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Hamilton of country Sligo

Elwyn

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The Diocese of Elphin is a huge area which covers several counties. You have mentioned Sligo so I assume you have information that says your family came from that county. You haven’t said what denomination the family was. Do you know and do you have any idea where in the county they may have lived?

If they were Church of Ireland then it’s only fair to explain that not all parishes have records back to the 1700s and early 1800s. Many were lost in the 1921 fire in the Public Record Office in Dublin. And much of what survives is not on-line. The RC records are also patchy with many parishes starting in the mid 1800s. However most of their records are on-line, on the nli site.

If you know which parish your ancestors lived in, and what denomination they were, I’ll check and see what records exist.

I looked at the 1901 census for Co Sligo. There were 49 people named Hamilton. 27 were RC, 2 Presbyterian and 20 Church of Ireland. There was no-one named Purdue anywhere in the county.
 

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I am sorry, have further investigated . Jane Sadler was born around 1788, she was from Roscommon. She died July 12th, 1838. At the age of 50, in Quebec Canada. She immigrated to Canada in 1826/1827, she was married to John Powell who was born around 1785.
Jane Sadler was the sister of John Sadler who also immigrated to Canada, who was born in County Roscommon, last known employment in Ireland was as a weaver in Belfast.
Lineage: Jane Sadler m. John Powell
Daughter Catherine March 17, 1815. d. Oct. 13, 1902 Canada
Catherine Powell m. Thomas Hamilton (also recorded as Hambleton)
Daughter Susan Frances Hamilton July 14, 1859 d. May 21, 1919
She was born in Stanbridge East Quebec Canada. She was the mother of 12 children that lived and 2 that died shortly after birth.
Susan Hamilton m. Uriah Laughlin Sheldon Jan. 22 1880
In Fitch Bay Quebec Canada.
Daughter Frances Muriel Sheldon b. April 23, 1906. She had a daughter Shirley Adella Sheldon b. July 9,1925. Father was never named.
Shirley Sheldon m. Adrien Jean Baptist Doucet
Daughter Elaina (Doucet) Ennen. Myself.
This is the trail I have on mother's side. DNA- haplogroup -H CCCCG
 

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I would say that the Irish information doesn't contain enough specific details to be able to pinpoint any records that might realistically help with your research. DNA matches are probably your best bet, in the hope that you link into someone with more specific information about the family origins.
 

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