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Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
« on: Thursday 11 November 21 06:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I'd love some help figuring out what this says! It's a birthplace from the 1871 census - I can tell the first two words say Longford, Ireland, but I'm not sure about the third! Any help would be appreciated :)

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Re: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 11 November 21 15:43 GMT (UK) »
Looks like Tubbah?
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Re: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 November 21 15:47 GMT (UK) »
Hmm I thought it might be something like that but I can't find any record of a place called Tubbah in Ireland :/


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Re: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 11 November 21 16:01 GMT (UK) »
What is the surname?

Could be Tober (which means 'well').
https://www.townlands.ie/longford/granard/abbeylara/bunlahy/tober/
Coffey, Cummins, Cummins [Skirke, Laois], Curran, Dillon [Clare], Fogarty [Garran, Laois/Tipp], Hughes, Keshan (Keeshan), Loughman [Killadooley, Laois], Mallon [Armagh], Malone, Markham [Caherkine, Clare], McKeon(e) [Sligo/Kilkenny/Waterford], McNamara, Meagher, Prescott [Kilkenny/Waterford/Wexford?], Rafferty, Ryan, Sullivan, Tobin
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Re: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 11 November 21 16:15 GMT (UK) »
Researching: Cuthbertson – Co. Derry, Scotland & Australia; Hunter – Co. Derry; Jackson – Co. Derry, Scotland & Canada; Scott – Co. Derry; Neilly – Co. Antrim & USA; McCurdy – Co. Antrim; Nixon – Co. Cavan, Co. Donegal, Canada & USA; Ryan & Noble – Co. Sligo

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Re: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 11 November 21 16:34 GMT (UK) »

Hi, I'd love some help figuring out what this says! It's a birthplace from the 1871 census - I can tell the first two words say Longford, Ireland, but I'm not sure about the third! Any help would be appreciated :)


Providing the name of the person in that census reference - and any wider contextual information -  might offer up readers an alternative approach to guessing the 1871 handwriting. 


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Re: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
« Reply #6 on: Friday 12 November 21 02:37 GMT (UK) »
A misspelling of Tober does seem to be the most likely option! His name on the census is John Hall and he's living in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire :)

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Re: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
« Reply #7 on: Friday 12 November 21 13:07 GMT (UK) »
Some RC Halls baptised in Granard RC parish late 1700s. Don't see a John, but father's name John.
Protestant Halls in Templemichael and Moydow parishes.
Coffey, Cummins, Cummins [Skirke, Laois], Curran, Dillon [Clare], Fogarty [Garran, Laois/Tipp], Hughes, Keshan (Keeshan), Loughman [Killadooley, Laois], Mallon [Armagh], Malone, Markham [Caherkine, Clare], McKeon(e) [Sligo/Kilkenny/Waterford], McNamara, Meagher, Prescott [Kilkenny/Waterford/Wexford?], Rafferty, Ryan, Sullivan, Tobin
GEDMatch: T665306 tested with Family Tree DNA
GEDCOM file: 1980344