The Thomas Fletcher listed in the Griffith Valuation of
Wexford 1853 might be your family or possibly one of the other 36 listed in the Griffith Valuation of Ireland
Thomas Fletcher, Parish of Rosslare, Townland of Bearlaugh
Union of Wexford, tenant of James Boyd
#22 land 2 acres 2 roods and 15 perches
Thomas Fletcher, Parish of Rosslare, Townland of Burrow
tenant of James Boyd
#6A land 0.3.32
#6B house, outbuildings and land 7.1.34
He could well of been a smuggler as Rosslare was a port and still is today.
How/why Bridget stayed with a drunk, probably like most women as they had no where else to go, fear of violence, the same reasons as today.
with no luck.