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What does birthplace: "Cold Rain," Ireland imply?

As someone who lives a few miles from Coleraine, to me the town of Coleraine is where he was born. Simple as that. The 1831 census of Coleraine parish has 7 Stewart families in the town a mix of ...
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Interpreting part of Irish baptism entry

“Do” is short for “ditto.” So in both cases, the mother’s maiden name appears to have been the same as the father's. (With 2083, Walsh is one of the most common surnames in Ireland so that wouldn’t be ...
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Seeking exact birthplace of Catherine Kennedy 1829-1893 in the Limerick area

Be aware that not all parishes in Co. Limerick have baptism records for 1829. Some parishes have gaps eg Fedamore which has no records between 1822 and 1854, and KIlfinane which don’t start till 1831. ...
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Confirming the correct location of Curragh and the associated French Furze Camp

The Curragh where the army were based is the one in Co. Kildare. It was the most important military base in Ireland in the 1800s and remains a military base to this day, now used by the Irish Defence ...
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Verifying a record of a death on board an emigrant ship?

According to the UK Gov website, the GRO at Southport keeps “Marine deaths” from 1837 onwards, if the death was on board a British Vessel. You haven’t said what flag the Argyle was. If it was British ...
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Seeking informational resources on “Robinson” family name origin?

MacLysaght’s surname of Ireland says Robinson is an English name, and very common in Ulster. Robinson & Robertson are interchangeable in Ireland and you often see families alternate between the 2 ...
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Seeking exact birthplace of Catherine Kennedy 1829-1893 in the Limerick area

From Ancestry.com records (Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915) I found baptism records in 1829 in the county of Limerick for: Catharine Kenedy on 31 Dec 1829; Catharina Kennedy on 23 Dec ...
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What does birthplace: "Cold Rain," Ireland imply?

In your original post you asked whether Coleraine might mean the civil parish or the RC parish. Presbyterians in Ireland didn’t use the parish system for their churches, so it wouldn’t be normal for ...
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