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Hess, Seabrook, from Old Ross
« on: Wednesday 23 August 06 03:48 BST (UK) »
Am looking for any information or family connection to the following people from Old Ross,County Wexford:

John Hess,b.about1762 and his wife Phillipe ?, b.about1766 in Old Ross. Have found a pre1864 listing for John Hess living in [Townland]Townparks,[Parish]St.Johns,[County]Wexford, which may be him.

Their son, Jacob Hess, b19 Dec 1787 who married Elizabeth Seabrook, b15 May 1785. They had several children born in Ireland, including William, b10 May 1816.They immigrated to Canada about 1827.
Sloman,Daveridge,Smith,Seaman-Somerset
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Hess,Seabrook- Old Wexford,Upper Canada,Lower Canada,Manitoba,Minnesota
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Re: Hess, Seabrook, from Old Ross
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 16 February 08 23:45 GMT (UK) »
Hello canada twig,

What denomination were your Hess and Seabrook ancestors? Were they members of the Catholic faith, the Established Church (Anglicans or Church of Ireland) or possibly Presbyterians?

You'll have to rely on Church records as civil registration in Ireland was not introduced until 1864. Non Catholic marriages were registered from 1845 onwards. When registration for BDMS started in 1864 some people didn't bother with the registration for a few years after that date. Keep your fingers crossed that church records still exist.

The Eighteenth Century Sources. may assist you to find your Copeland and Henderson ancestors. Some of them are on John Hayes failteromhat.com website

Books of Survey and Distributions c. 1700
Catholic Qualification Rolls 1778 - 1793
Convert Rolls 1704-1839
Electors Rolls 1761
Estate Records and Marriage Licence Bonds
Flax Growers List 1796
Freeholders entitled to vote 1770
Grand Jurors and Books of Presentiments
Militia Lists 1761
Oath of Allegiance 1775
Poll Books 1752
Proprietors of land circa 1700 list
Protestant Householders 1740 list.
Register of Freeholders 1758
Return of Householders 1766
State prisoners 1798
Voters Lists 1727-1793

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Re: Hess, Seabrook, from Old Ross
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 17:44 BST (UK) »
Hi Canada twig,   Jacob Hess and Elizabeth (Seabrook)Hess are my 4th great grandparents , My great great grandfather John Hess immigrated from Canada to America  settled in Minnesota


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Re: Hess, Seabrook, from Old Ross
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 19:18 BST (UK) »
Am looking for any information or family connection to the following people from Old Ross,County Wexford:

John Hess,b.about1762 and his wife Phillipe ?, b.about1766 in Old Ross. Have found a pre1864 listing for John Hess living in [Townland]Townparks,[Parish]St.Johns,[County]Wexford, which may be him.

Their son, Jacob Hess, b19 Dec 1787 who married Elizabeth Seabrook, b15 May 1785. They had several children born in Ireland, including William, b10 May 1816.They immigrated to Canada about 1827.

Townparks, St. Johns is the townland representing the liberties of Wexford town - directly outside the walls of the town. 
It is clear across the county from Old Ross.

Oops - just noticed that the original query is from 2006!
BRENNANx2 Davidstown/Taghmon,Ballybrennan; COOPER St.Helens; CREAN Raheennaskeagh/Ballywalter; COSGRAVE Castlebridge; CULLEN Lady's Island (LI); CULLETON Forth Commons;CURRAN Hillbrook, Wic; DOYLE Clonee/Tombrack; EDWARDS Wex; FOX Knockbrandon; FURLONG Moortown; HAYESx2 Walsheslough/Wex; McGILL Litter; MORRIS Forth Commons; PIERCE LI; POTTS Bennettstown; REDMOND Ballygarrett; ROCHEx2 Wex; ROCHFORD Ballysampson/Ballyhit; SHERIDAN Monadurtlow; SINNOTT Wex; SMYTH Gerry/Oulart; WALSH Kilrane/Wex

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Re: Hess, Seabrook, from Old Ross
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 19:25 BST (UK) »
The surname Hess suggests this was a Palatine family. AFIK there was a Palatine community in the vicinity of Old Ross. There are published works (books) on the Palatines in Ireland.
BRENNANx2 Davidstown/Taghmon,Ballybrennan; COOPER St.Helens; CREAN Raheennaskeagh/Ballywalter; COSGRAVE Castlebridge; CULLEN Lady's Island (LI); CULLETON Forth Commons;CURRAN Hillbrook, Wic; DOYLE Clonee/Tombrack; EDWARDS Wex; FOX Knockbrandon; FURLONG Moortown; HAYESx2 Walsheslough/Wex; McGILL Litter; MORRIS Forth Commons; PIERCE LI; POTTS Bennettstown; REDMOND Ballygarrett; ROCHEx2 Wex; ROCHFORD Ballysampson/Ballyhit; SHERIDAN Monadurtlow; SINNOTT Wex; SMYTH Gerry/Oulart; WALSH Kilrane/Wex

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Re: Hess, Seabrook, from Old Ross
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 18 July 19 23:10 BST (UK) »
Wexflyer,
You are right Hess was a Palatine family name along with the surnames Hornick, Jeakyll, Jeakle, Reinhardt, Rynhart, Poole, there was a Palatine Stettlement on( Lord Ram of Gorey) Old Ross Estate.  The Church of Ireland church in Old Ross was their place of worship and the church register is full of Palatine names . A lot of them were massacred in Scullabogue in 1798. As a result many of those who managed to survive emigrated to the USA & Canada.

 The book Old Ross The Town that Never Was, by Bernard Browne gives a very thorough account of the Palatines in Old Ross.

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Re: Hess, Seabrook, from Old Ross
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 11 September 19 06:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the tips. I did find the family on a ships list, listed as roman catholic , and part of an immigrant group. However they never called themselves that in canada. I would really like to read these books. That shall be my next search! Apparently our Seabrook connection had a father and brother killed in Scullabogue.
Sloman,Daveridge,Smith,Seaman-Somerset
Liddicoat,Rawling-Cornwall
Hess,Seabrook- Old Wexford,Upper Canada,Lower Canada,Manitoba,Minnesota
Baxter-Ireland,Ontario,Minnesota,North Dakota,Manitoba

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Re: Hess, Seabrook, from Old Ross
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 11 September 19 21:12 BST (UK) »
Canada Twig,

That book is now out of print I believe but you should be able to get that book through your local library via an Inter-Library Loan.  It is an excellent book and well worth the read, it gives a lot of information on that Palatine settlement.