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James Handibode

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Re: James Handibode

Posted: 5 Oct 2012 6:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Wow, what a find. If you want earlier information you can look up where they lived, who the landlord was and what the property consisted of. This will be in Griffith Valuations, free on

Griffith Valuation is used as a census substitute and there is no other to 1901/1911 census. There are 17 listed in the 1911, mostly Streamstown. This will have occupations for you.

The 1911 has no James Handibode, nor does the 1901. I think with a name like this they would all be related especially as they basically come from the same townlands.

In Griffith Valuation 1854 there is just one Handibody in Westmeath.

Mary Handibode, Parish of Dysart, Townland Rathnamuddah,
Union of Mullingar tenant of Sir F. Hopkins, Bt.

21a house, outbuilding and land 30.3.17
21b rented to Bridget Dignam by Mary Handibode

At that time she is the only Handibode in Ireland, most likely a widow as property is usually leased in the husband's name but with approval can be transferred.

Baptism/Birth and marriage records for Westmeath are located on an Irish History Foundation website, it is a non profit but does charge fees. I can't put its name here.
It certainly would be an easy name to find records for.

The only other record I found for this name is in the
Irish Wills Index.(most Wills destroyed by fire 1922)
Meath Diocese:

John Handibode 1835, executor Owen Handibode,Ballyhast
it is a will transcript and kept at the National Archives
1WR/1835/F/128 Vol.No. 4/236/26

Owen Handibode, Ballyharte is also the executor for Richard Geoghegan in 1830, so perhaps he is a lawyer or related??
Will Transcript 1WR/1830/F/482 Vol. No. 4/236/7 has civil records from 1864 to about 1950 it has birth, marriages and deaths which give an estimated birth year.

Information about the Townland Streamstown you can see on a posting dated today Oct. 5 for Conlave.

There are two Handibode's listed 'nearby' Westmeath and both are in Leixlip, County Kildare, both Joe but different addresses. Might be worth writing them for some family history. They must be related. Stamps are inexpensive genealogy.I wouldn't say that in the normal context but the name is so unusual. too bad that gravestone didn't have more detail some can be like a family tree.

The CD of Church of Ireland marriages from 1845-1862 didn't like the spelling of Handibode.

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