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From: "Forrest Plumstead" <>
Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] Census - William & Robert HOBSON
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 10:34:45 -0600
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Thank you Charles for your helpful information.
Now for my next Question. I am looking for a William HOBSON the only
timeline information that I have is that he had a son Robert b. 1818 in
county Armagh. Robert emigrated to Canada in 1835 according to the Ontario
1901 census. I am wondering if William emigrated at the same time. So I am
thinking that William and his family might be in some census before that
time. His wife's given name is Mary Ann. Could SKS do a look up please?
The ultimate goal is to see if there is some connection between this family
and the Frances HOBSON family.
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
Researching the following Surnames:
Bushouse, Plumstead, Risser, Schroeder, Senne, Thayer,
Quaker Families: Coppock, Heald, Hobson, Hollingsworth, Potts, Ross, Watt
Plumstead and Associated Families:
Military Kool Lynx: http://geocities.com/fplum/
Ham Radio WB5HQO http://forrest.3h.com/main.html
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles and Maria Shaw" <>
To: "Forrest Plumstead" <>; <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 7:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] Census
> There is a census for all of the Ulster Plantation in 1659 including
> County Armaugh. I have seen Armaugh but only have copies of Counties
> and Down since that's where almost all my ancestors were located.
> these censuses are only broken down by Parrish, Town, Title Holder's Name,
> People and then Count of English/ Scots vice Count of Irish. You may be
> lucky if the family held title to a grant of land such as the case in
> Antrim, or held a caretaker position for an Earl in Down, or even head of
> militia company for a district since they are often mentioned by name.
> Copies of these censuses along with selected family information has been
> published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation and can be found at
> This 1659 Census is the earliest existing census of which I'm aware
> it doesn't contain many specifics so you generally resort to numerous
> secondary sources as a substitute for the census prior to the 1830s. The
> National Library and PRONI have many of these including the Freeholder's
> (Land Owners) Rolls for various years, Poll Book or Electors Rolls for
> various years, Church/ Parrish censuses, etc.. The church is often the
> This seems to be the rule for Colonial Virginia as well as the Ulster
> Plantation generally. Good Luck.
> Chuck Shaw
> Charles H. Shaw, III, CPL
> 15934 Spyglass Hill Loop
> Lake Manassas
> Gainesville, VA 20155
> Home: 703-753-0549
> Cell: 609-405-2511
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Forrest Plumstead" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 9:20 PM
> Subject: [Sc-Ir] Census
> > Does anybody know if there were any census in County Armagh before 1835?
> > Forrest Plumstead
> > Researching the following Surnames:
> > Bushouse, Plumstead, Risser, Schroeder, Senne, Thayer,
> > Quaker Families: Coppock, Heald, Hobson, Hollingsworth, Potts, Ross,
> > Plumstead and Associated Families:
> > http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~fplum/
> > Military Kool Lynx: http://geocities.com/fplum/
> > Ham Radio WB5HQO http://forrest.3h.com/main.html