Webb, Irish Chiefs, Montreal, Mass Grave, Twitter

Irish Roots Cafe: Genealogy and History, Shownotes. week 107

Among Todays Topics:

1)  The Irish Family Name of the Week is: Webb
2)  Mass Irish Grave in America from 1832
3)  Waterford Furnace closes for first time.
4)  Book of the Day: Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans
5)  Video of the Day: The Ryans and Fannings of Tipperary
6)  Nutt House in Ireland overun by squirrels
7)  St_Patricks_Day_Parade,_Montreal,_2009

Timeline for this weeks audio broadcast:


This Weeks Topics:             1:05
Notes from Mike:                2:20
Book of the Month:             6:50
The Magnificent Seven:     10:40
Irish Name of the Day:      14:35
Websites of the Week:       19:20
Curious News and Notes:  21:25

Run Time:  29:39
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Notes This Week:
1) I’ve signed onto another place on the web.  For the few
days I’ve been on Twitter.  I must confess I could not understand
the appeal before I tried it.  You can only write a sentence or so as
a message and post it to those you have OK’d.
The neat thing is it is quick, you can connect with other family
researchers across the globe, Irish newspapers, genealogy podcasters,
family history magazines and writers, genealogy web page creators…
Just do a search for a name and the choices appear for you to OK.
So it looks like a worthwhile endeavor to me.  If you get on to Twitter –
look for me as: IrishRootsCafe, click here: http://twitter.com/IrishRootsCafe

Hello, I’m researching my family Millsaps. I was able to trace my
American ancestors to Thomas Millsaps, born around 1702  Armagh,
Tyrone, Ireland. And his father William Millsaps born about 1649-1679
Tyrone county, Ireland married Elizabeth Wood. My problem is that
I can not find info past William b.1649. I found name variants Millsop
in England around 1660’s , but I don’t know if  there is a relation. I
can’t find free resources. Could you help? Thank you,
gina Zimmerman
(There is Millsop in Ireland, and that name can be interchanged with Millsaps)

Book of the Month:
The Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans
( Also serves as volume 1 of the Conquest of Ireland – Plantation in Ulster)

This is the first volume to the set entitled, Conquest of Ireland, An
Historical Account of the Plantation in Ireland. It is hardbound and
gold stamped, with decorated endsheets. It contains the record of
the great change in land ownership and power in Ireland. It tells the
story of the old Irish families losing their land, and the new settlers
who assumed it. A one-of-a-kind genealogical record. The specific
names and locations are given. It is a primary source of information
for those fortunate enough to refer to copies of the surviving volume
by Rev. G. Hill. Rare Manuscripts & State Papers

The author introduces his work as follows: The contents of this volume
(vol. 1), may be described, in general terms, as a compilation from
State Papers relating to the Plantation of Ulster… the Calendars of
the Carew Manuscripts, and of other important collections of Irish
State Papers….. Before the Carew Manuscripts little was known of the
seven year struggle (1595 – 1602). For a time before 1588 English
rule was actually rather mysteriously popular, and Shane ONeill was
finally defeated in 1567 by the ODonnells rather than the government.

Some examples of historical lists and names also included are found in the
following sections of this single volume:

Page 1: Ulster Before the Plantation
Page 60: Orders of Plantation
Page 90: The Project of Plantation
Page 117: Doubts and Delays
Page 153: The Commissioners at Work
Page 191: Results and Arrangements.

The lists are varied in the work, including landlords and names of
tenents and some possessions, lists of those applying for lands and
the lands they sought, undertakers name (those who undertook the
task), and so on.  The more modern footnotes contain a treasury of
names and relationships as well.
I have noted it before, my video short on this work is at:
Coming Up:
Waterford Crystal Furnace has held molten glass for 20 years…but now…

Time to raise our eyes skywards, give thanks, and  ask for help !
Here are todays Magnificent Seven :

1) Renewing Member Marybeth Delaney of Warwick, NY
Searching for Peter McAliney.  I have records from 1798 in Ballinamuck,
Co. Longford, looking for links in Donegal. Researching Inishowen link.

2) New Gold Member Rich Cummings of Pittsburgh, PA  Researching Webb.
I have several lines of descent that i am working on, non successfully.
i guess the major one is the webb family of county cork. father was george
webb, son John born circa 1840 and emigrated to wales abt 1866. i am stuck
been on line, buying everyone’s books. probably a protestant family, looked
at bannons, lots of webbs in cork but just can’t connect john with his father
george. i know that john died between 1867 and 1901, huge year range.
i keep thinking that the names of john’s children will be a clue, but no success.
now what?

3) New member Patricia Young of Victoria, Australia. researching Day, Daily.
Daniel Day m. Mary Daily. They both lived in King County as far as I know.

4)  New Member Diane Berge of Maple Valley, WA. searching for Nunan, Reedy, Donovan, Horn. Researching Nunan in County Cork and Reedy in County Clare.

5)  New Member William O’Reilly of Dearborn, MI. searching for O’Reilly
Your Irish Families and Mc Mac and O names book has shipped.

6) K. Moore of Toronto, Canada. Your Co. Down genealogy book….has shipped

7)  Diane Schweitzer of Saint John, IN, looking for Ansboro or Ansbro
Your County Mayo Genealogy and Family History Notes has shipped

Check out our online search list at:

Thanks to all of our members – without you these
podcasts would not be possible –  !

Irish Family Name of the Day:

Todays family history in honor of member listed above:

Possible Related Spellings of the Name:
Web; Webbs; Weber; Webber

Varient Spelling Groups: 2038
(Taken from the Master Guide to the Various Spellings
of Irish Family Names) http://www.irishroots.com/id4918.htm

History of the Name
Families of the name of Webb in Ireland are given to be of settler
origin when found here.  They are among the families found settling
in Ulster in the 17th century, centered in Co. Antrim at that time.
Not unexpectedly the family is also found in Dublin records, and
the name is often found outside these areas as well…….

copyright 2007, IGF, based in part upon
The Book of Irish Families, great and small

Irish Family Coats of Arms
Here is some of the information given in the Irish Book of Arms

1)  illustrated arms shown for Webb of Kilmore, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
(Large Bold Cross with a star in its center…..)
Coming Up Later in this episode:
Oonagh Nutt changes her opinion of wildlife.

The Free Master Index Search of Irish Names
at Irishroots.com finds the family  times
including the following examples :

1) Mr. Webb in Londonderry Lands and Families
2) Webbs, in The Families of County Limerick, Ireland
as well as Webb of Ballygubby, Balyhennesy and Rathgonan.
3) Wm. Webb, in Co. Sligo Genealogy and Family History Notes.
4) J. Webb of Co. Armagh Genealogy and Family History Notes.
5)  Webb, several times in Co. Tipperary genealogy….
6)  Webb, in Missouri Irish.
7)  Webb. in Families of Co. Kerry, Ireland

Websites of the Week:

1)  Webb Family History
Webb Family Photos (56)
Webb Military Photos (3)
Webb Mystery Photos (3)

2)  Video: The Ryans and Fannings of Tipperary

3)  Video: St. Patricks Day Parade Montreal, Canada

Curious News and Notes
1)  We read in the Irish Times that a Ballymena gentleman got
his ear bitten off in a ‘sectarian’ attack in that town in Antrim.
Luckily the ear was picked up and sewn back on at the hospital.

2)  Kestrel on endangered bird list
Once upon a time it was the most common bird of prey in all of Ireland—
but it is now on the endangered list.
The number of swifts, skylarks and mistle thrushes are also decreasog,
according to BirdWatch.

3)  The massive furnace which has been in operation, stocked
with molten glass continuously for over  20 years, was emptied
and shut down for the first time a few days ago.  It marks the
end of mass production at Waterford Crystal at Irelands Kilbarry plant.

4) One of the benefits of operating under EU law is that they
banned the cutting of turf in Ireland, designating certain areas
as special places of conservation.  Some 32 bogs and 800 working
turf cutters were affected by the ban which is to expand to 139 bogs
by 2014.  The ban was temporarily reversed last week until the end
of the year.

5)  Who was that Belfast woman who cared for a baby elephant in her
back yard during WWII ?  None other than the elephant angel, Denise
Weston Austin, one of the first female zookeepers in the Belfast Zoo.
Many animals were sacrificed, fearing escaped animals from bombings.

6)  For you wild animal lovers out there – beware.  Oonagh Nutt of Moira
County Down, thought the visiting grey squirrels were cute at first, but
then they chewed their way through the roof, tunnelled through walls,
lived under the floor boards, and relieved themselves in the attic.
Oonagh then said that – Up Close they are quite frightening, they look like
puppy dogs with big hands, they growl and bark at you, they’re vicious things.
They’ll go for you……. Listen to Oonagh tell her story on this page:

7)  It was 1832 and nearly 60 emigrants came to America from Donegal, Derry,
and elsewhere… they worked the railroads but within a few weeks were all
dead, but from what ?… They were buried in an unmarked grave along
Duffys Cut.  They recently uncovered some bones, and believe they have found
John Ruddy, an 18 year old boy who came to America from Donegal. for more see:

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