Small Sources 1:
This was our very first “Small Sources”, originally posted on our Flyleaf Press web-page in 2013, but now being repeated on this page. This list includes those mentioned in the farm accounts of the Wingfield Estate in the Civil Parish of Kilpipe
, near Gorey Co. Wexford in 1856-57. They include day-labourers, suppliers and a few customers for farm produce. The original manuscript is in the National Library of Ireland
Ms 19,004. The item supplied or purchased is also noted as this may be useful. For instance, Robert Leggett supplied the farm with ‘ointment to cure a cow
‘, salt and oatmeal which suggests he was a local retailer. Labourers and small tradesmen are particularly difficult individuals to find in the records so hopefully this list may be useful to someone. If you can make a connection, please let us know. Ancestor Network will offer 1 free hour of research by a professional researcher to conduct further research on these individuals or obtain copies. Click here
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An extract from the record showing the list of workers and payment due to each
Robert Leggett (ointment to cure a cow, salt, oatmeal )
Chris? O’Neill (bread for kitchen, sugar)
James Nolan (Lime)
John Farrell (Potato basket)
Thomas O’Neill (‘square of glass’)
James Dunn (‘for bottoming 2 cans‘) possibly a local tinsmith
Michael Quigley (for ‘bottoming 2 cream tubs‘) possibly a local cooper
Thomas Byrne jun.
Thomas Byrne sen.
Buyers of farm produce:
Thomas Griffin – ‘4 cocks of hay’
James Boland – turnips
Nath Pierce – grass (i.e. probably allowing him to graze a cow)
Peter Ward – hay
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