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George Gibson recorded his origin i(recorded n the immigrant manifest abourd the Lord Western Immigrant ship) as Ballymahon County Longford. His parents names were Robert and Bridget Cunningham. He married Mary Ann Armstrong in Dublin in 1839 and he was born in 1816. He and Mary Ann migrated to Australia in 1840. I am trying to confirm his place of birth and or details of his parents. I have exhausted, what I beleive, most of the records availabke on line and through the various genealogical websites e.g. Findmy past, Ancestory etc, Irish Genealogy etc woithout success. Upon review of the Dublin Public Records office register, the registers for Shrule, were lost in the fire of 1922. George was a protetstant and after requesting assistance through the church of Ireland records, I have not had any response. Would somebody be able to assist me please?

Regards,

Paul Gibson

Australia.

 

Pogswell

Thursday 2nd September 2021, 09:41AM

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  • RootsIreland lists six Gibsons in Longford in Griffith's Valuation. One mentions Ballymahon:

    --Gibson Charles Creevagh Beg/t/ballymahon Noughaval Co. Longford

    Patricia

    Thursday 2nd September 2021, 06:41PM
  • The year for the Gibson listing above is 1854.

     

    Patricia

    Thursday 2nd September 2021, 06:50PM
  • Hi Paul, 

    To add to Patricia's Post, the attached may be of interest.

    Regards,

     

    McCoy

    Thursday 2nd September 2021, 07:18PM

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  • Paul,

    Further information on Army Sergeant James Gibson.

    McCoy

    Thursday 2nd September 2021, 07:28PM

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  • Thank you to all for looking into my enquiry. I am very much taken back from the responses and very appreciative of the ffort to locate information on my ancestor.

    Patricia,

    Thank you for your research. Charles Gibson is George's brother who leased other property in the district before migrating to Australia. He lived not 20 kilometres away from his brother in Australia.

    McCoy

    Thank you also for your research.

    The census date of 1821 has my George being 5 years old and therefore not able to lease land. Could be a relative though?

    Sergant James Gibson of Granard could also be a relative but cannot connect him to George. George's father was Robert Gibson, his mother was Bridget Cunningham.

    There is a Robert Gibson recorded as being in the Irish Militia in 1824, Robert Gibson Senior is listed with his son Robert Gibson jnr, as being in the militia in Keenagh, County Longford in 1824, which is 10 klm's from Ballymahon. A possible connection there as George's father in law Martin Armstrong is listed in the Militia as well.

    The 2 Georges listed in the army births register for 1827 could easily be related, but the year is not correct for my George. As George was born in 1816, married in 1839 at 23 years of age and migrated to Australia in 1840 (recorded as a farmer), there is potentially very little searchable activity for him in Ireland apart from birth and or baptism. The records of his father Robert and mother Bridget Cunningham would be a clue if I could find a birth location for George and some evidence of his parents. All of this has proved difficult with a lack of electronic records being available. 

    It is very hard to find the records without physically going to the Records office and hunting for them there.

    Any further assistance would be greatly appreciated and I thank you once again for taking the time to look into this for me. Truly very thankful.

    Regards,

    Paul.

     

    Pogswell

    Sunday 5th September 2021, 11:25PM