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Littlemo

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Hi Everyone! I have found out that I have Ancestors who were Born or Lived in Ireland. Anyone any ideas how I can get started? The names I am interested in are John Reilly(County Mayo) Walter Donnelly (Houghae)James Donnelly(Unknown) & Hannah Neilan (Roscommon)John was born about 1886 Walter1886 James1812 & Hannah 1835. Any advice or help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Hi Everyone! I have found out that I have Ancestors who were Born or Lived in Ireland. Anyone any ideas how I can get started? The names I am interested in are John Reilly(County Mayo) Walter Donnelly (Houghae)James Donnelly(Unknown) & Hannah Neilan (Roscommon)John was born about 1886 Walter1886 James1812 & Hannah 1835. Any advice or help would be appreciated. Thanks
Hi Littlemo,
I live about 15 miles from Roscommon town, but unfortunately have no transport.
Apart from the usual archives, you could email www.roscommonherald.ie or www.westernpeople.ie

The first address is obvious, the second address is a Mayo newspaper, send them both an enquiry, and I'm sure you will get a reply.

Steve.:)
 

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Hi Littlemo, I'm sure with names like that they were born here. Don't forget to look for variations of the names.

For example:-

Reilly = Rahily=Raheely= o'reily. etc.
Donnelly = Donaly= Donnally= o'donnelly = o'donnell. etc.

A lot of people dropped the o' from their surnames.

And also gaelic spelling eg. Roscommon = Ros coma'in Mayo = Mhaigh E'o


County web addresses:-
www.roscommoncoco.ie
www.mayococo.ie

Also :- www.goldenpages.ie equivalent to yellowpages in Engalnd.

Steve.:)
 
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Here is a Walter, not even though this one does not state which county he was born in in Ireland . the second appears to be the same person, but his mother was remarried then so put both in, grant you I don't know if he is whom you are looking for but infor fits;)

Walter J Donnelly
Age: 5
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Michael
Mother's Name: Elizabeth
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland

Civil Parish: Bedford
Ecclesiastical parish: St Thomas
Town: Leigh Lancaster
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Registration district: Leigh
Sub registration district: Culcheth
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Household Members: Name Age
Michael Donnelly 39
Elizabeth Donnelly 25
Walter J Donnelly 5
Joseph Donnelly 3
Mary F Donnelly 7/12

Walter Donnelly
Age: 15
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Relation: Stepson
Mother's Name: Elizabeth
Gender: Male
Where born: Houghae, Ireland

Civil Parish: Leigh
Ecclesiastical parish: St Thomas
Town: Leigh
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Registration district: Leigh
Sub registration district: Culcheth

Household Members: Name Age
Henry Walter Lindsay 48
Elizabeth Lindsay 34
Walter Donnelly 15
Joseph Donnelly 13
Mary Francis Donnelly 10
Thomas Donnelly 8
Ellen Donnelly 7

Hopes this helps:D :D :D Joyce
 
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here is what I found for hannah, This one has a murray as a granddaughter:2fun:

Not sure if this was what you were looking for but hope this helps

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Hannah Neilan
Age: 56
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Relation: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Rosscommon, Ireland

Civil Parish: Bedford
Ecclesiastical parish: St Thomas
Town: Leigh Lancaster
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England


Registration district: Leigh
Sub registration district: Culcheth

Household Members: Name Age
Hannah Neilan 56
Mary Neilan 27
Mary A Murray 1
William Webster 22


Hannah Neilan
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Year of Registration: 1895
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Age at Death: 60
District: Leigh
County: Greater Manchester, Lancashire
Volume: 8c
Page: 177
 

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