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John Sillivan (abt 1819) married Isabella Hill, from Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland

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Re: John Sillivan (abt 1819) married Isabella Hill, from Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland

Posted: 24 Feb 2013 11:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sullivan, Hill
Hi, yes that was a typo. It is indeed Sullivan that I meant to type.
I have read somewhere on here in someone's tree (which I cannot find now) that these people were both foundlings and that they married in Mullingar.
Now, if they were foundlings, it is unlikely there is any further history on their ancestry, and I assume their surnames were of the families they were adopted by??
There is also the very real possibility they were children of Irish travellers, given that Mullingar and Athlone are both places which were densely populated by travellers.
If they were foundlings, it is also feasible they were reared in workhouses?
I speculate a lot here as this is all I have at my disposal.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
beckymorris68 5 Apr 2012 8:47AM GMT 
AnnetteCode 4 Jun 2012 1:53PM GMT 
beckymorris68 24 Feb 2013 6:48PM GMT 
AnnetteCode 26 Feb 2013 4:14PM GMT 
atomica1968 28 Feb 2013 12:56PM GMT 
atomica1968 28 Feb 2013 1:00PM GMT 
atomica1968 28 Feb 2013 1:14PM GMT 
AnnetteCode 28 Feb 2013 2:29PM GMT 
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