View Full Version : Trying to locate a birthplace.
Is there a place in the area called BALLNORTH or something similar?
This is given in the U K 1851 census as the birthplace c 1826 of Hannah Cozens. Her brother William had been born at Cahir c 1822.
I think their father Benjamin Howard Cozens may have had some connection with the army. He came from Norwich or at any rate Norfolk, and later children were born in Windsor and London. I know nothing about his wife, except that she too might have been named Hannah.
Look forward to hearing something, FredP.
15-06-2008, 2:10 PM
Have a look here and see if there is anything that may help: http://www.tipp.ie/townsandvillages.htm
16-06-2008, 1:38 AM
I had a look at the census image.
The writer has distictive 't' s, so I think the town is more like Ballnorah.
16-06-2008, 1:56 AM
That handwriting is right up there with the worst of them! Wow! Even turning the computer and leaning over sideways I can barely make out what it says!! I'm afraid that at the moment I can't offer you any more help than you have already had.
There is a place called Ballinora in Ireland, if that helps.
On a short visit to Ireland last year I had a brief stop in Cahir, and learned that it had indeed had a large army garrison in the first half of the 19th century. I was told they had established a virtual village just south of the town, but that this had now completely disappeared, and I did not learn what name it might have gone under.
Can anyone suggest where further information or records about it might be located, preferably on-line?
Thanks again, FredP.
12-01-2010, 3:59 PM
12-01-2010, 4:04 PM
the situation in January 1845 as reported by The Armagh Guardian was "At Caher, head-quarters, are stationed one Field-officer, 2 Captains, 4 Subalterns, 5 staff, 17 sergeants and sergeant-major, 6 trum- peters, 3 farriers, 12 corporals, 179 rank and file, 167 troop horses, 33 officers' chargers."
12-01-2010, 4:14 PM
Is the Armagh Gaurdian online somewhere? I'm not having any luck with my Irish side of my family and they were from Armagh!
13-01-2010, 1:19 AM
Yes have a look at " Irelandoldnews.com/Armagh" but the online items are a bit sparse!
13-01-2010, 2:29 AM
Thanks! I'll let you know if I have some success.
17-01-2010, 11:34 AM
Thanks, I'll have a look at both sites, FredP.
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