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PILSONs in Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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BRalston8883 (View posts)
Posted: 7 Feb 2000 7:19PM GMT
Edited: 30 Jun 2002 3:34AM GMT
Andrew

Here is what I have reasonably solidly about
my own family from County Carlow. In addition
I have appended a summary of information I
supplied recently to Mike Scott of Philadephia,
who also has a Pilson connection in
Carlow/Wicklow area.

Ancestry of Bruce Ralston through Helena Maria PILSON and William DANIEL.

William PILSON (1815 - 1875) Helena Maria RYAN (1797 - 30 Dec 1863) Rathvilly, County Carlow
Robert PILSON (1832 - )
Richard PILSON* (1833 - 1907) Lucinda Elizabeth DOCKERELL (1829 - 6 Dec 1862)
Richard PILSON* (1833 - 1907) Mary Jane RUDDOCK (28 Apr 1837 - 1903) b. Highfield, Rathvilly, County Carlow; d. Wairoa, New Zealand
Helena Maria PILSON (30 Sep 1864 - 15 Sep 1951)b. Coolmanna, Hacketstown, County Carlow; d. Eketahuna, New Zealand William DANIEL (21 Apr 1856 - 6 Feb 1925) 13 - )
William Robert PILSON (4 Jun 1866 - About 1947)
Henry Edward PILSON (4 Mar 1868 - 27 Jan 1897) Margaret FINLAYSON (About 1871 - )
Richard Edward Henry PILSON (14 Nov 1896 - 29 Dec 1956) Gladys Kate SEARS (1896 - 1973)
James Thomas PILSON (4 Dec 1869 - Apr 1898)
Anna Susan PILSON (7 Jan 1872 - 22 Oct 1957) Thomas Edward TAYLOR (About 1864 - About 1933)
Martha Jane PILSON (About 1874 - )
Sarah Caroline PILSON (6 Jun 1877 - About 1929)


A PILSON timeline in the Hacketstown area

1744 Margaret Davis leaves a house in Hacketstown to her daughter, Jane PILLSON.
1760 Robert PILSON [of Kilcarney] is born
1783 Esther (later to become wife of the above Robert PILSON) is born
1798 Robert PILSON of Kilcarney claims compensation for the loss of his house and a mare during the 1798 rebellion
1803 A William PILSON is referred to in the Hacketstown vestry minute book
1805 Elizabeth PILSON, daughter of Robert PILSON and Esther, is born (in Kilcarney?)
c. 1806 Richard PILSON of Kilcarney dies and leaves a will [unfortunately this will is no longer
available]
c. 1815 A Richard PILSON (later buried in Hacketsown) is born
c. 1815 An Edward PILSON (later buried in Hacketstown) is born
1824 Robert PILSON of Kilcarney, Co. Wicklow, dies on December 4 aged 64 years and is buried in Hacketstown cemetery
1831 William PILSON marries Helena Maria RYAN (this is her second marriage, having had six
children with her priuor husband, John BOYD)
1832 Robert PILSON, son of William PILSON and Helena Maria RYAN, is born (at Barnhill?)
1833 Richard PILSON, son of William PILSON and Helena Maria RYAN, is born (at Barnhill?)
1835 A Roger PILSON is recorded as the teacher in an Established Church School at Kilamoat,
Co. Wicklow
1839 It is believed that Edward ROBERTS (possible husband of Elizabeth PILSON) was killed by
a runaway horse, and Elizabeth returned from wherever they lived to Kilcarney
1839 Edward ROBERTS (believed to be the likely son of Edward ROBERTS and Elizabeth
PILSON) was born in Co. Wicklow
1847 Elizabeth PILSON (with married name of ROBERTS) dies on June 20 aged 42 years and is buried in Hacketstown C of I cemetery
1848 Richard PILSON and William PILSON are renting land in Kilcarney from the Estate of Wm Jones Westby, Esq.
1849 Roger PILSON and Richard PILSON are renting land in Kilcarney from the Estate of Wm Jones Westby, Esq.
1850 Richard PILSON [of Kilcarney?] and the late William PILSON are renting land in Kilcarney from the Estate of Wm Jones Westby, Esq.
1851 The late William PILSON and Mrs PILSON, and the assigns of Robert PILSON (including James PILSON, Richard PILSON [of Kilcarney?], and Roger PILSON [of Barraberry?]) are renting land in Kilcarney from the Estate of Wm Jones Westby, Esq.
1853 A Richard PILSON is recorded in Griffith's Valuation as occupying land in Upper Kilcarney
Townland, Hacketstown, Co. Wicklow, and at this time (according to Bruce Ralston) his
ancestor William PILSON occupied land in Barnhill and Waterstown Townlands, Rathvilly,
Co. Carlow (6-7 miles from Kilcarney)
1857 Esther (wife of the late Robert PILSON of Kilcarney) dies on June 21 aged 74 years and is
buried in Hacketstown cemetery
1858 Edward ROBERTS joins the RIC
1863 Richard PILSON (son of William PILSON and Helena Maria RYAN and ancestor of Bruce
Ralston) marries
1864 Helena Maria RYAN dies and is buried at Rathvilly, Co. Carlow
1875 William PILSON of Barnhill (second husband of Helena Maria RYAN) dies
Post 1877 A Richard PILSON and an Edward PILSON are buried in Hacketstown


I would be interested to hear from you about
other PILSON references in the south of
Ireland, especially Carloew and Wicklow, but
I have also found several references in
County Cork as well.

Bruce Ralston
bruce_ralston@hotmail.com
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
emds10 11 Dec 1999 5:54PM GMT 
BRalston8883 15 Dec 1999 1:24AM GMT 
andrew pilson 6 Feb 2000 1:57AM GMT 
BRalston8883 8 Feb 2000 2:19AM GMT 
Brett Langrell 26 Jul 2012 1:53AM GMT 
Debi 3 Dec 2000 8:25PM GMT 
c2turtle 2 Jul 2001 8:31AM GMT 
D McCartie 28 Nov 2000 6:26AM GMT 
emds10 28 Nov 2000 2:50PM GMT 
Debi (Pilson) McCartie 30 Nov 2000 5:35PM GMT 
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