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Subject: Re: [RIPROVID] Irish immigrants in the early 1850s
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:47:09 -0400 (EDT)
The Irish came by many means and often by indirect routes. There are
also large gaps in coverage of ships manifests.
Of my Pawtucket Irish, one family came to Salem, MA and stayed in
Boston for a time before coming to Pawtucket. One family appears to have come
directly to Pawtucket while another first went to Glasgow, Scotland then
Pennsylvania, NY, CT, MA and finally Pawtucket. I have ships manifests for
none of these in spite of having some naturalization papers which provide
arrival dates and locations.
Of these families, all used St Mary's on Pine St as their church once they
came to RI. (exception is that the records were burned along with the
original wooden church and the brick replacement took many years to finance and
What Irish family names are you researching?
In a message dated 30-Jun-2011 10:34:04 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
I am new to this list. I am interested in Providence County because my
Irish ancestors 1st appear in Pawtucket in 1855 with the baptism of their
2nd child. We only know they came from Ireland and lived in Lonsdale at
time of the baptism. I have tried to search many of the immigrant ships
found nothing. Does anyone have any insight into how Irish immigrants came
to Pawtucket in the early 1850s?
By 1857, they move to Provincetown, MA where they stayed for many years
to return to the North Smithfield/ Cumberland area in the early 1870s to
work in the mills.
Thank you very much for any information you could provide,
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