Lawrence Mannion1866

Lawrence Mannion 1866

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Hello to all you possible cousins out there. My name is Deirdre Gavin Bradway. All four of my grandparents were of Irish descent so I didn't have one of the surprising revelations about my ancestry that I always see on the TV ads. :) DNA confirmed I'm Irish.

My great grandfather, Lawrence Mannion was born 02 Nov 1866 in Dunmore Parish, Gortnagoyne which is just outside Tuam in County Galway. The copy I have of Lawrence Mannion’s birth certificate indicates that his father, Darby Mannion, was a carpenter. Lawrence’s mother’s name was Catherine Donelan (I’ve seen various spellings). The birth was witnessed by her mother whose name was Mary. Based on the records I found in the Tithe Applotment Books, in 1833 the Donelan family (spelled Donnolin in the records) had several households in Gortnagoyne area.

If you're interested, this is a link to the record I found:…/004587437…

It's a bit difficult to read, but it looks like Thomas Donnolin farmed 20 acres, James and Edward each farmed 6 acres and John Donnolin farmed 9 acres.

I'd love to hear from anyone who might have a connection to the Gortnagoyne Donelans or the Mannions, Gavins, Kenny's, O'Briens, Reid's, Sheridan's, O'Reilly's or Conniker's. I noticed there was a Tracey on the applotment book for Gornagoyne -- I've got some of those in my family tree as well, just not sure how they fit in.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Nov 1866
Date of Death 1st Jan 1938
Townland born Gortnagoyne
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Darby Mannion
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Catherine Donelon
Number of Siblings 7
Names of Siblings Mary Anne, Michael, Jerry (Darby), Margaret, Brigid, Catherine, Thomas
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Catherine Sheridan
Number of Children 4
Names of Children Michael T Manning, Anna Manning, Nora E. Manning, Mary Catherine Manning
Place of Death New York City, New York, United States of America
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  • Deidre,  just a quick note to say I'm showing matches with both your dad and you, along with others in my Donnellon family.  We're both in the Donnellan DNA & the Dunmore DNA groups on Facebook.  The MRCA for the matches for both you and your dad is 7 generations back, that great nether world of missing info. 


    Thursday 19th July 2018 03:50PM

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