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Seeking any information on the Cluny surname, as well as any possible descendants with that (or similarly spelled) surnames from Taghmon, Wexford, Ireland. 

Patrick Cluny was born in Taghmon, Wexford in 1769 and married Mary Doyle in 1789, in Wexford. 

A son, also named Patrick was born in Taghmon, Wexford on 17 March 1793.  He subsequently emigrated to the United States (Fall River, Massachusetts, US) and lived there. Some records show his craft as a tailor.  In the US, he married Sarah Allen on 2 August, 1821 and together they  had  nine (9) children.  He died in the US on 18 May 1862. 

One of his children was named John Coaquien and somehow his surname was changed from Cluny to Cluney.  John was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on 29 July, 1838 and died in Honolulu, Hawaii on 28 March, 1910.  I am the great-grandson of John Coaquien Cluney.

I have absolutely no knowlege of Ireland, towns and villages.  One day, I hope to visit.


Aloha to whoever read this,

John Cluney, Pukalani, Maui, Hawaii


Sunday 1st August 2021, 08:43PM

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  • John:


    The surname Cluny/Cluney must have died out in Taghmon parish not long after Patrick left. A search on the subscription site Roots Ireland did not show any Cluny/Cluney baptismal records in Taghmon. There were a few Cluny/Cluney baptismal records in other parishes with the last baptismal record in 1869. By the 1911 census there were no Cluny/Cluney individuals in all of Co. Wexford. 

    You may want to consider a DNA test to see if you have matches with individuals who have Cluny/Cluney connections.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 1st August 2021, 10:50PM