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Offline samualash

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Dwyer of Leeds b Ireland
« on: Monday 08 December 14 06:14 GMT (UK) »
 Hi. This is my 1st post on roots chat.  I've been forming my family tree since 2000 but I've always stuck at 1820. My ancestor Edward Dwyer b1796 came over to Leeds around 1823 with his wife Mary and son Richard. They came from Ireland and lived at Musgrave Fold on the Bank near York Road Leeds. I've never been able go back any further as I don't know where in Ireland they came from. Any information will be welcomed

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Re: Dwyer of Leeds b Ireland
« Reply #1 on: Monday 08 December 14 08:11 GMT (UK) »
I can find 2 references to Edward:

1) 1841 showing his age as 45.
     But bear in mind that, for the 1841 census, ages were rounded down to a multiple of 5 years.

2) Burial record, St Peter's Chapel, Leeds, in 1849 showing his age as 56.

That puts his birth at about 1793?
Which is well before the start of Civil Registration in Ireland.


Looking at www.irishgenealogy.ie, Church Records finds 2 baptisms for Edward Dwyer:

1) In Cork, 1791

2) St Michan, Dublin, 5th November 1794.
Parents: Philip Dwyer and Ann McDaniel

Just a possibility!
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Re: Dwyer of Leeds b Ireland
« Reply #2 on: Monday 08 December 14 08:45 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately many church records pre-1800 don't survive and of those that do not all are online. Without knowing where the Dwyers came from (parish if not actual townland) then it's probably impossible to be certain that any record you might find is for your Edward Dwyer.

Have a look at this topic-
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=498742.0

Added- just discovered that you already have a topic looking for information on the Dwyers from 2012 on IRELAND-GENERAL board (with more details)- no need to start a new one here.
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=580528.msg4323050#msg4323050
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