Category Archives: Tipperary

More Branches and Twigs on the Family Tree

In my original quest for information about my Smith ancestors – starting from my grandfather William Smith of Blackhall – I was most interested in tracing back the male line to the origins of the Smith family in the small … 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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The Mounseys of Clashnevin

I have mentioned the Mounsey family several times when writing pages about Lancelot Smith of Corballis and his children in the Family Stories section of this blog. As I described in those pages, Lancelot Smith lived near Cashel in County Tipperary … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Westgarth

This post is about Elizabeth Westgarth and the family to which she belonged in Gamblesby in Cumberland (now Cumbria) in north-west England.  Elizabeth was my grandfather William Smith’s paternal grandmother.  So she was my great-great-grandmother. Elizabeth Westgarth was born in … Continue reading

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Upcoming Topics – September 2012

In April of this year I posted a list of topics I hoped to cover in the following weeks.  It actually took me almost six months to cover SOME of the topics on that list! This is an updated list … 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.  Therefore, 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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Eliza Upton

(Updated November 17, 2017) Elizabeth Upton is the second Mrs. Smith that I am writing about in this blog.  Her baptismal name was Elizabeth but it seems she was always called Eliza.  Unfortunately, I know nothing about Eliza as a … Continue reading

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Thomas Smith at Blackhall

The story of Thomas Smith is important to our family because he was the first Smith to live at Blackhall, County Meath.  He is not a direct ancestor of ours but he was my grandfather’s Uncle Thomas from whom – … Continue reading

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William Smith of HM Customs

William Smith was the ninth child and youngest son of Lancelot Smith and Elizabeth Westgarth.  I am referring to this William Smith in association with his place of work in order to distinguish him from all the other William Smiths … Continue reading

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The Life of Lizzie Bouskill

This post is about Lizzie Bouskill, someone I didn’t even know existed until last year when I was in Dublin doing some research on the Smith family. Elizabeth Bouskill (known as Lizzie) was born in Barnane, County Tipperary, on 3 … Continue reading

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The Great Famine in Ireland

In Ireland, the Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration between 1845 and 1852. It is usually known outside Ireland as the Irish Potato Famine.  This was only one of many famines in the country and … Continue reading

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