HumphrysFamilyTree.com

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,

Home      Blog      Surnames      Ancestors      Contact

To do      €1000 Competition      Competition blog

Search:

Donate


My ancestors - Blennerhassett - Contents


Joseph Lindsay


Stop! Special page! Contact me now!

Stop! This is one of the most important pages on this site.

If you know anything about the people on this page, please contact me now. You may solve a problem I have been working on for years. I will give €1,000 to anyone who solves this problem. If you know anything about the people on this page, contact me now!





Joseph Lindsay writes letter from Australia on 12 May 1897 (him age 81) to Rev. Thomas Enraght Lindsay.
See full size.



Joseph Lindsay,
bapt 31 Aug 1815, Kilnaughtin (Tarbert), Co.Kerry.
Did not marry. Lived in Tarbert, Co.Kerry, with his parents.
His father William Lindsay died 1862. He inherited the Lindsay property in Tarbert.
Notes of Rev. Thomas Enraght Lindsay say: "A poor specimen. Lived with his mother and sisters and on them". (What sisters?) "No profession or occupation known. Content to be 'a jolly good fellow'".
John Fitzgerald of Tarbert, attorney, plaintiff, obtained a judgement against Joseph Lindsay of Tarbert, defendant, in Court of Exchequer, 19 May 1864, for a debt of £78 plus costs [Deed, 1864].
[Deed, 1864], says he is heir of the old Sessions House on Chapel St, Tarbert.
He registered brother's death 1864. Listed as living Tarbert.
In [Deed, 1865], "Joseph Lindsay of Tarbert" leases out the two houses on Church St, Tarbert.
Leslie estate Letter of 14 June 1870 and Letter of 4 July 1870 talk about the non-payment of rent by Joseph Lindsay ("J. Lindsay"). They are going to court about it. Lindsay's properties are: In [Deed, 3 Apr 1871] he is leasing out the new Church St building to Fitzgibbon the drapers, he is listed as of Tarbert.
Joseph Lindsay of Tarbert appears as defendant in Tarbert Petty Sessions, 11 Apr 1871, adjourned to 9 May 1871. Complaint against him for unpaid shop bills for period 1870-71. See image.
Joseph Lindsay of Tarbert, "gentleman", appears as defendant in Tarbert Petty Sessions, 8 Aug 1876. He is charged with using abusive and threatening language towards Kate Donovan of Tarbert, servant. See image.

At mother's death in Oct 1876 he is listed as "gentleman", of Tarbert [NAI].
Notes of Rev. Thomas Enraght Lindsay say "After her death he [Joseph] was much disappointed that she had left him nothing - Then he had to support himself somehow".
Joseph Lindsay of Tarbert, "gentleman", appears as defendant in Tarbert Petty Sessions, 12 Dec 1876. Complaint against him for unpaid wages to a labourer for work done. See image.
In [Deed, 1878] (about the lease of the Church St property) he is described as of Tarbert.

Went to Australia, 1882 (age 67):
Joseph went to Australia. Death cert says he went to New South Wales in 1882.
Notes of Rev. Thomas Enraght Lindsay say "he went to Sydney" where his cousin Mary Riley "being well off tried to help him but he could not reform. He ended in some Institution in Liverpool, New South Wales".
Entry in [Foster's Royal Descents, vol.4, 1886] describes him as then in Australia.
Wrote letter on 12 May 1897 (him age 81) to Rev. Thomas Enraght Lindsay from Liverpool Asylum (Liverpool Asylum for the Infirm and Destitute), Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales.
Listed as "labourer", unmarried, at death.
He died 21 Sept 1903, in Liverpool Asylum, age 88 yrs [death cert, New South Wales BMD].
He did NOT die in Lismore, New South Wales.
Death cert says he was bur 23 Sept 1903, Catholic cemetery, Liverpool (see map) by a Catholic priest. Wonder why he had a Catholic burial.
Notes of Rev. Thomas Enraght Lindsay say his cousin Mary Riley "erected a marble tombstone for him".
However he is not found in Liverpool burials.
There is a Joseph Lindsay, no date, buried in Barham street cemetery, Lismore.




Feedback form

Long version of this form.

Email me.

Upload additions and corrections to this site:
Upload a file (e.g. a picture):
Your email address:
Enter this password:

Donation Drive: Please donate to support this site.
I have spent a great deal of time and money on this research. Research involves travel and many expenses.
Some research "things to do" are not done for years, because I do not have the money to do them.
Please Donate Here to support the ongoing research and to keep this website free.

Help      How to read the trees      Conventions      Abbreviations

Privacy policy      Adoption policy      Image re-use policy

Feeds