William BERRY and his wife Julia (O’)NEIL married in 1873 in the county of West Meath as I mentioned in this thread and William’s occupation was that of Railway Porter. They moved about a bit to both County Laois and County Wexford, where William was still recorded as a Railway Porter on his children’s baptisms. That is until 1882, when the family appear in Philipstown, Tullamore, County Offaly and he is now an Agricultural Labourer as recorded on his daughter’s baptism. What I am trying to discover is the reason why a Railway Porter would suddenly become an Agricultural Labourer back in his home county. Did the railway close? Did he undertake some nefarious act and get the sack? Was his wife to blame (long criminal history from 1891 – mainly drunk...)? All help gratefully received!