Welcome to the Trulock Family Tree Website!

This is an attempt to compile a complete account of the Irish Trulock Family. The records of the family tree were compiled by Robert, John and Vivienne Trulock who did the leg-work and found all the information.

Please feel free to contact the Trulock family with queries and/or suggestions...

There appears to be several distinct families of Trulocks living in Dublin and Ireland around the same time. If there is a connection, we haven't been able to find it to date.

We've traced our branch back to William and Rachel but can't find any definite connections prior to that to link with the other families: Thomas Trulock, gunmaker and alderman, or Henry Trulock, grocer.

The earliest recored birth of a Trulock in Ireland is Dorothy, in 1685, however there were many recorded births and deaths in the early 1700s so it's difficult to figure out where everyone fits in. If you browse the database you can see all the records we've found. A list of Freemen of Dublin with Trulock surnames is also available to view.

The Punster's Pocketbook, or, The Art of Punning from the Select Works of Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

By talking of Truelock the gun-smith, his very name will provoke some person in the company to pun. Then you proceed: 'Sir, I smell powder, but you are plaguy weak in your mainspring, for punning; I would advise you to get a better stock, before you pretend to let off: though you may think yourself prime in this art, you are much mistaken, for a very young beginner may be a match for you. Aye, sir you may cock and look big; but, u-pan my word, I take you to be no more than a flash; and Mrs. Skin-flint, my neighbour, shall pun with you for a pistole, if I do not lose my aim.' Read More »

James Joyce's Ulysses, where he mentions Truelock's gunsmiths shop

Presumably 9 Dawson Street, as he mentions Kildare Street later in the text, which is just around the corner...

BLOOM: Wildgoose chase this. Disorderly houses. Lord knows where they are gone. Drunks cover distance double quick. Nice mixup. Scene at Westland row. Then jump in first class with third ticket. Then too far. Train with engine behind. Might have taken me to Malahide or a siding for the night or collision. Second drink does it. Once is a dose. What am I following him for? Still, he's the best of that lot. If I hadn't heard about Mrs Beaufoy Purefoy I wouldn't have gone and wouldn't have met. Kismet. He'll lose that cash. Relieving office here. Good biz for cheapjacks, organs. What do ye lack? Soon got, soon gone. Might have lost my life too with that mangongwheeltracktrolleyglarej uggernaut only for presence of mind. Can't always save you, though. If I had passed Truelock's window that day two minutes later would have been shot. Absence of body. Still if bullet only went through my coat get damages for shock, five hundred pounds. What was he? Kildare street club toff. God help his gamekeeper. Read More »