Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Missing Irish Ancestors
- Hi Ron and List!
I had thought that I was replying to Tina off list, but got surprised! But
it is all to the good because Ron gave me some good information. Irish
history (both Ireland and Northern Ireland) has always been as mysterious as
Brittish Brick Walls. Ron if you have the time and wish to go into more
detail please contact me off list and catch me up.
Forrest Plumstead fplum1@...
Researching the following Surnames:
Bushouse, Plumstead, Risser, Schroeder, Senne, Thayer,
Quaker Families: Coppock, Heald, Hobson, Hollingsworth, Potts, Ross, Watt
Plumstead and Associated Families:
Military Kool Lynx: http://geocities.com/fplum/
Ham Radio WB5HQO http://forrest.3h.com/main.html
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Lahav" <shmendrik1812@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 7:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Missing Irish Ancestors
> Hello Forrest,
> I'm afraid that I have to correct you on a few points.
> First, Northern Ireland is not a sovereign nation, it
> is a Province of the United Kingdom (not of either
> England or Scotland), and the Sovereign of the United
> Kingdom is thus also the Sovereign of Northern
> Ireland. There is a plan, called the Good Friday
> Agreement, to grant Northern Ireland its own
> Legislative Assembly along the lines of those granted
> to Scotland and Wales, but except for a very brief
> period the Assembly, based in Stormont Castle in
> Belfast, has never met. This is largely due to
> intransigence on the part of both the Loyalist
> (Protestant) and the Nationalist (Republican) sides,
> as neither is willing to make any compromises.
> The Republic of Ireland, the remaining 26 counties of
> Ireland, is indeed a sovereign nation. It was granted
> independence in 1922 as the Irish Free State (Saorstat
> Eireann), and was a Dominion in what was then the
> British Commonwealth (now called simply the
> Commonwealth of nations; it even includes two
> countries which were never under British rule at all,
> Cameroun and Mozambique). As such, the Irish Free
> State was the only Commonwealth nation to remain
> neutral during World War II, althoug many individual
> Irish people served in the British armed forces. In
> fact, the then Taoiseach or Prime Minister of the
> Irish Free State, Eamónn de Valera, actually signed
> the Book of Condolences at the German Embassy in
> Dublin in early May 1945 upon receiving the news that
> Hitler had died. Ireland left the Commonwealth in 1948
> and changed its name to the Republic of Ireland.
> Northern Ireland is commonly called Ulster in the rest
> of the United Kingdom as its borders are roughly
> contiguous with those of the ancient Irish Kingdom of
> Ulster; indeed, the Northern Ireland Protestants have
> adopted the Red Hand of Ulster as their badge and
> symbol. At the time of Partition the population of
> Northern Ireland was about 70% Protestant and 30%
> Roman Catholic, but over the course of the 20th
> Century the demographics have changed considerably to
> the point where the population of each group is
> roughly equal. From the beginning, however, the two
> groups have almost never lived in side by side in
> adjoining houses, but have always remained in their
> own communities, although in many cases these
> communities were only separated from each other by the
> width of a street, with Protestants on one side of the
> street and Catholics on the other, but never the twain
> =ever met, even over a game of football.
> It should be noted, however, that Irish Protestants
> were in the forefront of the movement for a free and
> independent Ireland. One of the earliest independence
> leaders, Wolfe Tone, who was hanged by the British,
> was Protestant, as was Sir Roger Casement, who tried
> to do a deal with Germany during WWI; Casement had in
> fact been knighted by the British government for
> exposing the conditions of torture and slavery which
> existed in what was then the Belgian Congo on the part
> of the Belgian authorities.
> I hope that this clears up any misunderstandings; I
> did not want to write an essay of modern Irish
> history, but there were some sthings which needed
> setting straight.
> So long and best of 73s to you, Forrest.
> Ron Lahav
> (ex WN4CJA)
> Newcastle upon Tyne
> --- Forrest Plumstead <fplum1@...> wrote:
>> You think that's bad? My 4X g-grandfather was
>> conceived at his wedding. I
>> have all kinds of records for him his wife and
>> family from his wedding
>> onward. But I still have not found his place of
>> birth, date,
>> christening/baptism, or his parents. Argh!
>> Forrest Plumstead fplum1@...
>> Researching the following Surnames:
>> Bushouse, Plumstead, Risser, Schroeder, Senne,
>> Quaker Families: Coppock, Heald, Hobson,
>> Hollingsworth, Potts, Ross, Watt
>> Plumstead and Associated Families:
>> Military Kool Lynx: http://geocities.com/fplum/
>> Ham Radio WB5HQO http://forrest.3h.com/main.html
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Tina Stedman" <tolksteel@...>
>> To: <email@example.com>
>> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 7:39 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Missing Irish
>> > Thanks Forrest! I will give that list a try.
>> Since this is my
>> > personal surname, I sure would love to go further
>> with it than I have.
>> > They must have just flown in on an UFO!!! Typical
>> for my family,
>> > always doing it a different way.
>> > Tina
>> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
>> "Forrest Plumstead"
>> > <fplum1@...> wrote:
>> >> Hi Tina!
>> >> I agree with what Ron said although I think he
>> was siding a little
>> > more on
>> >> the Irish side then that of the Scotch Irish. He
>> failed to mention that
>> >> Northern Ireland is now a soveron (SIC) nation.
>> I have family from
>> > Ulster
>> >> (County Armagh), which were Scotch Irish. My 8X
>> > Francis HOBSON
>> >> I, was a martyr for the Quaker cause. I belong
>> to a fantastic list
>> >> Scotch-Irish-L-request@... . (Of course I belong
>> to another great
>> >> list on Yahoo and have been a member for years
>> <VBG>). This is a
>> > very good
>> >> list to get genealogical information, background
>> and history of the
>> >> Scotch-Irish. I highly recomend it!
>> >> Forrest Plumstead fplum1@...
>> >> Researching the following Surnames:
>> >> Bushouse, Plumstead, Risser, Schroeder, Senne,
>> >> Quaker Families: Coppock, Heald, Hobson,
>> Hollingsworth, Potts, Ross,
>> > Watt
>> >> Plumstead and Associated Families:
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