Discover your ancestors who lived in Ireland and were included in The Treble Almanac 1812. The records may reveal your relative’s full name, where they lived, and their rank or peerage. Included in the Members for Ireland category is a mention of Sir Robert Peel, then “under secretary of state for the foreign department”, who established the Metropolitan Police Force for London and the Royal Irish Constabulary and later went on to become prime minister of the United Kingdom.
Each record comprises a transcript and black and white image of the original register. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
• First name(s)
• Last name
The image may contain additional details, including:
• Rank or occupation
• Business address
The record set comprises 14,074 records from all 32 Irish counties.
The Treble Almanacs incorporate three publications:
• John Watson Stewart's Almanac, a publication that includes a vast amount of information on a wide range of topics from army lists and mail coaches through to farming and schools
• The English Court Registry, which lists key individuals of the day, including royalty, peers, earls, MPs, Army and Naval officers
• Wilson's Dublin Directory, a trade directory listing Dublin streets, lanes, and alleys, plus details of merchants and traders
Hospitals and Dispensaries
Some descriptions of what the various hospitals did and the kind of patients they looked after reveal much about Irish society in the early 19th century.
The Meath Hospital, Coombe: “The Governors have provided an Apparatus for recovering of Persons apparently drowned”.
Simpson’s Hospital in Great Britain Street, “for the Reception of poor, decayed, blind, and gouty Men” which opened in 1781
The Westmorland Lock Hospital “for all Indigent Persons afflicted with the Venereal Disease”
The Foundling Hospital was founded for Protestants by the Earl of Ranelagh. It contained 2,231 children on 11 November 1811. These children were orphans or children of poor families. They were admitted to the schools between the ages of six and ten, and apprenticed at the age of 14. “The Society also give a Portion of FIVE POUNDS to every Person educated in these Schools, upon his or her marrying a Protestant, and producing to the Committee of fifteen a Certificate of the Marriage”.