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Looking for parentage and ancestors for Thomas James (or James Thomas) Hatch, born 1844-5 in Collon, Co.Louth. In 1875, aged 31, he is in the Royal Artillery, based at Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. In May 1876 he married Phillis (Philly) Hodge in this Haverfordwest registration district. Thet have 9 children between abt1875 and 1896. In 1881 he is a Sergeant in the RA in London. In 1885 he is a Master Gunner in the RA in Fort George Barrracks in Invernessshire. In 1891 he is a Master Gunner in the RA in St.Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. He is a Retired Gunner in 1901 when his daughter Eleanor is marrying my great grandfather in Cornwall. He died in St.Teath, Cornwall on 4 Apr 1914. His daughter Eleanor died in 1913, and my great grandfather married her youngest sister Harriet in 1915.



Monday 18th Nov 2013, 04:08PM

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  • Hi Trevor

    The closest match for Hatch born 1844 + - 6 years in Louth on is Thomas 1838 & Anne 1838. However Anne was registered in Collon parish while Thos was registered in Ardee.

    You need to purchase credit to view the full record on rootsireland but it MAY give you the father's name.


    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 18th Nov 2013, 07:04PM
  • Hello Treavor

    in addition to the above Griffiths Valuation on this site

    shows 32 Hatchs in Louth with 2 in Collon but the others are in adjoining areas. It was done about 1854 and has little maps showing location.

    Also Collon has a history website with contact details but I am only suggesting this. See

    Also a good site for Louth is A lot of detail here.

    finally in case of confusion Louth is in the religious diocese of Armagh.



    St Peters Louth, IrelandXO Volunteer

    Wednesday 20th Nov 2013, 03:42PM

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