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Re: GALLAGHERs from Co. Roscommon to Minnesota
Posted by: Ralph Connors (ID *****9163) Date: May 04, 2009 at 12:40:05
In Reply to: Re: GALLAGHERs from Co. Roscommon to Minnesota by Mary Yonan of 1041

Usually the infant was baptized a few days after birth. However, sometimes the parents didn't have the requisite donation - perhaps one or two shillings. In these cases baptizm was delayed from a few weeks to a few years. Some 95% of the Gaelic-Irish were dirt poor. A shilling was enough to feed an Irish family for several days - or the landlord's rent.


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