Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Irish Connections

While researching Trindle genealogy, there are many stories of three brothers from Scotland, Wales, England, Ireland, etc.  No exact connections have been found for any of these stories, but there are records in all of those places.

On the website Irishgenealogy.ie  there are 174 church records involving Trindles, dating as early as 1797.  These, of course, are too late to include William of Cumberland Co. PA.  But they are not too early to include some of the other Trindles that might have come from Ireland.  

ST. FINBARR'S STH, CORK Margaret Trindle d of Jo Trindle and Mary Wade
A search of civil registrations found 69 records. 

In 1911 only two households are found in the census, both in County Cork. Interestingly in 1901 there is only one individual Lily, in County Down.  I did not search for name alternatives.

In the Tithe Applotments three Trindles appear, all in County Cork.  Michael and Thomas are living in Knockadeen and Matthew in Drimolague.

William of Cumberland county married Margery McQuiston who was definitely Scots-Irish. Many others in the area were also. Did his ancestors live in Ireland for a generation or two? Records have not yet been found.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Philadelphia Connections

Jennie was one of six known children of Robert and Kate (Katherine McCool).  Her sister Maggie lived only one day (15-16 Jun 1888) and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.  There were three sons: James Lawson, John Keene and Alvin J. and one daughter Lydia who lived to adulthood.

Robert  Trindle was the son of John Keene Trindle and Isabella Lamon.  We do not know the parentage of John, but it seems possible that he is the grandson of Thomas Trindal who is found in the Philadelphia Census in 1830 age 60-70.  There is a Joseph Trindle listed in the census in Philadelphia in 1840 with nine people in the household, but no males are young enough to be John Keene if he was in fact born in 1833.  The males in the household were all over 20.

So, we are left wondering.  John was, according to all known records, born in Pennsylvania.  Descendants in his family state he was born in Cork, Ireland.  That seems most likely to go back another generation or two.  Although there are many John Trindles found in my records, none could be a match for John Keene.  Who are his parents?  Is there an Irish connection?