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I am trying to find out how I am related to Dominick Lynden (1744-1846), assuming that I am, since I am descended from a John Lynden of Co. Longford and Dominick seems to have ended up there. He was born, however, in Kilkenny according to his military discharge records. I have not been able to find a birth record for him, which would be extremely helpful! My working theory is that he is the youngest of 3 Lynden brothers who reared their families in and around Longford. But until I know who his father was, of course, I cannot tell for sure.

His discharge papers indicate that he was born in "St. James Parish," which does not seem to exist. I imagine it was really St. Johns. In July of 1792 he married Elizabeth Harrison at Templemichael, Longford. He was discharged in January of 1796 having served two years in the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot. He was wounded in 1794 and is noted as lame as a result of his wound and no longer fit for service. (Not sure why it took so long to determine that, but ah well.) He started life a shoemaker; I don't know if he stayed in that profession because the last note I have on that is from when he was 22 years of age.

In his fifties, during the 1820s, he lived on Water Street in Longford Town. I show his death in 1846 in my notes, but failed to note my source for that-! 

I have no idea if there are any Lyndens left in Kilkenny. Name might also be listed Linden, Lyndon, Lindon, etc. -- but our branch of the family has always spelled it Lynden.


Diane in California



Friday 8th November 2019, 02:44AM

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  • Hi Diane,

    Unfortantely baptism records going back as far as the 1700s are rare in Ireland. So the chances of finding one for Dominic are small. 

    There are  a few websites that hold records.Hopefuly you may be able to find something.

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    Civil records are available on the link below  


    The census 1901/1911 census are available to search on 


    Property records


    Records of a place can provide useful information about where your ancestors lived. The main sources for records of place are Griffith's Valuation, the Tithe Applotment Books, estate papers and maps.They are available at


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