Friday, 26 April 2013

Andrew Dywer in Monamolin in 1853

An Andrew Dwyer recorded in the Griffiths Land Valuation of 1853 living at Monamolin, Wexford, the same parish where we find Sarah and Bridget Mellon and the family of Murta and Martha Dwyer in 1901. This is fifty years earlier, so at least one generation further back, possibly two. We'd need more evidence to link this Andrew into the family, but bearing in mind the name Andrew was passed through the generations, there's got to be a good chance he is an ancestor.

Andrew is at the top of the list leasing a house and garden from William Johnston. Also something referred to as 'Waste and garden". I discovered recently that the Leasor, in this case William Johnston, will be a good source of more detailed information as the Leasor was likely to have been the landlord, possibly an employer and also generally a Church of Ireland pillar of the local establishment. On the list for instance we see a Chaplin W Sweeney and Rev General Armstrong both big Leasors in Monamolin. The term Chaplin having military implications.

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