Saturday, August 15, 2015

Glensharrold in 1888

Here is a document titled "Glenaharrold in 1888" by Alfred E. Pease, MP and published in 1888.  It describes the abject poverty and conditions in Glensharrold, an estate in Co. Limerick, Ireland, toward the end of the 19th century . My great-grandparents, Thomas Hanley and Catherine O'Connell Hanley, were residents of this place.  Pease interviewed a number of residents and how the unfair rents charged to them had affected them. In addition he includes statements from tenants that he had received. Included on pages 34-36 is statements from Thomas Hanley, my great-grandfather.


https://www.dropbox.com/s/rmj48ncnbqkfdza/Glensharrold_1888.pdf?dl=0

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sarah Weed Maloney Hawkins

Here is the death certificate for my great-grandmother, Sarah Weed Maloney Hawkins. She married my great-grandfather, Francis Gallery Maloney, in 1886 in Jackson Co., MI. After Francis died in 1872, she married John Hawkins in 1878. The certificate has just one interesting item in that it states that her father, Fellows Weed, was born in Syracuse, NY. I suspect that this is an error. Helmer family (related to the Weeds) note that Fellows was born in Hannibal, NY. Hannibal was in Onondaga County when Fellows was born in 1810. Today Hannibal is in Oswego County, NY.

Death Certificate - Sarah Weed Maloney Hawkins - 1928