Monday, December 2, 2013

Weekly Puzzle - More Irish Connections

On 18 May 1804 Thomas and Ann Trindell with 8 boxes, two trunks and one bed roll arrived in the Port of Philadelphia on the Cornelia.  The ship master was Theodore Bliss and it had sailed from Bristol.  Thomas and Ann settled in the Spring Garden area of Philadelphia where Thomas was a teacher.  He died in 1839, aged 77, of chronic hepatitis.  Ann was still alive in 1840, but not found in 1850.

Census records imply one son and one daughter, but direct connections haven't been found. There is a James Trindle in the same vicinity in 1824 who is also a teacher.  There is a Joseph Trindle in Spring Garden in 1840.  This may be the same Joseph that died in Philadelphia in 1841 (he was born in 1804). Adding to the difficulty of researching Thomas is the fact that every record found has a different spelling for Trindal.

Who is Thomas? Who were their children? Where in Ireland were they from?

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