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Not to be confused with neighbouring Ballyfeeny Kilglass.
Does anyone know why the population of BF declined from 103 in 1841 to just 8 in 1901. Apart from the famine exodus that is. Was there an ongoing problem with the land?
I am searching info on Patrick Feeny born c 1811. There is a Pat in BF till c 1860 (Griffiths) but then my Pat pops up in Carrowclogher on Griffiths also. Pat was married to Elizabeth/Elin Cline/Clyne, and a Hugh Cline is at BF from 1820s to 1860s. Hugh Cline and Pat Feeny do a lot of guaranteeing on each other's Irish Reproductive Loans.
Pat Feeny's daughter married James McDermott of neighbouring Pollymount, whose father Martin had land in BF on Griffiths.
Birth, death and marriage records are mostly missing.
My other question is how Pat Feeny moved from BF to Carrowclogher which is not nearby. Was there an incentive to go to Carrowclogher?
Thank you.
Fionn Lawlor

Fionn

Sunday 25th April 2021, 10:59AM

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  • Fionn:

    My first reaction is that the landlord wanted to move tenants off the land to use the land for grazing. Ballyfeeny was a small townland only 120 acres. The cancelled books post Griffiths would be a good source but as of now those records are only available in the Valuation Office in Dublin.

    You mention not finding birth, marriage and death records. Here is the 1879 marriage record for James McDermott and Brigid Feeny  (second record)

    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_ret...

    The Strokestown records go back to 1830. What records are you looking for?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 25th April 2021, 12:35PM
  • Thanks Roger for info on the landlord.
    Marriage - I had that. Just trying to establish genuine older siblings of Bridget Feeny . I did wonder if Pat Feeny had been married twice as his three older children with Eli Cline were quite a bit older than the children recorded on 1901 census, which are definitely related to me.
    Then the Mc Dermotts are another puzzle... James' parents were Martin McDermott from Pollymount and Margaret McDermott (from where?) which makes it trickier when looking at sponsors etc and trying to verify the trail back.
    I shall post some info on James and Bridget's daughter Tess tomorrow. She was my great grandmother and godmother and was active in Cumann na mBan.
    Fionn

    Fionn

    Sunday 25th April 2021, 11:54PM
  • Thanks Roger for info on the landlord.
    Marriage - I had that. Just trying to establish genuine older siblings of Bridget Feeny . I did wonder if Pat Feeny had been married twice as his three older children with Eli Cline were quite a bit older than the children recorded on 1901 census, which are definitely related to me.
    Then the Mc Dermotts are another puzzle... James' parents were Martin McDermott from Pollymount and Margaret McDermott (from where?) which makes it trickier when looking at sponsors etc and trying to verify the trail back.
    I shall post some info on James and Bridget's daughter Tess tomorrow. She was my great grandmother and godmother and was active in Cumann na mBan.
    Fionn

    Fionn

    Monday 26th April 2021, 06:54AM
  • Fionn:

    Can you tell me the name of the mother of Martin, Anne and Kate shown in the 1901 census? Thanks!

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 30th April 2021, 05:04PM