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PHOTOCOPY Perkinson-Monaghan Correspondence

  • IE OCL P6
  • Fonds
  • 1777-1883

Copy correspondence between two generations of Perkinson and Monaghan family members, all connected with Croghan, near Birr, Co Offaly and the Irish Hills area of the state of Michigan, USA. Following the devastation of the Great Famine, John Monaghan emigrated firstly to Suffolk and then to Michigan, where he received letters from his sister, Mary and her husband William Perkinosn, pleading for assistance to also enable their family emigrate to America. The correspondence describes the effect of famine and emigration on the Croghan area. Their son William, who emigrated to Lancashire, also writes to his cousin in Michigan of the second generation with much the same request.

Perkinson, William

Letter from Benjamin Bloomfield concerning the Battle of New Ross

Letter from Benjamin Bloomfield, New Ross, Co. Wexford to his brother-in-law, Thomas Ryder Pepper, describing his experience with the Crown forces during the Battle of New Ross (5 June 1798). Copied from the original by Georgiana Trench, his daughter, who mistakenly attributes it to the Battle of Vinegar Hill. Also includes typescript transcript.

Within the letter Benjamin describes the battle, 'They appeared as insensible of danger as if there really had not been the least, they were so desperate as to march up in the face of my gun several times, tho' I was supported by strong detachments of Infantry.' He also discusses his sadness at being separated from his wife Harriet.

Bloomfield, Benjamin

Inquest reports of James Dillon, King's County Coroner

  • IE OH OHS51
  • Item
  • 1846-1854

Inquest reports handwritten by James Dillon, King's County Coroner into a leather-bound notebook. Inquests begin at No. 589, 21 February 1846 and end at No. 1079, 12 December 1854. Format of inquest reports is largely identical beginning with a record of the inquest number, date, location of inquest and the name of the deceased. Then follows a list of the jurors present and witnesses called. The reports end with a verdict on the cause of death. Notable due to its date span which covers the famine era.

Dillon, James

Parsonstown Union Outgoing Letter-book

  • IE OH OHS71
  • Item
  • 1849-1853

Copies of outgoing letters from John V. Brown, clerk of Parsonstown Union to various recipients, particularly the Poor Law Commissioners, detailing reliefs and works. Also includes copy outgoing correspondence relating to assisted emigration schemes for inmates of the Parsonstown workhouse during the course of the Great Famine.

Parsonstown (Birr) Poor Law Union

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