on 18th Nov 1780. " It was dated 18/1/1801.

They also discovered that a Simon Kenny was listed as a merchant who died in 1806.
So where to go now to hunt down Simon Kenny, his wife etc. etc. Feel  a trip to Ireland coming on.
Any help much appreciated. All the best, Barbara

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Ireland / Re: Wolfenden Kenny c1778
« on: Friday 30 July 10 16:14 BST (UK)  »
Thanks everyone for all this info. Re the Wolfenden kenny medal, have now spoken to Dixons who acquired it from Spink of London last year. Rang Spink today - the medal was in a collection they sold last yr on behalf of a Lee E Bishop of the US who had recently died.  Where Mr Bishop acquired my grt grt grt grandfather's medal, I guess I'll never know.

Re the Weldon Deverall info - which is the best site to look for Irish births? Is it dependant on the county - no idea which one old Wolfie was born!

Many thanks and all the best
BarbaraB

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Ireland / Re: Wolfenden Kenny c1778
« on: Thursday 29 July 10 11:00 BST (UK)  »
Two responses in one day - amazing!
Many thanks for the war medal info - am now in contact with the company selling them - look forward to hearing how they got hold of them and what the "research" is that they hold as well.  Hadn't realised what prices these medals go for

Much appreciative of all this info
Thanks and regards
Barbara

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Ireland / Re: Wolfenden Kenny c1778
« on: Thursday 26 November 09 12:51 GMT (UK)  »
Im quite new to it too! Seem to remember I had same problem - think its down to number of posts you've made so if you reply to this again, you should be able to access the PM
Regards
Barbara

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Ireland / Re: Wolfenden Kenny c1778
« on: Friday 11 September 09 10:33 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Jim - I did in fact send for that death cert. some time ago but for whatever reason, not 100% sure its our W.K.  But surely there cant have been more than one with a name like that!
Still trying to trace an obituary but to date no luck.
Oh well, onwards & upwards!
M thanks
Barbara

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How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here) / Re: Personal messages
« on: Tuesday 08 September 09 12:29 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for those kind words of encouragement! Ive reached a stage
with my research where its easier to look at someone's elses research and help them rather than continue banging my head on the brick walls Ive now reached!
Regards
BarbaraB

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How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here) / Re: Personal messages
« on: Tuesday 08 September 09 12:04 BST (UK)  »
Thanks KHP. Glad there was an obvious reason and it wasnt just me being a numpty!
M thanks
B

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How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here) / Personal messages
« on: Tuesday 08 September 09 11:48 BST (UK)  »
Ive received a PM on my posted topic of Wolfenden Kenny c 1778 but cant see how to respond to thank them. Have read all the PM info and Help articles but seem to be missing some icons on the PM to enable me to respond.

Can you advise what Im doing wrong?!
Many thanks

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Ireland / Wolfenden Kenny c1778
« on: Saturday 05 September 09 16:12 BST (UK)  »
Hi, Im trying to trace this ancestor born in Ireland.

We know he had two children, one born London c1821 and a daughter born ?? The daughter Anna married a Weldon Deverell, guessing Kildare, as we've found in "The Gentleman's magazine 1844 the report of her death" At Clonagath, Kildare Anna Beaumont, wife of Weldon Deverell and dau. of Wolfenden Kenny.

Also believe Wolfenden Kenny may have owned a mill, not sure if North or South. Have also found records of his military service in the Peninsular War. But can find no trace of hir birth, marriage or death - guessing the death would have been in England, but not sure.

If anyone can help with either Wolfenden Kenny or the Deverells, that would be great.

Many thanks
Regards
BarbaraB

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