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Jean, < rob.bruce1@bigpond.com > has sent the following query:
MULLINS / HEALY - Looking for info about MULLINS family who owned the butchers in Galway around 1850/60's and earlier or later. Mary Mullins b 1838c and Matthew Healy b 1838c may have married around 1859 aprox. Mary had a brother MICHAEL MULLINS who was a butcher.  And a sister who's name could have been Suki or Sue. Another unnamed sister became a nun (we think.) Anyone with recollection of this family or any living relatives, I would love to make contact with them. Matthew and Mary Healy were my grt grt grandparents. Thank you .... J.M.

chy mullins, < chymullins@hotmail.com > has sent the following query:
AUDLEY / LEE - Am reseaching my husband's family.  The Audley/Lee family came from Lettermullen, parish of Carraroe in 1880.  His grandmother, Mary Audley married Michael Lee.  Her mother, as far as we know was named Bridget Mannion, father was named ? Talley. The Mullins/Smith family came from Lissacarra, Kilkerrin, Galway.  no other information is known.  Would appreciate any information. 

 james francis, < james francis44.@mypostoffice.co.uk > has sent the following query:
FRANCIS / HARKINS - thomas francis from gateshead durham u.k marriag m.a.harkins 1872.+ est 1856 born galway ireland

Margaret Brown <margietg@bigpond.com> WROTE:                                                                                 MULLARKEY and CARR - Hullo - the families I am researching in Galway are the MULLARKEY and CARR families.
Terence Mullarkey and his wife Honoria Carr lived in Clifden and had at least the following children - Hubert, Frederick, Charles?, Francis?, Jane, Paul, Mary Kate, Henrietta, Fannie and Annie.  Terence died 5 January 1888 and is buried at Ardbear. Honoria died 16 October 1892.   They had several businesses in Clifden and Glendalough, including a hotel in Clifden. Of their children, I know that Hubert, Paul, Mary Kate, Henrietta, Fannie and Annie migrated to America in 1897.  Frederick came to Australia in 1883 and was my great grandfather.  I believe that Honoria was related to the Carr family of Mount Bellow, Moylough and there may be a connection with Lakeview House and the Carr family who lived there?
This is about all I know of my ancestors from Galway and would appreciate any further help.

Shirley Brinly, < sabrinly@aol.com > has sent the following query:
Shaughnessy / Cavanaugh - I am trying to locate the birthplace of my great grandparents, Mary Shaughnessy and Francis Cavanaugh.  Their marriage certificate states that they were both born in Galway, Ireland.  They were married on August 28, 1871 in Jeffersonville, Indiana,USA.  Mary was the daughter of Patrick Shaughnessy and Honorah Burke; Francis (Frank) was the son of John Cavanaugh and Margaret Conway. Frank was the only one of his sibling to be born in Ireland (c. 1847); his two brothers, Thomas and John and sister, Hannah, were born in England.  The family came to American sometime after 1860 and before 1870.  Mary was born about 1850 and probably immigrated to America before June, 1870.  She is found in the 1870 U.S. Census for Jefferson County (Louisville) Kentucky USA listed as 20 years old.  She died as the result of a house fire on June 1, 1893 in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  Her obituary lists relatives attending the funeral as:  Thomas M. and Patrick Shaughnessy, Mrs. Annie Radlgan, Mrs. D!
 elia Fury, and Miss Nellie Shaughnessy, all brothers and sisters of the deceased.  There is no evidence that Mary's parents, Patrick and Honorah, ever immigrated to the US.  I have other information regarding the marriages, deaths, and survivors of her siblings if the would be helpful.

Karen Blennerhassett, < cottagefarmteakgb@roadrunner.com > has sent the following query:
QUINN - I AM SEARCHING FOR INFO REGARDING MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS AUGUSTINE AND MARY QUINN  IN THE Ballygar area. My grandmother left there at the turn of the century 1900 or earlier. THEY HAD 11 CHILDREN WHEN SHE LEFT AND ONE WAS BORN AFTER...THAT WAS A SISTER, BRIDGET WHO MARRIED A Crean or Crehan.

Robert Fleming, < bobfleming@gmail.com > has sent the following query:
MISKELL / FLEMING - Looking for any information on the children of Patrick Fleming (about 1838) and Mary Miskell (about 1844) of Barna, married in 1868.  There first child (Oct 1868)was Michael, my grandfather, but have little information on his brothers and sister (believe some of the names were Biddy, Catherine and Thomas).  My grandfather left the farm at age 15, came to US at age 20 and never returned to Ireland. 

Gloria Morris, < glmorris@bellnet.ca > has sent the following query:
MULLEN / FLAHERTY / O'DONNELL / POWERS - I am researching the Ireland families of Bartholomew Mullen who married Mary Ann Flaherty in Auburn, California approx. 1859.  They both came from Inishmore, Galway.  Mary Ann was the daughter of Daniel Flaherty and Margaret O'Donnell and had brothers Anthony, Peter, Martin and sisters Annie and Catherine who emigrated to USA in 1858 - they settled in Auburn, California.  Margaret O'Donnell's parent were Owen O'Donnell and Margaret Powers.

Elizabeth Fields, < lfields@ma.rr.com > has sent the following query:
LAMB / KENT - Seeking information on the families of Michael Lamb and Joseph Kent of the Galway area. They probably arrived in the U.S, during the mid 1800's. Their children, John Lamb and Esther Kent married. Both resided in the state of Indiana.  

youngmeredith@hotmail.com, < youngmeredith@hotmail.com > has sent the following query:
REGAN / KELLY / HYNES - Am seeking any information regarding brothers Michael and James Regan who emigrated to Australia in late 1860s/early 1870s. They were the sons of Farmer John Regan & Bridget Hynes with Michael was born abt 1848. I believe they were only teenagers when they travelled to Australia and may have been chaperoned by their cousin Dr. Kelly, the ship's doctor. Any help much appreciated

john slyman, < johnhenrysly@yahoo.com > has sent the following query:
SLYMAN - trying to find info on my lineage to apply for Irish citizenship

Paul & Robyn Davies <rdavies@lis.net.au> WROTE:
DAVIES - I am searching for JAMES PATRICK DAVIES,  born  about 1845 in parish of Killian,Co. Galway.  He emigrated to Australia sometime before 1883 when he married Elizabeth McSherry in Brisbane, QLD.  He is supposed to have been accompanied by two of his brothers - names unknown. I would like to find the names of his parents and siblings, and also grandparents if possible. If anyone who recognizes or has information on this family, I would be very grateful.

JEAN, < rob.bruce1@bigpond.com > has sent the following query:
MATTHEW
HEALEY, born 1838c at Salthill Galway .. married a MARY MULLINS born 1838c Galway. A son PATRICK HEALEY was born at Salthill 1860 and christened at St. Nicholas Church Galway on 17th March 1860. I am looking for the marriage of MATTHEW and MARY and also if they had any more children. The birth registration for Patrick would be a bonus.

John, < marshje@cardiff.ac.uk > has sent the following query:
Scanlan / Scanlon / Scandlon - I'm fairly new to Genealogy. It's certainly not as easy as it looks. I'm stuck in St. Nicholas Galway. My GGGG Grandad John Scanlan/Scanlon/Scandlon was born there in 1755. He served in the Army for a number of years but did not enrol until he was 36. His profession was given as 'baker'. I have his military record. I beleive his son, my gggg grandad, John, was probably also born in Galway. I'd really like to find his christening, or at least John junior's. John Scanlan senior died in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1811. I wonder if you would be so kind to suggest anywhere I could look, or methods I could adopt to pin the family down?

Michelle Mc Donagh, < michellegore@eircom.net > has sent the following query:
MCDONAGH - I am trying to find info on my grandfather John Mc Donagh and his family, born 1921 in Loughrea, his fathers name was Thomas Mc Donagh and he married Elizabeth Carpenter, If any one has any earlier info of this family it would be much appreciated, Thank You.

gavin flanagan, < gavinf@easpe.co.za > has sent the following query:
STANLEY - I am looking for info regarding my mother. She was born in Co. Cork on the 11/09/1911 in Dunmanway. She had many brothers and sisters. ( tom , gus, eve, elsie etc. ) I have lost contact with the family, and would like to re-unite with them. My Mom came out to South Africa before the 2 nd word war, after becoming a nurse. She trained in England. Gus was killed during the war. Elsie lives in England, and her married name is Holloman. She has a daughter, Margrette, living in London ( ?)I have cousins in Ireland, a Mike and ? Any news or contact details would be welcome. thx

linda williams, < mattlin@netscape.com > has sent the following query:
BROWN - I am trying to find out ANY information on my ggfather, Samuel Joseph Brown, born on or about 1835.  He emmigrated to New York December 12, 1851 in the company of a family named Taylor who had 9? children in tow.  I can only assume he was born in the Gallway area as I was told that is where the Browns are from.  He married a Susannah Rush (or Roche) in Lousiana around the early 1870's and had 4 children.  ANY information will be helpful

Kathleen McKeady, < kmckeady@hotmail.com > has sent the following query:
MCKEADY - I have been searching and searching for the McKeady's in Ireland. Obviously they existed but I am just having so many problems finding them. I found a few females in Northern Ireland, marrying into other families.
at the Presbyterian Church in Donegal.but no birth records or baptism records or Death for that matter.
I found 1 baptism record in Sligo with parents names in 1869 but no further. I think they were also Mormon's.
I also know some McKeady's were on Passenger ships but still no birth records, But born in Ireland. There were McKeady's in Galway but no actual records to find on the NET anyway. There was 3 McKeady's in Dublin on the 1911 Census but that does not tell you where born or married.
My Nan was born Kathleen McKeady 03/11/1926, Married Thomas Dunne of Dublin we think. Her Mum was Mary McKeady but doubt was born in Dublin. We do not know of Siblings for Kathleen, Mary or Thomas. I have been through so many genealogy sites and costing me so much money.
Apart from 1911 Census we cannot find Catherine then 47, Michael 25 or Anne 20.
No marriage records or birth records. I understand why no Death for maybe Catherine
because of the fire.
Although even after 1940's it is hard for Dublin. National Archives were no use, they gave me email addresses for elsewhere to search. Which again did not help.
You see my Mum was brought up in a convent in Longford, But no one has wrote back to me from there.
My Mum was born Teresa Christina McKeady in the Rotunda Hospital. In 1957 was adopted Dunne when we think my Nan finally married Thomas. I just do not understand why I cannot find McKeady's. I so want to do this for my Mum,
I think she needs some real clarification of who she is and where she comes from or originates from. She left Ireland when she was 16, since then been in England. If I can help you with more info I will but only about my Aunts and Uncles in Dublin and there children, that's of course if you can help me. Thank you for reading my letter.
Kathleen McKeady (Miss) Isle of Wight, England.

lindsay carr, < nrsscab@netscape.net > has sent the following query:
JOYCE / KELLY - john joyce married to a catherine kelly (born in 1891) is my great grandfather born june 17th 1895 in shanakella, county galway. dont know the parish or if shanakella is the parish. trying to trace back further (his parents) anything would be helpful.

Kenneth Slattery, < kmslattery@hotmail.com > has sent the following query:
SLATTERY - I am looking for birth, marriage, children and death for a Patrick Slattery; born Roscommon circa. 1830 - lived in Falskaghmore, Dunmore, Co Galway from approx. 1855 on.

Marian Hemenway, < Hema05@comcast.net > has sent the following query:
KING / THORNTON / HEFFERNAN - I am looking for a Martin King b. Mov. 4, 1865 in Clifden, Galway. He is the son of Thomas King and Mary Heffernan. Martin immigrated to the Boston, MA. He met Annie Thornton of Galway, and married.

Carole Taylor, < cookiewalsh@twcny.rr.com > has sent the following query:
WELSH / GAFFEY - Have recently begun to research my Irish lines, my maternal grandfather Rodger J. Welsh, who was born in PA. and was the grandson of the Irish immigrants, Rodger WELSH (b. ca 1831) and Mary GAFFEY.  These families both engaged in coal mining.  They immigrated  to the US in 1869-1870 from England where I found them in the 1861 census in Staffordshire and found a marriage record for them in the parish Rugeley, Staff. in 1853; and I found they settled in NE Pennsylvania in 1880 census (Barclay, Bradford Co.); but by 1888 they are in Punxsutawney, Jefferson Co.  The gravestone when I visited Punxsy said Mary  GAFFEY Welsh was from County Galway, and parish Ballinakill.  I haven't found it on a map yet; but there seems to be several named Ballinakill when I look it up in the Gazetteer of Ireland.  Can you help steer me where to look for this parish, and what else I should look for?  Also, when in Punxsutawney, I met a cousin who said there was talk that Rodger WELSH was from Rosc!
 ommon.  Any help appreciated. I am hoping to find naturalization papers which might steer me also but have not as yet.

Jeanne Sandford, < jeanne9921@bellsouth.net > has sent the following query:
BRODERICK / BOYLE - Looking for any information about the family of Patrick Broderick and Catherine Boyle. Known children were born between 1837 and 1846.  Laurence and Matthew immigrated to Boston around 1870.  Catherine may have joined them.  Would like information about other children AND a death date for Patrick Broderick.

Barbara O'Connor, < boconnor47@hotmail.com > has sent the following query:
HANNAN - Alice Hannan, aged 17, and her sister, Mary Hannan, aged 16, arrived in Australia on the Panama, January 1850, on one of Earl Grey's 'consignments' from a Galway workhouse. Documents show the girls' parents as Bryan/Brian & Mary Hannan, mother living in Eckford/Edford, father presumably deceased. Alice is shown as a Native of Edford/Eckford and her place of birth as Clann,Galway and Mary's birthplace is shown as Ballyna.
I can't find a townland of Ballyna in Galway (although a heap of them beginning with Bally...) and also can't identify Edford/Eckford, or Clann, in Ireland. I'm assuming that errors were made in transcribing the information for the registers held in Australia. Can anyone offer any advice as to where to start looking for the correct information.
Given the requirements put on the workhouses to provide these young women for passage to Australia, I imagine there are records available in Ireland.

Cindy, < cpbaron@metrocast.net > has sent the following query:
EARNER - Hi- I'm looking for any information on the family Earner from Knock Spiddal in Galway. Possible first names are Coleman and Martin. Also possible name was shortened from Von Earner.

Mary Jane Derby, < antjen27@verizon.net > has sent the following query:
WHELAN - Info re Whelan family of Portumna. P J Whelan came to Boston, Ma late 1880's Mother's  name Mary Jane Clarke-in shoe business. That's all I know.

Austin Hernon, < austin.hernon@ntlworld.com > has sent the following query:
HERNON / KIERAN - My grandfather Michael, born to Michael & Ann (Kieran) 1875 in Dundalk. Does anyone know of any connections please?

Mary Callaghan, < marycallag@gmail.com > has sent the following query:
MURPHY - I would appreciate any photos, information, addresses of relatives of Paddie Murphy, my great-grandfather or great-granduncle. I believe he lived/worked on North Gate Street in the late 1800s.  Thank you so much.

shirley, < matthews.B.A.@www.rootsweb.com  > has sent the following query:
CLARKE - I am writing a biography on Charles Allen Clarke, born in bolton 1863 author, historian, socialist, journalist and poet whose grandfather thomas clarke born 1821 and mother Susan 1821 lived in Ballinasloe but came to Bolton in  the potatoe famine Allen's father was Joseph Clarke born in Ballinsloe 1840.  Thomas's father was Patrick Clarke a school teacher in Ballinsloe who married a signorta Gillespie a maid in the house of the Bishop of Armagh can you point me in the right direction. I have tried other sites but they want me to pay and I am a carer for my disabled husband so money is a concern. Any information I recieve I would acknowledge in the book. Hoping you can help regards Shirley Matthews (Clarke) there could be a variant Clark as I think it changed to Clarke later on.

Kathy Osborne, < Southernsap1ence@aol.com > has sent the following query:
O'DONNELL - I am trying to find out anything on a Michael Martin O'Donnell. Said to have a brother named Cornelius. Michael was born about 1834 in Ireland. I have been told that he and his brother (Cornelius) came with their father to American , entering in to Mobile Bay in Alabama. That is all I know. There was no women with them that I am aware of. Perhaps the mother died. It was during the Potato Famine. Thanks for any help you can give.

Robin, < shellyf74@aol.com > has sent the following query:
Connolly/Connelly/Greene - Searching for Connolly/Connelly/Greene's possibly from the Carna/Mweenish area. Patrick Darby Greene m. Margaret Ann Madden.  Had at least 4 boys, Patrick, Darby (Jeremiah), Joseph & Bartley.  May have had more children but have not been able to confirm. The sons Patrick and Darby married the Connolly/Connelly sisters Bridget and Margaret. Bridget and Margaret had a Sister Catherine and brother Peter.  Their parents were John & Margaret or Catherine. The 4 Greene boys and the the 4 Connolly's all came over to the U.S and live in the S. Boston/Dorchester area. Any information would be appreciated.

Laurie Walsh, < Lfridaywalsh@yahoo.com > has sent the following query:
 
MALLOY - Our family will be traveling to Galway in 2008 and are looking for relatives of Julia Malloy b 1899, who had 11 siblings, incl Delia Malloy.Julia was the oldest,came to the US in 1915.Lived in Athenry.

Declan Tracey, < info@traceyclann.com > has sent the following query:
Tracey/Tracy/Treacey/Treacy - Origins, history and genealogy of the Tracey/Tracy/Treacey/Treacy family name in Irelanmd. www.traceyclann.com
Galway page: http://www.traceyclann.com/files/Galway.htm

Sandy Mullen, < Ironpool33@yahoo.com > has sent the following query:
FORDE - Looking for info on Nora Agnes Forde, Parents were Martin & Mary(Cannon) Forde. They lived in Ballyglunin, Galway

Carmel McTague, < carmelmctague@utvinternet.com > has sent the following query:
KELLY - Can you tell me where to look for my grandfather and grandmother's family. In 1901 census listed as Peter 38 and Mary Ann (Kelly) 29, Ballyglass, Kilconnell.  A uncle Thomas retired farmer is also listed unmarried, do I assume he is a Lynskey. There was a rumour they came from Craughwell - how can I check this?

LiRae Mullen Sullins, < CuAislingIW@aol.com > has sent the following query:
MULLEN/TEERIN-FEERIN-FERRIN-FEARON - Years ago, using old Irish naming traditions that ran through my family, I gave my ancestors the first names of Lawrence and Ellen.  Lo and behold, yesterday, a nice woman in Chicago helped me by researching some death records for one of my grgrgrgrandparent's sons and there they were, the names of:
LAWRENCE MULLEN
b. Ireland
ELLEN TEERIN/FEERIN
b. Co. Galway, Ireland
and
LAWRENCE MULLEN
b. Ireland
ELLEN FERRIN
b. Co. Galway, Ireland

I about fell over when I realized that I had not only given them the correct first names, but suddenly, here was my grgrgrMULLENgrandmother's maiden name that had escaped me for 22 years, this April.  Now comes the hunt.

From what I am reading and understanding...the spelling of "Teerin" is more than likely just a typo on the document, since the son died in 1915 and is spelled "Feerin" on it.  BUT, in all likelyhood, her maiden name is either Ferrin OR Fearon, which makes more sense to me.  AND from what I am reading, she probably did come from Co. Galway, maybe the Connacht area???  I have never known where in Co. Galway my Mullen ancstors were from, ONLY that "they came from Co. Galway", as is inscribed on my grgrgrandfather's headstone.  Below you will put some bits on my Mullen ancestors and perhaps someone else is also searching for them to fill in their own blanks?  Thanks ever so much.  LiRae (Mullen) Sullins

My grgrgrandfather, Patrick Mullen, three of his brothers (William, Dennis & Lawrence) & one sister (Hannah (Mullen) Hart) was SAID to have 'CAME from County Galway', late 1840's to mid-1860's (Lawrence believed to have been the last in 1862). Nowhere is it ever mentioned that these Mullens were BORN in Co. Galway, Ireland, but I have been told that "if they said they CAME from Co. Galway, then that is where they probably DID come from". I have NO IDEA where they were born in Ireland, but they were most definitely from Ireland. It was told that one brother, Thomas, stayed in Ireland and was reportedly mad at the others because they would leave Ireland for America, plus stories handed down say 'the married siblings got their first homes on the estate where the family lived and worked, to work on same land'.
Does anyone know any of this family? Are you missing these people from your family tree? I know of and have heard the names of the following:
*Patrick MULLEN [my line] b. abt. 1824 IRE d. 9 Jan. 1892 Leasburg, Crawford Co., Missouri--married twice Bridget Cummings...4 children--Nancy "Catherine" Davis...11 children;
*Denis/Dennis MULLEN b. abt. 1830 IRE d. 17 March 1900 Leasburg, Crawford Co., Missouri--married Bridget Radigan/Ratigan...11 children;
*William "Wild Bill" MULLEN b. unk d. 14 June 1849 in Keytesville, Missouri (killed over a card game, near St. Louis)--never married?...no children?;
*Lawrence MULLEN b. Jan. 1840/1843 IRE d. 7 May 1915 Cuba, Crawford Co., Missouri--married Lucinda Rhea...12 children;
*Hannah (MULLEN) Hart b. abt. 1837 IRE d. unk St. Louis or Crawford Co., Missouri--married Michael Hart...3 children;
*Bridget MULLEN reportedly came to Crawford Co., Missouri and did not like it; headed to New York and was never heard of again--no proof;
*John MULLEN reportedly came to America and his family, in Missouri, did not hear from him for fifty years--he had moved to Kansas and reared a family there--no proof;
*Catherine MULLEN is one, some cousins say, that THEY were told was also a sibling, and was only in Missouri for a very short time, also--no proof.
And, married siblings on top of all of these? Huge family!!! They were Roman Catholic. The estate they reportedly lived /worked on was Briefield? Briarfield?
I'm guessing at their father's name--Patrick MULLENs oldest son was 'Lawrence Louis MULLEN'....his middle name was for his mother's father; so, am guessing that his first name was for Patrick's father, thus have named him Lawrence(?) MULLEN [now proven to be truly his name].
Any help, at all, on this family, would be most deeply appreciated. I have years of info from the known siblings to present. But as to where they were exactly born in Ireland, their parents [*just found the parent's names-Feb 4, '08*] and other siblings, I have no clue. If you can help me, I do most sincerely thank you ahead of time for all you've done.

Leo Curran, < patrickleocurran@eircom.net > has sent the following query:
HAVERTY / LYONS - Mary Haverty from Knockroe, Athenry, Co. Galway married Tim Halvey c.1893. They lived in Ferbane, Co. Offaly; had 3 children - May (b.c. 1894, John (1895) and Nora (about 1897). May and Nora emigrated to join their aunt Kate Haverty on Long Island. May became May Cushing and Nora became Nora White. Their father, Tim Halvey died c.1900 and their mother married again and lived with her husband Jim Lyons, in Oranmore, Galway. Jim died 1937 and his wife Mary in 1955. I wish to find out something about the Cushing and White families of Long Island.

CASEY / HENNESSEY - John Casey (1822) emmigrated with his mother Bridget (?White b. 1795) sister Margaret (1831)brother Mathew (1838) and possibly brother Martin (abt.1818) with family wife Bridget Hennessey (1821) and children:  Mary (1836), John (1839), Thomas (1846), and Bridget (1847), all before 1849.  They came to Biddulph Ontario Canada probably through New York. The only indication I have of where they lived in Galway is from my mother in law who said that her grandparents lived across the river Shannon from each other.  Susan Ryan, who married John Casey in Canada was from Co. Tipperary.  So they lived near the river Shannon where Galway and Tipperary met.  I have not been able to find where in Co. Galway they lived. Any ideas would be appreciated.  Thanks, Joan  jnuge@wccta.net

MALONEY - My dad came from ireland on his birth certif born 9 feb 1916. His dad was john Maloney, mother Annie Maloney neewarde.  he was registerd in williams town district of glenamaddy Galway his name was thomas joseph had one brother called patrick christopher maloney. We have tried all over to try to find anything about them but got brick walls  can you help they are both dead now. peter  < mollymalony@aol.com > has sent the following query:

Fitzpatrick - Dia dhuit. I am looking for ancestors.  I have traced back to Catherine Fitzpatrick (I believe that is her married name).  She would have been born around 1818.  I think 2 of her children, Winifred and William came to US aboard Isaac Webb, and left out of Liverpool, arriving in NY May 25, 1850.  I believe another child Margaret Fitzpatrick came to the US a few years later.  Catherine Fitzpatrick was in US according to 1860 census.  From an obituary of Margaret Fitzpatrick Collins, it states they were originally from Galway Ireland.  I would like to know Catherine's maiden name and any information on the Fitzpatrick that she married. Go raibh maith agat.  Denise, < dwhite58@gmail.cm > has sent the following query:

SHAUGHNESSY /  CAVANAUGH / BURKE / FUREY I am trying to locate the area in Galway,that my ggrandmother, Mary SHAUGHNESSY came from.  She was married to Francis CAVANAUGH in Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA on August 28, 1871.  She appears in the 1870 census living across the river, in the Louisville Hotel working as a laundress.  She is the daughter of Patrick SHAUGHNESSY and Honora (Hannah?) BURKE.  There is no evidence that her parents ever came to the USA.  The only hope I have of "reaching across the pond" is that her sister, Delia, married a James FUREY
prior to immigrating to the US.  If I can locate a marriage record for them, perhaps it will give a location of their church parish and home town as well as confirmation of the parents names.
Delia and James FUREY immigrated from Ireland to either Jeffersonville, Indiana or Louisville, Kentucky in 1887.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Shirley , < sabrinly@aol.com > has sent the following query:

 GAVIN -   I'm looking for any info whatsoever on a martin Gavin from county Galway born approx 1830 and his wife Ellen Gavin not sure of her maiden name born  approx 1835 both came too live in wolver Hampton Staffordshire u.k.
in the mid 1800,s any help or info no matter how small would be really appreciated... Kevin  < kevharris65@hotmail.co.uk > has sent the following query:

MURRAYand THORNTON - I am seeking information about John Murray and Kate Thornton who were married in Oughterard, County Galway on 26th February 1900.   John Murray`s father was Michael Murray, farmer.   Kate`s father was Martin Thornton, also a farmer.  If anyone can help to further this search on John and Kate`s family I would be extremely grateful. Jean , < jeanmmorris@hotmail.com > has sent the following query:

 Gilbert / Mead - I am looking for ancestors and information about George Gilbert and Johanna Mead.  They were married before 1839.  Their children (at least one of the 6, Mary) were born in Kinvarra.  Mary was born in 1859.  All the children seem to have immigrated to the US by 1870-1880. There was John, Robert, George, Honora, Mary and Ellen.  John born in 1839 was my great grandfather. Irene , < irenetorres@www.rootsweb.com  > has sent the following query:

Connelly / Farrell - "Michael Connelly married Mary Farrell in Williamstown, Co Galway, Ireland. He was a baliff for Counselor McDermott.  Williamstown is on a main highway between Twam and Roscommon in high country where the rivers on one side flow east and south to the river Shannon and on the other flow west into Galway Bay.  Ballymoe, south of Castle Rock is on the same highway but over the line in County Roscommon." "Catherine Bleigh married Thomas Connolly.  They had a small land holding on the estate of Sir Thomas Burke, a Catholic, at Marble Head in County Galway near the Roscommon border, Ballymoe and Williamstown." {from "The Connelly-Gough Heritage" a family booklet} Frances(Michael) Connelly immigrated in 1870.  Sarah Connolly immigrated in 1868. They are children of above mentioned couples.  They Met in Chicago in 1872, they discovered that their widowed mothers were friends at home in Ireland. Frances and Sarah married in 1873 in Chicago.
Help, Marble Head is probably Marble Hill, Twam is Tuam, Castle Rock is probably Castlerea, but I find multiple Ballymoes and Williamstowns. Michael Connelly d BEF 1872 Ire  Mary Farrell
son Fracis(Michael) Connelly b. 15 Apr 1848 Ire d. 14 Aug, 1926 Darlington, Lafayette, Wi, Usa
Thomas Connolly d. Bef 1868 Ire
Catherine Burke daughter of John Bleigh and Sarah Burke
dau Sarah Agnes Connolly b 25 Aug 1849 Ire d. 14 Aug 1934 Darlington, Lafayette, Wis
dau Catherine Connolly married before 1868 and probably did not immigrate
The fact that two widows knew each other in 1870 seems to put about a twenty mile radius on these two families.  The stories of Counselor McDermott and Sir Thomas Burke should help me pinpoint the location.  It  doesn't help that I loaned my Galway roadmaps to my sisters for their last trip to Ireland and they threw them out the car window, a family tradition.  Pour me a pint I'm on my way.   Thomas tigerb3333@yahoo.com

 Carr / Quinn / McAllisterHenry,  born. 1800 m. Lucinda
Their children were Henry b. 1830, Jane b. 1829, Francis b. 1833, Sarah b. 1837, Harriet b. 1835, Mary Louise and Mary Ann b. 1840.
Henry Carr Jr. b. 1830 m. Roseanna Quinn, their children were Mary Louise b. 1864, John Henry b. 1866, Alexander b. 1868, Charles Hamilton b. 1870, William Francis b. 1871, Margaret Jane b. 1873 and Samuel Adolphus b. 1876.  My gr grandfather was Alexander Carr, he came to Milton/Halton, Ontario, Canada with his brother Charles Hamilton Carr on Aug. 10, 1885.  Their older sister Mary Louise Carr was already in Canada and married there in 1883.  Henry Carr Jr. was a widower in 1882 when he married Ellen McAllister, who's father owned the train station in Galway City.  I do not know if they had any children.I know about Alexander mostly, but still searching information about his siblings, and his father's siblings.  Please contact me if you have any connections, thanks.
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MCMAHON / MAHON - I would like to learn any info on the McMahon's and Mahon's of Kinvara - Kavanagh's also resided in Kinvara so if you hold info on them too then all the better. I am a descendant of theirs living in England. I can add some details but am limited at this point in time. I would like to find a Sheehan/McMahon connection, possibly marriage. I am also interested in births around 1930 if anyone out there can help. This is a genuine request from someone in search of their family.... Many thanks. Lynda, < lyndafellows2000@hotmail.com > has sent the following query:

LYNCH - Thomas Lynch of Galway County, Ireland.
Seeking information re Thomas Lynch and his ancestors.
Petition - Westmoreland County Court of Virginia, April 29, 1713.
Nicholas French set forth that Thomas Lynch, father of Francis Lynch (deceased), was the father of Mary Cisely (sp) and Ellenor (sp) Lynch, sisters of Francis Lynch, all of the kingdom of Ireland.Document - Westmoreland County Court of Virginia, September, 1718. Jasper Joyes of Galway, merchant, Martin Lynch FitzAndrew of the same, merchant, Thomas LynchFitzAndrew of the same, merchant, Richard JoyceFitzWilliam of the same, goldsmith, and James Lynch FitzMarcus deposed they knew Thomas Lynch, late of Gallway, deceased, who was by way of distinction called black Thomas Lynch. They believed  that Thomas Lynch lived for many years near Dunmore in the county of Galway and had issue two sons Francis Lynch, late of Virginia, merchant, deceased, and Stephen Lynch, who were brothers of the whole blood. Thomas Lynch may have lived in Westmoreland County, Virginia in 1705. Darth Miller  lynchfamilyire@aol.com

RAFTERY - Trying to find connection to irish ancestors. Great Grandfather Martin Raftery born in Ireland 1836 died New York city 1901.mraftery@yahoo.com > has sent the following query:

MULLIN - Trying to find info on my grandmother & her family from Ballyglunin/Corofin/Tuam,Galway. She was CATHERINE MULLIN-Married Patrick Davy(Edenderry Co.Offaly). Her sisters were ANNIE MULLIN-immigrated to U.S through NY.Settled in Boston Area.Married police officer named ?Conway? DELIA MULLIN-immigrated to U.S. after Annie.Married name unknown. I believer there were 2 possibly 3 brothers-MARTIN MULLIN-married Norah? and at least one other brother.1st name unknown.Believed to have a son named Noel Mullin.I'm trying to find further info on my grandmother and her brothers and sisters and any other info regarding any prior or later generations from this family. < dublindreamer@hotmail.com > has sent the following query: