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by mgallery
Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Converts to Catholicism in Clare/Limerick (Spaight Name)
Replies: 7
Views: 11218

Re: Converts to Catholicism in Clare/Limerick (Spaight Name)

The other possibliity is that there were Catholic Spaights already in Ireland before the protestant Spaights came. The protestants all at some point converted from Catholicism. Certainly some Spaights came over and got land grants in the late 1600s (mentioned in Frost) and it would seem likely it is...
by mgallery
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: County Clare Placename - Deciphering Handwriting
Replies: 7
Views: 11095

Re: County Clare Placename - Deciphering Handwriting

http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclar ... is1837.htm

This is actually where the Mungovans were originally from. I am pretty sure that is a different family than mine

rgds

Margaret
by mgallery
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: County Clare Placename - Deciphering Handwriting
Replies: 7
Views: 11095

Re: County Clare Placename - Deciphering Handwriting

We have quite a lot of research on Mungovan from Ennis and Magowna/Inch. Bridget was a real name in the Mungovans.
I dont think this is the same family though maybe, what did Bridget do according to the ships record ?
by mgallery
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Taaffe of Drumcavin and Erinagh
Replies: 2
Views: 3814

Taaffe of Drumcavin and Erinagh

Clare Journal 19 November 1877 On the 13 inst. at Dysart Church by the Rev. R. Fitzgerald PP and assisted by Revs Father O'Kelly and Father White O.S.F. David Gallery Esq. second son of the late Edward Gallery Esq. , Ballybeg, Co. Clare, to Mary A. Taaffe eldest daughter of the late Martin Taaffe Es...
by mgallery
Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Bohanna - dont know if Clare connection
Replies: 0
Views: 2859

Bohanna - dont know if Clare connection

I have a transcript written by a Jes Bohanna of Irish origin who emigrated from Greece Monroe to Michigan in 1852. It is not of interest to me it was written to one of my relatives but I am happy to send it onto anyone researching Bohanna of Greece Monroe and Michigan
by mgallery
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: O'Hallorans bur. at Quin Abbey: A long search ends happily!
Replies: 10
Views: 19614

Re: O'Hallorans bur. at Quin Abbey: A long search ends happi

Paddy on your acquiring a plot at Quin comment. My Quinn family lived in Inch and outside Ennis (edenvale). They are buried in a plot in Quin abbey in the abbey itself. They have a family story about how they helped the last friar. They think that their ancestors came from Drim. The vault has a mode...
by mgallery
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Tithe Applotment Books Webpage at National Archives
Replies: 20
Views: 32093

Re: Tithe Applotment Books Webpage at National Archives

Doonogan was at least partly at that stage part of the O'Brien estate, some of it was later sold to Casey. I dont think it all belonged to the same landlords. Part of Doonogan is poor land part around Doonogan Castle is very good
by mgallery
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Gallery family
Replies: 3
Views: 4373

Re: Gallery family

Kenneth There are Gallerys living in Miltown Malbay who are related to those Gallerys in Doonogan. His uncle Fred Gallery lived there when I was growing up. Though my family of Gallerys also lived in Doonogan we are not related at all we moved from Ennis in the late 1800s. You will see Maria Gallery...
by mgallery
Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Interpreting handwriting in Tithe Applotment Books
Replies: 1
Views: 3318

Re: Interpreting handwriting in Tithe Applotment Books

Thanks Paddy for telling me about this link. It has cleared up a few things by giving the full record including the fact that my grandfather called our family home in Doonogan Dromin and said it was the name of an old Townland (it is such on the ordnance survey) Here David Kenny has it as Drominavei...
by mgallery
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Manning, Kenny, White, Enright, Ryan, Mean(e)y, S'milebrdge
Replies: 1
Views: 3380

Re: Manning, Kenny, White, Enright, Ryan, Mean(e)y, S'milebr

I have been looking at Kenny families in the area. There are at least three families. I know your people are not the family I am looking at as I know Margaret Kenny married Laurence Quinlivan of Rathloobain. Maybe they are one of these late 1700s There were Kennys in NewMarket who emigrated to Austr...
by mgallery
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Quinlivan of Ballyroughan
Replies: 5
Views: 16530

Re: Quinlivan of Ballyroughan

I have a transcript ( I think incomplete) of the will of Thomas Kenny pp proved in 1810 in the consistorial ct. In it he names 5 of his brothers among them Edmond my gt gt gt gt grandmother David my gt gt gt grandfather and his sister Margaret quinlivan. I had thought there was a quinlivan marrIage ...
by mgallery
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: MCGIFF FAMILY INFORMATION
Replies: 11
Views: 16225

Re: MCGIFF FAMILY INFORMATION

Write to the Garda museum in Dublin castle they had records for my gt gt grandfather who lived in the same time frame. While they said what they had was sparse they had his name height age and where he was from
by mgallery
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Arranged Marriages in Ireland
Replies: 5
Views: 9422

Re: Arranged Marriages in Ireland

Yes there were formal arranged marriages but also people married cousins because they knew them and they met them. The girls would not have been allowed out a lot but of course cousins called to cousins and if there was a girl you liked the look of from a suitable family (and a cousin would have bee...
by mgallery
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Minimum age for Godparents
Replies: 8
Views: 10657

Re: Minimum age for Godparents

I was godmother for my brother as was my sister when I was in my teens. It is definitely not 18. I thought it was simply you had to be confirmed. I think the 16 rule will turn out to be a recent thing
by mgallery
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Irish inscription on Burke grave in Killernan
Replies: 16
Views: 41815

Re: Irish inscription on Burke grave in Killernan

on another point I know you believe west clare means west of Ennis but the IRA in the war of independance would not have agreed with you. Like me they thought Inch went under East Clare and when my granduncle wanted a reference for the guards he went to the East Clare brigade for it