"Nessa Burns Reifsnyder" <nbr(a)jax.org> wrote
>"Nessa Reifsnyder" <nbr(a)jax.org> wrote
> > These are the facts that I know: My gg-grandfather was William Henry
>DAVENPORT, born ca. 14 February 1841 in County Fermanagh. William
>served in the Irish Constabulary ca.
> > 1859/62 in Dublin.
>By "Irish constabluary" do you mean the RIC? If you do then he should be
>mentioned in "The Royal Irish Constabluary Index".
First off, thanks for your assistance (both this time round and the
last time I posted about these brick walls!).
Sorry for the garlbled nature of yesterday's posts - it was obviously not
one of my better days, given the number os simple spelling errors (in
addition to missed bits etc).
Did you eventually find your children's missing births or follow up with the
I tried to access the link you posted, but it came up blank.
also has an RIC index in its holdings, and I have
searched it and come up empty. So I'm a little confused about this
element of his life--I obtained the info from his obit, and maybe
someone misinterpreted the info there.
If you think the RIC index you posted differs from ancestry's, please
let me know. I recall someone else mentioning a comprehensive RIC
book and maybe I should search there...?
I don't know anything about the ancestry RIC index and I don't think that
anything of a detailed information mnature on the RIC site I gave could be
accessed (at least I didn't notice anything there). The RIC index to which
I referred is the only one which I know. I gave it as a possible source for
more information in your bloke. How you get your hands on it I don't know,
but given your location I assume the only way for you to look at it would be
to try hunting up some of the better genie libraries or societies. Pity the
LDS doesn't circulate the fiche.
One thing is apparently the RIC didn't post people to the locale where they
came from which makes sense (but I'm sure there will also be exceptions to
One thing I do know: there don't seem to have been many Davenports in
Now ain't that the truth, but it isn't just Davenports it's every name any
of us are researching!