Tag Archives: 19th Century

1832 Kilkenny Conviction

Prison and court records can tell us many things about our ancestors who had a brush with the law. The 19th century was a very different era with extremely harsh sentences such as death and banishment to Australia handed down … Continue reading

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Buggy – the worst character 1855

A search through microfilmed parish registers in Ireland can often take many hours. However, from time to time the long searches can be interspersed with illuminating comments made by the parish priests. The ‘legitimacy’ of a new born baby and … Continue reading

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Belfast Riots 1886

In 1886 prolonged riots broke out in Belfast, of which you can read more about here. A report was published outlining the injuries received by RIC officers and members of the military during the riots. [1] In this report is … Continue reading

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Pigot and Co.’s Provincial Directory of Ireland 1824

Countless individuals give huge amounts of their free time towards making genealogical records more accessible to those conducting family history research. One such person is John Hayes at his website failteromhat.com. On this site he has various transcriptions and scanned … Continue reading

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Australian Newspaper Articles

More newspaper articles featuring the Buggy name, this time from Australia. Melbourne – 1911                                                                                                                           Death Notice: On 15 March, Melbourne, Victoria, James Buggy, dearly beloved second son of Mr. and Mrs. James Buggy of Kellerberrin and brother of Martin and … Continue reading

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Canadian Newspaper Articles

Montreal – 1943                                                                                                                          Mary Angela (Molly) Buggy, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Buggy, married Leo James Cogan on 5 June 1943. Patrick Buggy is from Kilkenny, Ireland. The marriage took place in the Lady Chapel of St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

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Information Wanted Ads in The Truth Teller 1850-1871

When people emigrated to the US one of the main ways that family and friends tried to find them was through ‘Information Wanted’ adverts in different newspapers. Word of mouth was the key with some reunited and others never to … Continue reading

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US Newspaper Articles VII

Waukon, Iowa – 1941                                                                                                                     An obituary for Elizabeth Keenan, formerly Buggy, outlines that she was born in Waukon on 19 September 1865. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Buggy and was married on 14 October 1903 to … Continue reading

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New York City court transcriptions 1803

Examples of the Buggy name from the early 19th century in America are few and far between. One recent example I came across is from genealogical transcriptions from New York City court records.[1] In the February 1803 sessions of the … 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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