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Walkers in Westmeath

Walkers in Westmeath

Posted: 24 Oct 2012 5:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Walker,Richardson,Power.
I am looking for a rellies in Westmeath. The Walker family Alexander Walker born c1822 married Jane Bell in 1858, in particular. Other names being George,James. Anyone have any information on them would be appreciated.

Other family I am trying to trace. are the Powers, and Richardson, thou they could be from Caven

Re: Walkers in Westmeath

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 4:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
The Westmeath telephone book have 10 Walkers listed, the majority in Mullingar and Athlone. There are 77 Bell's
(also includes all first and last names that begin with B)
also in Mullingar and Athlone.

Griffith Valuation took place in Westmeath in 1854 which is before the marriage in 1858, so not likely that Alexander
was farming his own land, usually that happened after marriage but not always.

There are 9 Alexander Walker's, 9 named George and 3 named
James. It would depend on their place in the family as to the name of the father. There are 30 Bell's. You will need to match up parish's with the surname and you should be
able to reduce the numbers to a couple of parish's.

The easiest Griffith's to use for matching parish's is on
www.failteromhat.com with just name and Parish & Townland
you can then go to a more advanced website
www.askaboutireland.ie where you can fill in the name
and parish and you will see much more information such as the neighbours, the landlord, the size of the property
(offices are outbuildings)

www.census.nationalarchives.ie 1901/1911

Tithes 1829-1839 now available free:

www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie
www.familysearch.org
and
Ancestry (only name and place no detail)

Griffith Valuation:
There are 4 Richardson's in Cavan in 1856 - and 0 Richardson's in Westmeath

3 Power in Cavan and 5 in Westmeath - look for Parish's that match or at least a common Union (a Union contained
all towns, villages and parish's within 12 mi)

I would of done some for you but my viewer isn't working so I can't see the details.

Annette Code

Re: Walkers in Westmeath

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 7:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Walker, Hyland, Gibson
I have a 2nd great grandmother, Lucy Walker born circa 1825. She married William Hyland, 1863 Mullingar Co. Westmeath Ireland. I think it possible that Lucy was born in Westmeath--since she married there. Her parents were Patrick and Mary Gibson. I would appreciate any assistance you can give me. I have not progressed with this line, as much as I would like to have.
Marie Hughes
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