Glenoughil is a townland about one mile from Ballinalee in Clonbrony Parish in County
Hi List.... An ancestor Edward BOOKER wrote his wife Mary a
letter from Glenaughill in 1847.. Does anyone recognize this name of this place as coming
from Longford??? Also, could it be in the Granard Parish????
I found an Edward BOOKER that was baptized in 1834 in Granard Parish... His parents were
Edward BOOKER and M. DERMODY. My ancestor Edward BOOKER was the son of a
protestant minister and Mary was a Catholic... Family lore is that Marys parents were
caretakers of the Church that Edwards father was minister.... Her parents sent her off
to relatives in South Carolina to break up the romance...(She was about 14 and Edward was
about 22 in 1834) Needless to say Edward followed and they were married at Trinity
Church in NYC (an Episcopalian Church). The plot has thickened with Baby Edward being
baptized in 1834....
What happened to Baby Edward??? I assume he stayed in Ireland when Mary was sent to the
Edward and Mary had two other children while in South Carolina....One being my Great
What Anglican Church would be around Granard Parish?
Is there any place I can look for lists of Ministers in the 1830-1850 time frame???
Other names that come out in family Lore are: SYMMS (any spelling?) and LLOYD or
Any bells ringing??????