I am looking to identify family members of Noble Hutchinson Fleming, born in Cork, Ireland in 1827. The family was Protestant, possibly some sort of evangelicals. His father owned businesses in Cork and Limerick.

Could anyone point me toward searchable church or public records in Ireland that may mention his baptism/birth?

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    Hi, welcome to the site. What exactly is your question?
    – lejonet
    Commented Sep 12, 2020 at 16:45
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    – Jan Murphy
    Commented Sep 12, 2020 at 18:12
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    To focus your question I think you should ask first about something like “Finding parents of Noble Hutchinson Fleming?” and tell us where you’ve looked for his baptism record.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Sep 12, 2020 at 19:33
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    There's a fair bit online about the family business or what it sold, so I also think you should concentrate on identifying his family.
    – user6485
    Commented Sep 12, 2020 at 20:40
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    Sometimes we need to go forwards in order to go backwards. Have you looked for a will? If nieces or nephews are mentioned in the bequests, that gives you clues you can use to look for siblings.
    – Jan Murphy
    Commented Sep 12, 2020 at 20:51

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To search Church of Ireland records you would need a more precise location than just 'Cork' - ideally a parish or town name. Cork could mean Cork city or County Cork, a very large number of parishes. Whereas Catholic records are well covered online on various systems, coverage of Protestant records for Cork city & county is very limited, the main source being the transcripts on RootsIreland which cover just parts of North & East County Cork.

If your line lived in areas not currently covered online then research would most likely require a visit to the Representative Church Body in County Dublin, which hold many of the historic registers, some registers are still held by the parishes, and others have been lost.

  • His first marriage was by (civil) registrar in the Wesley Church (Methodist) Limerick city. The church would usually be the Bride's, but if this Fleming line were also Methodist then a 1820s baptism for him would likely be Church of Ireland (Methodism took longer to get started in Ireland)
    – ShaneW
    Commented Sep 18, 2020 at 8:49

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