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Wakefield Line

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Re: Wakefield Line

Posted: 1364490599000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1364490994000
Surnames: Wakefield
I believe the info you list is from the Wakefield Memorial by Homer Wakefield. The website for the Nebeker Family History has pictures of the early homes of the Wakefields in Ireland. I am not sure I agree with the pages from the Wakefield Memorial that you will find at the Nebeker site. Or any family trees that refer to Ulster Planatation and John Wakefield getting land in 1637. This is what I would like to discuss. Here are some sources for you to look at for Irish records. should get you to the Nebeker site. will get you to references for John Wesley-Wades-Wakefields-1747
"The Irish landed gentry when Cromwell came to Ireland by John O'Hart-referenced in Wakefield Memorial page 214-this book available at page 372 you will see "10. The "Forty Nine" Officers and on page 409 you will find John Wakefield listed.
"Irish Pedigrees" by John O'Hart page 690-"Families in Ireland at the close of the 17th century-page 697-Wakefield. explains a little about Cromwell and does include Petty's census and James Frost Book of Forfeitures and Distributions:Baronies. There are listings for a Capt Hamilton in trust for the '49 Officers-and I assume John Wakefield was one of these who rec'd land in exchange for his military service. However I thought the counties of Donegal, Longford, and Wicklow were the counties given up and assigned to settle the '49 Arrears.
The book "Cromwell in Ireland, a history of Cromwell's Irish campaign by Denis Murphy can explain about the "Forty Nine Officers"-page 211-Forty Nine Arrears page 212-"Forty Nine Officers page 187 Cromwellian Settlement page 259 payment of the '49 Arrears.
There are census records-Griffiths Valuation-for Ireland that show Wakefields 1855 Urraghry-there is a Charles and a William Wakefield. and Wades. The Tithe Appointment Books 1814-1855 list Wakefields for 1823 Parish Kilcloony Townland Curragh and Barnocragh-lists a David Wakefield-read Wakefield Memorial pages 250-251-possible that it is this David Wakefield-Lands of Urraghy Parish Clontuskert County Galway 1823 show Wakefields-you can find these on ancestry I believe also. are available at Familysearch and you will find Wakefields.Here are a few sites for census records 1901 and 1911 census records. http://landedestates.nuigalway:8080/LandedEstates/jsp/ no Wakefields but Wades.
The problem is finding the records to tie all the Wakefields together. Look in the Wakefield Memorial on page 250-251-Records for another David Wakefield born on the same family estate as David Wakefield born in 1734-this one was born later and I made a reference to it and the Tithe record for a David Wakefield. It is a possibility that the listed David Wakefield on page 250 Wakefield Memorial.
Lastly, I have postings on rootschat for Wakefields-the other Wakefield posting is for the David Wakefield who is the father of Edward and Sarah Wakefield. Read the postings there-it is free and you can get to Irish records easily by going to the resources for Galway County.
I am trying to figure out where the first Wakefield settled in Ireland-John Wakefield rec'd land. Homer Wakefield makes the assumption on page 214 of the Wakefield Memorial that John Wakefield and his brother Thomas emigrated to Ireland and for some reason Ulster comes into play but the records do not exist for the elder John Wakefield who is supposingly born in 1598-his son John was born in 1624 it is assumed-too young for what some list on their family trees as 1637!
Do you have other sources or records and can shed some light on when John Wakefield rec'd land-and it is his son Dr. Albert who supposingly took care of the Kings wound and got land in Galway County-the family estate listed in the Wakefield Memorial.
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