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red mail Mary Foley-McSherry
Mary Foley (also could have been McSherry) married John McDermott (around 1840) in Dublin and went on the Oriental Queen to live in New Zealand in 1849 with their 3 children Mary Ann, Catherine, and Sarah Jane. They went on to have at least 3 more children in New Zealand.
maureen mary reid
anyone know of the reid family from roscommon.maureen moved to england at a early age,about 15,her dad was a police man who died in roscommon,she had brothers,seamus,johnny,derek,she had sisters but i can only recall kathleen,she was my mother but i dont know too much.i did here that her father died on the beat and that a local publican found him;she was born in the late 1930s,if anyone has any infomation about the family please contact me ,thank i just remembered another sisters name,bridey
red mail Francis Dodson Kenny
Looking on info on Francis Dodson Kenny & his wife (unknown). He was rector of Ester Snow/Easter Snow, c. last 1/3 of 1700s. His daughter, Thomazine Kenny, was born in 1764, & m. her husband, Wm. Henry Moore, at Ester Snow in 1792. (Do not know if Francis was in Ester Snow when Thomazine was born.) Speculate that his mother may have been a Dodson, due to his middle name. Thanks for any info/leads you can share.
red mail James Hagan or Hogan
This is my Great Great Great Grandfather born in County Roscommon Ireland in 1811. He married Mary Tobin in 1838 she was born in 1816. They had 3 children, Mary,Elizabeth and John. The 1881 census shows James as a Corporation Labourer, he is widowed and lives at 26 Bedale Street Hulme Lancashire. All my information comes from Familysearch using the IGI link. Does anyone have any information on James Hagan and Mary Tobin such as their family. And where can I trace their emigration to England?
Gavican family (moved from Roscommon to Carlisle)
I am looking for information on a Thomas Gavican who was born in 1834 in Roscommon, Ireland. He was a baker by profession and moved to Scotland in the 1850's. He married Ann Smith and later lived in Carlisle where he died in 1890. Would anybody be able to help me with this man's parentage please? I think his parents may have been Elizabeth and Thomas, but I can find no hard proof to substantiate this. Thanks for your help. Michael
red mail Fitzgerald
I am trying to trace relations and the birthplace of my great grandfather Laurence Fitzgerald, born possibly Roscommon, Ireland, aprrox 1850, fathers name John, occupation Gardener. Laurence moved to England in the 1870's working at the stately home Burton Constable Hall, Skirlaugh East Yorkshire as a Groom. Marrying Jane Barmby of Hutton Cranswick, East Yorkshire on 30 October 1878 at the Register Office Hull East Yorkshire. Following the marriage they had five children Bertha the eldest born at Burton Constable Hall on 28 September 1879. Other children were Allison dob 1882, John dob 21 June 1884, Nora dob 1887 and Elsie dob 1890. Any information appreciated.
red mail Fry Family
Looking for information on Henry Fry (school master with 7 children) died Sept. 30, 1884 his first wife was Hannah Harrison, second wife Anne Wilson. His son Edward Harrison Fry born Nov. 9, 1840 was my great grandfather any information you could supply regarding this families Irish history would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Thomas Cullen / Ada Powers
Thomas Cullen born Co Roscommon c1835 moved to Birmingham England and married Ada Powers. Most probably came over with his mother Jane who was born c1810. Later they all moved to Clerkenwell London and both Thomas and Ada died in 1914. Any help appreciated.
red mail John and Bridget Carr
Probably in Roscommon after 1883-possibly in workhouse. A bridget died in the County Home 1924. Any info re County Home wecome.
Looking for Birth of Michael Cullen c 1828 he married Mary Jennings and they had a son Michael Joseph Cullen born 1847 he married Margaret Lynch they all went to Connecticut America Rita
red mail mary mcdermott
I am looking for mary mcdermott, born 1834 Roscommon,father Michael or micheal. She married Edward depledge in Sheffield England in 1854
Hi I'm looking for ancestors of my ggg grandfather John Canning who left Ireland for England around 1843 - 48 with his wife Ellen and their 3 young children John, Patrick, and Bridget. They settled in Willenhall, Staffordshire - after which Patrick and his wife moved to Chesterfield, Derbyshire. We're puzzled by the name changes though - John is listed on 1851 UK census as Canning, yet on the 1861 census the same family are calling themselves Finan. Thereafter they change the names and spellings of them at will! If anyone could help solve this mystery we'd be delighted to hear from you!
red mail Fox
Looking for parents of Bridget Fox born 1838 Roscommon. Father name John Fox mother unknown. Bridget came to England and maried Edward Bunting. Would appreciate any information.
red mail Flanagan
I am looking for any information on (John) Patrick Flanagan, (an Upholsterer) Roscommon, Ireland born ab 1828 (1830 given). He moved England and settled in Dudley and later set up a mattress business at 29 & 32 Stone Street, Dudley. His 2nd marriage to Sarah Bowen (Guest/Collett) was her third marriage, in June 1894 at Dudley. His Father also Patrick was deseased at this time. Thank you
red mail William Tracey and Catherine Hughes
I am looking for information about my g. grandfather William and his wife Catherine (nee Hughes), whom I believe came from Roscommon and settled in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. They had 8 children: Catherine (Kathleen), William, Patrick, James, Andrew, Margaret, Elizabeth and Michael. All their children I believe were born in Ireland. My grandfather William Jnr married Jean Bryan in Port Glasgow in early 1930's. Does anyone have any clues? I've been trying to trace this line for a long time now without any break throughs. Many thanks - Lynn
Ellen McDermott
I am looking for any information about Ellen McDermott. She married a man, someone Connelly, in the 1800s, both families were from Roscommon. I know that the McDermotts were very wealthy and that their house is still standing, and that the Connellys owned a store. If any one knows anything else, I would love to hear about it. thanks!
red mail KILLROW
Still looking for any information on my great,great, great Grandad born around 1800, Balnagar? Roscommon known to have 1 son who joined the Navy and was a tenant farmer....any information be appreciated.
red mail John & Margaret Flanagan, William Derby
My great grandfather John Flanagan born County Westmeath abt 1815 and great grandmother Margaret Flanagan born 1817 Ireland. Their son, James Flanagan, born 1850, Westmeath, married Anne Eliza Derby, Darby, 1875, Tallaght Dublin. Both John and son James were domestic coach drivers and Anne Eliza's father, William Derby, was a landholder possibly Cavan. Anne Eliza Derby, was born 1856 in County Cavan. Thanks for any correspondence.
red mail Dagnell of Conneley Common
My great great grandfather was born in Conneley Common in 1805,Could anyone tell me where this is and the current place name
red mail James Finnerty
Looking for any information on James Finnerty (Finerty), brother of Catherine Finnerty Egan. Born in Tonlegee, Co Roscommon. Probably born in the mid-late 1800's. Died in 1924, possibly in the U.S.
red mail Bridget Gannon
Born November 1863. No other information available. Searching for her relatives.
Looking for info/family of John CANOVAN/CANAVAN (shoemaker) who was born c1829 in Ireland. His father's name was James, also a Shoemaker. He may be the son of James CANAVAN and Mary CONLON, of Roscommon Parish, Roscommon who also had at least 1 other child Brigid, baptised 1832. John was convicted of cattle stealing in 1851 at Roscommon and transported to Fremantle, Australia where he married Margaret HAYS/HAYES.
red mail Dare, Mullarkey
searching for Patrick Dare (b circa 1850 Ballintuber Roscommon), father Thomas Dare (died pre 1872). Any info on Dares in Roscommon greatly appreciated. Also looking for Mullarkeys
red mail John and Mary Hanley
Looking for information on John and Mary Hanley. Not sure date of birth or marriage. I do know they traveled by ship to the USA. They were both killed and the children were split up. My grandfather, Thomas Hanley, was adopted by a familey in the USA, West Virginia. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you
red mail Tracey/Mcdonald
Looking for information on James Tracey from Aughrim, county Roscommon. He was Married to Mary McDonald and they had four children that I know of, James, Mary, Ellen and Ann. James snr born c1820, Mary snr born c1825, James jnr c 1853, mary c1855, ellen c1856 and ann c 1859. The children were all born in England so I am asuming that they left Ireland some time before james birth in 1853. Onthe 1861 census and all subsequent census James is down as from aughrim, roscommon Ireland and Mary from Rosecray/Rooskey. james remarried after the death of Mary and on his wedding certificate his father is named as John a labourer. Any suggestions as to how I might persue this further would be appreciated. Many thanks. Regards Diane.
red mail Stanley - Roscommon
Seeking Stanleys based around Sligo/Roscommon borders early C19th/late C18th. Certainly appear in Kilshalvey in Griffiths and Kilfree in Tithes but in the absence of any others in the county, suspect they drifted up from Roscommon, perhaps as tenants of Viscount Lorton. Recurrent names include: Arthur, William, Thomas, Edward, Elizabeth etc (ie. English ones). Seem to be modest farmers (ie. land measurable in terms of tens of acres) but described in Tithes in Sligo and elsewhere as "Mr Stanley", so may have fallen on hard times after better times in Roscommon. Originally C of I but seem to have 'crossed the aisle', around 1850. Appear to have married into Irwin family, perhaps more than once. ANY info on ANY Stanleys pre 1860s welcome. Thanks.
Does anyone know about Timothy Regan born around 1900 who married a kathleen Walsh, he was a farmer in Listowel and one of his children was Johanna born 1925. Thanks
Looking for information on Agnes MARTIN (nee HANLEY/HANDLEY). On census records Agnes gave her place of birth as Birmingham but she appears to have actually been born in Ireland (possibly in the Roscommon area) c1862 to parents Patrick and Mary A HANLEY. Agnes and Thomas married in Rhode Island US on 17 October 1884 and returned to the UK by 1885 where their first child Eliza was born at 80 Newtown Row Birmingham Would be very grateful for any information on her Irish background. Thanks for your time. Linda
red mail Finn
Looking for Edward Finn b. 1838 in Ireland (possibly County Roscommon)m, Mary with unk maiden name - possibly McCabe. Lived in South Bethlehem, PA,USA area. Children John, James, Thomas, Eliza or Elizabeth, Margaret, Ann.
Seeking family of Mary Bridget Mulverhil (variant) father Edward born about 1840s married Edward Firmager in Wandsworth 1864. (known in England as Bridget)
red mail Mcnultys From Carrowgruckane, ireland
Looking for anyone who recognizes these names--Catherine Morriss from Silverfield,Roscommon B.1853 married 1876 in Lisacul,Roscommon John McNulty B.1858 from Carrowcruckane,Roscommon.Children-- James-1878,Edmond-1880,Mary-1885,John-1892,Thomas-1897,Flora-1889 Came to Canada via England in 1891.
red mail Dignan
Looking for DIGNAN/DUIGNAN and other spellings, family from Roscommon. I believe some brothers went to the US, some to Australia and some to New Zealand. C.1870 first names include: Patrick, Michael, James, cheers Justine

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