Thursday 21 December 2017

Clare's Local Studies Centre adds online material
Clare County Library's Local Studies Centre
has an outstanding collection of material
free to view online
Brian Doyle of Clare County Library's Local Studies Centre has been busy transcribing two useful 'list' type items published in local papers They have been added to the Library's online  'Clare Genealogy & Family History' collection and can be freely viewed.

1844, Signatories to Colonel Wyndham

Dated 25 April 1844, a letter was published in the Clare Journal from the Ennis tenantry. It expresses gratitude to absentee landlord Colonel Charles Wyndham, later Lord Egremont, for providing lands outside the town for the purpose of growing crops.

The 150 signatories are sorted alphabetically by surname. First names are given and widows are noted.

1918, Quin Subscribers to Major Redmond Memorial Fund

On 2 February 1918, The Saturday Record published a list of subscribers from Quin parish who had contributed to a memorial fund for Major William Hoey Kearney Redmond who was killed in action in Belgium in WW1 in June 1917. The fund was set up in appreciation of his 25 years of service as MP for the East Clare Constituency.

The list holds 136 names, together with the place of residence of each individual and the amount subscribed. Some entries include additional information such as indications of familial relationships with Snr/Jnr descriptions, while unmarried women are specifically noted as Miss. Members of the RIC (with rank) or clergy are also identified.