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From: Tom LaPorte <>
Subject: Researching Quakers in Ireland 1700-1800's
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 8:21:30 -0600
Hello, I'm new to this list and to the whole subject of Quaker family history. The Bowles/Boles ancestors I'm researching in Ireland who were Methodist in the 1800's in Canada have been very elusive in Ireland. My first hint that I was possibly looking in the wrong records came when a fellow family researcher found a Fethard, Tipperary newsletter mentioning the family as buried in the Society of Friend's Burial Ground at Woodhouse townlands, Tipperary. So this opens some new research possibilities but I could use some experienced advise on where to start.
Being in Canada and having much more interest than finances is the biggest limitation. I'm pretty much limited to internet sources, inter-library loans of microfilm (especially the fantastic LDS library) and mostly to the kindness and experience of others who will share their knowledge and even perhaps sometimes their time. In return I actively participate in a few other family forums and help others as much as I possibly can with Canadian research sources.
My particular Boles/Bowles were in counties Carlow, Laois (Queen's) and Tipperary. The particular towns would have been Carlow town; Ballickmoyler, Laois and Fethard, Tipperary. The time period would have been from early 1700's to maybe 1820.
I am in the process of bringing in the "LDS 571398 Society of Friends, Ireland, register transcripts of monthly meetings, 1605-1872" but there are probably more sources for Irish Quaker family history than that. Could anyone help me and/or point me in the right direction? Any help would be much appreciated.
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