Introduction and caveat
All the maps in this site have been made by us, Chris and Carolyn to the best of our ability. We do not guarantee their accuracy.
Scope of maps
Geographically the diaries cover two areas:
- The Oram family at Burrishoole, near Newport in County Mayo, Ireland.
- The Oram family’s roots in Somerset, England and connections in Dorset and Wiltshire.
Newport area of County Mayo
Overview: Oram Family at Burrishoole Readers who are not familiar with the Newport / Burrishoole area of County Mayo may find this map helpful.
Very detailed map of the area around Newport in the 1850s
This map is useful when reading the diaries of John Oram and, to a lesser extent for Arthur Oram’s diaries. John Oram was employed by Captain Wyndham on his Burrishoole estate. The map has dense areas of locations, being the townlands that Captain Wyndham had an interest in.
Early 20th Century
A map is included in the photograph section of the site for:
Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire
The Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire map has two layers:
- John Oram prior to 1854 layer shows the places in the 2013 essay on John Oram’s life prior to 1854 in the order in which they are mentioned in the essay.
John Oram’s visit to Somerset in June 1857 includes a map to go with John’s diary entries of his first visit to Somerset after moving to Ireland in 1853.