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Laois vs. Queens
« on: Wednesday 27 September 06 09:31 BST (UK) »
Can someone please explain to me the connection between Laois and Queens?  I'm afraid I know nothing, and couldn't find it on the internet.  I have someone on a census b. "Queens Co Ireland";  is that the same as Co.Laois?  By the way, how do you pronounce it?
ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
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Re: Laois vs. Queens
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 September 06 09:39 BST (UK) »
Hello Loo.

Yes they are both one and the same place, called Queens
when under english rule, the name is Laois pronounced
'lace'.
Townson - Cartmel                      O'Malley - Askeaton, Ireland
Sadler - Dymock & Salford           Tomlinson - St Peters, Leeds
Wilkinson - Salford                      Chant - Sherbourne, Dorset
Garner - Pendleton

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Re: Laois vs. Queens
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 September 06 12:11 BST (UK) »
Hi Loo it is pronounced Leesh or leash same thing really  ;D

Heres a wee site that might interest you.

http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/County_Laois


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Re: Laois vs. Queens
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 September 06 21:44 BST (UK) »
Thanks to both of you.
I will try to pronounce it somewhere in between, and thereby acquire an Irish accent!
ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
WW1 internees

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Re: Laois vs. Queens
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 14 November 06 10:28 GMT (UK) »
Hello, just joined the forum so hope you don't mind if I butt in.

We traced my ancestors back to Laoighis, Queens County.  Our Delaney's came from a place called Ballinakill, Laoighis, QC and I've been over there to visit the town.

Can I ask what name(s) you're researching from there?
REID, BRAWN, DELANEY, ROBERTS, STAINES, TURNER, HARDY, WILLIAMS, GRIFFITHS, JONES, SMITH, LUCAS, McCAUGHAN, NOLAN, BRENNAN