Ruth’s Recommendations

Here are my favourite blog posts from this past week.

The NLI Blog had a post called Hidden History written by Eimear Walsh a NLI Manuscript Student. She is working on the papers for the Headfort Estate in County Meath. The Taylour family left a lot of material. She found that some letters were written by people who sounded like they were children but were not in Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. She did a little research and found the answer. She even found a connection to a Governor General of Canada.

Pue’s Occurrences The Irish History Blog had a post entitled Living at the edge of the world by Kevin O’Sullivan. He examines the question how did they live here.

There is a new blog called TheWildGeese.com: Irish Genealogy And Family History which looks like it could be interesting.

Are there any postings in the last week that you think need to be on this list? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. tom tuite dalton’s avatar

    Edward Tuite Dalton, my ancestor, was I think the estate manager at Headfort in around 1800. He studied at Trinity He had married Olivia Stephenson, daughter of Sir John Stephenson had three children and then mysteriously he died. His widow then married Lord Taylour and the children grew up on the estate with their younger half brothers etc. One of Edward’s children, Adelaide Tuite Dalton married Sir John Young who became governor gen of canada. Another Edward went to India and wrote a book about ethnology of Bengal (Daltonganj was named after him. Gustavus, my direct ancestor was warden in Kells Church of ireland church for a while and wrote a few books attacking absentee landlords, and highlighting the conditions of the poor. He was the first editor of the Anglo Celt.

    I would be extremely intersted in seeing the manuscripts.

    kind regards, Tom Tuite Dalton, 01491 680 682

  2. Ruth Blair’s avatar

    I would contact the National Library of Ireland to find out what they have regarding estate papers for Headfort. http://www.nli.ie/

    If you are looking for information on the letters specifically then I would contact the author of the blog post Aoife O’Connor, co-curator of Particles of the Past exhibition.

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