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From: "Barbara Fabricius" <>
Subject: [Starrett] Starretts of Donegal
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 20:11:13 +0200
As I am shortly leaving for England and Ireland to research my family I have to unsbuscribe from all my mailing lists.
I would like to thank you for all your interesting articles and the assistance which you and some members of the groups have given me so far.
I am hoping to break down the brick wall as far as my g g grandparents are concerned but I know that it will not be easy.
They were all before 1864! Genealogy says start from where you are and work backwards. I have done just that and get to the brick wall! The paper generated from the research is probably the cause of the demise of the Rain Forests!
I have got a lot of information from Lindel's site and also have copies of letters from a cousin of my grandfather whose address is given as Priestfield. I can find no trace of Priestfield only Priestown. I am presuming that Priestfield was the name of her farm.
According to his birth certificate my grandfather - Francis Starrett was born on Twentyninth March 1879 at Killian in the District of Malin in the Union of Inishowen in the county of Donegal. His father was Francis Starrett - Killian mother Sarah Jane Starrett formerly Fulton. His father was a Farmer. The Entry No of his birth certificate is "428 in the Register Book of Births of the above District deposited in my Office (Workhouse, Carndonagh)." Francis died in South Africa on 8 November 1961.
Sarah Jane Fulton's death certificate No 137 in the Register Book of Deaths (Workhouse Carndonagh) states that her date of death was Twentyninth November 1914 Killian Widow of a Farmer, age 69 years. She died of heart disease - no medical attendant and the informant was Mary Ann McIntyre, sister, present at death at Killian. Mary Anne was obviously illiterate because "X" was her mark. The death was registered on 12 December 1914.
Will I still find the "Workhouse" in Carndonagh? I presume that it is no longer called the Workhouse but would it be the records office?
Do you have any suggestions for me - I will be in Donegal - based in Carndonagh for only 15 days. Unfortunately I will not be in Dublin for any length of time but will be in Belfast for about 3 days. Problem is that when I get to Ireland I never want to leave and always leave my heart behind!
Durban South Africa
Researching Starrett, Baird, McElhinney, Fulton, Campbell, Glass
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