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McDONNELL/McDONALD - Patrick and Mary (Broderick), county Galway. Children Mary Ann (b. 17 April 1873), Patrick (b. 27 April 1878), John, Francis. Emigrated to US and settled in Clinton, Massachusetts. We have always known the name as McDonald, but see it listed as McDonnell on the 1881 British Census. Mary Ann married to Edwin S. Weymouth of Somerville, Ma. Any information would be helpful, we would love to get to know these ancestors. Please contact Nanci E. Pollard

BRODERICK- My grt grt grandfather was John Broderick married Margaret Ward before emigrating to England. The marriage may have taken place 1839/40 as a son was born 1841 England. I am led to beileve that they originated as farm workers in Galway Ireland anyone interested in Broderick line please contact me by email Ann Cafferty

HAWKES, John, born about 1805 in Galway. mar. Sarah Allen by mar.bond 1829. Achonry? Had children William and Joseph,[from family information and certs.] [also from IGI patron sub, Anne .b1854 Kilmacdaugh, Galway]. John was in the RIC from 1823 to retirement in 1858. Son William emmigrated to Qld.Australia abt.1864.

Son Joseph,b. 1838, mar.Harriet Clark 1863, in Tynagh. Had children,George b.1866 Kildare, James b. 1867 Galway and Joseph.b.1869, Galway. Joseph was in RIC from 1858 to 1888. Son George ,joined RIC 1885, left in 1866 to emm. to Qld. Australia. Where he joined Queensland Police, and remained until retired 1922. He married Nancy Phillips, in Qld. They had children, Alan 1905,Edna 1895, Victor 1897, John 1901, Herbert 1908. all in Qld.Aust.

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Jan Evans

DOLAN - My great-grandfather John Dolan was b. in Aughrim, Galway on 20 Jan., 1856. Was son of Michael Dolan and Catherine (could be Goode or Ford). The family migrated to Co. Durham, England, and settled in Bishop Auckland, where John Dolan became a coal miner. He married Margaret Mulholland there in St. Wilfred's Catholic Church on 22 May, 1880. The Mulhollands were from Co. Donegal. Her parents were John Mulholland and Julia Murray. John migrated to Sangamon Co., IL around 1884, where he continued to be a coal miner. Margaret came a year later with two children. Their first child b. in the US, John, was my grandfather. John Dolan had siblings: brother Patrick Dolan, married Elizabeth Reynolds on 31 May, 1874, in Bishop Auckland; brother Patrick; sister Marie, married John Twyman; and sister Ellen.
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Ed Dolan

FORDE - Samuel Forde born a Protestant about 1857, possibly at Woodford (SE of Galway city near Lough Derg), Galway. Married Bridget O'Dea a Catholic born about 1863 in Galway. They had at least ten children (Bridie, James, Francis, Henry, Florence, Michael, Jack, Eileen, Oliver, Lucy) while living in Galway city. Samuel died 1923 and is buried at Bohermore Cemetery. Bridget died 1945 and is buried Rahoon Rd Cemetery.
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Eric Halpin

McGRATH - Patrick McGrath was born about 1865 at Claregalway (ten miles NE of Galway city). In 1883 he married Bridget McCabe born 1861. They had an unknown number of children. Patricks' and Bridgets' fathers were both named Patrick. Patrick and Bridget died 1910 and 1923 respectively and are buried at Rahoon Rd Cemetery.
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Eric Halpin

HALL - I am researching Richard Hall born abt 1808, Loughrea Galway. He was in England by 1836 as his first known daughter was born there. His wife Anne was also born in this area but at the moment I don't know her surname. The family lived in Peckham/Camberwell until 1890. Here is a list of known children, Ellen 1836, John Joseph 1839, Eliza 1848, Mary Ann 1850, Richard 1852, William 1854. Eliza is known to have married Owen McGeehan and lived in London. My GGgrandfather John Joseph married Eliza Smerdon and lived in the Walworth area, he later married Jane Hannah Durrans when he was 58 years of age. Any help most appreciated I am researching from Adelaide, Australia.
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Mrs Robin Hagedorn

LEWIS and HICKEY - I am trying to trace my maternal gggrandparents from Co. Galway. They are John Lewis and Catherine Hickey parents of Margaret Lewis who emigrated to Australia in 1856. Margaret married William Tasker in 1857 and on her marriage certificate her birthplace is listed as Peterswell co. Galway. I have found a town of that name not far from Dunguarie Castle but on maps there are two parishes also called Peterswell so I don't know if it is a town or parish on the certificate. I cannot find Margaret's birth c. 1837 any siblings or anything on her parents. What is a bit confusing is a family story that John was a French Lieutentant who went to Ireland to help the Irish fight the English. Could somebody help point me in the right direction as I would like to connect with any living relatives if possible.
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Annie

HEANEY - I am looking for my ggg grandfather and his family. Martin Heaney was born 1807 in Galway, Ireland. He was married twice. I do not know his first wifes name. His second wife was Mary Delong Jeffreys. Their known children are :
Bridget Heaney, born 12/30/1862 in Galway, Ireland
Martin Henry Heaney, born 8/12/1866
Jeffrey Heaney
Margaret Heaney
Anthony M. Heaney
Thomas heaney
Barbara Ellen Nellie Heaney
Elizabeth Belle Heaney
They moved to Wisconsin, USa at some point.
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Brynjulf Hulleberg

CURLEY - Family lore has it that they are from Taum, Galway, Ireland. Several branches of the family all were told this, even though we weren't in contact with each other. So I think this must be true. I am currently trying to find info to back that up. I have Huge/ Hugh Curley born in Ireland about 1794 married to Bridget. She was born about 1802 in Ireland. Their son Thomas H. Curley was born in Ireland in 1827. Some time after Thomas was born they end up in Ontario, Canada. It could of been as early as 1832. The 1851 Chinquacousy Township, Ontario, Canada census shows Hugh and Bridget living with their son, Thomas and his wife Susanna Everson Curley. They also had a 10 year old boy by the name of Francis Matdam living in the house. Never have figured out who this boy was but it must of been a relative. Perhaps a grandchild or something. I feel they probably had more than one child, but all we know about at this time is Thomas. Thomas and Susanna Everson Curley eventually ended up in the United States in the State of Michigan. Both Thomas and Huge Curley were stonemasons.
Please contact me for further info or if you can help.
Debbie Bert

HAVERTY / KELLY / HANRAHAN - Patrick J. Haverty was born on 18 Mar 1855 in the area near Athenry, Galway. His father was named Peter Haverty and mother Mary Hanrahan. Peter may have been from Cahermore. Patrick worked at Castle Ellen in Athenry through the mid-1800s. He emigrated to the US in 1886 a long with his wife Margaret Josephine Kelly (b. 24 Jun 1867), his mother, and a sister named Mary Haverty. I am seeking information about other siblings of Patrick, Margaret, Mary and / or Peter as well as information about the Kelly families in the area. Margaret Kelly also worked in Castle Ellen. Her parents both had the surname Kelly (her father's name as well as her mother's maiden name) Michael and Mary Kelly. At one point one of the Lambert family gave Patrick Haverty a small parcel of land. It appears there was family in Tuam as well as Athenry.
Any information is greatly appreciated. Please email
Rick Haverty

NAUGHTON / HOWLAND - I am researching my Great Great Grandmother Mary Naughton who was born in Mount Mary, Ballygar, Galway County, Ireland on 17 March 1867. She came to New Jersey and married Jesse Addison Howland in 1891. Her sister Margaret Naughton came born about 1880 came to live with Mary and Jesse in 1902. Also in 1902, Mary and Margaret's brother Edmond Naughton returned to Ballygar from somewhere in England.
Any information is greatly appreciated. Please email
Erik and Deeanne Quist

WARD, Anne, dau of Timothy WARD and Catherine LYNCH, b 1864 in Galway, Galway; McCOURT, James, Cladaugh Lighthouse keeper late 1880s; possible O'HARA and ROONEY/RONEY
Any information is greatly appreciated. Please email
Colleen Slater

MALONE: I am searching for the family of John Malone, who was born in County Galway about 1828. When he was about age 20 he migrated to the US and he was married to Julia McGuire White (widow of John White) of County Cork, in Cumberland, Allegany county, Maryland in 1851. He lived out his life there. If this sounds familiar to anyone I would like to hear from you! Please email Susan Malone

LOHAN/LOHEN/LOGHAN/LOGHEN - My ggrandmother Winifred Lohan from Ballygar married an Andrew Martin 7th Feb, 1876. They went onto have nine children. I would like to know of her family, Winifred was born approx. 1859/1860 -- the spellings of her family name alternate--Lohan/Lohen/Loghan/Loghen. My mother said, when she visited Ballygar with my grandmother as a young girl, how our family was pretty much related to everyone in Ballgar and my mother mentioned Nolan's as possible cousins.
Anyone with info can email Deirdre McIntyre at bookaddict@ivenus.com

DONELAN/KELLY - Thomas Kelly (born in 1840) married Mary Donelan. I'm guessing they were in the area of Tuam (as thats where my grandfather is from). They had 10 children (Delia, Thomas, Patrick, Mary, Nellie, Michael, Margaret, Joseph, James and Winifred).
I think somebody out there will know who Mary's parents are because I know that one of her nieces was Delia Donelan (who married a Peter McIntire). Delia and Peter McIntire lived in the Boston area and "acted" as grandparents to my dad. I have no clue who Delia's father is (ie Mary's brother), but Delia had a brother named James. Information about either of these people would be great. Please email Karen Tracey

QUINN - Michael Quinn born about 1852 probably in County Galway. Emigrated to England before 1877 and settled in Lancashire. Married Annie CONNOLLY (born about 1855 in County Roscommon) on January 8, 1877 in Prescot, Lancashire, England in Holy Cross Church (Catholic). They had 8 children and later came to America and settled in New Jersey. Father’s name may have been James. Mother’s name may have been Margaret CUNEELY.(per death certificate). I have no other confirmation of where in Ireland Michael is from and would very much appreciate any help. Please email Nancy Daniels

CONNOLLY - John and Margaret CONNOLLY [ spelt various ways] left Galway in the 1850' and were in Staffordshire in England by the 1861 census. According to that census John's DOB was circa 1820...Margaret's DOB 1824......sons MORGAN born circa 1845...Galway, MAURICE born circa 1848...Galway and EDWARD born circa 1851..Galway. I have been researching my family for years BUT cannot get back before 1861 and the above information is from the 1861 census. MAURICE was my great grand father. Anyone with info can email Margaret Grundy at margaret@tollgate39.fsnet.co.uk

EGAN/McCARTY - John Egan b. 6-20-1820 m. Mary McCarty in 1847 in County Galway. Mary was born in 1815 in Co. Galway. Both emigrated to USA in 1850/51 eventually settling in Kentland, Indiana. I don't know the town/village they came from in Galway. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Please email Lorraine S. Wiggen

WALLACE/DIRRANE/DURAN/O'DEIRAN - I am searching for information about my great-grandfather, Michael Duran aka Michael Wallace, who was born (according to family legend) around 1830 on Inis Meáin, Aran Islands and came to the US between 1850 and 1853. He was apparently raised by a grandmother or? named Wallace. He went by both names. (I have learned of more recent Duran/Wallace connections on Inis Mór, but have not been able to trace them.) He settled in Bangor, Maine, married Hannah Noonan, also from Co. Galway and is said to have had two brothers; all three supposedly fought in the Civil War in the Mass. 9th.No record of this has been found. My grandfather, Michael Wallace was born in Bangor in 1871.. GG worked on railroad construction and died in Bangor in 1895. I have not been able to trace any recent Noonan relatives, either. Please email Jane Lamb

FEENEY/CLANCY - Three brothers with one of their wives. Immigrated to Maryland USA from Spiddal, County Galway Ireland in 1866.
1. Patrick Feeney, married Catherine Clancy (My G/G Grandparents)
2. Michael & Nora Naughton-Feeney
3. Thomas Feeney
Anyone linking to us, we'd sure be glad to hear news from you. Please email Maureen Day-Moore

DOWD - My grandmother Elizabeth Margaret DOWD was born to Terence DOWD and Sophia MONTGOMERY 1881-1885 in Oughterard, Co Galway. I believe they emigrated to England but I don't know when. Elizabeth eventually came to Australia and married John Crossley in Melbourne in 1914. Please email Dianne Crossley

FLAHERTY - Michael Flaherty was born in Galway on May 21, 1865. He came to the United States in 1883. His father was Peter Flaherty. He settled in Bath Maine and married Sarah McDonough (daughter of Daniel McDonough and Sarah Martin) she was also from Galway. He has a brother Peter who also settled in Bath Maine. I would appreciate any information. Please email Margaret Martin

BERNARD - My Gt Gt Grandfather LUKE BERNARD is registered in the 1881 UK census as being born in Galway Ireland in c 1842. He came to Liverpool, UK and married Charlotte Clucas (born Caseltown, Isle Of Man) in June 1866. I cannot find BERNARD surnames in county Galway in this period. Any BERNARD'S in Galway who may be connected or any info much appreciated. Please contact Chris Bernard

KENNY - My great great-grandfather John J Kenny was an immigrant from Ireland during the potatoe famine. His year of birth is circa 1827. His parents were John Kenny and Bridget Murphy. When his ship landed he was in New York City New York. He married a Jane Kennedy on 17 March 1848 at St. James roman catholic church in New York City NY. John and Jane had 4 children that I know of. Bridget born Aug 1849; James born circa 1852; Joseph born circa 1857 and Francis born May 1860. John was in the civil war from Nov 1862 until July 1865. When he was discharged he resided in Jersey City NJ until he died on 16 Sept 1892. Please E mail me if you know any of the people I have listed.Mariruth A. Kim

CORLISS/CORLISS/CORLESS - My GG grandfather Patrick Corles was listed in the 1855 Griffiths as as leasing house, yard & garden #82 Galway Road, Killaloonty township, Tuam from the Court of Chancery.
Patrick's son Michael Corless met Bridget Delia Fox in the city of Galway and they were married on September 28, 1875. He was a laborer from Tuam living at Fishmarket and she was living on Sikeen Lane, Town Parks, Parish of St. Nicholas, Galway City. I suspect but do not know if Patrick had additional children nor do I know the name of Patrick's wife.
Michael and Delia had 8 children survive birth: Delia Corless born June 1876, Patrick Corles born August 1877, Michael Corliss born 1879, Mary Corlis born September 1881, Honor Corlis born June 1883, John Corles born February 1887, James Corlis (my grandfather) born July 1889 and Mary Kate Corles born September 1891.
Mary Kate died in 1900 in the workhouse and her father had no listed occupation at the time. The 1901 census lists Bridget (48 year old - Fish Dealer), son James (12 - scholar), son John (15 - scholar), and daughter Honor (17 - no occupation) as household 22, Killaloonty, Tuam. It lists Bridget as married but does not list Michael.
My grandfather James immigrated to the United States around 1905 or 1910. I do not know if any of his siblings also emigrated.
If any one has additional information on the family it would be appreciated. Please contact
John Michael Corliss, Jr.

HEALY - My mother-in-law is Mary Catherine Healy Ruane. I am researching her family. Her grandfather is Martin Healy, born Athenry, Galway Ireland. Little is known of him. His children are: Willie; Mary m. Ed Kennedy (migrated to New York); Catherine; Sarah m. John O'Donnell; Patrick m. Mary Jo Molloy. Patrick and Mary Jo are my mother-in-law's parents. This family has Winifred (Freda) m. Josie Gannon; Mary Catherine m. John Ruane; Bridget Philomena m. Sean Higgins; Ita Anne m. Nick Moran. Freda remained in Athenry. Bridget (Dilly) migrated to England. Mary and Ita both migrated to the U.S. If you have an interest in this line, or would like futher information, please e-mail Diane Ruane

HANLON / O'DONNELL - Redmond Hanlon, born in County Galway in 1800 married Hanora O'Donnell , born 1815 also of Galway. According to the ships records the following was noted:
"Redmond Hanlon , came to America through New Orleans, arriving on January 31, 1849. The ships captain was James Moore, the ship called the "United States" out of Liverpool. He was followed several years later by his wife Hanora, and their children: Patrick age 15, Winifred age 13, Mary age 11, Ellen age 9, John age 7, Thomas age 5 and Catherine age 3, all born in Ireland, they arriving New Orleans, May 3, 1853 aboard the ship "Maid of Orleans" out of Liverpool."
They settled first in Nashville, Tennessee, where Winnifred married Michael Mahoney. In 862 they came to Shieldsville, MN. Patrick married Margaret O'Brien, John married Mary McKenna and moved to Iowa. Margaret the youngest born in the USA, married John McMahon in 1900 and lives in Minneapolis.
John Hanlon, born in 1846, married Eliza Healy born 1856 in Debuque, the daughter of Jeremiah Healy and Hannah McCarthy both of County Cork. They were married in 1873 in Debuque, Iowa and to them were born Jeremiah, 1876-1908. Joseph, 1893-1893; Tim, John and others including Edward, born 1874 in Shieldsville MN, who married Katherine Byrne, granddaughter of Hugh Byrne, daughter of Patrick H. Byrne of County Monaghan and Mary Golden of County Sligo.
Any information on this family please contact Pat Cain

DELANEY - My name is Frances Ward, I live in Baltimore City, Maryland in the U.S. I am looking for information regarding Mary Delaney from County Galway that immigrated to the U.S. in 1850 and settled in Baltimore. Mary was born in 1835 and was 15 years old when she arrived in Baltimore. Little is known regarding her family. She married in 1857 to Bernard Ward who is from County Cork. They had 6 children, Catherine, Michael, John, Mary, Patrick and Martin. If anyone has any information about the Delaney family who immigrated to Baltimore, Maryland it would be much appreciated. My email address is fward@jhhc.com

DOLAN - Siblings Martin, b. 1822; Mary Ann, b. 1825; Thomas, b. 1826; all born Co. Galway, Ireland>central and western PA, c. early 1840's. Martin married Ida Marie REEDER, w/ ten known children; Mary Ann married #1 Patrick KELLY, w/ two known children: Patrick/Patsy, b. c. 1851/52, PA [county unknown]; and Mary Anna, b. c. 1854/55 [county unknown] and my greatgrandmother; #2 Richard HALL, w/ four known children; Thomas, married Judith/Julia KANE, w/ ten known children.

RICE - Edward, b. c. 1846/47; Patrick, b. c. 1860; Mary Elizabeth, b. c. 1865 [possible siblings], all born Co. Galway, Ireland. Edward RICE married Mary Anna KELLY, 1874, St. Andrew Catholic Church, Oakland, Pitsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA, w/ eight known children. Surnames include: EMERY KNEELAND STALEY PHILLIPS THOMSON BAIN/GALLAGHER
Please contact me at acmbjc@aol.com Marybeth Corrigall

WHELAN - I am researching my husbands ancesters. We know that his Great Great Grandfather Patrick William Whelan was born on 23 Sep 1854 his parents were Patrick Whelan and Catherine McDoniel ? he was baptised on 1 May 1854 in the Parish of Portuma, Diocese of Clonfert, I think in the Church of the Ascension. We know he kept in touch with the church and Father Joyce. He immegrated to the USA around 1880. In 1891 he was living in St. Paul Minnesota and in 1895 he became a citizan. He had two children in Minnesota Wm & Mary mother unknown. In 1900 helived in Chicago, IL and was married to Margaret Doyle they had 6 other children: Patrick Jr.(died as an infant), Margaret, Alice, John, Frances, Patrick Jr. If anyone has any information on the Whelans or Doyles please e-mail ELizabeth Whelan

BOHAN - Members of a Galway Bohan family left Ireland for America in the 1850s, settling for a time near Cincinnati, Ohio, then moving to northeastern Iowa. Based on other researchers' findings, the father of the family may have been Fergus Bohan, born about 1795. He lived until at least 1870 and died in Iowa.
Children of this family were Catherine born about 1833, Bridget born about 1835, Eliza born about 1838, Mary or Marie or Maria born about 1840 and Peter born about 1843. Please contact Tom Fitzsimmons

KILGARIFF - I am trying to trace my Irish ancestors and have gone back as far as 1840's. They are from Tuam, County Galway and their names are John Kilgariff and his wife was Mary (Clynes) Kilgariff. They came to the US around the 1860's to New York and then to San Francisco, Cal. I am trying to find any information on their family in Ireland??? John Kilgariff's father was Patrick Kilgariff and he married a Ellen (Costello) Kilgariff. Any help would be great. Thanks. My email is ttpangelina@aol.com

WARD - Patrick WARD (parents Darby Ward, Blacksmith/Farrier and Winifred Burke) married Catherine DALEY (parents Nat Daley, Farmer, and Mary Watson) 1813c - no details known. Patrick and Catherine and family sailed to Australia per 'Crusader' arriving 1839. Family was:
Married daughter Margaret b 1819c and her husband Jeremiah O'Neil and their two children
Sons Patrick and Peter b 1813 and 1820
Daughters Catherine b 1816, Nappy b 1823 and my ancester Ann b 1824.
Both Patrick and Catherine were aged in their 50s when they brought their family to Sydney. Patrick was a Blacksmith/Farrier while Catherine was a Midwife. Within 8 years Catherine Snr had buried her husband, two sons and daughter Nappy. Nil further known about Catherine Snr and Catherine Jnr or married daughter Margaret O'Neil and her family.
My Ancester, Ann WARD married Cornelius SLATTERY at Bathurst in 1844 and settled in Wellington NSW where they are both buried. They had two children Bridget and Cornelius James b 1846 and 1851. Bridget married Patrick VEECH and produced a large family.
Cornelius James married Emily GILBERT and they had twelve children, including my grandmother Elsie Maud SLATTERY b 1891. Please email Vicki Smith

Dominick COLLINS baptised 18th. October 1857 by Rev. P. Fitzgerald at St. Patrick's Church, Parish of Moylough / Mountbellew in the Diocese of Tuam, Galway. PARENTS Michael Collins and Mary Mulny (or Mulry). SPONSORS Bernard Burke and B.Mannion. In 1881 Dominick was aboard the Troopship "Lumna" as a Private in the 63rd. Regiment. In 1888 He married Bridget Jennings at Holy Cross Church, St.Helens, Lancashire. Bridget's parents were Patrick and Catherine Jennings, both born Ireland. (place unknown). Please contact Joan Harrison

Martin BREHENY was born in County Galway in 1800 (probably at Woodford) and married Bridget Halnan in Co. Galway in about 1832. He, his wife and family sailed from Plymouth on 22nd November 1853 aboard the "BLENHEIM" and arrived in Melbourne, Victoria, on 28th February 1854. The microfiche "Assisted Passenger" lists maintained by the Public Records Office in Melbourne shows Martin's occupation as "Shepherd" and that on arrival he was engaged by "The Corporation of Melbourne" on 10 March at a wage of 136 Pounds (per annum, I presume). The list gives his age as 43 and travelling with him were, Bridget aged 42, Bridget 20, John 15, Michael 13, Martin 11, Patrick 9 and William 6. Also on board were, Mary 18, Judy 16 and Catherine 16, Jane 13, a total of 12. The Death Certificates of both Martin and Bridget confirm that they had six children. Mary was listed as a cousin? of Martin's (the daughter of his brother Patrick and Bridget Mulvihill) and that in 1866 she married John Wall. It is interesting to note that a son of this union, Thomas Patrick, married Bridget, the daughter of John and Ellen Breheny in 1907. Mary Wall died in March 1905 aged 70. Also Patrick Breheney and Bridget Mulvihill lived in Galway and had seven children: Michael, William, Mary, Patrick, Martin, another whose name is not known, and John. Their father had died young and all the children except one left because they thought their mother would remarry.
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John Sayers

FINN - I have some information that would help anyone working on the Finn Family from Ireland. In the Green Lawn Cemetery in Franklin, Simpson County Kentucky there is a tombstone for JOHN FINN that reads: Born Aughrin County Galway Ireland 1790, a resident of the United States 25 years. John Married Frances Bigger and they had 10 children. This is my family that I have researched and I would be happy to help anyone working on this family. Please contact Bob Law