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Welcome to the Termonfeckin Historical Society message board, where visitors can leave their questions, comments, suggestions or feedback about our website. You can also leave queries or information about your family history or indeed on any other aspect of Termonfeckin history. 

Please note that it is beyond the Society\'s remit to answer or deal with queries regarding specific family histories.

All available parish records are on this site, together with links to additional archive sources and a comprehensive list of geographical locations, which should assist those seeking genealogical information. 
  

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(7th May 2016)

*Name - Michael Carl Budd

*Email -
michaelcarl.budd@gmail.com

*Message - Hello!  Had a very nice visit to Termonfeckin in 2012 getting to know some distant relatives (McEvoys and others).  Was wondering if there\\\\'s an easy way (via PayPal?) to send the money to join for a year.  I\\\\'d also love to be in touch with some more folks knowledgeable about the history of the area to further branch out my family tree.

Best,
Carl
Brooklyn, New York, USA

 



(4th May 2016)

My name is Ciaran McDonnell. Your name was given to one of my brothers, Aodhan, by Noel Ross and to me by the local history librarian in Dundalk Library, who suggested that I talk to you about my family history. This is because my McDonnell ancestors were from Termonfeckin, a fact I did not know until late last summer. I wonder if you could help me throw some further light on these ancestors and, in particular, if you know of people currently alive to whom I may be related and/or from whom I might learn more. 

I hope you will not mind if I give you some of my family details which may help to point in the right direction.

My father was Laurence McDonnell, born in December 1916 and raised in Kilsaran. He became a teacher, taught in Bush technical school in Cooley, later became principal in the Girls\\\\' Technical school in Dundalk and, when it merged with the Boys\\\\' Technical school, he was deputy principal of that merged school (now O\\\\'Fiach College) until 1979. His brother, John McDonnell, was a journalist and, later, editor of "Ireland\\\\'s Own" for many years. John also wrote quite a number of plays such as "Wigs on the Green" and "All the King\\\\'s Horses". Some of these were performed in the Abbey theatre in Dublin.

Patrick McDonnell, my grandfather, was baptised in Termonfeckin (in 1881).  Patrick is recorded in the 1911 census as having worked in a shop in Dunleer (this is now the Dunleer Inn). He married Annie Corcoran from Dillonstown, Drumcar (in February 1916) and they lived in Kilsaran from about 1916 where they had a shop across from the Church. He died in 1946. Annie died in 1978. 

Patrick\\\\'s parents, my great-grandparents, were Laurence McDonnell (born about 1855) and Anne Kelly of Cannonstown: Patrick\\\\'s baptismal certificate says Anne Reilly, but the marriage certificate of Laurence is to Anne Kelly, in January 1877. Both the 1901 and 1911 census show only one Laurence McDonnell in Termonfeckin, a widower. He was an agricultural worker in 1901 and a harbour employee in 1911. In the 1901 census, he has adult children living with him in Termonfeckin but my grandfather had already moved out; by 1911, he lives on his own. I can find nothing at all regarding my grandfather\\\\'s siblings and who their descendants - if any - were. I would love to meet any such descendant-cousins. I would imagine that someone must have some knowledge of them.

(There is another Laurence McDonnell who was born in Termonfeckin, son of John McDonnell and Mary Curran of Cannonstown and he was baptised on 13/08/1846. The sponsors were Peter Reynolds and Anne McDonnell. This Laurence is recorded as having died in 1870).

My great-great-grandparents, Patrick McDonnell and Margaret Reynolds who lived in Ganderspark, were married on November 20th, 1850 in Termonfeckin.  

Further back than that I am not sure. I have been in contact with an American lady, Deborah Stevens, who is a 2nd cousin of Michael McDonnell of Cannontown farm. She thinks that my great—great grandfather, Patrick, may have been the son of Laurence McDonnell who was married to Jane McCann and that he was a brother of her ancestor, Anthony McDonnell. This may well be the case - and it fits what we know - but it is merely speculation on both our parts. However, if it is correct, then the first names of my ancestors from my 3 x great-grandfather to my father were Laurence, Patrick, Laurence, Patrick and Laurence Patrick (my father) which fits the old tradition of naming one\\\\'s eldest son after one\\\\'s father. 

I have looked at your excellent site, TermonfeckinHistory.ie and have gone through it in some detail. I have also read through the copies of the Termonfeckin Historical Society in the Dundalk library and examined the transcriptions you made of the Termonfeckin graves. I see that I am related to Captain Joseph Reynolds and to the McDonnell brothers who served at sea with him. 

My grandfather is buried in KIlsaran. I do not know where his father/mother and grandfather/grandmother are buried, although I (now) presume it is in Termonfeckin. I wonder if the Laurence McDonnell who died 24/11/1930 (in grave 255 in your list of graves) is my great-grandfather. He would have been 76 or so, if this is the correct person - or does it refer to another person? If "his mother Mary-Ann died 9-7-1930" refers to that Laurence, then it cannot be my great-grandfather.

So, in summary, I have an incomplete list of some dates of births and marriages of some McDonnells and some snippets of other information, but not much else. I have no information on Anne Kelly (Reilly?) (Laurence\\\\'s wife) and I would very much like to know much more about her family and about the Reynolds family.

I visited Termonfeckin in the late Autumn of last year and enquired in a local cafe/shop but no one knew anything or could suggest anyone to talk to other than to contact the local historical society.

So I would really appreciate hearing any information you might have about these McDonnell/ Kelly (Reilly?)/ Reynolds families or even if you could just point me in the direction of people who would/might know, that would be wonderful.

About myself: I lived in Carlingford until I was 8 years of age and then in Dundalk, where I attended the Christian Brothers schools (I did my Leaving Certificate in 1969). I have lived in Dalkey, in south Co. Dublin for over 30 years. I have 3 adult children and 2 grand-children. I retired a few years ago.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.

With kind regards,

Ciaran McDonnell










Name: LukeEmail: 
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Country: IRELAND Date: 15 Aug 2011 23:00:23 GMT

Comment: Hi Declan, I think this website is a wonderful resource for people interested in local history...




Name: Judy WelshEmail: 
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Country:  Date: 2 Sep 2011 18:15:26 GMT

Comment: I am searching for the location of the graves of James Leech (born 1838) & his wife Margaret Norris Leech (born 1840) - dates of deaths unknown. I would like to visit the graves,if located, while visiting Termonfeckin the first week of October. Any information greatly appreciated.



Name: JohnEmail: 
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Country: IRELAND Date: 2 Sep 2011 22:04:59 GMT

Comment: Excellant site,very well done.



Name: Declan DempseyEmail: dempseyfinancialservices@eircom.net
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Country:  Date: 2 Sep 2011 22:19:58 GMT

Comment: Declan - Well Done on the website. Some great reading in it.



Name: Laurence k MooreEmail: lk_m0ore@eircom.net
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Country: IRELAND Date: 3 Sep 2011 06:59:23 GMT

Comment: Great site, congratulations. I note there are quite a few Moore\\\\'s on the Marriage\\\\'s 1853-1881. Some of the Jacob/James, I allready know their family history. But I wonder about small Gravestone in Termonfeckin old Cemetery with just the inscription: "James Moore". Does anyone know who he was? Thank you. Best wishes Laurnce k Moore, Clogherhead, Drogheda.



Name: CamillaEmail: camilla.allison@btinternet.com
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Country: UK Date: 3 Sep 2011 22:40:40 GMT

Comment: Declan The website is brilliant. it is a real credit to you and the Society.



Name: RobertEmail: robertquaile@hotmail.com
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Country: IRELAND Date: 4 Sep 2011 12:13:00 GMT

Comment: Congratulations Declan, a great resource!!



Name: Anna ThomasEmail: anna@gingerpaw.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND Date: 4 Sep 2011 15:33:06 GMT

Comment: Hi Declan. Well done with your website. I can see it being of great help when I get round to researching my Termonfechin family.



Name: Oliver TullyEmail: tullyoliver@yahoo.co.uk
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Country: IRELAND Date: 5 Sep 2011 08:13:57 GMT

Comment: Hi Declan. Well done on getting the website up and running. It is a great resource of information on the Termonfeckin area.



Name: Sean kavanaghEmail: Mrsksafety@eircom.net
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Country: IRELAND Date: 5 Sep 2011 22:02:43 GMT

Comment: Congratulations Declan a great achievement we are now open to reuniting and tracing all our long lost family and friends worldwide Sean Kavanagh



Name: AudreyEmail: audreysmith95@gmail.com
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Country: IRELAND Date: 6 Sep 2011 10:56:51 GMT

Comment: Hello Declan, a fantastic achievement, well done all involved. regards Audrey



Name: elaineEmail: 
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Country: LOUTH Date: 9 Sep 2011 13:53:16 GMT

Comment: Great site, makes interesting reading congrats to all involved



Name: Kristin McGuire ElserEmail: kristin@zelsersk.net
Welcome Page:  http://www.zelsersk.blogspot.com
Country: USA Date: 14 Sep 2011 20:36:41 GMT

Comment: This site is an awesome resource for someone like me in California! Thank you for creating it. It is wonderful to see all of Donald Murphy\\\\'s research out here about the Flanagan\\\\'s of Tubbertoby. Peter + Mary Flanagan are also to be thanked. I am descendant of Patrick Flanagan (b. 1834 in Tubbertoby, d. 1896 in Napa, California (Parents: John Flanagan and Anne Maguire of Tubbertoby). Wonderful! Kristin McGuire Elser, Mine, Yours\\\\', and the Other Guy\\\\'s Genealogy - www.zelsersk.blogspot.com



Name: Robert LindseyEmail: roblindsey@hotmail.com
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 15 Oct 2011 00:07:48 GMT

Comment: Hi there, well done on the creation of an informative website and a very useful resource! I\\\\'m a descendant of the Pentlands of Blackhall (via Florence Pentland and Richard Chaloner Lindsey as outlined in the online article), and hopefully I\\\\'ll have something to contribute to the Society (or learn from it) when I have a bit more time on my hands. Again, well done.



Name: Leigh SaddingtonEmail: john.saddo@hunterlink.net.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 22 Oct 2011 22:39:21 GMT

Comment: I am trying to find out more about Rev.William Henderson (1748-1767)I am related to him and am a direct descendant of William Cochrane to whom Rev Henderson left his "fortune." Kind regards from Australia, Leigh Saddington (nee Cochrane)



Name: Aoife FitzGeraldEmail: fitzaoife@yahoo.com
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Country: IRELAND Date: 7 Nov 2011 19:56:03 GMT

Comment: thought these might interest Registry of Deeds Dublin 536-508-358297 Kerwin & another to Kerwin A memorial of articles of agreement 22/2/1800 between Mathew Kerwin of Dremin? Co Louth linen manufacturer 1st part Mary Kerwin of Drogheda spinster 2nd part Patrick Kerwin of Drogheda Yarn merchant and Thomas Randles of Bettystown Co Louth Linen manufacturer 3rd part the said intermarriage of Mathew Kerwqn and Mary Kerwin ..witnessed Thomas Farrell and Thomas Donagh Dublin gentlemen Patrick Kerwin



Name: Aoife FitzGeraldEmail: fitzaoife@yahoo.com
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Country: IRELAND Date: 7 Nov 2011 19:56:45 GMT

Comment: next deed 542-531-359323 Kirwna to Hamill A memorial of indented deed 20/2/1802 between Mathew Kirwan of Baltray Co Louth linen manufacturer 1st part Roger hamill of Drogheda Esq. 2nd part reciting that John Lee Dublin by lease 11/8/1781 did demise to Christopher Kirwan, Nicholas Kirwan and Richard Randal lands of Bellickbynne in Cooltroir and part of Ballinreach and also part of Balckmeadow barony of Fethard parish of Beaclean?..Co Lout6h 999years on christophers death his part becme the property of Mathew Kerwan…part of Balliam Co Louth leased by Nicholas markey of Mooreside Co meath farmer to said Christopher, Nicholas and Ann Kirwan for 19 years ..lease by James Metcalf Esq. to Laurence Dignam and Laurence Kignam jun. ..31 years witnessee John Smyth, George Holmes Drogheda gentlemen.



Name: Aoife FitzGeraldEmail: fitzaoife@yahoo.com
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Country: IRELAND Date: 7 Nov 2011 19:57:52 GMT

Comment: Rose & Christopher Reynells & another 345-216-232875 Reynolds & others to Flanagan regt. 3/8/1782 A memorial of certain articles of agreement of 3 parts 5/2/1782 between Thomas Reynolds of Beataghstown parish of Terminfeckin barony of Ferrard Co Louth 1st part Christopher Keirwan of Baltray Co Louth, Richard Reynolds father of said Thomas Reynolds of Beataghstown 2nd part Rose Keirwan of Baltray daughter of Christopher 3rd part marriage shortly to be made between Thomas Reynolds and Rose Keirwan …£136.. 10s.. half of Beataghstown which Richard then paid by lease to Mr. James Pipples Dublin merchant and Philip Brabazon Esq. of Cartown Co Louth …also lands 6 acres of Bellouchburn parish of Bewly barony and Co of Louth…Richard then paid lease to John Mec Dublin Esq. .. appointed Richard Flanigan of Terminfeckin and Nicholas Kirwan of Baltray trustees of settlement witnessed Thomas Kirwan of Baltray Co Louth Farmer Patrick Randels of Beataghstown Co Louth farmer signed by all



Name: Aoife FitzGeraldEmail: fitzaoife@yahoo.com
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Country: IRELAND Date: 7 Nov 2011 19:59:04 GMT

Comment: Nicholas to Powderly 476-518-316133 Regt. 13/8/1795 A memorial of indented deed articles of agreement 12/2/1795 between Nicholas Kirwan of Baltray Co. Louth farmer 1st part John Powderly of New hall parish of Dunleer Co Louth 2nd part reciting that a marriage was intended to be solemnised between John Powderly and Mary Kirwan the daughter of Nicholas … Nicholas did give to John as marriage portion ½ of his share of lands of Ballichturne co Louth together with house on S. of premise…Mathew Kirwan of Baltray farmer appointed trustee Witnessed Patrick Powderly of New Hall also Linen manufacturer, James Kirwan of Baltray also linen manufacturer.



Name: Aoife FitzGeraldEmail: fitzaoife@yahoo.com
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Country: IRELAND Date: 7 Nov 2011 20:00:00 GMT

Comment: Nicholas & Christopher Partition 477-270-302219 Kirwan & another to Randles & another regt. 19/11/1793 A memorial of indented deed of partition and conveyance 19/8/1793 between Christopher Kirwan of Baltray Co Louth 1st part Nicholas Kirwan of Baltray 2nd part Thomas Randles, Patrick Randles and Richard Flanagan adm. of Richard Randles dec’d Co Louth 3rd reciting that whereas John Mei? Dublin Esq. by indented deed of lease 1/8/1781 did demise and let Christopher and Nicholas Randle lands of Bitlechbern Poolbrook and part of Ballenask, part of Black meadow …999 years…Richard in his last will and testament did appoint said Ex’ors ….in trust for Richard Randles a minor and under the will of Richard…Witnessed John McCormick of ….writing clerk, Thomas Baylan of Terminfeckin Co Louth farmer.



Name: Aoife FitzGeraldEmail: fitzaoife@yahoo.com
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Country: IRELAND Date: 7 Nov 2011 20:01:15 GMT

Comment: Mary & Ors Bellew & wife 292-279-190459 Kirwan to Bellew & wife Regt. 30/3/1772 A memorial of deed poll 5/10/1771 whereby (after recital of Mary Kerewan did as of Hillary term 1765 obtain judgement in his majesty’s court of Kings bench in Ireland against Sir Patrick Bellew of Barmeath Co Louth Bt. For the sum of £600…said Sir Patrick and Dame Mary Bellew otherwise How, his wife…sold land…therefore the said Mary Kirewan in consideration. Lands of Dungarvan, Balynamuch etc Co. Waterford. Witnessed Nicholas Bellew of Dublin merchant Thomas Dalton of Dublin gent signed by all Hope this has been of interest to all you Termonfeckin searchers



Name: Garry LeonardEmail: 
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Country:  Date: 16 Nov 2011 16:22:06 GMT

Comment: Looking for info on James Dowdall who enlisted in 48th Regiment in 1833 aged about 17 James Dowdall Colour Sergeant James was 39 years of age on discharge and that he had been in the regiment since March 1833 . James served a total of 21 years 2 monthsJames was five feet nine inches tall, light hair, blue eyes and a fresh complexion. Now last but not least, what you wanted, his place of birth. James was born in Drogheda, County Louth in the parish of Fermore Fachan ( Termonfeckin)



Name: Carmel McCarthyEmail: carmelmccarthy@live.ie
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Country: IRELAND Date: 19 Nov 2011 10:35:24 GMT

Comment: Great website - very informative and easy to navigate. Well done.



Name: laurence mooreEmail: lk_m0ore@eircom.net
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Country: IRELAND Date: 2 Dec 2011 11:10:13 GMT

Comment: During a lecture on the 29th Nov.2011, a discussion arose on the subject of an old headstone? Perhaps a search for a book: "a field guide to cemetery symbolism and iconography" would be of help. Alas i\\\\'m not agile enough on the internet.



Name: margaret mcalisterEmail: mmmac41@aol.com
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Country: WALES Date: 19 Dec 2011 20:11:52 GMT

Comment: I would like to know the place where father peter mckevitt was buried as he was my father hugh mckevitts uncle and i am hoping to visit nest summer many thanks



Name: David HuberEmail: hubsum@hotmail.com
Welcome Page:  http://http://stagrennangraves.host56.com/Stagrennan/donore.html
Country: IRELAND Date: 28 Dec 2011 08:28:15 GMT

Comment: I was wondering would that Laurence Dignam be this same man buried in Donore Grave Yard



Name: brian keeleyEmail: 1brkeeley@eircom.net
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Country: IRELAND Date: 2 Jan 2012 20:04:21 GMT

Comment: in the last few years i researched the keeley/kealyfamily from co., louth who emigrated to willmington illinois (c) 1840......the keeleys were from bealieu on the north side of the boyne.......i have a lot of info if anyone is interrested..........sincerely, brian keeley. greystones, co., wicklow.



Name: Patrick RundleEmail: patrick.rundle@intel.com
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Country: IRE ILAND Date: 18 Mar 2012 11:15:42 GMT

Comment: Hello, I\\\\'m looking to find out some information on Carstown House? Is it still standing? who owns it now or does it still belong to Chris Collins? thanks Pat.



Name: graeme condelyEmail: oldgraeme@hotmail.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 28 Mar 2012 12:00:32 GMT

Comment: any descendants of james connelly/connolly and bridget toner 1854 duffsfarm my gg grandparents





Name: Amy HagemanEmail: amyhageman@me.com
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Country: USA Date: 3 Apr 2012 17:40:48 GMT

Comment: What a wonderful resource! I am also a descendent of Richard Chaloner Lindsey and Florence Pentland. Only I am descended from their son, Samuel, who seems to be missing from your information. I do have quite a bit more info as well as photographs and memorobilia from the major. Would love to share.



Name: margaret mcdonnellEmail: margaretmcdonnel@aol.com
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Country: ENGLAND Date: 15 Apr 2012 22:41:50 GMT

Comment: my husband is trying to find his mothers grave she was layed to rest in the old cemetery termonfeckin between 1949 to 1952 her name was jane mcdonnell thankyou.



Name: bob rogersEmail: bobrogers1152@msn.com
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Country: USA Date: 21 Jun 2012 23:30:39 GMT

Comment: Well done sir. I plan to visit Termonfeckin in late October. Any suggestions for a genealogically minded guy who want to do some research in and around County Louth? I would like to stay in town if you recommend someone. Would be there for a week.



Name: bob rogersEmail: bobrogers1152@msn.com
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Country: USA Date: 16 Jul 2012 16:04:50 GMT

Comment: Typically what kind of weather can I expect the last week of October? The cottages on Windmill lane are where my great grandparents lived. Had this site had windmills in the past? How long have they been gone? Satellite pictures dont show any in that vacinity. Where would the Roman Catholic chapel have been in 1881? My great grandparents were married wherever that might have been, before the Immaculate Conception church was built.



Name: Anna ThomasEmail: anna@gingerpaw.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND Date: 29 Jul 2012 15:50:52 GMT

Comment: Hi Declan. I went to look for James Moore on Ancestry and found he had apparently emmigrated to the US. I then found your article on here which was enlightening. I knew that there was a seafaring connection on my mother\\\\'s father\\\\'s side but not on her mother\\\\'s side. Your site is going to prove very helpful.



Name: TomasEmail: 
Welcome Page:  http://tomasdevine@gmail.com
Country: IRELAND Date: 30 Jul 2012 23:58:06 GMT

Comment: Fantastic website ! I would love to know more about cartown house. Looking on the internet there does not seem to be even any pictures of the house. Did Oliver Plunkett live there? I know from the coat of arms above the door it was built in 1612 and there were 2 sets of initials one being OP. I think its a shame that this house seems to be overlooked especially with connections to Oliver Plunkett,Termonfeckin and Drogheda.



Name: Carole GrahamEmail: carole895@hotmail.com
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Country:  Date: 1 Sep 2012 10:42:48 GMT

Comment: Can anyone help me trace my grandmother\\\\'s family. Some were baptised in Termonfeckin.They were called Cummins, Mothers name was Margaret nee Morgan, Father\\\\'s name- Patrick. Children included Katherine or Kate born 1876 approx, Tilly, Polly(?)and others unknown. Please, if anyone can help I would really appreciate it. Thank you.



Name: Dennis DonnellyEmail: djkdonnelly@aol.com
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Country: UNITED STATES Date: 4 Sep 2012 16:24:33 GMT

Comment: Excellent work! I\\\\'m descended from two people from Termonfeckin parish, Henry Donnelly and Mary Kerwan, married January 12, 1875 in Banktown. Your website is a terrific resource. Thank you!



Name: Ann Marie KerinEmail: Ann_mariekerin@hotmail.com
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Country:  Date: 9 Sep 2012 08:13:23 GMT

Comment: Popped over for a look because I knew my ancesters were in Termonfeckin, surprised and delighed to find Ms Moore/Malone was actually a head at the school. Definite thumbs up for the amount of detail on your site, Ardee is WAY behind you :-)



Name: Noel GormanEmail: gormangenealogy@eircom.net
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Country: IRELAND Date: 12 Sep 2012 17:13:19 GMT

Comment: Great site. I am looking for Elizabeth Gartlan/d born 1891 in castlebellingham. Need information on where she is buried.



Name: laurence k mooreEmail: lk_m0ore@eircom.net
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Country: IRELAND Date: 9 Oct 2012 19:08:03 GMT

Comment: My grand uncle was James Moore born 1825 Termonfeckin. His children were: laurence born 1855. Patrick Thomas b 1858. Peter b 1860. John Eugene b 1862 and Nocholas b 1864. If there is any one out there who would wish to learn more about this James Moore, please contact me. Ten days ago I lost an incoming Email on the subject and perhaps the sender could contact me. Thanks.



Name: Debbie ButterfieldEmail: debs95@verizon.net
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Country: NEW YORK, USA Date: 15 Oct 2012 21:03:57 GMT

Comment: Thanks so much for putting this very informative website together! My husband\\\\'s great-grandmother was Julia Conlon from Sunhill/Termonfeckin. Her parents were Luke Conlon and Jane Lawless. Would love to find living relatives!



Name: RobinKEmail: roblock@msn.com
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Country: USA Date: 5 Dec 2012 02:59:09 GMT

Comment: Research on my ancestor William Wye, husband of Jane Brabazon, indicates he was not Rector of St Peter\\\\'s Drogheda, as Burke\\\\'s alleges. His father Mossom Wye was indeed Rector at Drogheda 1719-1727. William was briefly curate at Drogheda in 1713, and in 1717 went as an SPG missionary to America, where he upset many and finally married and settled as Rector, North Elk parish, Maryland. He married again and died in 1744. Apparently his first wife Jane B remained in Ireland and outlived him...



Name: RobinKEmail: roblock@msn.com
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Country: USA Date: 5 Dec 2012 03:25:59 GMT

Comment: Jane Brabazon, wife of Rev. William Wye, does not appear to have gone to America with him in 1717 with her children. Her daughter\\\\'s MI mentions her, and I believe she was still living in Drogheda in 1762 and died thereabouts. Does the THS have a death date for her?



Name: James LeachEmail: leachj33@gmail.com
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Country: USA Date: 16 Jan 2013 03:42:08 GMT

Comment: Hello Declan! Nice job on new website and thanks for the tour a few years ago. We found the Joseph Leech headstone and where he lived in the Bawn. Cheers!



Name: Peggy DoranEmail: margaretdoran1@comcast.net
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Country: USA Date: 28 Feb 2013 03:32:19 GMT

Comment: My grandmother was from Termonfeckin - She and her sister came to USA, her brothers (McConnon) remained in Termonfeckin area. She was Bridget McConnon and her sister was Margaret. Brothers were Bartholomew, James and Thomas (Thomas came to US and passed here at age 27). Any relatives still there??



Name: Anna ThomasEmail: anna@gingerpaw.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND Date: 8 Mar 2013 18:45:47 GMT

Comment: I\\\\'m trying to find the marriage of Mary Carton and Francis Byrne. As Mary was born in Termonfeckin would I be correct in thinking that she would marry there even if she was working away from home? Francis was born in 1841 and Mary in 1851 and there first daughter was born (I think)in 1880, so a likely marriage would be between the late 1860\\\\'s and the late 1870s.



Name: Diana MooneyEmail: deemccready@live.co.uk
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Country: PORTSMOUTH HAMPSHIRE ENGLAND Date: 26 Mar 2013 20:02:01 GMT

Comment: i dont know were to start , my Grandfather was a Blacksmith in Drogehda before he came to England with his family his name was Terence Mooney his wife was named Margaret Mooney nee Roonan would you please let me know if there is any evidence of him being there thankyou



Name: PaulEmail: beazer.paul@gmail.com
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Country: USA Date: 5 Apr 2013 12:57:50 GMT

Comment: I\\\\'m trying to locate records of one of my ancestors, James S McCulla, born 20 April 1777, in Termonfeckin. He died in Indiana, US in 1859. We don\\\\'t know much about him other than he married his first wife in 1805 in the US, so he would have immigrated between 1777 and 1805. Thank you in advance for any info you may have, could you also include your sources?



Name: Will DeLineEmail: history_man10@hotmail.com
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Country: USA Date: 8 Apr 2013 00:03:11 GMT

Comment: Through RootsIreland I discovered my ancestors are from Termonfeckin. Nicholas McQuillen married Elizabeth Reilly in 1833 here. The Reilly abode was Cnoc an Doctor. Could anyone help me with this family? Are records available from 1805-1815 to locate births/christenings? Does anyone link up with the family or have advice how to found more information? Thank you.



Name: margaret mcdonnellEmail: margaretmcdonnel@aol.com
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Country: ENGLAND Date: 11 Apr 2013 17:17:59 GMT

Comment: Hello i am trying to find my husband\\\\'s mother she died between 1944-1950 we think her name was jane mcdonnell she is beried in the old cemertry termonfekin please can you help us find her thankyou.



Name: Anna ThomasEmail: anna@gingerpaw.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND Date: 17 Jun 2013 13:50:15 GMT

Comment: Trying to trace Carton family, presumably from Termonfeckin. Back in 1800\\\\'s William Carton married Alice Brodigan. Their children were Mary, Anne, William, John and Peter. I know that Mary married Francis Byrne and lived in Bray Co Wicklow. Their daughter, Anna, married Frederick Gordon Brown and eventully moved to Yeovil, Somerset in England with their daughters Marie and Hannah. Frederick converted to Catholicism. I have photograph of Carton children taken in 1943: Pat 3, Sean 2, Brenda 1. They might have been visiting family in Bray but would like to link the various generations.



Name: Nick ChambersEmail: chchchambers@aol.com
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Country: ENGLAND Date: 22 Jun 2013 22:12:16 GMT

Comment: Dear Termonfeckin, I am researching my maternal grandmother\\\\'s family. Her father was Thomas GUAGHRAN, who I think was born in Termonfechin around 1878-1881. He emigrated to Liverpool where he worked as a docker but died in an accident in 1918. Does any one have any information about the family or where I might research further, many thanks, Nick



Name: Nick ChambersEmail: chchchambers@aol.com
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Country: ENGLAND Date: 1 Jul 2013 13:00:30 GMT

Comment: Hi, Does anyone know of any GAUGHRAN\\\\'s in Termonfeckin. I am trying to find out about my Great Grandfather (Thomas Gaughran)who was born there circa 1877. He emigrated to Liverpool and died in an accident at the docks in 1918, leaving a wife, Veronica HANRATTY and several small children, including my maternal grand-mother, Kathleen. His place of birth is gleaned from the England 1911 census: Termonfeckin, Co Louth. Any help gratefully received, thanks, Nick



Name: Tony DumicanEmail: tdumican@talk21.com
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Country: ENGLAND Date: 29 Jul 2013 13:37:32 GMT

Comment: DUMICAN family history. I have found a Margaret Dumican being married on 14/2/1801 to Jas Treanor. My ancestor Hugh Dumican was born around 1786 I think in the Down area but not sure. Any Info about any of the above would be appreciated. Thank you Tony Dumican



Name: Steph FinneganEmail: finnegan.s@voila.fr
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Country: FRANCE Date: 28 Sep 2013 13:12:15 GMT

Comment: Hello, My grandparents were Christopher(known as "Kit")and Alice Finnegan(née Turtle)from Carstown. Any information concerning my ggg grandparents Michael and Judith Drew (née Flanagan) living in Crocksheeby and the following families: Drew, Flanagan, Turtle, Sheils, Mckeown & Devin would indeed be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much, Steph Finnegan.



Name: Dermot McKeonEmail: dfxmckeon@hotmail.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND Date: 29 Sep 2013 22:33:42 GMT

Comment: Hello, I’m Dermot McKeon, I’m trying to research my Family tree and I need some information about my great grandfather and great grandmother. My great grandfather was John Mc Keon and the 1901 & 1911 census show him living at house 16 &12 in Milltown, Termonfeckin and show him to be a widower. My father, who is deceased, told me that he married a Catherine Tiernan – would you know where and when she was born and when they were married and if any photographs of them exist? My father also told me that the McKeon family lived at Sandpit Termonfeckin. From your website (gravestone Inscriptions) I have found out when they died - John Mc Keon 13th Feb. 1913 aged 80 years (160) and Catherine McKone wife of John McKone died 12th April 1875 aged 39 yrs (158) I would appreciate any information you can give me. Thanking you, in anticipation, Best regards, Dermot McKeon Email : dfxmckeon@hotmail.co.uk Address: 50 Friends Lane, Great Sankey, Warrington. England.



Name: sineadEmail: sineadledgewood@yahoo.co.uk
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Country: NORTHERN IRELAND Date: 2 Oct 2013 18:51:52 GMT

Comment: hi declan im really keen to get in touch with you im resesarching my great great grandfather james ledwidge who came from louth i think i mayhave found my connection with termonfeckin .he was born early 1830s and worked on the great northern railway line .he ended up in co derry where he married and settled having 9 children .iv done well with research this end but cannot complete without finding james birthplace or parentage .any help would be greatly appreciated .this is so important to me to find him and family .the name can vary as you can see from mine but ledwidge was the proper spelling .thank you



Name: Dermot McKeonEmail: dfxmckeon@hotmail.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND Date: 2 Oct 2013 22:16:41 GMT

Comment: Hello, I’m Dermot McKeon, I’m trying to research my Family tree and I need some information about my great grandfather and great grandmother. My great grandfather was John Mc Keon and the 1901 & 1911 census show him living at house 16 &12 in Milltown, Termonfeckin and show him to be a widower. My father, who is deceased, told me that he married a Catherine Tiernan – would you know where and when she was born and when they were married and if any photographs of them exist? My father also told me that the McKeon family lived at Sandpit Termonfeckin. From your website (gravestone Inscriptions) I have found out when they died - John Mc Keon 13th Feb. 1913 aged 80 years (160) and Catherine McKone wife of John McKone died 12th April 1875 aged 39 yrs (158) I would appreciate any information you can give me. Thanking you, in anticipation, Best regards, Dermot McKeon Email : dfxmckeon@hotmail.co.uk Address: 50 Friends Lane, Great Sankey, Warrington. England.



Name: colleen m wheelerEmail: wheelercm@bellsouth.net
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Country: USA Date: 5 Oct 2013 17:43:51 GMT

Comment: Just love your faces and places pages! Have family originally from Termonfeckin and even saw some folks with the surname of some relatives! What a treat... and thanks! colleen jacksonville, fl



Name: Debbie gEmail: Dg2141976@gmail.com
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Country: IRELAND Date: 16 Oct 2013 21:24:33 GMT

Comment: Hi I am trying to trace imelda mooney who went to school in the 1950-60s any information would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you.



Name: Teresa WintersEmail: tyrasii@yahoo.ie
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Country: REP. OF IRELAND Date: 2 Nov 2013 15:20:43 GMT

Comment: Wonderful website. Very well put together. Really enjoyed browsing the old photographs. Very interesting and helpful.



Name: Anne WalsheEmail: walshstein@aol.com
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Country: USA Date: 14 Nov 2013 19:50:57 GMT

Comment: Wallop Brabazon 1698-1767 married Vincentia Townley 1704-1763 in 1744 they had a daughter Lucy...she married Anthony Welsh(Walsh?) how do I find records of their issue one of whom is Blayney Townley Walshe? Thank You



Name: James SykesEmail: james.sykes124@gmail.com
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Country: ENGLAND Date: 10 Jan 2014 18:44:57 GMT

Comment: As a new member of Termonfeckin Historical Society, I am searching for information on a Mary Jane Sheridan born 1861 in Beltray County Louth. Jane married a John Woods born 1857 in St Mary\\\\'s Parish County Meath. John and Jane married in 1879 and emigrated to England - any information would be greatly appreciated.



Name: Tony McGartlandEmail: Tmcgartland@gmail.com
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Country: IRELAND Date: 31 Jan 2014 07:32:07 GMT

Comment: Trying to find James Campbell Cameron b.1886 who married Isabella mooney b.1893 in st.peters tv drogheda. Isabella lived at palace street, drogheda.



Name: Adam PentlandEmail: sinjingambia@gmail.com
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Country: BULGARIA Date: 5 Mar 2014 09:34:34 GMT

Comment: Yo say George Pentland, husband of Mary Murray was the son of another George Pentland from Armagh. I understood him to be the son of Robert Pentland and An Prederburg. Is there any proof of the Armagh claim?



Name: Betty McArdleEmail: betty.mcardle@talktalk.net
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Country: ENGLAND Date: 16 Mar 2014 10:27:35 GMT

Comment: I found your very interesting website by chance while researching my Husbands ancestors. In 1837 is G.G.G.Grandfather , Laurence McArdle, married Ann Rafferty. The records show that they lived in Baltray. Would the nearest Catholic church that they might have married in be in Termonfeckin? We are hoping to visit some time this year and would like to visit the church. Any help you could give me would be lovely. Thanks



Name: Cathy R.Email: cxr@cll.com
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Country: USA Date: 21 Apr 2014 15:51:06 GMT

Comment: I am seeking information regarding my ancester from Ireland, Bernard Sands born about 1809, maybe in Louth or Newry, may be son of Rose Duffy and Bernard Sands. Bernard or Barny, married Elizabeth Crane and immegrated to Richmond New York around 1830. Any information would be greatly appreaciated.



Name: Cathy RussellEmail: cxr@cll.com
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Country: USA Date: 28 Apr 2014 16:32:39 GMT

Comment: I am seeking information on the Sands family, Bernard Sands born Ireland about 1810, and his wife Elizabeth Crane, whom immigrated to the US around 1830. They lived in Stapleton, Richmond County, New York. I do not know were in Ireland they were from. I found many Sands in Newry, Co. Down, but no sure connection. Also found Bernard Sands in Ballyholland, Newry, Co. Louth; Moorland, Dundalk, Co. Louth; and Lambtown, Mapastown, Co. Louth. I found a marriage of a Bernard Sands to Rose Duffy in Darver, Louth on January 13, 1809. I hope this may be Bernard\\\\'s parents. Any help in finding information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you



Name: colleen m wheelerEmail: wheelercm@bellsouth.net
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Country: USA Date: 7 Jun 2014 17:01:21 GMT

Comment: Would love to determine what Catholic Churche/Parishes were in parish/district of Termonfeckin in August of 1824. Trying to trace family name of CURRAN and have a baptism record for Mary CURRAN, daughter of Peter CURRAN and Mary PENTONY. Would be happy to pay for any assistance! Many thanks for such a great site! colleen wheeler@bellsouth.net



Name: Anna ThomasEmail: anna@gingerpaw.co.uk
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Country:  Date: 6 Dec 2014 21:35:05 GMT

Comment: First, I notice that the Catholic birth, marriage and death records are going to be available free on line next year.:) Also, would a lady born in Termonfeckin be likely to marry outside the parish. My great grandmother Mary Carton lived in Bray, Co Wicklow but was born in Termonfeckin.



Name: Will McGuireEmail: 1ld7438@gmail.com
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Country: USA Date: 10 Jan 2015 00:23:28 GMT

Comment: James McGuire baptised Jan. 1749, parents were James McGuire and Elizabeth McCormick, sponsors were James and Ann McMahon- looking for any information where they came from. Thanks: Will McGuire



Name: Kathleen Mullen GuarinoEmail: Kpguarino@comcast.net
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Country: USA Date: 28 Jan 2015 19:53:26 GMT

Comment: Hello I am trying to find the birth or baptismal record for my maternal grandmother Catherine McQuillan Donnelly. She was born in the Sandpit area, later moved to live with an aunt, Kitty Gallagher, in Collon. She was born on or around May 19 1873. Anne Pentony Connor was her niece. Any help would be much appreciated. Kathleen



Name: graeme condelyEmail: oldgraeme@hotmail.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA  Date: 10 Feb 2015 05:52:30 GMT

Comment: looking for info on james connelly /bridget toner children peter baptized termonfeckin 1849 and mary 1851 ttermonfeckin ancestors or info would be great



Name: graeme condelyEmail: oldgraeme@hotmail.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA  Date: 10 Feb 2015 05:52:37 GMT

Comment: looking for info on james connelly /bridget toner children peter baptized termonfeckin 1849 and mary 1851 ttermonfeckin ancestors or info would be great



Name: graeme condelyEmail: oldgraeme@hotmail.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA  Date: 10 Feb 2015 05:52:45 GMT

Comment: looking for info on james connelly /bridget toner children peter baptized termonfeckin 1849 and mary 1851 ttermonfeckin ancestors or info would be great



Name: graeme condelyEmail: oldgraeme@hotmail.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA  Date: 10 Feb 2015 05:52:58 GMT

Comment: looking for info on james connelly /bridget toner children peter baptized termonfeckin 1849 and mary 1851 ttermonfeckin ancestors or info would be great



Name: graeme condelyEmail: oldgraeme@hotmail.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA  Date: 10 Feb 2015 05:52:59 GMT

Comment: looking for info on james connelly /bridget toner children peter baptized termonfeckin 1849 and mary 1851 ttermonfeckin ancestors or info would be great



Name: barbara geogheganEmail: barbarageoghegan@hotmail.com
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Country: IRELAND Date: 14 May 2015 16:43:52 GMT

Comment: i am looking for some information on the family of thomas and bridget owens. A number of children are listed on the 1901 census and are recorded as deceased on the 1911 census. My great grand mother was one of the surviving children Kathleen Owens but she died in 1925. Any help would be appreciated. Barbara geoghegan



Name: Pat ReillyEmail: reillypat@aol.com
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Country: USA Date: 14 Jun 2015 22:04:22 GMT

Comment: I am planning a visit to Termonfeckin in July to see the place where my grandfather\\\\'s birth was registered. His father, Hugh Reilly, was a constable in County Louth in the 1860s and 70s. I wonder whether there are records available locally that might mention him. He was a sergeant in the later part of his stay. Thanks for any help. Pat Reilly



Name: kenneth HalliwellEmail: halliwellukltd@live.co.uk
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Country: MANCHESTER UK Date: 23 Jun 2015 15:56:36 GMT

Comment: Fantastic site.My mother\\\\'s maiden name was McGennett.born 1910 in Manchester.The name seems to be extinct.I have researched back to William McGennett 1843 through her line.There stumped.I notice a mention of Wm McGennett of Tarmonfekon c.1571. A wild shot,anyone know how I can move forward 250 odd years or have I found where the McGennett\\\\'s were from ??.Only other bits are family protestant,orange??ha rumours....please help, if you can give me a clue fantastic,thanks ken halliwell



Name: debbieEmail: dg2141975@gmail.com
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Country: IRELAND Date: 27 Jul 2015 09:27:08 GMT

Comment: Hi I was wondering if anyone has any information about imelda mooney or mooney family ..Thank you



Name: BarbaraEmail: barberic@charter.net
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Country: USA Date: 17 Aug 2015 13:49:26 GMT

Comment: Looking for information on Walter Garland of Termonfeckin, born ca.1780, married to Catherine Clark of Wyanstown in 1804.



Name: TeresaEmail: teresaclarke@hotmail.com
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Country:  Date: 30 Aug 2015 15:29:05 GMT

Comment: Can anyone give me directions to the mads rocks please.



Name: Patrick BohnEmail: jpbohn2@comcast.net
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Country: USA Date: 13 Jan 2016 18:37:24 GMT

Comment: I am trying to reconnect with the Flynn family who live on a farm in New House, County Louth. Jim Flynn recently passed I am trying to locate the children Muriel,Caroline and Patrick. My grandfather was Richard Flynn and he was born at New House in 1880. Caroline and Muriel have both visited my family in Houston, Texas and we are planing a return trip to Ireland next year.If someone knows how I can reach them it would be appreciated.



Name: Jane ChurchEmail: janeandmark@live.co.uk
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Country: UK Date: 16 Jan 2016 15:28:27 GMT

Comment: Researching Osbornes of Dardistown Castle, in particular Joseph Osborne [my g g grandfather] and his, possibly,illegitimate daughter, Catherine Josephine Osborne born 1838 Cork. Unable to find any details of Joseph\\\\'s first marriage [if there was one] and who her mother might be. Joseph supported Catherine and her four children when she became widowed in 1855. Any information on the family gratefully received and any info on an Osbsorne family vault at church in Julianstown too.



Name: Ginger Flynn CurlEmail: gingercurl6@gmail.com
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Country: USA Date: 18 Feb 2016 23:21:02 GMT

Comment: I\\\\'ve joined Ancestry.com and had my DNA analzyed. My great grandfather Francis Flynn was from Termonfeckin in County Louth. He was born in 1839 and emigrated to New York in the USA in 1858 when he was 19 and single. I\\\\'d really like to get any information I could. When in the USA he had two boys Peter and James Joseph. Thanks for helping.



Name: Diane ByrneEmail: dianebyrne_roberts@yahoo.com.au
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Country: AUSTRALIA Date: 17 Mar 2016 03:26:04 GMT

Comment: Today I discovered that my ancestors, Patrick BYRNE (a mason) and Margaret GARVEY married at Termonfeckin on 12 August, 1837 and baptized children, Catherine (14 Nov 1839)and Laurence (15 Aug 1841)at Termonfeckin before moving to Drogheda. Loved to see your photos from so far away and will visit soonest.







Name: Louise FoyleEmail: Louise.foyle@hotmail.com
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Country: IRELAND LOUTH  Date: 31 May 2016 12:52:01 GMT

Comment: Hi, could anyone please help me. I have a cousin here from the USA. Her father was John carton, son of William carton who lived in termonfeckin from the age of 2. Could anyone give me any information on the cartons from termonfeckin? I know my grandfather Michael was from termonfeckin along with his sister Amy, children of John carton, who is son of William carton. Please email me if you know anything. Also how could I access baptismal certificate from about 1870?



Name: Charlotte DavidEmail: charlotteadavid@hotmail.com
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Country: WALES, UK Date: 17 Jun 2016 12:31:44 GMT

Comment: Hi there, I have been tracing my roots, and have been handed my family tree to which it states that I am a descendent of James Murray Pentland. RN. I was hoping to get more information, and possibly share the records my family has gathered over the years? We have a large written family tree that goes back to the 1600s starting with John Pentland. Looking forward to talking to anyone with any information. Many thanks. Charlotte


Name: Gail Email: gailburns1954@hotmail.co.uk
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Country: ENGLAND   Date: 22 Sep 2017 16:20:31 GMT

Comment: I am looking for the exact DOB for a Kathleen Bleeks, formerly Quinn, originally from Kiltallach latterly of Preston England. Does anyone know who I can get in touch with to try to find this out?. Online records have revealed nothing. Her headstone in Monasterboice doesn't say either.



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