Francis Tracy Alias Inglesby of County Meath

Francis Tracy Alias Inglesby of County Meath

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Posted Wed 14 Jun 2023 9:05 PM
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Hello,
My ancestor, Francis Tracy AKA Francis/ Frank/Franklin Inglesby/Englesby was killed in the US Civil War in 1862. In the US Army intake forms, he states he is born in Rolmatig, County Meath.  I've searched the townlands and parishes and cannot find Rolmatig.  I believe this is a misspelled and/or misheard location.  Would anyone have any idea what townland it could be? (Note: Frank is also listed with his alias in other Army records.)

Also, is it a practice in Ireland to have 2 different last names? If so, would one be a maternal name and the other a paternal name? (See marriage record below)
Name: Francis Inglesby 
Event Type: Marriage
Birth Date: abt 1832
Marriage Date: 15 Aug 1853
Marriage Place: Webster, Massachusetts
Marriage Age: 21
Father Name: Patrick Inglesby
Mother Name: Mariah
Spouse Name: Ann Brogan
Spouse Marriage Age: 20
Spouse Father Name: Patrick Brogan
Spouse Mother Name: Mary


Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

D'Nel Grove Stucki
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Posted Thu 15 Jun 2023 8:56 AM
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Hello D'Nel

Thanks for posting your question about your ancestor Francis!

Names and places were often misspelled due to accent issues when someone gave their townland and how townland names themselves were spelt. You may have already tried the Townlands website with a search for County Meath, there isn't a town similar to Rolmatig as you say so not an easy task narrowing it down.

John Grenham has a surname search on his website that does suggest County Meath as being the location for the Inglesby surname so at least this part of the story bears out. It is quite common to have and be known by your first and middle name, so Francis Tracy may have been what he was known by. Also, usually for a common surname, the family would be known by a nickname to distinguish the different families. Probably not the case here as this is not a common name.

There is the County Meath Council page on genealogy that has some suggestions on where and how to look for information. Along with Family Search, FindMyPast, and RootsIreland, you may be able to check for records but before 1864 without a town/parish it may be more difficult.

Hopefully, our other members may be able to make some suggestions too.

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Hi D'Nel,

You have a great deal of wonderful information however as the surname Inglesby/Englesby can be spelt many different ways (I have seen it as Englishby in some records!) relevant records may not come up through online searches. For that reason I would recommend you contact Meath Heritage Centre which transcribes and indexes church and land records. They are based at Castle Street, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland. Email: noeltrim@gmail.com

Best wishes for your search, 

Gillian
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Hi did you have any luck tracing your Inglesby ancestors in Meath , if you did can you please let me know , having the same brick wall
John Inglesby,
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Hi John,
Sorry for the late reply.  I have not been able to find any new information on Francis Tracy/Inglesby 

Perhaps, we can collaborate and check each other's information. Maybe that would lead to a new clue.  Who were your Inglesby grandparents? When and where did they live?

--D'Nel

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