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Long lost Great-Great Uncle

Long lost Great-Great Uncle

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Hi, I am not a visitor to Ireland but an Irish National living in Co. Meath. 
I have tried everything to find my great-great-uncle but without any success. 
His name was GEORGE WEBB,born January 1859, Killeen, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath. (R.C. parish Dunsany/Kilmessen.)
Believed to have been a butler in southern Ireland (possibly Kilkenny Castle). Would anybody know if servants records exist for Kilkenny Castle or indeed any big house in the province of Munster.

Any ideas or information much appreciated.

Geraldine Boyle/Webb.

Posted Fri 17 May 2019 3:30 PM
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Hello Geraldine,

I do understand that it can be a bit tough to find information about your family tree, even for those who have always lived on our shores. I'd be happy to see if I can point you in the right direction, towards answers.

The first thing I'd suggest is taking a peek at our Helpful Research Tips threads. One of our experts put together a very lovely guide about how to search for ancestry information, which might be of some help.

Since you mentioned that your Great-Great Uncle was born in Meath before 1846, contacting their genealogical centre might be a good starting point. You can reach out to the county of Meath for genealogy information by using the email address or phone number provided on their heritage website, or by contacting the council directly. You might also want to speak to the General Register Office, or GRO, for records from later in his life. 

I wish you the very best of luck on your search! If you need any more advice, please don't hesitate to let me know.

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Posted Fri 17 May 2019 6:45 PM
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Thanks vey much for reply. Geraldine.
Posted Fri 17 May 2019 6:49 PM
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Hi, Geraldine again. Have tried all resources over last couple of years in search for Uncle George Webb. Apart from baptismal record there is no record of him that I can find. He does not appear in 1901 or 1911 census or in English census.
All I know is that he was a butler somewhere in southern Ireland (possibly Kilkenny Castle) was unmarried and he returned to family home in Meath for holidays.

Could he have died and been unregistered? Could he have died in a workhouse and been unregistered.?  I am particularly keen to find him as I have managed to find the rest of the family.

Any advice appreciated. Geraldine.

Posted Sat 18 May 2019 10:59 AM
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Still searching for my 2xtimes great-uncle George Webb.
Well,it s seems I have been in the wrong place.!The Webb who was butler to Bishop of Cloyne turned out to be a distant cousin of George.! Now, I got a bit of information that he may have been a butler in Bruree House,Limerick. (around 1880-1900) However that,s is all I know. Could there be any records of staff in Bruree around this time.
Geraldine Boyle/Webb.


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Hi Geraldine,

How neat - you are getting closer and closer all the time - wonderful progress forward. We're thrilled to follow your updates!

Might any of our Community friends be able to help us get a bit more information?

Thanks!

~Sionainn
Posted Tue 13 Aug 2019 12:48 AM
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