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Goodan family by Linda Welch from New Hampshire, USA
10. March 2017
I am doing a book for my Gdau. Looking for the family of Jonathan & Mary (Mullan) Goodan who went to church at Rathkenny from 1818-1829, perhaps before that. Their son Pat born there 10 March 1791. Thanks so much. Where was Jonathan from? LINDA.
Grant Family, Rathkenny by Margaret White from Rathkenny
29. January 2017
I refer to 2 queries from a Barbara Grant of Dublin on 27th July, 2012 and 23rd October, 2016. I believe I may be able to assist Ms. Grant in her research so perhaps you could let me have her contact details. Alternatively, perhaps you would pass on my contact details to her.
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Margaret, Thanks for making contact. Your contact details now passed to Barbara Grant.
Grant Family by barbara Grant from Dublin
23. October 2016
Further to my posting in 2012 regarding the Grant family of Rathkenny, I believe my Peter grant was a brother of Thomas Grant and John Grant and uncle of Michael Grant and James Grant. Michael, his son, married Teresa English, daughter of the Bridewatch keeper in Kells. When she died in 1876 in Dublin, he married Brigid Downey, daughter of Christopher Downey of Rathkenny and neighbour of John AND Thomas Grant.Michael and Brigid went on to distinguish themselves in the Prison Service of the time and he, through his first marriage, was related to Ada English, T.D. and W.R.E.Murphy, founder of the Irish Army, Dublin police force and National Stadium. Google them. I am researching for an assignment for my ucd Genealogy certificate so any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Curran Family Connections by Mike Curran from Jefferson, South Dakota
27. January 2016
My great grandfather Matthew Curran was born in County Meath, Ireland in 1825 his parents were Lawrence Curran and Jane (Martin) Curran had a brother Edmond. During the potato famine he left Ireland, went to Scotland & Wales and was employed as a glass blower. Returned to County Meath, still very bad conditions. Migrated to Canada, then to America, joined the Union Army and fought in the Civil War, after Civil War homesteaded land in Union County , South Dakota, then went back to Canada where he was united in marriage to Mary Curtis daughter of Peter Curtis I think from County Meath, Ireland. Matthew and his bride returned to the Homestead in South Dakota. Matthew & Mary raised 6 children on the Farm, made a good living & purchased more land. Matthew spend the rest of his life on the land and passed away in 1902 .Matthew is buried in Saint Peters Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson, South Dakota USA . He is honored every year on Memorial Day as a Civil War Veteran USA. I have visited County, Meath Ireland but haven't had much luck finding information, any help would be appreciated. Mike Curran
Looking for Hughes & Traynor families by Bill Hughes from Denver, Colorado
25. January 2016
My name is Bill Hughes and I live in the State of Colorado, in the United States, but my family's roots go back to County Meath, Rathkenny Parish and Kellystown Townland. My GGGgrandfather and family left Rathkenny Parish between 1827 and 1830. They moved to Potsdam, New York on the St Lawrence River. This isolated area of upstate New York attracted many County Meath emigrants. They homesteaded their farms, built their churches, married other Irish emigrants, and named their roads after their homeland. My GGGGrand father's name was Matthew Hughes and his wife was Bridget (Traynor) Hughes. Their cChildren's were Michael, James, John, Thomas and Margaret Hughes and were all baptized in Rathkenny Parish between 1797 and 1815. We just found Matthew Hughes' 1850 Will and he never lost his love for his home. When he died in 1853 he left $600 to the poor in the area. I hope there are still Hughes and Traynor relatives in the area and if the $600 ever reached the area. Six hundred dollars was a substantial sum in 1850. This was just after the famine and my GGGGrandfather, Matthew, had such affection for his home he wanted to help all he could. I am looking for any Hughes' or Traynor's families in the area who may want to explore our past. Please contact me if you have any ideas or suggestions for how I should proceed. Sincerely yours. Bill Hughes
Enquiry by Sinead Ledgewood from Belfast
02. August 2013
Hello, I'm happy to have found the website. I'm just enquiring about my great great grandfather's family. His name was James Ledwidge. I haven't been able to trace where he was born or who his family members were but know that he worked for the Great Northern Railway. I have no d.o.b. but have worked out it was around the 1830s. I hope someone knows the name. Do let me know, if possible. Thank you x (email address supplied to administrator)
Comment:
Nice to hear from you, Sinead, and good to know that we have some people looking in from Belfast. I have fond memories of the city. Brendan
Retired Schoolteacher by Ronald Scott Hand from 1621 Washington St Lafayette, IN USA 47905
24. March 2013
My first visit was a pleasure. My ancestry goes back to County Meath, and my great great grandfather was baptized in Rathkenny, Meath, April 4, 1841. His father was Patrick Hand, and mother was Bridget Butterly. I hope to learn who Patrick's parents were, and Bridget's. May God bless you all in Rathkenny.
Comment:
Welcome Home, Ronald!
Grant Family by Barbara Grant from dublin
27. July 2012
Hi Rathkenny, I am trying to trace The Grant family in the Rathkenny area. My grandfather was Michael Grant, born in Navan and Married Teresa English in Kells in 1869. He went on to become the deputy governor of Galway Prison in the 1880's. Teresa's brother Cornelius had a shop in Carrick Street in Kells at the end of the 19th century. Michael's parents were PETER AND MARGARET GRANT. Peter is described as a servant in various certs but could have been a land agent. I know there were several Grants in the area at the time i.e. the mid 1800's. If anyone has any info relating to the above, or to Grants in general, please contact me. I'd also love to know where to go to look for the graves of Peter and Margaret. Thanks for providing the site and for giving me an insight into where my family were from.
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mr by Patrick Drew from Tallaght Co Dublin
21. May 2012
Hi, looking for info on Patrick Drew, married to Margaret Powderly in 1790. I know of two of their children, Patrick 1795 and James 1810. Thanks, P.Drew
Mullen-McGinnis by Frank Shaw from Sarasota, Florida
21. April 2012
I am looking for information on Peter Maginnis and Anne Mullen. They were married in Beauparc and yellow Furze on Sept. 19, 1841. Peter may have been born in Grangegeeth in 1815 and Anne Mullen in 1822. They later moved to Saddle River, NJ sometime in the 1840's. Any help is appreciated. Frank
Christopher's Origins by Bernard R. 0'BRIEN from -
31. December 2011
While I must thank the web team that told me to look elsewhere, I have Christopher Graham's death card which shows clearly he was born in Rathkenny, Co Antrim, Ire in 1815. Until I know that all sources, churches, cemeteries-- protestant and Catholic-- were thoroughly checked, I will not rule that "area" out. Thanks, but it was a shock not knowing what your dismissal was based upon---- don't you see. Best to all thereabouts and to the team.
Cregans... by M. W. Poirier from Canada
27. December 2011
I hope that this is not an inappropriate posting, but are there any Cregans in your area today. My great-great-grandfather James Cregan (son of Thomas) married to Mary Murphy (reported to be the sister of "the giant Patrick Murphy" of Killowen) migrated from your area in 1826 or so to a small village west of Montreal, Quebec, called Rigaud, and I was wondering if there are still Cregans left in the vicinity of Rushwee. I'd appreciate making contact with someone by that name, or related to someone of that name, if there is anyone left. In advance, thank you.
Help required in searching for roots by Carol Markey from Blackrock, Co. Dublin
28. July 2011
Hi, I'm trying to locate a marriage cert for James and Catherine(Katie) Markey; we think they married in either 1888 or 1889.They went to NYC but returned to Rathkenny. Also, we are looking for their death certs and where they may be buried. Their son Hugh is buried in Rathkenny graveyard. Any info to help fill in the gaps would be great. They were on the Rathkenny Census of 1911, and had three children: Catherine, Julia (my granny) and Hugh. Thankyou, Carol Markey
Mr by Desmond Dunne from 60 The Green, Clara, Offaly
21. June 2011
Wandered on to your website by mistake. One of the best I have ever seen. Congratulations and well done to all concerned. The fact that you have a priest from my own parish gives us great pride.
ms by maureen from liverpool
01. June 2011
Hi everyone. This might be an impossible dream, but I am researching the family of Brian (Bernard) Allen, married to Mary Leonard. He lived in Mullagha Rathkenny in the 1901/1911 census. Died about 1938. Does anyone remember him? Would love to know something about him. Thanks in anticipation. Maureen
Pugh/Pue/Pews by Deb Meade from Minnesota USA
18. March 2011
You supplied me with birth records for Pugh/Pue/Pews in Rathkenny a while ago and I thank you. The earliest birth record was from 1788- when did the church start? Is there any mention anywhere of parishioners coming from France during the Reign of Terror? My Pugh's are said to be from France originally and they were Catholic.
- by Rathkenny Retirement Group from Rathkenny
15. November 2010
Rest in peace Fr. Stanley
Finnegan family research by Eugene Finnegan from Edenderry Co Offaly
14. November 2010
My father James Finnegan was born in Stackallen in 1915. I'm looking for a death record for his father James Finnegan who died around 1930. His wife Margaret died in 1959 and is buried in Stackallen graveyard. Any help would be appreciated, Eugene Finnegan
Mr. by Nicholas Mc Kenna from Ballymena
09. November 2010
Father Stanley was a wonderful Priest and Friend May he rest in peace
Deepest sympathy by Susan Gore from Rathkenny
05. November 2010
Our deepest smypathy is with Fr. Stanley's family and friends who will miss him terribly. A special word of thanks to Mary, his housekeeper and a close circle of friends who took special care of him as his illness progressed. As we all know he loved to keep up to date with all through this website and spent many enjoyable hours working on it. It is a credit to him as founder. It is very touching to write a message for him here as we know he will be watching over us and giving it his seal of approval. Father, please watch over and guide us and may you rest in peace. Ollie and Susan Gore & Family.
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