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5.4 SOCIOLOGY, History
On loan from the Ballymore Estate, which is in Co. Wexford, lived in by Mary & Edward Donovan, Barrister at Law, the family also owned 24, Peter Street, Dublin in 1747. They had 21 children, sixteen lived and five died unbaptized. Perhaps, some of her daughters wrote down some of the recipes, as the family would have employed cooks down through the generations.
See Donavan Manuscript http://arrow.dit.ie/gasbook/
Family Friend, "The Practical Housewife" (1855). Books/Book Chapters. 4.