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18/11/2006 11:27 pm
no-avatar offline chris duffmail

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DUFFS of Limerick
Sources I've investigated indicate to me that the family name DUFF is almost as rare as hen's teeth in the southern part of Ireland. I'm an Irish DUFF and for the life of me I can't find any details of my great-grandfather, his parents, siblings (if any), or where he was born. What I do know is:

He would have been born between 1805 and 1820. He was resident at Castle Barracks, King John's Castle, Limerick in 1866, where he was Sergeant Clerk in the Pensions Office. He had married for the second time, his new wife being Mary Kelly (Keily?), maybe in late 1862. Their son, James Charles was born there on 13 August 1863. A daughter, Agnes Mary, was born there on 14 June 1866, and a second daughter, Amy, was born there on 6 March 1870.

Amy married Jack Pigott on 29 October 1890 and died (in child-birth?) on 10 October 1891. Agnes married Francis Fahy on 15 July 1891 and went to live in London. James married Maud Squance in Devon.

Patrick retired as Barracks Master and he and his family went to live in Garryowen, on the outskirts of the city. He died on 5 February 1886.

We know nothing of his first wife, except that she bore him a daughter, Kate (Kathleen?) in 1850. We can assume they married in 1849 or thereabouts, and one wonders whether she died during the birth of her child, Kate. We have no idea where they lived at the time.

I would be most grateful if I could be advised where I get information to fill in the gaps on Patrick and his wives, and where he and they came from to end up in Limerick.

Chris Duff
09/09/2008 11:47 pm