Category Archives: Ireland

Whiteboys attack on Ballyragget, Kilkenny 1775

Examples of the Buggy name from the 1700s in Ireland are generally rare to find. One example comes from Transactions of the Ossory Archaeological Society which contains a reproduced article from the 25 February 1775 edition of Finn’s Leinster Journal .[1] … Continue reading

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Electoral Registers Kilkenny 1832, 1837 & 1838

The following names appear in published lists of registered voters. 1838 John Buggy[1] / Residence: City of Kilkenny / Description: Blue Dyer / Date of Admission: 4 January 1836 / Date of Registration: March 1836 / Statement of right under … Continue reading

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List of Freeholders Dublin 1831

‘Forty shilling freeholders’ owned or rented land of, or above, that value. Having land of this value allowed these people to vote up to 1829 when the Catholic Relief Act raised the sum. Numerous lists for different counties and different … Continue reading

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A Tithe War Attack 1832

Those who do Irish genealogy will be very familiar with the Tithe Applotment Books and Tithe Defaulters Lists. This was a tumultuous time in Irish history with county Kilkenny the epicenter of the campaign. Secret societies such as The Whitefeet, … Continue reading

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Buggy Name Histroy and DNA Genealogy

This post marks the first anniversary of the Buggy Name History blog. Little did I think that when I started out with a few articles that I would be finding the Buggy name in countless record sets. With Buggy being … Continue reading

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Civil Registration Death Index Statistics Ireland 1864-1899

I have compiled the numbers of Buggy deaths listed in the 19th century Civil Registration Indexes for Ireland.[1] In total the deaths of 239 Buggy’s were registered between the years 1864-1899 inclusive. The majority of these deaths were reported in … Continue reading

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List of Freeholders and Freemen Dublin 1773

Lists of freeholders, voters and freemen can sometimes be a worthwhile genealogical resource to use. However, this can depend on the socio-economic standing of your ancestors. In Ireland, a large majority of the population was disenfranchised, primarily based on religious … Continue reading

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Slater’s National Commercial Directory of Ireland 1846

The expanded version of Slater’s National Commercial Directory of Ireland began in 1846 and was published intermittently for the rest of the century.[1] It was very much the successor to Pigot’s Commercial Directory of Ireland which began publication in the … Continue reading

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Naturalization Indexes New York City 1857-1892

Naturalization documents can often prove to be very helpful for anyone doing research on their immigrant ancestors. The process usually had three stages: declaration of intent, petition for naturalization and certificate of naturalization, with the immigrant usually applying at their … Continue reading

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Murder and Imprisonment 1835-1866

As many of you with the name know, Buggy is rare. Despite this, the name appears in reports, articles and newspapers in relation to appearing in court and serving time in prison. Three such examples are outlined below. The House … Continue reading

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