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Cooke Family Saga

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Full title: Mother in the Shadows

Creator / Author: Maureen Cooke

Item Type / Page count: Book / 177p

When Published: September 2003

Publisher / Place of Publication: Published for Maureen Cooke by Penfolk Publishing / 21 Ronley Street, Blackburn, Victoria 3130, Australia

About:  If this were a novel it would be a family saga. However, it is all true. The author writes about an orphanage, an adoption and a placement with a family that she seemed to belong to. She discovers in the end that her ties with them were closer than she could have imagined. The book tells the story of the Cooke Family and ranges across Scotland, Ireland, England and Australia. A second edition of this book was published in 2012.

ID number(s): 1875894330

Contents: Prologue – List of Illustrations – Acknowledgements and Thanks – Dedication –The Orphanage 1938-1941 – Journey to Leeds: 1941 – The Cooke Family – Adjusting – Jessie and Babs – Bannie and Helen – Bessie. Our Housekeeper – Boarding School 1941-1950 – Job after Job after Job – A Career Begins: 1957 – To Australia: 1960 – Independence – Marriage and a Family – Caring for Bannie – Revelation – Uncovering the Facts – Back to Childhood Haunts: 1988 – Returning again: 1955 – Reflections – Appendix: Maisie’s Account of her Life.

WW Connection #1: The Cooke Family had strong connections with Baltinglass and its Post Office. Helen Cooke was the de facto Postmistress when the infamous ‘Battle of Baltinglass’ incident occurred in the early 1950s.

Extra #1: Includes over two dozen photographs and a family tree.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Link to the Publisher’s website at: http://www.penfolk.com.au/

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Names from South West Wicklow in 1837

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Full title: Baronies of Shillelagh and Ballinacor South, County Wicklow: a memorial 1837 extracted from Official Papers (O.P.1837/133) National Archives of Ireland Dublin.

Creator / Author: Sean Magee (researcher and compiler)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 64p

When Published: 1997

Publisher / Place of Publication: Dun Laoghaire Genealogical Society / 14 Rochestown Park, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

About: This is a listing of around 1,500 names of people from the south west of County Wicklow. The list names those who signed a form of petition (also known as a memorial) in 1837. The purpose of the petition was to seek the relocation of the Court of Quarter Sessions for the Baronies of Shillelagh and Ballinacor South. At the time this court was held in Baltinglass and the petition proposed that it be established in Tinahely. The area covered by the listing includes the Fitzwilliam Estate of Coolattin. The information should be useful for people with South-West Wicklow ancestry as it bridges the period between the Tithe Applotmant Books and the publication of Griffith’s Valuation. This booklet is Number 1 in the series ‘Irish Genealogical Sources’.

ID number(s): 1898471401

Chapters: Acknowledgements – Introduction / Sean Magee – [Text of the memorial] – Surnames Index – Townland Index – Useful addresses – Further reading.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Visit the Publisher’s website . [NOTE: Now known as Genealogical Society of Ireland]

New Owner for Baltinglass Abbey on This Day!

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Full title: Baltinglass Abbey, its possessions, and their post-Reformation proprietors

Creator / Author: Lord Walter Fitzgerald

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 37p

Journal Information: Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Vol. V (Number 6), pp. 378-414

When Published: July 1908

Publisher / Place of Publication: E. Ponsonby, 116 Grafton Street, Dublin for County Kildare Archaeological Society / Co. Kildare

About:  On 30th June, 1541 ownership of the Baltinglass Abbey lands in Co. Wicklow was granted to Sir Thomas Eustace (Viscount Baltinglass). This is just one small piece of information to be gleaned from this major article on Baltinglass Abbey. The author firstly details mentions of the abbey’s existence from its foundation around 1148 until its suppression and the forfeiture of its possessions in 1541. The next section looks at the various owners of the abbey lands from 1541 onwards. The final part of the article is a description of the abbey and of the pieces found therein. An appendix lists the placenames from Speed’s map of 1610 and also includes a list of the names of the abbots of the abbey.

ID number(s): 0332-0782

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Includes several illustrations and photographs.

Extra #4: Includes a map of the Barony of Upper Talbotstown and part of that of Ballinacor, taken from Speed’s map of Wicklow, 1610

Extra #5: Includes pedigree charts for the family of Eustace, Viscounts Baltinglass

Extra #6: Visit the County Kildare Archaeology Society website.

Roll-call of 1798 Rebellion in Wicklow

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Full title: People of the Rebellion, Wicklow 1798

Creator / Author: Pat Power (researcher and compiler)

Item Type / Page count: Book / 116p

When Published: June 1999

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Dun Laoghaire Genealogical Society / Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

About: This is a listing of around 1,800 names of those who were associated with the 1798 Rebellion in Wicklow. The author has included people from both sides of the conflict and provides their affiliation, their probable address and, in many cases, some additional comment. The five-page introduction gives much useful information about the historical background and helps to clarify the challenges of interpreting the data. This book is Number 14 in the series ‘Irish Genealogical Sources’.

ID number(s): 1898471266

Chapters: Introduction – Names in Alphabetical Order – Appendix 1: Maps – Appendix 2: Yeomanry Corps – Bibliography.

WW Connection #1: Many of the individuals listed are associated with West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Includes a reproduction of ‘A Map of Wicklow 1760 by Jacob Nevill’.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Visit the Publisher’s website . [NOTE: Now known as Genealogical Society of Ireland]

TV Star’s Carnew Roots

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Full title: Graham Norton’s Wicklow Roots

Creator / Author: Fiona Fitzsimons

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 3p

Journal Information: Irish Lives Remembered: Genealogy Magazine, Issue 29, pp. [30-32], edited by Eileen Munnelly.

When Published: May/June 2015

Publisher / Place of Publication: Eileen Munnelly, Irish Lives Remembered Ltd. / R.D.C., Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

About: The TV chat show host was born Graham William Walker and it turns out that his Walker ancestors came from Carnew in South West Wicklow. This article describes researching the family history and expands on some of the events of the 1798 rebellion in the Carnew area. The article is included in a ‘Focus on Wicklow’ issue of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy Magazine.

ID number(s): None

Extra #1: includes some illustrations and a map.

Extra #2: Link to Irish Lives Remembered website to view, download or subscribe to this free publication. Browse to this issue from the button marked ‘Click for back editions’.

Kennys, Kennystown and Kilcavan

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Full title: Nineteenth century Kilcavan, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: Joseph A. Kenny

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 8p

Journal Information: Journal of the Genealogical Society of Ireland, Volume 13, pp74-81

When Published: 2012

Publisher / Place of Publication: Genealogical Society of Ireland / Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

About: The author, who lives in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, gives us here a brief history of Kilcavan. This is followed by the names of local people who, in 1827, had a Kenny connection. The final four pages of the article provide a list of the children who were baptised, (together with parents’ names) in the area during the period 1832-55.

ID number(s):1393-936X

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Browse Genealogical Society of Ireland publications online (including the journal issue containing this article) via ISSUU. [Personal registration / conditions may apply].

Extra #4: Link to the website of the Genealogical Society of Ireland

Extra #5: A version of this article is available online at: http://kennytree.com/Irish/Kilcavan%2019th%20century.htm

Braddell of the Borderlands

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Full title: Braddell of Bullingate, Coolmelagh etc.

Creator / Author: Art Kavanagh and Rory Murphy

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 19pp

When Published: 1996

Publisher / Place of Publication: Irish Family Names / Bunclody, Co. Wexford.

Parent Publication [book]: The Wexford Gentry: Volume II / by Art Kavanagh and Rory Murphy / 230pp

About: A chapter on the history of the Braddell Family whose lands straddled the borders of Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow. One West Wicklow branch of the family were located at Raheengraney in Moyacomb Parish in the Barony of Shillelagh. Instances of the name diminish from 1823 to 1911.

ID number(s): 0952478536

Contents: Braddell – The Lower Bullingate & Croneyhorn Braddells – The Braddells of Bullingate Upper and Coolmelagh – Braddell of Raheengraney.

Extra #1: Includes black and white photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Browse the Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1837 for Braddell

Extra #5: Browse the 1901 Census for Braddell

Extra #6: Browse the 1911 Census for Braddell

Crackers? Not the Christmas Type

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Full title: W&R Jacob: celebrating 150 years of Irish biscuit making

Creator / Author: Séamas Ó Maitiú

Item Type / Page count: Book / 121p

When Published: 2001

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Woodfield Press / 17 Jamestown Square, Dublin 8.

About: This book tells the story of Jacobs, the famous Dublin biscuit makers. The Jacob Family, who were Quakers, started their enterprise in Waterford in 1851 but soon relocated to Dublin. Well-known products made by Jacobs included Cream Crackers, Kimberley, Mikado, Coconut Creams and Fig Rolls. Unfortunately, the book does not divulge how they got the figs into the Fig Rolls.

ID number(s): 0953429318

Chapters: Chronology — Picture Credits — Acknowledgements — Preface — Brothers and Friends — Fire, Revolution – and Cream Crackers! — The Figs in the Fig Rolls — From Family Firm to National Stage — On the Move – A New Home in Tallaght — Jacob’s in Literature — Partners / Directors of W. & R. Jacob Co., Dublin — Short Bibliography.

WW Connection #1: The author is a resident of West Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes many illustrations, photographs, advertisements and a Family Tree.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Rooted at the Foot of the Wicklow Mountains

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Full title: Lisnavagh: Discovering my Roots

Creator / Author: Turtle Bunbury

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 7p

Journal Information: Irish Lives Remembered: Genealogy Magazine, Issue 23, pp. [26-32], edited by Eileen Munnelly.

When Published: May/June 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: Eileen Munnelly, Irish Lives Remembered Ltd. / R.D.C., Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

About: Lisnavagh is located at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains just over the border in County Carlow. In this article, best-selling author, historian and TV presenter, Turtle Bunbury, traces his family back through the centuries. It should be noted that the magazine in which this article appears is published online only. It is free to download (see link below) and will be of interest to genealogists and family historians everywhere.

ID number(s): None

WW Connection #1: The author attended primary school in Baltinglass.

Extra #1: includes several colour photographs.

Extra #2: Link to Irish Lives Remembered website to view, download or subscribe to this free publication. Browse to this issue from the button marked ‘Click for back editions’.

Extra #3: Link to the Author’s website http://www.turtlebunbury.com

Extra #4: Link to the Lisnavagh website http://www.lisnavagh.com

 

Hollywood Lives 1852-1911

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Full title: Reconstructing a Parish for Genealogical Research

Creator / Author: Brendan Corrigan

Item Type / Page count: Magazine Article / 2p

Journal Information: Irish Roots, Issue No. 89, pp. 20-21

When Published: Spring 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: Maureen Phibbs, Irish Roots Media Ltd., / Blackrock, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.

About: A description of a genealogical project which details the occupiers of all the houses that existed within the parish of Hollywood between the time of Griffiths Valuation in 1852 until the Census of 1911. The project was exhibited at the Hollywood Fair in 2013 as part of the activities related to ‘The Gathering’.

ID number(s): 0791-6329

WW Connection #1: Irish Roots Magazine is published in Blessington in West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Includes some colour photographs and a sample table of information.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Visit the magazine website at: www.irishrootsmagazine.com

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