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    Default Where in Wexford is Brownshood?

    Hello,

    I have just been looking at the following census return for 1871

    Class: RG10; Piece: 4018; Folio: 126; Page: 18

    My g/g/grandmother, Elizabeth Marchant states that she was born in Brownshood, County Wexford. I have looked at a Google map of Wexford and I have searched the list of towns and villages in Ireland, in Wikipedia, but I am unable to find the village/town in either place.

    Has anyone any idea where it is?

    Thank you,

    Josie

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    I'd say it's probably Brownswood which is in Templeshannon parish, and is just south of Enniscorthy. You can find it on Google Earth.

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    Good morning Elwyn,

    Thank you very much! I've just found it on Google Maps and in a list of townlands of County Wexford.

    Best wishes,

    Josie

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    Merchant is an unusual surname and there are two for Wexford in the Irish Civil Register, which began in 1864.
    Baptisim;
    Edward Merchant;
    Fethard, Wexford
    b. 29/4/1873
    Father; William Merchant
    Mother; Matilda Chatfield
    ---------------
    Death;
    Alexander Morchand
    Death; Registration District Wexford
    Oct-Dec 1931
    ------------
    Irish Civil Register;
    http://www.familysearch.org/form#advanced-records

    Census;
    http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie
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    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by locallad27 View Post
    Merchant is an unusual surname and there are two for Wexford in the Irish Civil Register, which began in 1864.
    Baptisim;
    Edward Merchant;
    Fethard, Wexford
    b. 29/4/1873
    Father; William Merchant
    Mother; Matilda Chatfield
    ---------------
    Death;
    Alexander Morchand
    Death; Registration District Wexford
    Oct-Dec 1931
    ------------
    Irish Civil Register;
    http://www.familysearch.org/form#advanced-records

    Census;
    http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie
    --------------
    Jack
    Hello Jack,

    Thank you very much for your interest! Elizabeth Marchant's maiden name was Eliza Murphy. She married Bernard Gorman at St Andrew's Church in Dublin on 6 February 1835. After his death, she came to England and married Edward Marchant in Salford in 1865. [I guess she was lying about her age, in 1871!]

    Best wishes,

    Josie
    Last edited by josie7644; 20-04-2011 at 4:49 AM. Reason: Superfluous words

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