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LONGFORD MILITIA BARRACKS
In 1866, my great grandfather JAMES DONELAN, after serving 21 years in the Regular Army, was posted to Longford Barracks as a Sergeant Major (Instructor), of the 'Royal Longford Rifles' (Militia). With him were his wife Emma and his two children Edward, born in 1863 and Emma born in 1864. I believe that Edward died tragically while they were in Longford and that he either fell into a well or a water tank and was drowned. My great grandparents had three more children in Longford, Mary born 1867, Agnes 1869 and Thomas in 1870 before returning to England in 1873.Can anyone shed any light on the death of Edward please?
Posted: 2009, Member logged in: 2021
red mail Owen Martin
Looking to trace back any family of Owen Martin.Born about 1861.In 1881 census he's working in the iron works Consett, Durham and living at Princess Street, Consett along with some Connolly's and Callan's all from Langford.Any info would be great.
red mail Relatives of THOMAS GIBSON early to late 1800's
Hello. Trying to trace my gg grandfather's father & other family members after gg g.f. left Ireland for America in 1867-----THOMAS GIBSON was his father's name, birth and death dates unknown. It's been verified on another son's marriage certificate that THOMAS was a farmer. Maybe in Co.Longford I'm thinking because the other son WILLIAM GIBSON remained in Ireland and listed Thomas as his father on his marriage license in 1876 and also listed Thomas as a farmer (I'm assuming somewhere in Co. Longford since William listed Co. Longford as his own birthplace). My gg grandfather's name was GEORGE ALEXANDER GIBSON (ALEX). Alex's birth date and birth place is listed on various U.S. documents as Dublin--B. June, 1846. He died in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1904. We have nearly completed documenting his American family but just need documentation about his father THOMAS GIBSON, Thomas's other son WILLIAM and other family in Ireland. Any relatives or researchers out there who may be able to help me? Thanks.
red mail McNally/Dunne
Can anyone, please help me find information about my Gt. grandparents, Patrick McNally and Elizabeth Dunne. They had 3 children Bridget b1875 ( my grandmother ) James Joseph b 1877 and Elizabeth McNally b 1880 all In Longford.On 2 of childrens registers Elizabeth is known as McNally Dunne. I was told by a now deseased relative that it was thought Elizabeth may have originated from Londonderry/Derry but I am new to researching so am at a total loss. Bridget married a John Connolly and had 5 children.John died in 1910.bridget in 1964 Thank you.
red mail Connolly
I am looking for information on John Connolly. Born June1866 to Parents Robert Connolly b 1830 and wife Mary (Barrett ) In Longford. I was told he was a carpenter and had travelled to india? he died in October 1910 leaving his wife Bridget McNally b1875 and 4 small children living in Longford. Bridget gave birth to 5th child, 6 weeks later on 25 Nov 1910. John is buried in Longford. His children were, Robert Malachy Mary Ann Patrick and John.
red mail Gough
I am tracing my grandfathers family and am stuck at his GG grandfather James Gough b. abt 1863. James married ?Esther Keegan. They had a son John, born in Longford, who married Margaret carroll in Longford. Their daughter Mary Anne Gough b. 1884 married Robert Lavery, possibly married in Scotland. Any help would be appreciated on both Gough and Lavery.
red mail Charles Pettitt born 1814 Lumon Longford
I am looking for information on Charles Pettitt who was my G G Granddad. I am told that he was born in Lumon Longford. He is apparently not found again untill 1851 when he was a Soldier in Brompton (I dont know where that is). In 1861 he was he was with wife? Ellen aged 29 Thomas 11 Bridgit 2 and Ellen 10 months in Brook Chatham. It is possible he died around 1861. Thank you in advance.
red mail William BARDEN
William Barden was born in 1814 in Longford of parents Daniel and Elizabeth. In 1833 he was convicted of firearms offences and was classified as an Irish Rebel. He was sentenced to life but was transported to Australia on board the "Royal Sovereign", arriving in Sydney in 1834. He later married Charlotte Priscilla Deaves, had 4 children, and died in Kempsey, NSW in 1863. I'd be grateful for any information about William and/or his family.
red mail Burke
William Burke born in Longford (circa 1815) Moved to Canerbury area with the British Army (Saddler - Cavalry) before finally moving to Pimlico area of London. Would be interested in hearing from anyone with a connection
red mail Farrell's of Edgeworthstown, Longford
I am looking for the family of my gt, gt grandfather Peter (Patrick) Farrell born in 1867 in Edgeworthstown in Longford. His father was Matthew Farrell. Peter joined the 5th Dragoon Guards in about 1884, in 1888 he married Eliza Hartfield in St Annes Cathedral in Belfast. He left the dragoons sometime in 1891 and joined the Cheshire Police in 1892, he served with Cheshire police until the end of 1897 when he and his family moved back to Ireland settling in Belfast. Peter died sometime between 1899 and 1901 and I beleive he re-joined the army at this time and quite possibly fought and died in the Boer War. In 1888 Peter father Matthew was listed as being a Beetler so I wonder if the whole family may have moved to Belfast for work. We know little of Peters family and no one remembers having any contact with them. My grandmother and grandfather moved to England in the 1950's and settled in Northampton. We would dearly like to know more about this side of the family. Thanks!

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