Post Towns and Abbreviations 1888 Victoria Australia

Post Towns and their abbreviations are listed in the 1888 Post Office Directory of Victoria Australia.

The Post Office Directory for Victoria for 1888 is also on Google Books.

The Victoria Post Office directory – Google Books

While the abbreviations used in the Victorian Birth, Marriage and Death records are not necessarily the same as those used in the Post Office Directories for Victoria some may be the same. The Pioneer Index for Victoria covers the period 1836 to 1888.

Victorians Born in Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland

The names of Thurles (Co Tipperary Ireland) born Victorians listed in the Victorian Pioneer Index 1836-1888.

These are records from the Victorian Pioneer Index of those born in Thurles Co Tipperary. The Pioneer Index covers the period 1836-1888. Some may be born in Thurso Scotland. But most I think are Thurles natives.

Surname: WEBB; Given Names: M; Event: B; Spouse Surname/Father: William; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Matilda Ann CLARK; Birth Place: THURST ; Year: 1859; Reg Number: 4630

Surname: ELDER; Given Names: John; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: Henry; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Margaret MILLER; Age: 73; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1858; Reg Number: 6028

Surname: MANSON; Given Names: Janet; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: William; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Mary DUNCAN; Age: 45; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1866; Reg Number: 12123R

Surname: SHOELL; Given Names: Jane; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: Thomas; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Mary DISS; Age: 22; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 11586

Surname: CUMMINS; Given Names: Margaret; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: Sheedy John; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Margaret DWYER; Age: 67; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 11635

Surname: TREACY; Given Names: William; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: William; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: UNKNOWN; Age: 54; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 6338

Surname: MACKAY; Given Names: George Edward; Event: D; Spouse Surname/Father: John; Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Jane UNKNOWN; Age: 56; Birth Place: THUR; Year: 1867; Reg Number: 9435  Continue reading “Victorians Born in Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland”

Co Tipperary Irish Emigrants to Australia 1828-1866

Peter Madden has compiled records of Co Tipperary Irish born immigrants to Australia from 1828-1866 as well as records of some Tipperary natives’ deaths and marriages.

All of these indexes were compiled by Peter Madden of Newcastle NSW Australia.

TIPPERARY EMIGRANT INDEX : 1828 to 1866

This is the combined index of people who were born in Tipperary, Ireland, and emigrated to Sydney, New South Wales, or Moreton Bay, Queensland in the years 1828 to 1866 inclusive.

MARRIAGES OF TIPPERARY People in Victoria

TIPPERARY EMIGRANT DEATH DETAILS

 

Civil and Catholic Parish Names Co Tipperary Ireland

This list of both Civil and Catholic parishes in Co Tipperary makes tracing Irish ancestors easier.

County Tipperary Roman Catholic Records at Rootsweb lists the Co Tipperary Civil Parish name and next to it the Roman Catholic  Parish name and when the parish began. This makes tracking ancestors in Co Tipperary a little easier.

Map of Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland Townlands

Map of the townlands of Thurles, Co Tipperary, Ireland.

Map of townlands in Thurles Co Tipperary
Map of townlands in Thurles Co Tipperary

Source for this Thurles Townland Map.

A townland is a peculiarly Irish land division which goes back a long time. It is the smallest administrative division and can be as small as a few acres or as large as 7,000 acres. Better land was divided into smaller townlands. Townlands for all counties can be searched for on  The IreAtlas Townland Database

Traditional Irish Naming Patterns

In searching for the names of Irish ancestors it helps to know the traditional naming patterns generally used in Irish families.

It is a common Irish tradition in naming children to follow a naming pattern. Irish families did not always follow the pattern exactly but it seems that in nearly all cases their children were named after close relations. If a child died young it was also customary for the next child of the same sex to be given the name of the deceased child.

Knowing this naming pattern can help in looking for Irish ancestors’ names. For example if you have a Michael Fanning and his eldest son is called William there is a very good chance that he was named after his grandfather.

Sons

1st son was named after the father’s father

2nd son was named after the mother’s father

3rd son was named after the father

4th son was named after the father’s eldest brother

5th son was named after the mother’s eldest brother

Daughters

1st daughter was named after the mother’s mother

2nd daughter was named after the father’s mother

3rd daughter was named after the mother

4th daughter was named after the mother’s eldest sister

5th daughter was named after the father’s eldest sister

These Christian names have been used over and over in my Fanning family: William, Edward, John, Patrick, Michael, Joseph, Thomas, Catherine, Mary, Sarah, Johanna, Teresa, Ann.

For many individual names there were different alternative names or nicknames for example Judith was used for Johanna and Sally for Sarah in my family.

In some records the given name is in Latin. I came across this in the records listed at Irish Genealogy and almost missed some records not recognizing them as in Latin eg Patritio for Patrick and Joannis for John.

Irish Nick Names and Alternative Given Names

A list of alternative Irish given names, for example Biddy is used for Bridget and Ned for Edward.

In searching for Irish ancestors remember that the Irish used a lot of shortened or alternative names for example Biddy for Bridget and Sally for Sarah.

Rootsireland has a good section on alternative first names.

This can be confusing. Below are some that I have come across:

Female christian names:

Abbey, Abigail, Deborah, Debby for Gobinet or Gobnait;

Anty or Anto for Anastatia;

Bessy, Betty, Beth for Elizabeth;

Biddy for Bridget; Cis for Cecelia;

Daisy for Mary;

Dot for Dorothy;

Fanny for Frances;

Judith for Johanna;

Kitty for Katharine;

May for Mary;

Minnie for Mary;

Mollie for Mary;

Nancy for ?;

Nanno for Honora;

Nellie for Ellen, Eleanor or Helen;

Nora for Hanora;

Peggy for Margaret;

Sally for Sarah;

Male Christain names:

Anto for Anthony;

Con and Connor for Cornelius;

Darby or Derby for Jeremiah

Edmund, Edward and Edmond are used for each other;

Ned for Edward.

This very old book “Varieties and Synonymes of Surnames and Christian Names in Ireland” by Robert E Matheson 1901 can be read online at Archive.org. The following pages deal with alternative christian names.

Christian Names cpt4 p1

Name Variations Ireland p27

Name Variations Ireland p28

Name Variations Ireland p29

Name Variations Ireland p30