Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Surnames from St. Peter's Parish Drogheda

Surnames that appear in the baptismal register of St Peter's, Drogheda, Co Louth from the 1st of  January up to April 1873

Beatty Branigan Brennan Bropston Bryan Byrne Cahill Campbell Cassidy Clarke Conlan Connor Courtney Coyle Craddick Craven Crinnian Crolly  Cummiskey Downes Duffy Dunne Farrell Fearon Fitzpatrick Furlong Gargan Ginnity Gray Greene Hary Healy Hoey Hughes Johnson Keegan Kelly Kennedy Kirwan Lowry Magee  Maguire Mathews McCabe McCormack McDonnell McGuirk McKenna McQuillan Monahan Morgan Mulroy Murphy Murray Neary O'Neill Reilly Reynolds Rogers Ruddy Skelly Smyth Tallon Temple Thomson Tierney Tonley? Traynor Walsh Ward Weldon Email me! click here

Monday, 30 January 2012

What part of Ireland are your ancestors from?

If any researcher needs any advice on researching their ancestors in Ireland feel free to e mail.

If you need a helping hand I am willing to help as I travel up to Dublin regularly.

It is not expensive to research in Ireland and records are available.

Surnames can be a good indicator on what county your ancestors are from.

Look back over the posts here over the last 9 months .... you might pick up on something.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Surnames from Ardee, Co Louth

This is a small selection of surnames from the baptismal register of Ardee, Co. Louth. (1821)

Andrews Boylan Boyle Carroll Conlan Devin Durnan Finegan Fitzpatrick Fox Gray Hanratty Hoey Hughes Malone Marren Mathews McArdle McCullow McDonald McEntegart McGurk McLacy Meath Meehan Montgomery  Mulholland Reynolds Rodgers Roe Ryne Trainor Wade Walsh White Woods

There are many more for this parish. Records begin from 1763 for the parish of Ardee. Email me! click here

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Letter of Freedom

I have spoken before about letters of freedom that were provided for post 1907 marriages.

The person who was marrying away from their home parish were asked for a letter of freedom from their home parish stating there was no record of the named person having married in the parish.

The priest would record in the baptismal register next to the certain person the details of the marriage. I have added below what is recorded in the baptismal registers of Co Louth.

Termonfeckin, Co Louth.

04-03-1893 McQuillan John P parents McQuillan Michael & Cooney Margt sponsor Brigid Flynn, married Helena Palin 16-06- 1928 Southampton , England

31-08-1905,McConnon John Parents McConnon Bartle & Reilly Jane sponsors Owen, Lennan & Mary Cunningham married Mary Cath Anderson 31-05-1926 Duleek Co Meath

24-11-1901Cummisky Michael J parents Cummisky Laurence & McCabe Elizabeth sponsors John Boden & Cath Flynn married Elizabeth Byrne 10-09-1924 Celbridge Co Kildare

Faughart, Co Louth.

22-05-1891 Reilly Peter parents Reilly Thos & McInteggart Mary sponsors James Traynor & Brigid Roe married Susan O'Hare 27-09-1927 Ch Of Br Of Perpet Succour Boston U S A

22-07-1892 McNamee Martha parents McNamee Henry & Begley Margt sponsors Hugh McNamee & Eliza McNamee married James Ferrick 18-10- 1916 St Ignatius's New York U S A

05-02-1893 Wiseman Cath Eliza, parents Wiseman John & Thornton Eliza sponsors Mich Lamb & Eliza Lamb married William McNeill 26-04-1926 Ardoyne Belfast

Cooley, Co Louth

11-09-1891 Hughes Henry parents Hughes Thomas A & Houlahan,Anne sponsors Bernard Hughes & Eliza Jane Hughes married Annabel Kindall 18-10-1925 St Anne's Vauxhall London England

29-10-1892 Gray William parents Gray William & Fearon,Mary sponsor Rose Cunningham married Rose Bennett 22-04-1915 St John's Kirkdale Liverpool England

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Friday, 13 January 2012

Cork marriages

A selection of marriages from St. Mary's and St. Anne's Cathedral, Cork.

These entries I transcribed from registers in Dublin.

  Yr.     d.  m.

1749 - 22-01 Daniel Evans and Mary Sullivane.

1883-23-11 David Evans and Ellen Lyons

1801-10-10 Francis Evans and Honora Morrison

1898-14-08 George Evans (Cork Barracks) Mary Casey (St Mary’s Road)

1877-01-09 George Evans and Mary Donoghue

1860-10-05 James Evans and Ellem McAuliffe

1829-03-02 James Evans and Mary Manning

1892-06-02 John Evans and Ann Leahan (both of Commons Road)

1889-12-01 Maurice Evans and Mary Moynihan

1864-07-06 Patrick Evans and Margaret Whyte

1776-12-08 William Evans and Catherine Callaghan

1886-24-04 Thomas Evans and Catherine O’Driscoll.

1794-04-03 William Evans and Mary Mathews Email me! click here

Thursday, 12 January 2012

1834 Triplets Dundalk

Not something you see very often.

Baptism 21st July 1834 James , Mary and Sarah Bale of Dowdallshill, Dundalk, Co Louth. Parents Bartholomew Bale & Saragh Genen?
The above is from the baptismal registers of Dundalk.

If you have interests from Co Louth feel free to contact.

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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

1834 Marriages in Latin

For those that do not get to view marriage registers here's an example.

This page is from a parish in Co Cork and is written in Latin. It doesn't take long to get used to the latin names  and this is an excellent example considering it's from 1834.

If you have Irish ancestry I'll be travelling to Dublin next week to carry out some  research.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Mary Harris "Mother Jones"

I have written about Mary Harris in an earlier blog and I thought I would add this for those that might have an interest and  possibly be able to help.

Here in Cork a historical group wish to organise an exhibition of her life and work and also hope to erect a plaque to commemorate the 175th anniversary of her birth in Cork.

If there is anyone in Cork, Toronto, Chicago, Memphis or anywhere else that might have some useful information we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Gx 2 Grandparents headstone

Most of us would consider ourselves lucky to obtain information off a headstone relating to Gx2 Grandparents who were born 15 years before the famine.

This is the finest example amongst my ancestors which gives so much information too. (North Co. Dublin)

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