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Dublin / Re: Thoms Lookup please :) Donnelly Shops - Dublin
« on: Thursday 29 April 10 01:10 BST (UK)  »
Just thought I'd update with a little bit of information. I work in Swords and went to visit the new Local Studies and Archives building across the road. Turns out they have LOADS of Thom's Directories! The earliest ones I spotted were from 1866 onwards. They also had something marked 'Almanac' and these went back to the 1700's but I was in too much of a rush to investigate them. I'm heading back over tomorrow so I will check them out. If anyone wants me to look for anything for them let me know!

Anyway, I found that the first year my Thomas Donnelly appeared at 26 Cuffe Street was in 1913 :) Tomorrow morning I plan to track this family rumour that the Donnelly's also had something to do with a hotel in Ballsbridge.

Dublin / Re: Caroline Langstaff
« on: Monday 19 April 10 11:19 BST (UK)  »
Well it certainly makes one wonder about the French connection Quaxer!

Dublin / Re: Caroline Langstaff
« on: Sunday 18 April 10 20:28 BST (UK)  »
Probably worth mentioning that in November of the following year, 1853, a woman named Elizabeth Langstaff was married in St. Pauls. Again, no parents listed.

Could possibly be a sister or something?  ???

And thanks Shane!


Dublin / Re: Caroline Langstaff
« on: Sunday 18 April 10 20:17 BST (UK)  »

I knew about Anne, and I have other children's details as well but seeing Caroline as a sponsor in 1842 is something. I can see there were numerous Langstaff's from Ireland but no other sign of Caroline.


Dublin / Caroline Langstaff
« on: Sunday 18 April 10 19:57 BST (UK)  »
I am going to post this in the Dublin forum because it's the only information I am sure of.

My great great great grandfather, Michael Coyne, married a woman named Carolin Langstaff on the 27th of December 1852 in St. Pauls. No ages, addresses or parents are recorded, just the two witnesses, 'Joseph Fegan' and 'Eliza Nicholas'.

I found the cert on the Irish Family History Foundation site but I can't find the marriage registered with the Civil Registration Index. So does this mean the information was just scribbled down in the church but never registered?

The rumour from a distant relative is that this woman came from France but with only a name, and no region, apparently I can't search French records. I think this might be the end for Caroline in my tree :( I have posted this information on a few sites but no luck. If anyone can think of anything I can try I'd love to hear from you!


Dublin / Re: Duggans - Dublin
« on: Sunday 18 April 10 16:15 BST (UK)  »
That is very interesting Mary....

I'm just worried about the date of the marriage. I have the transcript of the birth/baptism cert for my great great grandfather Thomas Michael Duggan on the 29/3/1858 in St. Pauls

But the Joseph born in 1874 makes me think there has to be a connection here. One of the family names is Alphonsus and there were very few Alphonsus Duggans in Dublin. One Alphonsus Duggan that I found is living with his father Joseph, who in 1911 is 36 which fits perfectly with the birth you found. I have always thought that this Joseph was part of our family but did not find proof.

I just don't know what to make of the marriage dates. Is it possible the child, Thomas, was born out of wedlock?

Dublin / Duggans - Dublin
« on: Saturday 17 April 10 15:41 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone

Looking for anyone that might be related to this Duggan family from Dublin, Ireland.

Thomas Duggan married Julia Keely in around 1855-58.

They had seven children, that I know of;

Thomas (my great great grandfather) b.1858
Julia Frances b.1860
William Henry b.1861
Sylvester John b.1863
Teresa Mary b.1865
Alphonsus b.1867
Christina Catherine b.1871

Sylvester died at age 3, it seems.

According the 1911 census, Julia is living by herself, single, as a Dressmaker.

Christina and her mother Julia are living together. Both are widows. Christina is also a dressmaker and her married name is Turley. There are no children mentioned.

Alphonsus married a woman named Christina O'Brien. They had a lot of kids!
Frances b.1893
Thomas b.1895
Evaline b.1897
Alphonsus b.1899
Henry b.1903
Fergus b.1906
Eileen b.1908
Edmund b.1910

According to the 1939-40 Electoral Register, I THINK there may have been at least two more children after 1911, Frederick and George. Alphonsus Sr. is a 'Printer Compositor'(?) and the eldest daughter Frances is a shopgirl in a Pork Butcher's.

My great great grandfather Thomas, married a woman named Mary. We think her surname was Hyland but have been able to prove it as of yet. I'm working on it!

They had at least ten children as of 1911, although two have died. The census states they are married 28 years. Two are not in the household and I have yet to find them. The children still in the house are as follows;
William c.1886
Thomas c.1888
John c.1892 (my great grandfather)
Evaline c.1894
Francis c.1898
Mary c.1902

There is also a granddaughter, Mary, who is three but I have no idea who's child she is. I'm presuming one of the boys as her surname is Duggan.

Thomas Sr. is a House Carpenter. William and Thomas Jr. are both 'Engine Fitters at Works'. John is a 'Motor Fitter at Works'. Evaline is a 'Milliner at Factory'.

John married a woman named Claire Coyne and they had three children, Patrick, Marie and John (my grandfather).

Phew! After all that, I hope someone here recognizes this family!


Noo Jim, I could get into bars because I had ID but very few bouncers would believe me. They would stare at it for ages, and then stare at me for ages. If I didn't have my ID it was no drinks for Ali!

Thanks Carolyn, another fantastic restore :D

Tipperary / Re: John TRACEY, prisoner of war in WW!
« on: Wednesday 07 April 10 19:54 BST (UK)  »
I'm going to keep this post in mind because I have a lot of gaps right around that time.

Thanks for posting! :)

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