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Looking for relatives/information regarding my great grandfather Michael Yeldon Costelloe born 1821 Freshford Co Kilkenny b1821 - d1889 (married in England to Sarah Joanna Collinson). His father was John Costelloe of Freshford/Co Kilkenny who was married to Margaret Wallen (no dates re fob etc)


Wednesday 19th February 2020, 07:10PM

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  • Cossie:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I assume your Costelloes were Roman Catholic? The RC records for Freshford go back to the late 1700s and there don't appear to be any gaps in the records. Here is the link to the parish register  I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland and could not find a Michael Costelloe baptismal record around 1821 with father John and mother Margaret.I also searched for any children of the couple with no success. 

    The 1826 Tithe listings are available for Freshford civil parish but I only found one Costello/Costelloe record-- a Patrick in Knockroe townland.

    Any other clues?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 19th February 2020, 07:53PM


    Hi Roger, thanks for getting back to me today. Yes, they would be RC if the rest of my past family are anything to go by

    The only possible clue other than what I have posted above is that Michael's father (he would be my great, great grandfather) may have been one Pierce Costelloe but clutching at straws here

    He and his wife appear to have soon settled in the NE of England (where I'm from originally) and had many, many children!

    Thanks for your efforts an my behalf







    Thursday 20th February 2020, 12:12PM