Tag Archives: 18th Century

Sentenced to death 1798

The United Irishman Rebellion lasted from May to September in 1798. Fighting was particularly acute in many Leinster counties, most notably Wicklow and Wexford.  An article in The Observer newspaper outlines that at the Maryborough (modern day name is Port … Continue reading

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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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Index to Manhattan Letters of Administration 1743-1949

Along with wills, letters of administration are some of the oldest genealogical documents available for residence of Manhattan. The New York County Surrogates Court has letters of administration beginning in the mid 1740s. However, the first letter of administration granted … Continue reading

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Index of Manhattan Wills 1662-1949

Wills are some of the oldest genealogical documents available for residents of Manhattan. The New York County Surrogates Court has records of wills beginning in the mid 1600s. However, the first will for a Buggy was not filed and proved … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Naturalization Records 1789-1880

The genealogist P. William Filby is best known for his work on the PILI, Passenger and Immigrant List Index. Beginning in 1980 he edited volumes of the PILI that contained millions of names of from passenger lists and immigration records. … 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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American Revolutionary War era 1774-1782

Prior to the American Revolutionary War (War of Independence) a steady but unspectacular trickle of people had emigrated from Ireland to the US. However, this did lead to many Irish born people fighting against the British forces. I have come … Continue reading

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