Category Archives: Upton

The Sad Story of William B. Upton

(Updated November 17, 2017) When I was looking for on-line information about my 3X great-grandfather William Bayly Upton, I came across a few items about a William B. Upton, born around 1828 and living in Cashel. I wondered who he … Continue reading

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Margaret Joyce – from Cashel to Romford

I became interested in Margaret Joyce and her family initially because of their link to the Smiths via the Uptons of Cashel, County Tipperary. The Joyce family is linked to the Uptons in this way: The second daughter of William … Continue reading

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William Bayly Upton’s will

(Updated November 17, 2017) Finding a will – even if it is a transcription – is a wonderful thing in Irish genealogy research. So many original wills and similar documents were lost in the fire at the Four Courts in … Continue reading

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So, was it Bayley or Bayly?

From the beginning of my family history explorations into the Upton family (who are linked to me through my great-grandmother Eliza Upton), I have been struggling with the name of Eliza’s grandfather. His name appears in various documents, directories, newspapers … Continue reading

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The evolving family tree for the Uptons

(Updated November 17, 2017) Every now and again, in my searches, I come across another fragment of information about the Uptons who were the children of William Bayly Upton and his wife Margaret McClure. The family lived in Cashel, County … Continue reading

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Priscilla Kent

This post is about Priscilla Kent, who was the mother of Elizabeth (Eliza) Upton and the maternal grandmother of William Smith of Blackhall. ┬áTherefore, she is my great-great-grandmother (2x great-grandmother). I am adding this post to my blog even though … Continue reading

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William Bayly Upton

(Updated November 17, 2017) William Bayly Upton was the paternal grandfather of Eliza Upton, who was my great-grandmother. So William Bayly Upton was my 3X great-grandfather. I do not know where he was born but, as far as I can … Continue reading

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