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Newcastle House is dated in this article as 1800 – 20; in fact the house was badly burned in the fighting during the 1798 rebellion and records of a repairing lease dated 1801 entered into by a Captain Reville are in the Coollattin archive. The house was probably built c 1750.
I will forward your query to the author, regards, Catherine Wright, Wicklow Archives Service
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I enjoyed reading about the connection to the village and valley I’ve visited since my childhood on the way to Glendalough. I understand that Daniel Day Lewis has a home in Annamoe. (áth na mbó). The Childers connection I had been unaware of. Thanks for that. For six years my family lived on Crofton Road overlooking Dun Laoghaire harbour where the Asgard was anchored, near the coal harbour. We’d look out the window and see her rocking at anchor on those stormy winter days.
Hello John, I have emailed you directly, if you would like to forward me a particular family history query, I will do my best to assist. Regards, Catherine Wright, Wicklow County Archives & Genealogy Service
How can I add information that is not on a family tree, births , marriage etc
Hi Maura, Thanks for this, a very informative read, enjoyed your book also, regards, John.
I am so looking forward to reading this book from a Traynor Decendent, who also has got to know so much about our family recently, good look with your WHO WAS GRANNY Maura
Fantastic read ! Really interesting, think they are also my past relatives !
Great article Maura.
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CORRECTION: Mary Hayden was not in fact the eldest, but came somewhere in the middle of Joseph and Lucy Hayden’s large family. As mentioned above, Joseph was a seaman, and the Haydens of Wicklow were part of the Wicklow seafaring community over several generations. I am grateful to Breda Duggan, Mary Hayden’s great-niece, for her interest and for this information.
THE MASSEY FAMILY IS AN ANCIENT FAMILY NAME THERE IS RECORD OF WIILIAM MASSEY , CHURCHWARDEN , ONE OF THE FIRST RECORDED IN THE 17TH CENTURY N THE FIRST PUBLIHED REORD. THE MASSEY FAMILYHAVE FARMED in TEMPLECARRIG FOR MANY YEARS, A PRESENT MASSEY IS A CHURCHWARDEN NOW,I WAS INFORMED THAT THE SITE OF AN EARLY CHAPEL IS LOCATED IN THE MASSEY LAND. I AM SHORTLY PUBLISHING MY HISTORY OF THE EARLY PARISH CHURCH. Professor K.P Baker Blacklion Greystones
Many thanks Noreen – typo corrected! Glad you enjoyed this article – perhaps you would be interested in our latest project for the Wicklow Decade of Centenaries programme – Wicklow’s War of Independence: The Historians’ Project at https://heritage.wicklowheritage.org/category/topics/wicklow-the-war-of-independence
Typo re date of Roberts death 1856?
I enjoyed reading this clear and concise narrative Thank you
A very interesting study of changing political and cultural loyalties. Christopher Timmins of Baltinglass, who died in the 1918/19 flu epidemic, is named in newspaper reports of his death as a former star of Carnew Emmets – his photograph for my piece here https://heritage.wicklowheritage.org/places/county_wicklow_historical_societies/greystones-2-2/this-dread-illness-the-1918-19-influenza-epidemic-in-county-wicklow was very kindly provided by his great-nephew, Billy Timmins. Of course that particular pandemic notoriously impacted most seriously on the young and fit – it would be interesting to know if any of the 1909 team in your photograph also became victims.
Link to a piece which I wrote with a Ballyknockan connection;
The Fisher referred to is my greatgrandfather Thomas Fisher (1859-1939). His elder son, Harold, served in WWI, and his younger son, Claude Percy (my grandfather), in both World Wars, with a long stint in the Sudan government in between. I’ve heard the story of the buckets from my mother’s first cousin, Harold (only son of the above). Apparently, when people complained he was ‘selling’ the water, his answer was ‘I’m not selling the water, I’m renting the buckets’.
I too am a descendant of John and Martha Lawrence, through their son Henry. Thank you so much for sharing this article, and allowing me the chance to see the homestead where my Great Great Great Grandparents resided before making the trek to Canada. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to travel there as well, to see the homestead in person, and hopefully learn more about my ancestors.
Poignant account of the great flu. The number of children who succumbed is particularly harrowing. Great research Rosemary.
Hi I am Sallyanne (maiden name Hennessey). My nan and grandad lived in Roundwood Wicklow, William and Kaitlin Henessey. Children = Francis, Patrick, William, Matthew and John. John is my father now 81 and only child that is still living. All including grandparents moved to UK , Essex in the late 50s early 60s. Hope this of help to you. Please let me know
Interesting read, and especially so when you encounter a family name – Mary Ann Barlow (who married Thomas Darragh) was my 2x great-grandmother.
Hello Bayard, yes they were very hard times indeed for all involved. I think this project has shown us the turmoil and violence on all sides and it is interesting to see the different perspectives and experiences within the historical context of the times. For example Sheila Clarke’s fascinating account of a unionist family in Ashford: “A Sense of Duty, the Somervilles of Clermont House” is very interesting, and John Goodman’s “The Cheshire Regiment in Wicklow” – and of course Kevin Lee’s excellent account here. More articles will follow in the coming weeks and months.
The Irish did terrible thinks to the unionists. Sad really as they were countrymen. We hail from Galway we’re my family we’re driven out of Ireland after they burnt our house near Galway. They were good landlords and didn’t deserve their treatment. My ancestor lived the remainder of their lives in England and mourned for their house and country.
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