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Offline Barbara Eyre

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Re: Eyre in Wexford - Early to Mid 1800's
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 26 September 09 17:51 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your response, but unfortunately, we have already ruled that entry out.  He is of no relation to our Eyre family tree.   :-\
Eyre: Co. Kilkenny/Co. Wexford, Ireland
Bradley: Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Christie: Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Thompson: W. Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Taylor: Woodbury, Litchfield Co., CT -> Manhattan, NY 
Wood: Delevin, MN -> Greene, NY -> Bergen, NJ

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Re: Eyre in Wexford - Early to Mid 1800's
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 09 May 12 20:50 BST (UK) »
Since all my focus has been on Kilkenny, I'm a Wexford novice and am hoping for some enlightenment.

My paternal Great-grandfather is James William Eyre.  He was born in Kilkenny in 1868 (and was the first Eyre to come the US). 

His father is William Eyre.  B. 1845 and D. Jan. 30, 1908 (in Kilkenny).
According to a distant relative's information, the 1901 census states that William was born on Co. Wexford. He married Frances Christie on August 21, 1865 at the St. Nicholas church in the City of Dublin. They had 11 children in total (10 living).  I've been told I can acquire a copy of their marriage certificate from goireland.

It seems he had a brother, Thomas, who was born in 1836 ... I'll presume Co. Wexford also. He married Lucy Arnold on Oct. 2, 1862.  Her father is listed as a gamekeeper. They had a daughter by the name of Lucy.

And their father's name was John Eyre ... again, will presume of Co. Wexford.
According to Thomas' marriage cert, John was a Steward.
According to William's marriage cert, John was a Farmer.

I do not have an image of this 1901 census ... would love a copy if anyone has access.

I do not know the mother's name ... this is one of the missing bits of information I'm looking for (hate missing spaces LOL).

My distant relative also said of the following:
Because the county of Wexford resisted Cromwell in 1649, and the fact that all of the land in that county was confiscated, the Eyre family must have been rewarded for their part in the Cromwellian battles in Ireland. --- He is doing further research to try to validate that thought.

Basically, what I'm trying to do is find that "bridge" between my Eyre branch and the Galway Eyres.  Once I do, I should be able to then know if my distant ancestors were from the Wiltshire Eyres or the Derbyshire Eyres that the Allen Stewart Hartigan "Eyre Dedication" details.

So, am looking for suggestions, ideas, etc. concerning John Eyre (and his wife) and Thomas Eyre.  But anything additional you find on William would be a boon.

FYI - I know in the IGI that the last name is frequently spelled EAYRE. Not sure why.  And I'm not sure if that is how it is spelled on Censuses and the like.

Thanks in advance .... I'll keep trying to find something on my end.

Hi Barbara,

Thomas & Lucy Eyre are my husband's Great-Great Grandparents.  I have been trying to research his family, on and off when I have time, since we married.  I have got back to Thomas & Lucy, but don't know much about them.  I have one census form with Lucy in it, and taramcdsmall sent me a link of their marriage certificate in another post of mine.  Do you need help with the descendancy of the Thomas Eyre line?  I have a tree on ancestry.com, if you would like to see it.  Just let me know, and I will send you an invite. 

I hope you find this message, because I would really like to correspond and share information! :)

Sincerely,
Jamie (Cecil) Eyre
Eyre--Ireland, England
Bosonnet--Ireland, France

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Offline Barbara Eyre

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Re: Eyre in Wexford - Early to Mid 1800's
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 24 May 12 16:52 BST (UK) »
Jamie,

I would love to connect with you to help each other out!

Via another of our distant cousin (who is from Thomas' line) ... I have a pretty detailed listing of the generations since Thomas and Lucy (just a list of names, no b/m/d info). And being the list is about 2-3 years old, some may have married since.

I only have a free account at Ancestry.com so I don't know if I can view your tree or not, but would love to try.

Warm Regards,
Barbara Eyre
Eyre: Co. Kilkenny/Co. Wexford, Ireland
Bradley: Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Christie: Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Thompson: W. Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Taylor: Woodbury, Litchfield Co., CT -> Manhattan, NY 
Wood: Delevin, MN -> Greene, NY -> Bergen, NJ

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Re: Eyre in Wexford - Early to Mid 1800's
« Reply #12 on: Monday 29 July 13 17:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Barbara,
Thanks for responding! Sorry it's taken me so long to get back on here.  I got your email as well and sent you a reply.  Also sent you a link to my Ancestry.com tree, so hopefully you'll be able to get in and see it.  I'm hoping we can work together to progress on this line of Eyres! :)
Sincerely,
Jamie
Eyre--Ireland, England
Bosonnet--Ireland, France