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From: James Gorman <>
Subject: Re: [RIPROVID] Irish immigrants in the early 1850s
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 12:31:31 -0400
Makes sense, Al. What do you mean by 'Fenian leanings'?
On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 10:45 AM, <> wrote:
> Typical of Irish Catholics of that era to keep a low profile. They were so
> used to being abused by the English government, in fact going to lengths to
> hide family info from government agencies (in Ireland) that I assume they
> found it natural to follow the same routine here. Baptize your kids ... to
> heck with government records.
> Maintain a low profile ... especially if you had Fenian leanings. Of
> course, after the Dorr Rebellion and subsequent legal adjustments
> much wider voting rights, by 1890 the Irish became the local government in
> In a message dated 01-Jul-2011 09:07:45 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> they seemed to keep a low profile because the birth of Patrick Gorman is
> not listed in
> vital records. I only have in from the parish register.
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