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by Sduddy
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Peasantry dance to a German Band, Ballyline 1863
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Peasantry dance to a German Band, Ballyline 1863

Not everyone was happy with the German bands. Speaking in 1893, Dr. Douglas Hyde lamented that concertinas and German Bands were replacing the Irish pipes. But I think the concertina had already taken hold by then and was here to stay. Freeman’s Journal : Tue 24 Jan 1893: The National Literary Socie...
by Sduddy
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Peasantry dance to a German Band, Ballyline 1863
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Peasantry dance to a German Band, Ballyline 1863

Freeman’s Journal : Wed 8 Jul 1863: Athenry and Ennis Junction Railway (from our correspondent). Ennis, Jul 6: - The cutting of the first sod of this railway took place to-day at Ballylyne [Ballyline], which is situated about six miles from Ennis. The line is to extend from the Midland Great Wester...
by Sduddy
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Another German Band in Clare? Ballyvaughan 1857
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Another German Band in Clare? Ballyvaughan 1857

The Clare Journal and Ennis Advertiser of 27 Aug 1857 mentions a German Band playing in Ballyvaughan. I wonder if this is Herr Pfeiffer’s band (see topic “Herr Pfeiffer’s German Band in Clare 1855-1856": http://www.ourlibrary.ca/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7136&p=13592#p13592), or is it another Germa...
by Sduddy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: An O'Grady Path into New Zealand History
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: An O'Grady Path into New Zealand History

Hi Susan You may have this already. Two children of Michael Gavin and Fanny Burke Brown were baptised in Tulla parish: Tulla parish register of baptisms, 1846-1862: 24 Apr 1857: Marcella Mary Gavan of Michael Gavan and Francis B. Browne, Newgrove; sponsors: Pat O’Grady, Anne B. Brown. 20 Feb 1859: A...
by Sduddy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Maiden name of Mrs Lynch, wife of P. Lynch, Editor
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Maiden name of Mrs Lynch, wife of P. Lynch, Editor

I found two more baptisms in the St. Mary’s parish register, confirming that Mary was Mary Power: 18 Jan 1827: John, son of Patrick Meehan and Mary Power; sponsors: William Frewen, Johanna Ryan. 2 Oct 1829: Mary Anne, daughter of Patrick Meehan and Mary Power; sponsors: James Ryan, Mary Frewen: http...
by Sduddy
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Maiden name of Mrs Lynch, wife of P. Lynch, Editor
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Maiden name of Mrs Lynch, wife of P. Lynch, Editor

I found the marriage of Patrick Lynch and Mary Meehan in St. Mary’s parish register (Limerick): 23 Feb 1841; witnesses: Rev. Mr. Nash, Rev. Mr. Egan. I think their daughter, Ellen, who is aged 8 in 1850 and aged 13 in 1855, was baptised Anna Maria: 13 Dec 1841: baptism of Anna Maria daughter of Patr...
by Sduddy
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Maiden name of Mrs Lynch, wife of P. Lynch, Editor
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Maiden name of Mrs Lynch, wife of P. Lynch, Editor

Hi Sharon and Jimbo Wow! I am lost for words - almost. Thank you both very much for doing all that work. I did look at the 1855 New York State census, but not carefully enough. I was looking for a neat little family - two parents, two children. That baptism, on the 18th Aug 1831, is definitely for P...
by Sduddy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Maiden name of Mrs Lynch, wife of P. Lynch, Editor
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Maiden name of Mrs Lynch, wife of P. Lynch, Editor

I would like to know the maiden name of Mrs. Lynch, wife of P. Lynch, editor of the Irish American in the 1850s. This notice appeared in the Limerick Chronicle of Sat 24 Jan 1857: At New York, US, Mrs. Lynch, wife of P. Lynch, Esq, late of Limerick, and proprietor of the “Irish American” newspaper. ...
by Sduddy
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Triplet births in the 19th Century
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Triplet births in the 19th Century

Hi Murf Here are some sets of triplets from baptism registers. I haven’t checked the civil registrations for the births those born after 1864, and I haven’t checked for any deaths. I imagine it was very rare, in the 19th century, for all three of a set of triplets to survive. St. Senan’s (Kilrush), ...
by Sduddy
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Six Mutinous Soldiers, Clare Militia, July 1856
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Six Mutinous Soldiers, Clare Militia, July 1856

The Militia, which had been recruited as a home guard during the Crimean War, was disembodied in July 1856. The men were required to exchange their uniforms for the clothes they had worn upon enlistment. In many cases, it seems, these were very shabby. The reluctance of some men in Nenagh to surrend...
by Sduddy
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Herr Pfeiffer’s German Band in Clare 1855-1856
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Herr Pfeiffer’s German Band in Clare 1855-1856

I’ve found that Herr Pfeiffer died in 1869, aged only 41. The Bristol Times and Mirror of Mon 6 Sep 1869 reported his death and funeral: Funeral of Herr Pfeiffer. The funeral of the late Herr Pfeiffer, whose sudden death last week spread a deep gloom throughout the musical profession in this city, t...
by Sduddy
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Herr Pfeiffer’s German Band in Clare 1855-1856
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Herr Pfeiffer’s German Band in Clare 1855-1856

All quotations below are from the Clare Journal and Ennis Advertiser newspaper. The involvement of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in the Crimean War, 1853-1856, meant that the regular army was engaged overseas, and barracks normally occupied by soldiers were left vacant. A Militia w...
by Sduddy
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Considine, Kilmorane, Killone: date of death needed
Replies: 11
Views: 11478

Re: Considine, Kilmorane, Killone: date of death needed

I’ve found that an avenue in Port Dalhousie, St. Catherines, Ontario, was named after John W. Considine. In the introduction to an article entitled “St Catherines Street Name Project" (https://stcatharinesheritage.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/stcatharines-street-name-project.pdf), the author, Maurice...
by Sduddy
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Considine, Kilmorane, Killone: date of death needed
Replies: 11
Views: 11478

Re: Considine, Kilmorane, Killone: date of death needed

Hi Sharon, Thank you again for your helpful reply to my query about Michael Considine of Kilmorane. In that reply you mentioned a J. W. Considine: I don't have an obituary right for that Michael, but I have extensive information on the Henry Considine/Bridget Daley family of Canada and Ohio. Their e...
by Sduddy
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Information is wanted of Thomas McNamara, of Glandree,
Replies: 415
Views: 197811

Re: Information is wanted of Thomas McNamara, of Glandree,

Hi Jimbo Although I’m taking a break from genealogy (i.e. sitting too long at the computer), I continue to read your postings with interest, and think you may not know that some more death records have become available recently. Claire Santry’s site (https://www.irishgenealogynews.com) is a good pla...