Dear Val and Chris
Thanks for the info on the RIC records. I thought I'd give the first link you posted
Chris a go, and there was Patrick on the first page (1840)! He was 20 and even though he
wasn't marked as married, Westmeath is recorded under his service number. I have to
assume he was being posted there, and I do know from family records that he died in
Mullingar in Westmeath. I think this is just the beginning of the trail for me to find
Patrick, so thanks again for getting me started:-)
Regards ~ Alice
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:53:59 -0000
From: "Val McLeish" <val.mcleish(a)uclmail.net>
Subject: FERMANAGH-GOLD RIC records
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Hi Alice, RIC records are on Ancestry. If you are lucky they will have lots of info for
you. When I looked up my Flanagan ggfather it gave his previous occupation, height, date
of marriage, home county of wife, details of punishments and fines ? one for intoxication
and one when he was ?severely admonished?, details of rewards and marks of distinction,
and details of his rise in the ranks and all his different postings throughout Ireland!
Well worth looking up.
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:14:26 -0500
From: Christina Hunt <chrisnina(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Re: FERMANAGH-GOLD Cassidy and McHugh
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The IGP archives has some extracted years of R.I.C. records for Fermanagh.
If the years are ones you need you can browse. You can also search the whole
site from the main Fermanagh page:
The value of R.I.C. record are in knowing where the constable lived and in what
time periods. Marriage dates are given though not the name of the wife. They
were often re-located after marriage.