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The auld sod in 1911

So how are my Rourkes doing on census night in 1911? (See previous two instalments here and here) Well, everyone’s a little older!  And there’s a couple of grandkids thrown into the mix.1 Bridget Rourke Head of Family 63 Farmer Widow Michael Rourke Son 37 Farmer’s Son Single John Rourke Son 35 Farmer’s Son Single…

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The auld sod ~ continued

Following up from yesterday’s post about my great great great grandfather Michael Rourke’s farm in Ballymacdonnell, I’m now looking at the Rourkes who are living there at the time of the 1901 Irish census. These are the family members listed on the census return1: Bridget Rourke Head of Family 53 Farmer Widow Michael Rourke Son…

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The auld sod

After I found the baptism records of all those Rourkes,  I wanted to find the place where the family was living.  I had the name of the parish and the townland, so thought I’d have a good chance of finding them in Griffith’s Valuation. From the Ask About Ireland website: The Primary Valuation was the…

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O baptism record, where art thou? ~ Bartholomew O’Rourke

I’ve been trying to find a birth or baptism record for Bartholomew O’Rourke. There’s lots of pointers to what year I should be looking at. From his obituary, marriage certificate, death certificate and his daughter Margaret’s birth certificate, I get a birth year range from 1842 to 1844. The most compelling piece of evidence, though,…

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