Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Christmas Fair Drogheda 1865

At times you can come across little bits of information on your ancestors by chance.

While looking through a newspaper (1865) and reading about the "Great Christmas Fair" of Drogheda I saw many details of farmers who were selling their stock.

Half way through the article I spotted my Great x2 Grandfather Arthur Savage who sold 4 "splendid looking fat heifers" at 24s. each. (£1 - 4 shillings.)

The article mentioned the townland within the parish that he lived in Co Meath so I knew immediately it was him.

It's not on my list of "favourite discoveries" that I have made during my research but it does show that with time, effort and yes, luck too......much can be learnt over time. Email me! click here

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