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Hi, I'm looking for information about the Dublin silk weaving trade.  


Thursday 30th January 2020, 04:49AM

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  • Hi Donna, there is an article on the academic website J Stor, think it can be read free if you sign up, get back if you cannot access as I have membership, it is from The Irish Art Review circa 1990. I also saw on a search that it was brought by the Hugenots when they arrived, if interested there is a small graveyard for them close to Dublin city centre on the south side,,_Dublin

    The main Dublin library for history genealogy is here and the national library is here.

    Nothing about sil weaving on it though. Try emailing the Dublin library.

    Good Luck


    St Peters Louth

    Thursday 30th January 2020, 11:36PM
  • Hi Pat,

    Thank you. I will follow up on the article. I'm wondering if there was a guildhall or other records that may contain information about tradespeople? My ancestors ended up in Hobart in the 1840's, two siblings were transported. Their father was Alexander Cook, Silk weaver. I would like to find what parish they came from to search for marriage and baptism info.  


    Monday 3rd February 2020, 12:02AM
  • Pat,

    i have read the article, it was excellent. Thank you.



    Monday 3rd February 2020, 02:33AM
  • Hi Donna, I found very little info on silk weavers.  You might try looking from the other angle. Its possible that there were other siblings that stayed. There is an Alexander Cooke who Married in 1817 to Ellen Brennan in the Pro Catdrl Dublin. Try looking in Irish Genealogy. They may not be from Dublin ,but there are also church records Best .  Searcher


    Monday 3rd February 2020, 08:51PM
  • Hi There I am also looking for a Huguenot silk weaver ancester John D'Acre a1762-1815 (his descendants changed it to Deaker) from County Laois/Queens. He married a Lydia Margaret Steele b 1770-1847. We know alot about the Deakers but nothing much about him. Any help with the cemetary list would be appreciated, Susan



    Tuesday 4th February 2020, 09:51PM
  • Most of the Hugeunots in ireland came in an army with William 3rd and fought against James 2nd and when William won he gave the Hugeunots land in Ireland that was 1690 your John was born in1762  so is prob son of ==== who fought. If you look up Huguenot cemeteries in Ireland you can get lists of occupants. Hes not in Dublin at Merrion Row cemetery.  There are church records for Laois but maybe they dont apply with him. Best  Searcher 


    Wednesday 5th February 2020, 07:49PM
  • My great-greatgrandfasther was a silk weaver in Dublin in the 1800s.  His name was William Graham. 

    I learned this information from the marriage record of his son, Thomas Graham, who married Louise (Lucy) Allen on July 7,1867 at the Pro Cathedral.  Thomas lived on Cook Street and was a trunkmaker, and Lucy was from E. Aran Street although one record shows her living at 14 Moore Street and working as a 'trader.'

    I found a voter registration record showing a Willam Graham living on Rainsford Street but cannot verify that he is my Willam Graham.

    There's a novel "The Silk Weaver" that I enjoyed very much.  Fiction of course, but takes place in Dublin in 1798 and is very interesting.  Author: Gabrielle Warnock who I think lives in the west of Ireland.


    Don Drach




    Sunday 24th January 2021, 02:40PM