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Offline Trishmcc23

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Maryborough Queen's County Workhouse/Prison?
« on: Wednesday 22 June 16 06:09 BST (UK) »
Recently had a death transcription done for my grandfather, James Walsh, hoping to get some more information.  It showed he was born in Queens County, Ireland around 1842 and came to Victoria Australia around 1865.  Don't know if he was an assisted passenger or not.  However the transcription also showed his father was James Walsh shown as Governor of Maryborough Workhouse.  His mother was Bridget Connolly.  I can only find Maryborough Prison and don't know where I might find registers of staff to find any record of my great great grandfather.    I would also like to find on what ship my great grandfather came to Australia.
Thanks for any help you may be able to give.
Trishmcc

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Re: Maryborough Queen's County Workhouse/Prison?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 June 16 07:52 BST (UK) »
There doesn't appear to have been a workhouse in Maryborough/Portlaoise. There was the prison and a Luantic Asylum.
Searching for Maryborough or Portlaoise Workhouse brings up results for Donaghmore Workhouse which a bit outside the town.
http://www.donaghmoremuseum.com/
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Re: Maryborough Queen's County Workhouse/Prison?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 June 16 09:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Sinann nice to hear from you.  I saw that about Maryborough and Donaghmore but I don't know where to look to find staff records to see if I can find James Walsh.  Any ideas?
Trish

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Re: Maryborough Queen's County Workhouse/Prison?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 June 16 09:33 BST (UK) »
Try contacting the museum, they should at least know if records survive.
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Re: Maryborough Queen's County Workhouse/Prison?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 29 June 16 01:53 BST (UK) »
Dear Sinann - thank you very much for the suggestion.
Trish

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Re: Maryborough Queen's County Workhouse/Prison?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 29 June 16 19:18 BST (UK) »
Findmypast has a
James Walsh; (19)
Mountmellick Petty Sessions; 1862
Assault; 2/6-/or 7 days (served time)
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Re: Maryborough Queen's County Workhouse/Prison?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 29 June 16 22:43 BST (UK) »
Dear Jack thank you for that information I will check it further.
Trish

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Re: Maryborough Queen's County Workhouse/Prison?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 03 July 16 16:57 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Maryborough was the original name of Portlaoise.
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Re: Maryborough Queen's County Workhouse/Prison?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 03 July 16 17:05 BST (UK) »
Maryborough was part of the Mountmellick Poor Law Union from 1839. The people of Maryborough would have had to go to the Mountmellick workhouse.

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Mountmellick/
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