Friday, 21 March 2014

Families and Properties in the Irish censuses

If your ancestors were from the cities and towns of Ireland do not be surprised to find  the properties that they lived still exist in 2014.

Only today I took a walk around the city and was surprised to find some of the streets and lanes that one can see in the 1901 & 1911 censuses of Ireland.

If you google Crones Lane 1911 you will see the families that lived there, with images of the original census. 

See below Crone's Lane, Cork City 2014.

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Dundalk Co Louth baptismal surnames 1891

January - April.

Taaffe, Watters, Gaskin, Lennon, Hughes, Byrne, McGill, Green, Byrne, Funnell, Ferguson, Smyth, Watters, McNally, Green, Doogan, Byrne, Mullen, Smythe, Watters, Reilly, Geoghan, Morgan, Mulholland, Morgan, Hoey, Bennett, Byrne, McDonald, O'Hagan, Martin, Conlan, Keenan, Quigley, Lennon, Lambe, Hearty, Traynor, Carroll, Crolly, Corrigan, Arthurs, McGill, Bennett, McKenna, Rogers, McIntegart, Morgan, Collins, Sheils, Morgan, McKenna, Magee, McBanon, Vallely, Rourke, Duffy, Morgan, Gilmore, Harrison, Coleman, Murphy, Clarke, Callan, Haughey, Gray, Herty, Murray, Farrell, Flynn, Grimes, Cassidy, Lennon, Kirk, McCartney, McCarthy, McKeone, Atkinson, Ferris, Hagan, Kelly, Markham. If you need assistance with Co Louth records please ask via email - Email me! click here

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Marriages from Ballyvourney Co Cork.

A small selection of marriages from the RC parish of Ballyvourney, Co Cork.

Please allow for possible spelling errors.

Dates are in Irish form, not American...... day-month-year.

9-2-1875 Timothy Lehane & Ellen Murphy both of Slievereagh. Fathers names- John Lehane & Pat Toumey.

24-10-1875 Pat Murphy (Ballyvourney) & Ellen Twomey (Shanacloune) Fathers names- Pat Murphy & Matt Twomey.

17-2-1876 James Connor (Derrysagart) & Catherine Lynch (Derrenaulig) Fathers names Thomas Connor & Cornelius Lynch.

22-2-1876 Timothy Riordan (Macroom) & Margaret Lehane (Dangansalagh) Fathers names Daniel Riordan & Daniel Lehane.

24-2-1876 Daniel Murphy (Carrigphovea) & Julia Creedon (Carriganumid) Fathers names Daniel Murphy&Cornelius Creedon.

26-2-1876 John O'Leary (Crossfield) & Ellen O'Herlihy (Derrysagart) Fathers names Daniel O'Leary & John O'Herlihy.

27-2-1876 Jeremiah Dinneen (Derryncullig) & Julia Healy (Inchamore) Fathers names Michael Dinneen & Jeremiah Healy.

27-2-1876 William Twomey (Currahy) & Honora Murray (Inchamore) Fathers names Timothy Twomey & Pat Murray.

More to follow.

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Baptisms from St Peter's RC Drogheda

Month follows day.

1-1-1876 Mary Anne Reynolds (Laurence Gate) of John Reynolds & Annie Fanning.

3-1-1876 Joseph King (Hand Street) of James King & Mary Haverty.

3-1-1876 Mary King (Windmill Lane) of Michael Keegan & Catherine Devlin.

7-1-1876 Agnes Farrelly (Scarlet Street) of Terence Farrelly & Catherine Clusky.

9-1-1876 James Joseph Taaffe (Cabra Row) of John Taaffe & Anne Kelly.

13-1-1876 Thomas Michael Kelly of Walter Kelly & Mary Elizabeth Kelly.

16-1-1876 Patrick Campbell (Magdalen Street) of Patrick Campbell & Bridget Gargan.

16-1-1876 John Joseph Kelly (West Street) of John Kelly & Elizabeth Clarke. 

16-1-1876 Simon Carroll of John Carroll & Mary O'Neil.

16-1-1876 Mary Elizabeth Tippings (Scarlet Street) of John Tippings & Elizabeth Mullan. More to follow. Email me! click here

Monday, 6 January 2014

Lennon of Dundalk - Baptisms

The following baptisms from Dundalk cover entries with Lennon connections.

 18-9-1790 A Hugh Lenan sponsor at a Hinnin baptism - mother McAlister.
 27-9-1790 Mary McArdle (Knockahh) of Arthur McArdle & Bridget Lennan sponsors both McArdle’s.
 2-11-1790 Mary Lennin (Skyhill )of John Lennin & Mary Branan sp’s Daniel Wyre & Anne McCoy
 21-4-1791 Patrick Rudy (Shortstone) Andrew Rudy & Margaret Lennan sp’s James Smith & Mary Rudy 29-4-1791 Patrick Lennan sponsor at a Casey baptism- mother Corr (Shortstone)
 5-5-1791 Thomas McShane (Eden Kell) of Peter McShane & Mary Lennan sp's Owen Mandivil & Caty Lennan
 28-7-1791 Bidy Lennan sponsor at a Read baptism - mother Shoulder (Shortstone)
 8-9-1791 Patrick Dobbs (Tankards Cross) of Patrick Dobbs & Mary Lennan sp's Owen Lennan & Betty Lennan
 30-7-1791 John Lennan (Dowdallshill) of Hugh Lennan & Margaret McDonnel sp's Daniel Bennet & Elenor Quigly
 31-7-1791 Mary Rorke (Dowdallshill) of James Rorke & Caty Lennan sp. Caty Lennan
 6-8-1791 Anne Lennan sponsor at a Donnelly baptism - mothers surname Corran
 8-9-1791 Patrick Dobbs (Tankards Cross) of Patrick Dobbs & Mary Lennan sp's Owen Lennan & Betty Lennan
 4-11-1791 Thomas Owen (Knockahh) of Lamb Owen? & Caty Lennan sp's James Mathews & Caty McShane
 16-12-1791 Hugh Downey (Dowdallshill) of Nicholas Downey & Ann Lennan sp's Hugh Muckian & Rose Knowledge
 14-1-1792 Mary Lennan sponsor at a Callan baptism - mothers surname McVoy
 27-1-1792 James Lennan (Dowdallshill) pf Patrick Lennan & Mary Divany sp's Peter Lennan & Margaret McKone
 10-2-1792 Mary Devlin (Dundalk) of James Devlin & Mary Lennan sp's Henery Mallon & Bidy Ruddy 27-2-1792 Pat Murphy (Knockahh) of Laurence Murphy & Mary Lennan sp's Thomas Hagan & Betty O'Hare.
 28-2-1792 Margaret Lambe (Knockahh) of Owen Lambe & Mary Lennan sp's Patrick McMahon & Margaret Deery
 1-3-1792 Catherine Morgan (Dundalk) of Arthur Morgan & Mary Lennan sp's Pat Nugent & Anne Roddy 14-3-1792 Mary Duffy (Skyhill) of Owen Duffy & Rose Lennan sp;s Bernard Duffy & Bridget Gernon
 3-4-1792 Patrick Lennon sponsor at Mackin baptism......mother's surname McKitrick
 19-5-1792 Thomas Lennan (Dundalk) of Owen Lennan & Catherine Moylan sp's Michael Haughey & Mary Hamill
 18-6-1792 Owen Lennan (Dundalk) sponsor at Hamill baptism....mother's surname Corkan
 16-11-1792 Michael Lambe (Knockahh) of Owen Lambe & Caty Lennon sp's Laurence Casey & Mary McArdell

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Visiting Ireland to Research your Irish Family History

For people visiting Ireland to research their Irish ancestry the National Library of Ireland ( NLI ) is a must. The NLI is situated in central Dublin next to Dáil Éireann (Irish Parliament) and just a couple of minutes walk from St. Stephen's Green and Trinity College. 

I am lucky that I get to Dublin from time to time and I visited Dublin a few weeks ago.

I will begin with a few words  of advice for visitors to hopefully assist their research and also where to stay etc.

Literally less than a 40 second walk away from the NLI is a fine hotel on Molesworth Street. Buswells hotel  is reasonably priced with friendly and helpful staff. I can't recommend this hotel highly enough. A major plus of the hotel is  that it keeps travel costs down, Grafton Street is at the end of the street and the the bus link for Dublin Airport is nearby. I have linked the contact details for  Buswells Hotel or you can directly email the hotel. 

At the NLI you can search RC registers (usually pre 1880) on film covering all of Ireland. In the adjoining room you can ask for advice where the staff are most helpful really should be well prepared for your visit and if you need any advice please email me at the link below.

Not only are there RC records available at the NLI. Out of curiousity I went in search of The Society of Friends "Quakers" records where I looked at Rich Hill, Co Armagh records. The records are very extensive and if you have ancestors who were members and the area is covered then you will be very pleased.

I will not draw this out too long as I couldn't possibly cover what is available. Please feel free to contact me for advice and please, please visit Ireland. You will not regret it.

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Monday, 18 November 2013

Dempsey Marriages of Cork City

The following marriages are from St. Mary & St. Anne's R.C. Cathedral, Cork City.

25-7-1795 James Dempsy & Anne Driscoll

3-10-1797 John Dempsey & Ellen Howard

7-6-1808 Joseph Dempsy & Honora Fennell

8-4-1818 John Dempsy & Margaret Molony 

24-1-1846 John Dempsy & Mary Connell

20-8-1848 John Dempsey Mary  ?

21-71868 Denis Dempsey & Mary Brickly?

15-9-1889 John Dempsey & Ellen Barron

7-7-1890 Daniel Dempsey & Catherine Scannell

There are more marriages with the Dempsey surname, this is a small collection.

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Monday, 4 November 2013

Carroll Baptisms from Tallanstown Co Louth


21-4-1818 Patrick Carroll of Michael Carroll & Mary Byrne  sponsors Mat Halpin & Mary Byrne

3-10-1818 Thomas Carroll of Thomas Carroll & Mary Early sponsors Thomas Callan & Anne Lynch

2-5-1819 Bernard Carroll of James Carroll & Margt Curtis sp's Pat McCullin & Mary Curtis

5-6-1819 Pat Carroll of Thomas Carroll & Mary Craven sp's Pat Dolohan & Biddy Hanratty

18-2-1820 James Carroll of Bryan Carroll & Jane Woods sp's Philip Waters & Mary Cooper

2-4-1820 Anne Carroll of Thomas Carroll & Mary O'Hara sp's Thomas Sharky & Cath O'Hara

28-3-1821 Patrick Carroll of Thomas Carroll & Mary O'Hara sp's Pat McCoy & Bridget Reilly

17-1-1824 Mary Carroll of Thomas Carroll & Mary O'Hara sp's John O'Hara & Judith Rock

18-6-1824 Bridget Carroll of Thomas Carroll & Judith Macken sp's Pat Maguire & Anne Gormon Email me! click here

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Hogg baptisms St Peter's RC Drogheda.

Hog / Hogg

Baptisms from St Peter's RC Drogheda.

9th April 1744 Eleanor Hog of Andrew Hog & Margaret White

8th Aug 1745 Thomas Hog of Andrew Hog & Margaret White

3rd Jan 1748 Catherine Hogg of Andrew Hogg & Margaret White

4th March 1749 Andrew Hogg of Andrew Hogg & Margaret White.

7th April 1751 Edward Hogg of Andrew Hogg & Margaret White

1st april 1752 John Hog of  James Hog & Alice Kelly

12th Oct 1753 John Hog of Andrew Hog & Margaret White.

12th March 1754 James Hog of James Hog & Alison Kelly

20th March 1827  Pat Hog of James Hog & Ellen Gernon

6th Dec 1830 Andrew Hogg of James Hogg & Ellen Gernon

20th April 1834 Judith Hogg of James  Hogg & Mary Jones

10th Dec 1839 Laurence Hogg of Michael Hogg & Eleanor Moore.

?       ?  1841 Michael Hogg of Michael Hogg & Ellen Moore

3rd April 1843 Elizabeth Hog of James Hog & Mary Jones

19th Nov 1845 John Hogg of Michael Hogg & Ellen Moore

?       ?  1848 Matt Patt Hogg of Michael Hogg & Ellen  Moore

15th April 1851 James Hogg of Michael Hogg & Ellen Moore

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