Patrick Walsh


Patrick Walsh lived in Albany in 1800. In that year, his household in the second ward was configured on the city census. It consisted of a couple aged 46 to 55 and four girls ten or under. His was one of four Walsh-named households (including that of prominent entrepreneur Dudley Walsh) listed on that second Federal census. At this point, we are uncertain about kinship connections to other Albany Walshes. At the same time, we seek defining information on his origins and path to Albany.

In 1799, his personal property alone was valued modestly in the second ward - perhaps on or near Fox Street.

In November 1799, he was among the parishioners of St. Mary's Catholic Church who sent a letter to Bishop Carroll praising the service of the "late pastor Rev. O'Brian."

In February 1808, the coroner referenced his investigation of the death of "Betty Walsh, wife of Patrick Walsh," who was found dead in bed. The source for that reference (as well as information on his dead wife) is temporarily unknown.

After that, the name of Patrick Walsh appears to be absent from the community-based record. Past diminishing returns and still missing critical defining information, we move on from the life of Albany resident Patrick Walsh.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Patrick Walsh is CAP biography number 6800. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

1800: Hopefully, the individual lives of these four contemporary Walshes will provide more clues to their possible connections.

Coroner's Inquest: The citation noted as "CI 15103-14" is not retrievable at this time.

first posted 12/10/16; last updated 4/4/17