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Knilands
« on: Thursday 20 May 10 00:01 BST (UK) »
Is Knilands an Irish family name?  I have come across this name linked to my ancestors from Fermoy but it is not a family name I am familiar with.

It is a Donald Knilands marrying a Anne Eliza McConnell in 1860.  I have a feeling he may have been a soldier stationed at the barracks.

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Re: Knilands
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 20 May 10 08:28 BST (UK) »
The surname could possibly be  Neiland, Nealan.

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BEVAN, Cambridge, New York
CORBETT, DUNNE, WILLINGTON, Tipperary
LYNCH, Tipperary, Dublin, New York
CARROLL, Tipperary,  Limerick
CONNERY,ELLIS,GUERIN,HINCHY,HUMPHRIES,McMAHON,SHEEHY,TAYLOR,WELSH/WALSH,  Limerick
CONLISK, DALY, DAVIN, FLANAGAN,  Kilconla, Galway
BROWN, Tyrone
HANNON, MOORE, TOTTEN,  Antrim
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Re: Knilands
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 20 May 10 09:30 BST (UK) »
Had a look at the 1911 census and only 2 people in the whole of Ireland with that surname so its def not a regular Irish name anyway.

http://corknortheast.brsgenealogy.com/search.php

Check out this website and you can see Donald and Ann`s marriage record in the Church of Ireland Fermoy.You have to pay €5 to download the record which would hopefully have the parents names on it and if your lucky where Donald was from.
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Re: Knilands
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 20 May 10 10:25 BST (UK) »
there are 12 Nilands in the current Dublin telephone directory ...

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Begg - Dublin, Limerick, Cardiff
Brady - Dublin
Breslin - Wexford, Dublin
Byrne - Wicklow
O'Hara - Wexford, Kingstown
McLoghlin - Roscommon
Lawlor - Meath, Dublin
Lynam - Meath and Renovo, Pennsylvania
Everard - Meath
Fagan - Dublin
Meyler/Myler - Wicklow
Gray - Derry, Waterford
Kavanagh - Limerick

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Flood-Monasterevin
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Re: Knilands
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 20 May 10 16:50 BST (UK) »
Cheers guys for all the help.  I think Donald Knilands may have been in the same regiment as my 3Gr Grandfather James Galbraith as they were both stationed in Fermoy at the same time.  Both were sergeants and if I'm right they married McConnell sisters.  I have never been able to confirm my 3Gr Grandfathers regiment so I'm hoping this is the lead I have been looking for.

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Re: Knilands
« Reply #6 on: Friday 21 May 10 11:39 BST (UK) »
James Galbraith. b 1830 married 15th March 1862   (Age: 32)
Fermoy, to Mary Jane McConnell   

Occupation in 1870 given as Drill Master sergeant
In 1882 - caretaker, 1885 - labourer

1892   98 Silvio Street, Belfast, Sexton (caretaker)

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Re: Knilands
« Reply #7 on: Friday 21 May 10 14:34 BST (UK) »
Thanks Pat, this confirms the information I have on him so far.  Still trying to pinpoint a regiment.

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Re: Knilands
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 22 May 10 00:04 BST (UK) »
I've been researching my Dublin based Nilands for a while. Whilst I've come across Nyland, Neiland, Neilan and even a Miland as a spelling variation, I've not come across Knilands in my research. May have to go back over some of my research as this raises another potential spelling variation I hadn't considered.....


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Niland&GSfn=Joseph&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=12481935&



Niland/Neiland/Neilan/Nyland - Dublin
Doyle - Enniscorthy
McCullen - Coastguards from Drogheda, Co Louth
Shepley - Macclesfield and Wheelock
Clarke - Macclesfield
McDermott - Macclesfield and Dublin
Pender - Dublin
O'Brien - Dublin and Galbally