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Re: James Gregory Doolittle
« Reply #36 on: Thursday 07 February 19 22:02 GMT (UK) »
Those births are all RC church, Wicklow.

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Re: James Gregory Doolittle
« Reply #37 on: Thursday 07 February 19 22:06 GMT (UK) »


I believe all the births are repeated in Irish civil records, and the deaths might be as well. Also, in Findmypast, there's reference to a monument William Darragh erected to his deceased wife and children. William the son appears in several "Lost at sea" databases.



They most probably are!

Names of informants might be interesting.

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Re: James Gregory Doolittle
« Reply #38 on: Friday 08 February 19 09:47 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat, capon   :)

Name   WILLIAM DARRAGH
Date of Event   1864
Group Registration ID   N/R
SR District/Reg Area   Dublin South
Returns Year   1864
Returns Quarter   1
Returns Volume No   12
Returns Page No   617

Name   HONORA DOLITTLE
Date of Event   1864
Group Registration ID   N/R
SR District/Reg Area   Dublin South
Returns Year   1864
Returns Quarter   1
Returns Volume No   12
Returns Page No   617

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Re: James Gregory Doolittle
« Reply #39 on: Friday 08 February 19 18:45 GMT (UK) »
Thanks very much for the  marriage year. I'm sure I had seen it in civil records, but for some reason didn't enter it in my genealogy database (and so assumed it wasn't available). Honoria Doolittle is ancillary to my tree, and her family had no direct descendants, but I was intrigued by the story of the death of hers and William Darragh's son. And because on my father's side, I encountered a similar story - my 2x ggf's 17 yo son sailed with him out of St. John's NFLD, and also died at sea, albeit of a diphtheria outbreak aboard ship. It's also interesting that some of William Darragh's nephews (my great-granduncles) were occasionally part of his crews.

I visited Wicklow town in summer 2017 and was able to see the site of the shipyard, and also the street where most of the Darraghs lived.

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