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I ifound a document stating that my ancestor John Hughes died in Cloonascarbery,Clonbrock Co. Galway. Death was in 1878 John Hughes b. 1808 m. Honora  Jordan in 1836 in Ballygar had son Mat Hughes b. Abt 1841. I believe they may have been from Mt Mary / Sleivmurray and Johns brothers Matt b.1802-1883 & Patrick 1798-1858 remained there while he went to Clonbrock. Their father was Nicholas b.1770 -?

Mat married Catherine Connelly from Caltra seems they too were in Cloonascarbery but later ended up In Ballinamore Bridge. John was buried with his wife in Killeroran Cemetery with his headstone placed by son Mat, which again leads me to believe that was “home”. Is there anyone that could look up Mat’s birth and if there would be records of other children,siblings of Mat. Or point me to wher I can look them up? I didn’t find anything in Tithe that helped and Griffiths is later. Not sure of parish records and if I’m in the right parish.  Any help is most welcomed! And appreciated!

Thanks very much,



Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 03:37AM

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  • Hi Kim,

    I had a look on & the marriage is there but has very little info!

    John's address is Claushatoher which I've never heard of & can't find!

    Date of Marriage:16-Feb-1836
    Parish / District:BALLYGAR
    County:Co. Galway
    Husband John Hughes Address:Claushatoher
    Wife HonoriaJordan

    I couldn't find any birth/baptism records for children of this couple on roots

    IF they were RC, the R C registers are freely available at Type Ballygar in the parish search box & you'll get baptisms, marriages & deaths for Killeroran etc. It's hard work but might be worth a look.

    Have you tried the Censuses? There are some Hughes in Galway in 1821 No more Galway records in censuses until 1901 however!

    You've done well to find what you have!





    Thursday 24th January 2019, 08:11PM
  • Thanks so much Col. really appreciate it!

    Happy St Patrick’s day!




    Friday 15th March 2019, 01:00AM