Monthly Archives: January 2011

Thom’s Directory of Ireland 1852

Directories began to appear in Ireland in the 18th Century. Two of the first include Peter Wilson’s in Dublin in 1751 and Ferrar’s Directory of Limerick in 1769. By the mid 19th century all-Ireland directories were in publication. One of … Continue reading

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Philadelphia City Death Certificates 1856-1913

In the 18th and early 19th centuries the state of Philadelphia had the highest number of people with the Buggy name, as shown in the US Census Series. To try and elaborate on this, I have compiled Buggy names found … Continue reading

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Kilkenny City and County Guide and Directory 1884

The following entries come from Kilkenny City and County Guide and Directory. It was compiled by George Henry Bassett and published in 1884 by Sealy, Bryers and Walker in Dublin. Fifteen men with the Buggy name are listed below. They … Continue reading

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William Smith O’Brien Petitions 1848-1849

William Smith O’Brien was the leader of an unsuccessful Young Ireland rebellion in Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary in 1848. After his capture, Smith O’Brien was tried, found guilty and sentenced to death. His death sentence resulted in widespread revulsion across Ireland … Continue reading

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