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Ireland, Kilkenny : Castlecomer Miners in 1755

Journal by allycat

Dear Readers,

Below are names of men who signed a work agreement in 1755. They agreed to give up earlier "perks" of work and to ask for nothing more than the pickings from the cullum. Most left their "mark,". Some of the surname spellings are questionable but that is how they were recently transcribed.

MSS. 35,563 (1)

9 DEC 1755

AGREEMENT TO WORK

James Taylor
Thos Wilson
John Taylor
James Bryan
Danl Malone
Ths? Cantwell ... a possible ancestor of mine?
Wm Brennan
Ned Tague? Brennan
Pierce Walsh
Bryan Cavanagh
Pat Cavanagh
John Banicks? Lyng
Jas Brennan
Patrick Brennan
John Brennan
Bryan Coghlan
John Walker
Henry Walker
Mick. Walker
John Nulhall?
John Little
Wm Sadler (Moran)
James Rush? Bush?
Robt. Jackson
Ths. Wilson
Wm. Wilson
Ths. Taylor
Laur. Rush
Math. Coghlan
James Coghlan
Th. Coghlan
John Ryan
Anthony Ryan
Ths. Boyle
Pat Walsh
John Walsh
Andrew Brennan
Morgan Currin
Wm. Kelly
Danl. Boyle
Murtagh Coogan
Michl. Jackson
Wm. Shore
John Shore
Robert Shore
Henry Shore
Andy Wilson

NOTE: Most all are X marks for signatures

Also signed: Tho Shore, Thom Henry, and witnessed by Henry Larive.



Regards,
Alison.

by allycat Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2009-02-21 16:40:12

allycat , from sunny Queensland, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2006. is researching the following names: HOY, MOST, ORTH and 610 other(s).

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Comments

by estherfennell on 2009-05-29 04:56:13

Interested in the original source material for this information - have Shaw ancestors in Castlecomer

by allycat on 2009-05-29 05:36:39

Dear Esther, Hi. Data (as is) was provided to me by an Aussie 2nd cousin of mine who went on a 'genealogy' holiday to Ireland chasing down our Cantwell forbears. Sorry can't be of more help.

As most of them were illiterate, it is likely that SHORE and SHAW are one and the same.

by Coghlan84 on 2010-03-04 22:03:13

I am interested to see the 3 Coghlan entries, as my Coghlan ancestors are from Kilkenny, and James and Mathew are in my line.

by rialtojane on 2012-02-25 06:52:15

there is now a mining museum in castlecomer co kilkenny it hosts a lot of information on the history of the mines. A local man seamus walsh has written a book on the mines also. you can google castlecomer discovery park to see link to museum. the mines closed in the late 1960's. My dad and grandfathers worked there and my great grandad was one of the first to bring coal out from the seam

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