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Cavan to Drogheda
« on: Friday 25 September 20 22:50 BST (UK) »
My 2x ggrandparents John Clark b1810 and Catherine Gartland b.1816 in Drogheda and I am unable to trace any further back.  However on my Ancestry DNA links there are lots of connections (distant) to Co.Cavan. Would there have been any significant movement from Co.Cavan to Drogheda in the years prior to c.1800?  John was a factory labourer in Sunderland but his son Matthew noted that his  father was a linen weaver when he married. 
Thanks for any information.

BillC 

   

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Re: Cavan to Drogheda
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 26 September 20 00:30 BST (UK) »
Drogheda was a big commerical centre and the largest linen manufacturing town in Ireland in the late 1700s. The eastern side of County Cavan was/is within 35 miles.


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Re: Cavan to Drogheda
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 26 September 20 13:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks.  Also handy for movement to England between 1843 when they were married and 1851 when
they appeared on the 1851 Census in Sunderland.

BillC


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Re: Cavan to Drogheda
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 26 September 20 17:18 BST (UK) »
A good book to read would be "Proto-Industrialization and Pre-Famine Emigration by Brenda Collins Published By: Taylor & Francis, Ltd."  which you could potentially order from your local library. It is about the social history at that time.

Also interesting https://www.nwemail.co.uk/features/nostalgia/16445921.irish-immigrants-brought-fear-of-typhus-to-lancashire-towns-and-villages/

With the potato famine around that era people moved around to find work, housing and food and they are not very far away from each other
Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
Lincolnshire:Clements, Woodend

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Re: Cavan to Drogheda
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 26 September 20 18:08 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the recommendations.  I like to know the background story to my ancestors and have read what to some must be pretty 'obscure' titles such as Grasslands and Graziers in Meath and Early Scottish Hand Loom Weavers.  My children shake their heads sometimes!

BillC