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Kavanagh; Handrick/Hendrick
Gr-grandmother Catherine C/Kavanagh b 1843, Cranemore.  Father: Ed/Ned/Kavanagh.  Mother: Mary Hendricks/Handrick from Kilbrannish.  Ed and Mary married Kildavin 1833. Mary died about 1847.  Ed emigrated to US shortly after.
Hello Listers -
We believe our Ireland to US emigrant, Margaret Kavanagh was born in County Carlow c.1837. Her brother was James Kavanagh, said to have been born in Co.Wexford. (He died in Chicago, Illinois, US 1908 married to Margaret Byrne of the Ballinguile, Co.Wicklow Byrne family).
Margaret Kavanagh of Co.Carlow became a Sister of Mercy in Providence, Rhode Island, US in 1862 and died in Connecticut in 1907. Does anyone have siblings Margaret Kavanagh and James Kavanagh (both born in 1830's) as relatives?
Especially interested in hearing from others who have a connection to The Carlow Town Sisters of Mercy, established there by 1845. Want to know: did Sisters ever travel together to America, for example, at famine time? At what age did girls/women join the Order in Carlow Town in the 1840's/50's, etc. Any info on the early years of S.of M. in Carlow Town would be most welcome.
Kerfoot and Smith 
These are my G.G.G.G. Grandparents. George Kerfoot born ? married ?? died 1819 in Ottawa area just after emigrating. John Smith married Mary Warner. Would like to learn who George married I have one source says that his wife was Eleanor with no surname. Also would like to know if he had any brothers or sisters. Also don't know for sure who his parents were and anything about them. Both these families came from Coolcullen just across the border in Kilkenny from Carlow I know the Smith's at one time lived in Carlow. Just not sure were. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
hugh masson
Michael Kehoe b abt 1809 Co Carlow m 1835 Co Kilkenny, Muckalee RC Parish to Mary Meaney d 5 July 1892 Logan, Co Perth, Ontario, Canada
Michael b 1840 Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny
Martin b 1842 Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny
Bridget b 1845 Kilkenny
Elizabeth b 1848 Kilkenny
Judith b 1850 Kilkenny
Patrick b 1853 Kilkenny
James b 1859 Ontario, Canada
I am searching for the ancestors of Thomas CURRAN and Ellen KEHOE from Marley (aka Knockduff), Co. Carlow. Our ancestor is their daughter, Ellen Mary CURRAN (born 1874) who went from Queenstown to San Francisco, CA via NY in 1895. Ellen Kehoe's parents were John KEHOE and Elizabeth MARTIN.
She married in San Francisco to Edmond ANGLIM of Co. Tipperary.
I have Thomas' baptismal record (1837) from St. Mullin's Church which says that his parents were Michael CURRAN and Eliza BURKE. Our Ellen had several siblings: Mary, Eliza, Michael and John.
Any information would be appreciated.
Judi B.
Patrick KING from Ballyine, Borris, Bagenalstown and Domore, Carlow. and Johanna MURPHY about 1820-1899 from Ballyine, Borris, Bagenalstown Carlow
My gr-grandmother was Margaret King b. around 1874 and her mother was Johanna Murphy, whom I know nothing about, and her father was Patrick King.  Perhaps my Johanna Murphy was also a descendent of your Johanna Murphy as I am pretty sure my ancestors are from Borris.  Right now what I just told you is all I know.   (the Jorgensen courtesy of my husband)
Gail Jorgensen
John KELLY ,b. about 1831, Killane, Ballon, Co.Carlow,d. January 9, 1875,  Farrelton, Quebec, son of Patrick KELLY & Brigid MURPHY, probably both of Killane, married Johanna CLEAR, b.about 1831, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow??  d. ?  E. Templeton, Quebec, daughter of Thomas CLEAR and Mary NOWLAN (NOLAN) of Kilconnor, Co. Carlow.  John and Johanna were married July 01, 1858 in St. Andrews R.C. Church, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. John emigrated to Canada between 1869 and 1871. Johanna probably arrived a year later.  John and Johanna are my great-grandparents.
Inez Allen
KEAUGHRAN Dates: about 1800 to 1853 County Carlow - Margaret Keaughran (aka Keoghan), born 1833 in County Carlow, arrived at Fremantle, Western Australia, aboard the ship “Mermaid” from Portsmouth, England, on 13 May 1851; the ship carried 208 convicts and 29 pensioner guards and their families. Edward Keaughran (born about 1800), a private in the 2nd Royal Artillery, was a pensioner guard and his wife Eliza (born about 1801) and children Margaret, Thomas James (born 1838), Ellen Jane (born 1845) and Mary Ann (born 1847) were on the ship. Thomas James Keaughran and brother Edward Francis (born about 1838) were probably born in Malta when Edward and Eliza Keaughran were stationed there. Any knowledge of Keaughran families from County Carlow would be appreciated.

Robert Maskell June 2007

Robert Maskell


James Lawlor born abt 1788/89. Arrived in Saint John NB Canada prior to 1822. Married Mary Rieley (? spelling of last name) and they had 8 children. John presumed died as a young child William married Bridget Fury Mary married Bryan Sweeney Peter married Margaret McCullough James died as a young child James II never married Elizabeth married Michael Maguire Margaret married Patrick Gleeson James died April 9, 1861 in the 73rd year of his age. The only reference I have to his native home is that his obituary was suppose to have been copied to the Carlow papers. Don't know if the obituary ever made it there.
Thanks, Barbie 9/2006
Born in County Carlow about 1840, ? Tullow. Father James Lawlor, said to be a merchant on her death certificate.  Mother Ann Tierney.
Her sister Marian married Patrick Muldowney in the Catholic church in Tullow  18 September 1856.
My great grandparents Annie and John Brophy from Rathmoon Co.Wicklow married about 1863 in Dublin but no record has been found.  Annie and John Brophy came to Australia before 1868, no shipping records can be found
My name is Rosemary Watson  email


Lalor My great-grandfather was a Lalor (also spelled Lawlor and Lawler) and was from County Carlow.
I am researching Andrew, John and Rose from Carlow
Looking for information on Patrick Lawless and Winifred Neile, married 1823 in Drumfea, Co. Carlow. Winifred Neile was born ca. 1799 and died in Drumfea on 9 December 1878. Their son (my great-grandfather) Thomas Lawless of Drumfea married Margaret Troy of Rathnageeragh in 1873 (I have plenty of information on the Troy line). I have no idea where Patrick Lawless originated, nor do I have any siblings for him.
Sheila Connolly


Seeking any information about John Lemon who had the Yellow Lion Tavern/Inn in Carlow City in 1824 and also John Lemon (possibly the same person) who married Elizabeth Adams at the diocese of Ossry, Ferns and Leighlin, Co. Carlow on December 23, 1826.  They had one known child Jane Lemon  born in 1830.
Michelle Wilson
Hello Fellow Researchers !
Hi i am researching the LANNIN / LANNAN / LENNON  Family of County Carlow ,
i`m hoping there may be someone on the list that may connect with this information .
My GGGrandfather was NATHANIEL LANNIN Born 1819/20 ( don`t know where) Nathaniel Married a MARGARET MAHONEY in St Finbarrs Cathedral , Cork City , County Cork on 12 April  1846 and emmigrated in October of the same year to England , one of his cousins JAMES LANNAN was Married to a MARY KAVANAGH in Leighlinbridge County Carlow in 1830 they had Edward b1831, John b1832, James b1833,Margaret b 1834,Jeremiah b 1842 , Mary b 1843 and
Margaret b 1844 they moved around County Carlow ( Leighlinbridge and Borris ). Nathaniels Brother JOHN LANNIN Married a MARGARET REDMOND ( who was Born in Borris, County Carlow 1838) they moved to County Cork ( Youghal and Kinsale).


I am still looking for my grandparents James Little and Patricia Henly who were related to the Little's of Ballyloo. And formerly from Killedmond.  I have found many members of the family including several James Little's but not my grandparents.  The brick wall is solid !!
Maureen Bird
Long, Clowry, Fenlon, Byrnes, Kehoe, Cullen, Murphy, Kimball
Family names from Chicago, but could come from Carlow would be Long, Clowry, Fenlon, Byrnes, Kehoe, Cullen, Murphy, Kimball and others.
More info at
Hello All, enjoy reading all posts...have yet to make a connection. Am trying to find link to John (1788-1861) and Rose Anna (1795-1868) Long. I have the following Death Notices:
John Long
Feb 6th, 1861 at his residence, Ballyleave County Carlow, Mr. John Long in his 73rd year, after a long and protracted illness which he bore with true Christian fortitude and resignation to the Divine Will.
The vast number of persons which accompanied his remains to their final resting place, fully testified how highly respected the eceased had been whilst living.
Previous Notice:
Feb 5th, 1861
At his residence, Cloumelsk, Primrose Castle, County Carlow, Mr. John Long in his 73rd year, highly respected, deeply regretted, by a large number of relatives and friends, May His Soul Rest in Peace.
Rose Anna Long:
Year 1868
Feb. 10th at 148 Rathmines (Dublin), Mrs. Rosanna Long, aged 73, late of Prim Rose Castle, Clonmelsh, County Carlow.  Her remains will be removed to Kingsbridge Ternimus, on tomorrow, Wednesday morning for interment at Clonmelsk.
ANY thing anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
Jim Long


I also have an interest in Lawlor's of Carlow. Cornelius Lawlor and Catherine Bergen were the parents of Maria Lawlor who emigrated alone to Australia in 1855 aged about 20. Cornelius was a farmer and painter.
Despite his uncommon name I've had no luck finding anything on Cornelius.
Katrina Smythe
Seeking information on any LEMONS in Carlow fro late 1790's to 1860's.  Only known information is as follows:
JOHN LEMON was a jeweller that had a shop on 127 Tullow Street in Carlow and 6 Grafton St. in Dublin in  1820 -1850.
He married a JANE ADAMS Dec. 23rd 1826 in "the Diocese of Ossry, Fern and Leiglin, Co. Carlow"   Jane's father was John Adams who served in the British Army in 1800.
In Sept. 1824 John Lemon  brought charges against a Thomas McDonnell for assault (according to Court document dated Jan. 31st 1828.
On July 5th 1859 Jane married Charles Thomas Farley (a photographer from Drogheda) in the Parish Church (C of I) City of Carlow.
Michelle Wilson
LAWLESS / RICE / COSGRAVE I'm looking for information for the following people: Thomas LAWLESS, son of Patrick Lawless and Winifred Neile, born 1836 in Drumfea, Myshall parish; married in Drumfea in 1823. I can find few Lawlesses in Co. Carlow. Thomas was my great-grandfather Margaret RICE, born 1815 in Seskinrea, d. 1880; married James Troy of Rathnageeragh, about 1843. Their second son was named Thomas, which could have been her father's name. Margaret COSGRAVE, born about 1785 in Drumfea, d. in 1840 in Drumfea; married Michael Troy, who died in 1848 in Rathnageeragh/Drumfea. She may have had a brother named Edward. Sheila Connolly. 09/2006


Looking for connections to Michael McDonald born Carlow 1806 married Bridget Doyle Bagnelstown 1841.
David Taylor
M[a]cDowell. Robert Ephraim McDowell was a medical doctor who had a practice in Carlow between approx. 1877 and 1897. His various addresses were Carlow District Lunatic Asylum, 13 Dublin Street and Hanover Bridge and Bridewell Lane according to the Medical Directories and Griffiths Primary Valuation of Tenements - Carlow County. He also had a practice in Dublin between 1883 and his death in 1897.
M.Bernadette Primeau
I would like to add McDarby, possibly Darby, Diermada, and Diamada to the roll call. I actually have the military discharge papers for my great grandfather, dated late 1800s, he was in the Royal Dublin Fus. Thank you so much for your website and research!
Loads of appreciation from Texas!
Laura Bousquet (McDarby)


I'm looking for families of the following people who left County Carlow (perhaps Bagenalstown or Killean) for central Wisconsin USA in the 1840s: Margaret PAYNE (1789-1850), Quaker family, first cousin to John Tyndale, married Thomas George HARRIS (1783-?), Protestant family  Children Sally, Jane, George, Thomas, Richard, Amelia, Lucretia, William, Edward Richard HARRIS (1822-1863) married Rachel MACASSEY (1822-1908), dau. of John (?) Macassey, granddau. of William Macassey and Sarah MALONE probably Protestants Children George (1848), Daniel (1850), Richard (1851), William, Jeff, Benjamin (1860)
Richard Harris
Manhattan KS USA


MADDOCK County Carlow  John Maddock married Mary Bulger.  The children        Lawrence, born November 14, 1843 and Ellen, born January 18, 1847  The family emigrated in 1854 to the US.   My name:  Patricia L. Day
Murphy / Butler
My ancestor Owen Murphy left the Borris area of Carlow around 1838.  His father was William Murphy.  His mother was Johanna.  They could be William and Judy (Butler) Murphy found in the Borris Parish register.   Would like to contact any other possible relations.
Peg O'Neil
 McGrath. Location : Carlow, Carlow parish, Co. Carlow. Date : 1780-1850.
My name: Godfrey Duffy. Email :
James McGrath was born in 1811 in Carlow. In 1830 he joined the 34th Foot Regiment in Milbank, Co.Kildare. At the time his occupation was recorded as blacksmith.
I would like to discover his baptism record and his parents' names?
His parents would have lived through the 1798 Rebellion and I am most interested to know if there is a detailed account of this for Carlow and if there is any folklore concerning the McGraths of Carlow?
Looking for connections to the folowing:
William MacNEVIN ( NAVIN / McNEVIN / MacNEVINS ) born Fermoy 1836 and Elizabeth MAHER born Carlow, 1850. Their children were:
Thomas John MacNEVINS - b.Nov 17, 1873, Brown Street, Carlow; died May 22nd 1911.
Ann MacNEVIN - b.about 1875 in Carlow; married Peter/Frank McDONOUGH; died January 1921 in Leix.
Peter McNEVIN - b. December 22, 1877; occupation print compositor, died about 1945 in Enniscorthy.
Mary (Moira/Molly) MacNEVIN - b. about 1883 in Carlow, married William FLECKNEY, died about 1953.
Their last child was my grandfather, William Francis Maher MacNEVIN (my grandfather) b. January 1886.
Gloria Pattinson
Maher / Bigley / Miller
I am researching my fathers side of the family tree and need some information on John Bigley who Married Bridget Miller 1867 They had a daughter Ellen Bigley in 1870 their address at that time was Henry Street Graiguecullen Ellen Married Thomas Maher in 1892 and on the marriage cert they both have addresses for Staplestown Road Carlow they then moved to Pollerton Road and had Peter (my father). I can't seem to get any further than that If this sounds familiar to anyone I would love to hear from you
Esther Butcher
Meehan I am looking for information on a John Meehan and a Margaret Maher whom he married on January 14,1787 in the parish of Leighinbridge. Witnesses were John Maher,John Byrne and Garret Byrne. His son James, who was a fisherman, and my g.g.g.g.grandfather, married a Margaret Mullins in Prospect ,Nova Scotia,Canada in 1825.How he arrived in Canada, whether he had any siblings, etc,is all unknown. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Ed Rogers


I just found out from my father-in-law that his father, John Joshua Morris was one of 9 siblings born to Francis Morris and Jane Levingston Morris. John Joshua Morris was born on March 27, 1887 in Co. Carlow. He emigrated to Canada and married Helen Stuart from Arklow, Co. Wicklow on June 4, 1921 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Some of John's sibling were: Francis (male), Herbert, Fanny (possibly Francis?), and Samuel. We do know that Samuel Morris emigrated to Canada and lived in Saskatchewan. He was married to Gertie and they had at least on son named Bruce who married a Julie.
In my searching through google, I did find a death notice for a Francis Morris who died on April 7th, 2003 in Co. Carlow at the age of 74. This could quite possibly have been my father-in-law's cousin. Any information would be helpful in breaking down my brick wall.
When my father-in-law visited Ireland as a young child he seemed to remember seeing "Knockatomcoyle" (not sure of the spelling) and believes that his family was somehow related to the Tyrells and Currans.


I am searching the MADDOX or MADDOCKS and now MADDIX family. James Maddox left Ireland, probably the Carlow area, around 1820 for Canada, settling in Prince Edward Island. He is my great-grandfather, having married Calostie Arsenault and also Anne MacDougall. Anyone searching this name could reach me off the website at
Thank you for the great website, Michael.
Jeanne Maddix
My grandfather Richard MOLLOY was born 4th July 1866 at Tiny Park in the parish of Ballyinacarrig. His parents were Richard MOLLOY and Mary KEOGH. There was an elder brother James Molloy (b. Hacketstown) who became a Sergeant in the RIC. Possibly a younger brother Henry, and a sister Eliza but no details known.  Family tradition has it that Mary Keogh was related to Myles Keogh but I've never proved it!  Be interested in any contact for MOLLOY in Carlow.
Pat Molloy
Lancs, England.


Morgan / Brennan
Looking for Morgan Brennan/Anastasia (Anty) Morrisey) my grgrandparents. Have found three daughters baptized in Borris R.C. church as follows:
Catherine 1859 - my grandmother
Bridget 1860
Mary 1864
wonder if thee might be more siblings. Also have not been able to find m.c.
Any info be appreciated. Thanks


I am searching for information on the following family from Carlow. The gentlemen were James, John Joseph, and Thomas Mooney who I believe were related to my GGrandfather John Mooney from Cleveland Ohio. All three gentlemen came to Ohio between 1904 and 1910. On the ship manifest for all three it showed Bagnalstown as last place of residence and on one it listed James Mooney as his father.I was able to get a death certificate for Thomas and it has that James Mooney and Bridget Maney was his parent and place of birth was County Carlow Ireland. I was told that Mooney and Maney could be the same name just a different spelling. Would any one have the Griffiths for Bagnalstown or the 1900 census to see what information they might have on this family.  My GGrandfather John Mooney returned to the U.S. with John Joseph after a visit to Ireland in 1910 and Bagnalstown Carlow was listed as last place of residence & James Mooney as John Joseph's father. If my GGrandfather was James brother then James would of been born in the 1840's because my GGrandfather was born abt. 1845 but I don't know where. I don't know if he was born in Carlow or James moved to Carlow after he got married. I don't know where to look to find this information. Please can any one shed some light on this for me. I have received My Great Grandfathers Naturalization Papers, death certificate, arrival from Ireland, information on all his children but nothing has where he came from or who his siblings were. His death  certificate has John Mooney and it appears to be Elizabeth Wynne as his parents, but I cannot find anything on them.  Civil or the Diocese in Ohio has nothing of their marriage. They had to be married in the U.S. because my GGrandfather John came over in 1867 and was single at the time. Catherine Brennan came over in 1866 or 1869. They were  married on the 1870 Cleveland Census and Maggie Brennan age 19 was living with them,  I just don't where else to look. Thank you for any help that you can give me, I just keep going around in circles
Pat in CT.
P.S. I have sent for death cert. for every male Mooney who died in Cleveland that I could get to see if they might share the same parents but no luck.
My Great X 3 Grandmother was Frances (Fanny) Moran. who was reportedly born  in Ireland.
(Fanny_ Gormoran) though there was no proof to substantiate this did people who went by the surname Gormoran eventually shorten this to Moran??. Fanny has been a mystery in our family as to where she was born in Ireland and who her parents were and siblings, but we have been searching for Moran's, should we have been looking for Gormoran's???
Though I don't know the location she left Ireland ca1845 and emigrated to St. John New Brunswick Canada where she married my Great X 3 Grandfather on January 10, 1847.   I have traced them from 1847 onwards until Fanny's death on December 9 1901 in St. John NB. Canada. Any information on how to find out what part of Ireland the MORAN'S may have come from would be wonderful.   I don't know her parents names or any of her siblings and Fanny has remained a mystery in our family.
Frederick Perry-Parent
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Monaghan / Murphy / Lynch
Looking for information on the parents/family of Patrick Monaghan born ca 1817 and Ellen Murphy bca 1820-1830 Marley, St. Mullins, Carlow. Four children born Marley, several more in Canada. Also looking for information on parents of Lawrence Lynch married to Catherine Tobin both possibly born Marley/St. Mullins. Children were John B. born 1864, Mary born 1866, Catherine born 1867 (married Terence Dalton),  Bridget born 1869, Johanna born 1872 (possibly married John Bryan).
Thanks! Sheila
MOONEY My Great Grandfather was John Mooney b. abt 1845 and came to the U.S. in 1867. He married Catherine Brennan b abt. 1846 and she came to the U.S. 1866 or 1869. I can't find a record of them getting married in Cleveland where they lived but they were married as of the 1870 Cleveland Census and they had Maggie Brennan age 19 living with them. My GGrandfather came back from a visit to Ireland on 9-15-1910 with John Joseph Mooney who states that his father was James Mooney from Parknakyle Bagnalstown. John Joseph also had a brother Thomas and a brother James who came to the U.S. in the early 1900 hundreds. I am trying to connect my GGrandfather with James Mooney their father. My Great Grandfather has John Mooney and it looks like Ellizabeth Wynne on his death certificate but I can't find any siblings.My GGrandmother has Jno Brennan as her father but mother unknown on her death certificate. Place of birth for John Joseph was Parknakyle abt 1881.Any help with the Mooney's from Parknakyle Bagnalstown Carlow Ireland would be of great help. Thank you!! Regards, Pat in Ct.

Reposting my interest in Patrick Moore b 1824.  Parents James Moore and Bridget Murray.  Married Mary Byrne and arrived Australia 1859.
Judy Acaster
have Patrick MURPHY m. Ellen NOLAN at Leighlinbridge, Carlow on 22 Feb 1841. They had 2 daughters Margaret b. 1842 and Ann b. 1844 at Leighlinbridge. Two other daughters were born at Birkenhead Eng. in 1847 and 1849. Patrick was b.c. 1806 and Ellen b.c. 1811.
Janet. (Derby)
Edward and Bridget, Co Carlow (no info available) 1790 - 1860
My great grandfather, Charles Patrick Murphy immigrated to Ontario, Canada c 1851 - eventually the entire family including his mother and father moved to Canada.
Charles Patrick Murphy - c 1829 His brothers: James - c 1838 John - c 1839 Thomas - c 1841 Michael - c 18?? Martin - c 1847 His sister: Ann - c 1845
Their father: Edward Murphy 1794 - c 1871 Their mother: Bridget
Hope this additional information will help.
Hope to hear from you,
Jo-Anne Murphy Gronlund
Jo-Anne Murphy Gronlund


WILLIAM (Born ca 1800) and VALINDA (WEBSTER) NOLAN (Born ca 1803) married on August 6, 1826 in St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Bagenalstown, County Carlow, Ireland. The witnesses at the wedding were Peter Cummins and Bridget Lyons.
WILLIAM and VALINDA NOLAN's firstborn child, EDWARD was baptized in St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Bagenalstown, County Carlow, Ireland on July 10, 1827. His Godparents were GEORGE WEBSTER and ANNE NOLAN.
WILLIAM and VALINDA immigrated to Montreal, Canada. In 1829.
Second son, JOHN NOLAN, was born in Canada in 1829. In 1855 in Montreal, Quebec John married Sarah Granville who was from Newfoundland. In the 1860's they immigrated to the US.
Any help will be appreciated,



Looking for relatives John W. Nolan and Mary Whelan married

Feb 5th, 1849 Roscrea, Tinryland, Carlow, Ireland. They are my Maternal Great-Grandparents.  I have hit  a dead end.
Ed Nolan
Nolan / Noland My ancestor Pierce Noland came from Ireland to Cecil Co. MD in 1677. He named his land in Maryland "Fethard." I realize there is Fethard in County Tipperary and Fethard-on-Sea. I feel that I am safe to theorize that he named his property for Fethard, the ancient walled city of County Tipperary.
During the first week of August, my 27 yr. old married daughter and I spent two days and nights in County Carlow, the original ancestral home of the Nolan (d)  family. We enjoyed our visit very much.  We stayed at Green Lane Bed and Breakfast both nights. Our favorite sites were the Dolmen Stone and the Old Graves at the end of town.
We also visited both Fethards. In Fethard in County Tipperary we stayed at the Gateway Bed and Breakfast by the only surviving gate of the ancient wall. To this day, the people there will not take a funeral procession out of town in the direction that Cromwell entered their town.
I feel that Pierce Nolan(d)'s father probably had to surrender to Cromwell, and was probably one of the ones who chose Connaught over hell (the only two choices Cromwell gave them). It is said that Pierce Noland came from County Mayo to America, but I have no proof of this presently. I have many other Irish ancestors besides Nolan(d)s. Those are just my farthest back proven ones, and the only ones I am sure are from
Doris Noland Parton
NOLAN GG Grandfather Maurice Nolan emigrated to U.S. c 1854.  I don't know whether he was from Carlow.  Thanks,
Mike Nolan
Nolan James Nolan b. Carlow @ 1803.  Brother of Edward, who was possibly older.  Mother's name may have been Mary Ann.  Father's name Martin? or Patrick?
James moved to Peterborough, Ontario some time before 1829.  Edward followed sometime after 1839.  James later moved to Waterloo County, Ontario about 1843-4, while Edward stayed in Peterborough.
For more details, please see:
Meg McGowan
Nolan Looking for John Nolan, born April, 1857 in Cty Carlow.  His father was John Nolan, b. Aug. 1822 also in Cty Carlow.  John Sr. had 4 sons, John, James, William and Michael.  His wife died when the boys were children.  John Jr. came to upstate NY in 1876.  His father and brothers followed and were all in NY by 1885.

So far I have had no luck finding them in Ireland.

NOLAN James NOLAN Born: c 1830 Baynalstown. County Carlow



NOLAN Knowing that there are lots of NOLAN descendants on the list, I thought I'd see if anyone recognizes this information:

In the 1900 US census in Jersey City, NJ, Thomas Aughney is listed with his wife and children. Thomas was born in 1862 in Roscat, near Tullow, Co. Carlow, and came to the US in 1882. Listed with Thomas' family is ANNIE NOLAN, niece, b. Feb 1889, age 11, b. New Jersey, parents b. Ireland,  attending school. Since Thomas' wife's name was Morrisy, I think that therefore Annie was probably the daughter of a sister of Thomas. He had 2 sisters that I know of, but I do not know anything beyond their baptism date; Mary Aughney, b. 1860, and Joanna, b. 1857, both in Roscat. There was a Joanna Aughney on the passenger list of the SS Batavia, arrived NY 8 July 1872, age 17, spinster, from Ireland to U.S., Steerage. Since Aughney is not a common name and the age is close, I suspect this is Thomas's sister, but I have not found any record of her in the US.

A brother of Thomas Aughney was Joseph, and I believe it was he who was listed on the passenger list of the SS Commonwealth, Queenstown to Boston, May 1902; Joseph Aughney, age 35, single, farmer, Irish, last residence Roscat, destination Madison, Wisconsin, going to MICHAEL NOLAN, 620 West Wash Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin; sponsor Uncle Mike Nolan. I did find a Michael Nolan in Madison, Wisconsin in the 1910 US census but he was a widower so no wife's name was given. The census information was that he was age 72, b. Ireland, immigrated 1864, and had children living with him - Henry T. age 24, Nellie age 21 and Elizabeth age 12, all born in Wisconsin.

I could not find him in the 1900 census. These Aughney siblings' parents were Michael Aughney & Catherine McDonald, so why was Michael NOLAN listed as Joseph's Uncle? I believe it is the same Joseph Aughney who sailed on the SS Caronia, from Queenstown, arrived New York City 27 Sep 1905, age 40, male, single, Labr., last residence Tullow, destination New York, previously in U.S.; to join Brother Thomas Aughney, 265 Monmouth St., New York [should be New Jersey].

SO. does anyone have in their records a NOLAN who married an AUGHNEY? Or does anyone recognize ANNIE NOLAN or MICHAEL NOLAN?

Sue Clement
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Sue Clement
Nolan So many Nolan's......surely someone can connect to mine?

Mathew Nolan was born probably in 1830's.  He and his sister, Julia Mary Nolan born August 09, 1841 were both born in Tullow, County Carlow.
    At some point in time prior to 1853, they were in New Jersey where Mathew married Mary Ann Norris and they had the first 3 of 7 children:  Daniel, Thomas Martin, Mary Catharine, John Peter, Julia Mary, Mary Elizabeth (Mamie), and Mathew Martin. 
    At some point in time prior to 1861, they arrived in New Orleans where Mathew's last 4 children were born.  The 1870 census does not have the first 3 children living with them (assuming they died young?).
   In 1876, Julia Mary Nolan (Mathew's sister) married Michael Spellman and had 2 children (Mary Ellen and John Peter).  Love how they carried names over.
    Around 1872, Mathew "deserted his family" and is a brick wall at this point.  Mary Ann, his wife, died the following year and the 4 children were put in an orphanage (unable to find which one at this point), but John and Julia were in the 1880 census with their aunt Julia and Uncle Michael.
     Have found a Nolan relative with the old family bible, but no mention of deaths on the 3 older children, just their births.  No one seems to know what happened to Mathew.
    Possibility of a Miller connection in New Jersey....have 2 letters written to Julia Mary Nolan Spellman dated 1868 and 1869 that were written by a "Nellie Miller" (poss. Mary Ellen) and she mentions here brother Will and sister Abbie.  They lived in Jersey City on Henderson St. and ran a boarding house.
Any help to anyone?
Lisa Cotten
NOLAN/Doran Searching for information re parents, siblings of JOHN M. NOLAN, b (believe in County Carlow) between 1832-1838.  Married Catherine Doran.  Had two sons, James M. b 1864 and John M. b 1865.
Family immigrated to U.S. in about 1865.  Lived in Albany, NY where they had four more children, Catherine; Ellen: Helen and Dennis.
Not certain about birthplace, parents and siblings of Catherine Doran.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Jim Nolan
Nolan My Nolan's are a brother and sister:

Julia Mary Nolan was born August 09, 1841. Her brother, Mathew Nolan was born Bet. 1834 - 1844. Family members have a Bible that gives Mathew's line, but there was no mention of Julia (found the connection through the Census when 2 of his children were living with her and her husband). No DOB or DOD is listed for him and conflict with Census and marriage date in bible puts his DOB probably in the years listed above.

Mathew married Mary Ann Norris in New Jersey and I've been unable to find them in Census there. First time I find either Mathew or Julia is in the 1870 Census of Algiers, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. They had 3 children born in NJ that I "assume" died young as I do not find them in LA and then had 4 more children in LA. In 1872, Mary died after Matthew "deserted" the family. No further information has been found on him. This information has been handed down by the family and the children were placed in an orphanage. The two oldest children are found living with Julia and her husband, Michael Spellman and listed as Niece and Nephew (Julia Mary Nolan and John Peter Nolan.) The two younger children, Mary Elizabeth (Mamie) and Mathew M. Nolan were still in an orphanage according to family, but I haven't been able to pinpoint them in the census.

What was strange in my research is that when I contacted a family member of the Mathew Nolan line, she never knew that we were related, but had "heard stories" about a "Nice Mr. Spellman" that helped her grandfather, John by giving him a job in his store and teaching him math. What puzzled me was that he was not "Uncle Michael". But stories may have gotten handed down wrong :)

I have not been able to track Julia or Mathew in passenger lists and they may have a connection to a Miller family in Jersey City, New Jersey as I have 2 letters written in 1868 and 1869 from a "Nellie Miller" who mentions her brother, Will and her sister, Abbie. I checked census for 1860 with them and around them and no Nolan's in the area, so not sure if they are related or just "good friends".

Thanks for any help,

Lisa Cotten


NOLAN / WEBSTER  Looking for information on :

WILLIAM NOLAN born 1799 or 1800 in Co Carlow  married VALINDA WEBSTER (also probably from Carlow) before 1829. We do not know if WILLIAM AND VALINDA married before or after emmigrating to Quebec
Their only known child:
JOHN NOLAN born in Montreal Quebec in 1829
JOHN NOLAN was married in Montreal, Quebec in 1855 to SARA GRANVILLE who was born in Newfoundland in 1837.
JOHN and SARAH immigrated to the US in the 1860's.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you,  Joanne
Nolan/Knowland  I am searching for the birth town of my ggrandfather, Andrew Nolan.  He was born in 1830 and came to America in 1840. His parents are listed on his death certificate as John and Rose Nolan. My grandmother was his daughter and said he was from Carlow and used to receive mail from Ireland and England under the name Knowland. He married a girl from Westmeath named Ellen Connor. Andrew's wedding, death certificate and 1900 census list his name as Nolan. Ellen and Andrew married in St. Peter's Church in Jersey City, New Jersey on Aug. 1, 1852. They raised 8 daughters. Andrew died on Mar. 29, 1907 and Ellen died on May 26, 1913. They are buried in St. Peter's cemetery in Jersey City, N.J.  In that same plot that was purchased by Andrew and Ellen is a baby Josephine, 4 months old (parents James and Catherine Nolan) buried on Oct. 8, 1871 and a James Nolan/ 27yrs. buried on July 16, 1864. I do not know the relationship to my ggrandparents James and Baby Josephine Nolan were. Anything familiar please let me know.
Priscilla Leonidas
NOLAN~ BYRNE~GOSLING~LYONS  I am hoping some one can add some information to my NOLAN/BYRNE line thus far or some descendants will claim me.... Matthew NOLAN of Co Carlow married Marcella BYRNE of Co Wicklow c1823.  After marriage they lived at Trooperstown, Co Carlow.  Known issue: Matthew b ? Owen born 1826, marr Ann GOSLING 1850. Ann died  1851. Owen Imm to Australia 1853.  Ellen NOLAN born 1831, marr Marcus William LYONS of Co Wicklow  1850 and Imm to Australia 1853. Simon NOLAN born 1834. marr and stayed in Dublin, his descendants are to be found in Dublin, America and Australia [I haven't as yet located them].


Researching:  WILLIAM (Born ca 1800) and VALINDA (WEBSTER) NOLAN (Born ca 1803) married on August 6, 1826 in St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Bagenalstown, County Carlow, Ireland. The witnesses at the wedding were Peter Cummins and Bridget Lyons.
WILLIAM and VALINDA NOLAN's firstborn child, EDWARD was baptized in St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Bagenalstown, County Carlow, Ireland on July 10, 1827.   His Godparents were GEORGE WEBSTER and ANNE NOLAN.
WILLIAM and VALINDA immigrated to Montreal, Canada. In 1829.
Second son, JOHN NOLAN, was born in Canada in 1829.  In 1855 in Montreal, Quebec John married Sarah Granville who was from Newfoundland.  In the 1860's they immigrated to the US.
Any help will be appreciated,


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