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Subject: [GM-L] 1860 Census for Worcester Irish
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 11:37:09 EDT
1860 Worcester Census - The Irish
The largest amount of non-English settlers Worcester receivied were the
Irish. They first arrived in the 1820's for the building of the Blackstone
Canal. Immediatly afterward it was the railroad. The numbers expectedly
increase during and after the Great Hunger (Irish Famine).
The following was transcribed from a list that selected those of Irish
birth from the 1860 census, feeling this period was "best adapted for a study
of the composition of the population." It admits to being not 100% complete
because of incomplete information about some single men and women who were
servants and laborers.
There is no order to the list that makes it easy to locate names. The
names are in the order that was taken by the original census enumerators and
the local city wards of the residents.