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Michael Tollet of Tallagh BELMULLET was married to Anne 'Nancy' Padden aka Áine Nic Páidín.  

At the time of Griffiths Valuation of Tallagh in 1856, no Tollet (aka Tollett) was recorded as having land in this townland. It would appear Michael and his brother William married into Padden and Caulfied farmland here respectively. 

  • John Padden at #4a

  • James Padden at #64a

  • Thomas Padden at #65a

  • Patrick Padden at #68a

The only Tollet in the entire barony of Erris recorded at this time was Anne Tollet at #1l in the townland of Clooneen (just north of Tallagh). 


People they invited to godparent included:

  • William Tollet was godfather to their twin Biddy Tollet on 4-May-1859;

  • Mary Tollet, (Mary Tollet married Michael Butler in 1863);

  • Michael Padden,

  • Honor Gaughan (see #13a, #67a and Carn Fowler)

  • Ellen Caulfield, (see #72a)

  • Michael & Mary Bourke, 

  • Catherine Donohoe, Thomas Lally, Anne Sweeney, Pat Hare, Anthony McNamara.

On 29-May-1859 William Tollet & Ann Caulfield baptised Catherine Tollet, inviting Peter Caufield & Mary Walsh as godparents.  09-Nov-1861 William Tollet & Mary Bourke (married Jan 1861) baptised Michael Tollet, inviting Michael & Margaret Bourke to godparent. In 1863 they invited Michael & Brigid Bourke to godparent, and in 1870, Mary Tollett also sponsored the baptism of their son John.


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  • I'm wondering - could Michael Tollet and Nancy Padden be the parents of Margaret Tollet (b. 1845, married John O'Toole). I had thought her parents were a different couple that emigrated to Scotland, but I'm thinking now that this Michael could have been her father. All I know for certain is that her father was named Michael. I think the information I submitted for Margaret could have been incorrect.


    Sunday 22nd December 2019, 08:25PM

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