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I don't have any information about this specific family, but the following might
be relevant if the family was Catholic. Templemichael was one of the two
parishes in Longford town. The other was Ballymccormack; you might want to look
for Todds in the the latter parish also to see if you can locate relatives in
collateral lines that might help you around your present brick wall. (The two
parishes were amalgamated into a single parish around 1830.)
There are some Catholic records that go back to 1797 in Longford town, although
there are gaps in them. There is an LDS microfilm which is, I seem to remember,
classfied under Longford town rather than under the separate parishes. As to
Protestant records, I have little experience in that respect, but perhaps
someone on the list more conversant with them might be able to help you.
From: John Warther <jbwarther(a)comcast.net>
Sent: Mon, August 30, 2010 8:34:24 PM
Subject: [LONGFORD] John and Alicia Todd Family
Does anyone have information about the John and Alicia Todd family who married
in 1792 at a place called Temple Michael? Alicia's name is written as Allice,
Alicia, Harriet or Arabella on various baptism records of their children. I was
able to find records available for the following children:
John (b. 1797)
Arabella (b. 1800)
Anne (b. 1808)
Robert (b. 1811)
Alicia (b. 1813)
William (b. 1816)
I am interested in any information about this family.
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I am new to the list and am trying to find information about my husband's gt gt grandfather James COX and his family. As this is my first post please forgive me if it is overly long or too narrative in style.
James was convicted at the Longford Assizes on 8 March 1827 of administering unlawful oaths. He was sentenced to transportation for life, and was transported on the Eliza II (1) from Cork, arriving in Sydney on 8 November 1827. He was granted a conditional pardon on 1 July 1842. On the pardon his year of birth is 1804, his native place is Longford, and his trade or calling is farm labourer and shepherd. Secondary sources record that he was a White-boy.
James died at Main Creek, near Dungog, New South Wales, on 30 October 1891. On the death certificate his age is recorded as 90 years, which puts the dob of 1804 on his pardon into doubt. He married Ann MCKEON, a bounty immigrant from Cappagh in Co. Tyrone, in 1844, and on the dc his age at marriage is recorded as 44. James and Ann went on to have 13 children who survived into adulthood. After being employed as an agricultural labourer following his arrival in NSW, after his pardon James became a farmer and sometime constable in the Maitland area, and his descendants still farm land around Dungog.
On James' dc his parents are recorded as Michael COX, farmer, and Sarah ROGERS. This makes me more suspicious of his purported dob of 1804 on his pardon, as the only baptismal entry I can find on the Irish Family History Foundation website is a James Cox baptised on 23 Feb 1804, born to Daniel Cox and Ann Kenny.
I would be very grateful if list members could advise me as to where to follow up information on:
a.. a marriage record for Michael COX and Sarah ROGERS
b.. where to find information on any siblings James may have had
c.. a transcription of James' trial at Longford Assizes
Thank you and cheers