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Re: Wimsey

Posted: 27 Aug 2011 11:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
The telephone directory only lists 6 Wimsey's and just 2 in Tubercurry.

In the 1858 Griffith Valuation there were 5 properties in the name of Wimsey's, all were tenants, the Clarke's in Sligo totalled 100.

Peter in the Parish of Achonry, James and John in the Parish of Emlaghfad and Thomas in Parish Kilshalvy.
At this time Tubbercurry was the Poor Law Union and covered an area up to 12 miles from the named town.

You can see these and the properties they occupied on
two websites, a simpler version, first and last names of occupants, the Parish and the Townland will give you more detail such as:

James Wimsey, tenant of Col. Alexander Percival,Parish Emlaghfad, Townland of Cloonkeevy property 7a house, outbuilding and land 2 acre.0 roods.20 perches7b John 21.3.39 and 7ba land 3.1.10 and 0.2.13 (PLU Tobercurry)

Peter Wimsey, Parish of Achonry, Townland Montiagh, tenant of James Wood #31 letter L House and share of 100 acres 2 roods and 16 perches shared between 13 tenants.(PLU Tobercurry)

In the 1871 UK Census there is a Patrick Wimsey but he is a lodger 29,(1842) unmarried, a bricklawyer, born in Ireland,
living Boston, Lincolnshire

Your parents should be looking close to Tubercurry and the graveyards for the two parish's aboe. There is also a Thomas in the Parish of Kilshalvy but that is the Union of Boyle.

The Parish records for Achonry from 1845, Emlaghfad & Kilmorgan from 1762 to 1921. Although the families were not it seems from Tubbercurry Parish, the records for St. George commence 1877.

In the 1881 UK census on "previous site" (older records than the new website)

1881: 8 In 2 Co Peter St. Oldham Lancashire
Patrick Wimsey age 52,(1829) born Sligo, Lap Tenter Card Rm.
Mary Wimsey age 32 born Sligo
Patrick age 4 ((1877)

Other Wimsey's in the birth/parish records and the IGI
lots for Sligo, so much later in dates than you require.

You may find other information on these websites: United Kingdom+Ireland+Sligo + Sligo

There is a Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Society on Temple St. Sligo.

There is a bmd website for Sligo operated by a History Foundation for county genealogy records, Sligo only shows these Patrick Wimsey's born 1871, 1874, 1896. There are no records listed on this site for burials or death records.

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