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Would like to re-post my interests to see is anyone can come up with
any information about my ancestors.
DENIS MCDAID of BUNCRANA possibly married to BIDDY DOHERTY. They
would have lived in Buncrana in 1901 and were Roman Catholic.
Their son, WILLIAM MCDAID, moved to Derry and had a business as a
SHOEMAKER. In 1901 he married ROSE KELLY and went on to have 7 sons.
Does anyone know about possible existing records for the parish of Tyleford in Donegal?
I'm looking for information on my ggggrandmother:
born 1787 in Tyleford, in Donegal (obituary way Tifford and there is no Tifford and it would have to be Lifford or Tyleford and I am guessing Tyleford as I believe the Ewings are from Stabane)
married John EWING who was born about 1785 in Ireland, and I think in Donegal,possibly the Strabane area.
They came to America and settled in Commerce Twp, Oakland County, Michigan sometime before 1840..
Grateful for any information on this family
I am looking for information on Ann Jane LOCKE who married Charles QUINN. Ann was born about 1812 and her father was William LOCKE and her mother was Ann MCDONALD. Their son John was born in Drumhome in Donegal, so that is all I have to go back and will assume the family was from there.
Charles, born abt 1808, son of Charles and Bridget
Ann Jane Locke, born abt 1812
Miles b. about 1831
John b. about 1834
Ann Jane about 1839
Charles b. about 1842
William b. about 1843
Daughters Bridget and Margaret were born in New Monkland, near Glasgow, where the family migrated around 1844.
I would love to know if there are any vital records that might be available in the Drumhome Parish that would help me.....I am going over to Ireland on the 10th of October and will go anywhere to find anything on this family. I may never have this opportunity again.
Michael Nicholson is on the Flax Growers list County Donegal (Donaghmore is
this a parish?). A Michael Nicholson is also on Griffiths 1857 County Donegal
Poor Law Union Glenties, Baroney Boylagh, Parish Inishkeel, Townland Rossbeg
(Lessor Marquis of Conyngham). Would these two locations have anything in
common? 3x grandfather Michael Nicholson.
Frank at castys(a)verizon.net writes:
<< I can't confirm if he was Catholic, Presbyterian or Church of Ireland, but
if someone could help me with which parishes I should consider searching
across all three religions for Carrowbeg. . . . >>
Carrowbeg is an average-sized townland in the far NW corner of Moville Lower
civil parish. There aren't any really nearby churches of any sort. The
Presbyterian Meeting Houses seem to be sparse in this part of Donegal. There
appears to be a Meeting House in the townland of Clare, about 6 miles SSW of
Carrowbeg, probably on or near the coast road, R 238. I don't see it marked on my
maps, however, but Mitchell has it listed in his book "A Guide to Irish
Churches and Graveyards". Another PMH is just a mile or so east of Carndonagh town,
in Tullanree townland, about 7 miles a little south of due east of Carrowbeg.
The only other PMH in this area of Inishowen is in the townland of Goorey, a
couple of miles NW of Malin village, and 10 miles WNW of Carrowbeg.
For C of I churches in Moville Lower civil parish, the only one which
Mitchell mentions is the church in Drumaweer townland, about a half mile west of
Greencastle village, along the coast road. Mitchell also mentions Moville town as
the "site of a new EC" [Established Church, the Church of Ireland]. His book
was published in 1990. There is one listed C of I church in the town of
Culdaff, Culdaff civil parish, about 4 miles WNW of Carrowbeg.
There are two listed (in Mitchell's book) RC churches in Moville RC parish
(same coverage as Moville Lower civil parish). One is St. Mary's, in
Ballybrack, about midway between Moville and Greencastle. The other is in the
mysterious place which the Church calls Ballincrae [I think this subject has been on
one of the Donegal lists before, a few years ago]. I believe this is the RC
church of St. Columba's, which is in the townland of Carrowblagh or Leckemy, only
2 miles SSW of Carrowbeg townland. In addition, the RC parish page also
shows a St. Pius X church in Moville town.
In Culdaff RC (and civil) parish, there is a St. Mary's RC church in the
townland of Dunross (the parish refers to the settlement as Bocan), about 3 miles
due west of Carrowbeg. You can browse through the RC church info, including
> http://www.catholicireland.net/parishes/parishlist.php?DioceseID=11 <.
This will give you the Diocese of Derry page. Just click on the particular
parishes you'd like to see. I think Moville and Culdaff will be the most
fruitful. Iskaheen and Malin are further away.
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Some dealing with England and Ireland and others
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I am searching William TOSH who was listed in Griffith's Valuation Jan 1858 living in Lower Moville, townland of Carrowbeg. In Oct 1858 he emmigrated to the USA. I am particularly interested to see if I can locate the baptismal record for his son, William Jr born Feb 21 either 1851 or 1856 (census records conflict on the year), but I am not sure which parish to look at.
I can't confirm if he was Catholic, Presbyterian or Church of Ireland, but if someone could help me with which parishes I should consider searching across all three religions for Carrowbeg. . . . I am willing to do so!
Any other suggestions are welcome as well!!!
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