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Trying to race any living descendants of Elizabeth McCormack and John Daniel (s). They had at least ne daughter Elizabeth (Lizzie) Daniels born 21st July 1889 in NDU Workhouse. Elizabeth daniels (Lizzie) is my great-grandmother. She married John Edwin Barnes a soldier in the Essex Regiment in Dublin on 27th October 1909. The had at least on daughter martha Ann barnes born Dublin in 1911.

Elizabeth (Lizzie Barnes) is counted on the 1911 census living in Woodfield Place, Dublin.


Looking for any further information really. Did Lizzie have any siblings, did Martha have any siblings. Please get in touch, my email address is:


many thanks


Paul Chiddicks


Sunday 20th May 2012, 12:51PM

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  • Hi Paul,

    You were right to check the 1911 census. Did you also check the 1901 census records here?:   Names in instutions are usually in initial form (such as Mary Kelly would be "MK").

    You might fid this link of interest:

    The National Archives of Ireland has 1840-1938 Admissions and Discharge registers for Dublin city workhouses (North and South Unions).

    Civil registration records are available from the General Register Office (GRO). These start from 1864 however. You can access the website here:

    You could also find out the military background of John Edwin Barnes. The UK National Archives is the best place to check for this:

    You could also try checking the land records called the Tithe Applotment Books (1823-38) or the later Griffith's Valuation (1848-64). Griffith's is freely available here: or here: Failte Romhat has lots of other useful links you could try looking at.

    Please make sure you link anyone else in your family who is interested in their Irish heritage to our site - and indeed anyone else you know of Irish heritage.

    Kind regards,

    Sinead Cooney

    Genealogist (Ireland XO)

    Wednesday 6th June 2012, 10:24AM
  • Hi Sinead,

    Many thanks for your reply and all the help and advice. I have checked the 1901 census and exactly as you say, there are a large number of possibilities in the dublin area and hospitals with the initials that i am looking for either LD or ED, which makes it almost impossible to find the right one. All other searches in 1901 for the family have drawn a blank, but possibly both parents are deceased by then leaving Lizzie (Elizabeth) orphaned.

    Un ortuntely for me I am unable to visit Dublin at present to search the records to establish whether Lizzie and John Edwin had more children before he was killed in action and whether Lizzie had in fact ny siblings.

    I have John Edwins full military background and medals.

    I appreciate with irish research its that little bit harder, but any further advice would be appreciated.






    Friday 8th June 2012, 02:11PM
  • I have subsequently found out more information on the Daniel family from Dublin. if anybody is researching this family in Dublin please get in touch.


    Tuesday 1st November 2016, 05:43PM