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Date: 2/19/2017 8:00:48 PM

Peter O'Hara (b abt 1828) in Castlebar; married Margaret Hughes (b abt 1830) in 1852 in Ireland. Immigrated to Baltimore MD USA with children Francis Patrick, Mary Catherine, Rose, Martin Thomas, Margaret Ellen. Francis (b 1861) married Clara Lucille Lingan (1891). Clara's grandfather was Edward Lingan (b 1796 in Ireland) and immigrated to Harford County MD USA.

Can't find Peter O'Hara's parents. I will be in Castlebar in May this year and would love to meet some relatives.

Rosemary Johnson Seeking:  O'Hara / O'Hora / Lingan  Peter / Francis Patrick / Edward 

Date: 2/13/2017 8:14:42 PM

Seeking any information on Mary Riddell b: c. 1771 in Castlebar, married c. 1795 to Robert Howe, b: 1756 in Castlebar, County Mayo. They emigrated to Canada and had children: John, James, Mary, Matilda, Ann and Margaret.

Brenda Howorko Seeking:  Riddell / Howe  Mary and Robert 

Date: 12/2/2017 6:07:25 PM

I am going to County Mayo and looking for McHales I live inNashville tn

Marcia Fitzmaurice Seeking:  McHale  Patrick 

Date: 1/26/2017 3:37:48 PM

My maternal grandmother was born in Castlebar in 1905, looking to find any relatives still living in the area or anyone who may know anything about her family

Tom Carey Seeking:  Bloxham  Margaret 

Date: 1/20/2017 3:43:35 PM

My fathers Mother had the maiden name Annie Cahill and she was told her family originated from Castlear Co Mayo and moved to Newcastle upon Tyne in the late 1800s we believe her father may have been called Edward or Ned any information about the Cahill family would be welcome

Patrick Lord Seeking:  Cahill  Unknown 

Date: 3/1/2017 6:31:57 PM

My great grandfather, Michael Lydon born in Ireland, was married in England in 1907, but his marriage cert had father named as Stephen Lydon (deceased). After speaking with an elderly relative, we think Michael came from Castlebar, Co. Mayo. We think Michael may have came to England with his brother(s) but cant find a census for Stephen with Michael and brothers for 1901. Michael Lydon married Annie Blackburn and lived in Willington Quay, they had my grandmother Catherine Lydon who was named after Michael's sister. Still I cannot find any information in Ireland. Any help tracking census records would be appreciated. Any help with parish records for Castlebar appreciated too. Thanks Christine Waterson

Christine Waterson Seeking:  LYDON  STEPHEN 

Date: 12/12/2016 1:55:24 AM

Born around or at least before 1850. Lived in Victoria, Australia but could have been born elsewhere. I have very little information on this person, sorry.

Lisa Powell Seeking:  McHale  Lucy 

Date: 12/12/2016 1:52:48 AM

Born around or at least before 1850. Lived in Victoria, Australia but could have been born elsewhere. I have very little information on this person, sorry.

Lisa Powell Seeking:  McHale  Lucy 

Date: 10/20/2016 9:36:00 PM

Seeking any information on my Great Grandparents James Hart and Barbara Gaughan Born between 1840 and 1850 in county Mayo. I believe they may have been from the Belmullet area. They Had a son Owen b.1865 and a daughter Annie B.1872 who immigrated to the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania area in 1880. Any ideas would be helpful! Thanks

Donna Kurzawski Seeking:  James Hart / Barbara Gaughan  Donna 

Date: 9/26/2016 8:17:46 PM

Maria McGrail, daughter of Dominick and Nora McGrail, born 1855, married Hugh Doyle, in Pittsburgh in 1882. Hugh’s 1st marriage was to Margaret McGrail who may have been Maria’s sister or 1st cousin. Both families were from Mayo. Hugh was from Islandeady parish but I’m not sure about Maria’s birthplace. A church marriage seems to suggests the same general area:

13 April 1843 Islandeady Parish Co Mayo
Dominick Mcgreal and Honor McTigue
No address no parents listed
Witness Patrick Murrey and Mary McTigue

I suspect this marriage took place in Islandeady because it was the bride’s parish. the groom may have been from nearby Kilmaclasser. Griffith’s Valuation 1855 has a Dominick McGreal in Rushbrook and Clooncanavan townlands. I assume Honor went to live with Dominick but the parish records for that parish pre-1870 were destroyed which is why no baptisms can be found. It is significant that Hugh and Maria Doyle’s first son William had a Sponsor named Ella McTighe. Any information welcome.

Philip Doyle Seeking:  McGrail/McGreal  - 


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