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Kerry Census Records – More info

Kerry Census Records – More info

If you can identify any of your Kerry ancestors who emigrated or indeed still lived in Kerry and born from around 1835 onwards, you should be able to get a lot more information on the your ancestor or his/her family from either the 1901 or 1911 Census.  When I say 1835 onwards, I am assuming […]

Ballybunion Eviction 1884

Ballybunion Eviction 1884

One of our readers, Mary Wesley-Smith  has kindly alerted me to this letter which her relative John Stack wrote to the Kerry Sentinel in 1884.   A well written letter outlining his case: Ballybunion   7/6/1884 Sir,You will oblige me by giving publicity to the following facts in the columns of your popular journal to demonstrate the […]

State Emigration from Kerry 1883

State Emigration from Kerry 1883

Boards of Guardians were empowered under an Act of Parliament 1849/1850 to apply part of the Rates and to borrow money ‘for the purpose of defraying or assisting to defray the expenses of the migration of poor persons’.  Power was given by The (British) Treasury to borrow from public funds  and  authorise the Commissioners of Public […]