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Hello from the USA!  I am trying to track down the ancestors--and living relatives--of my paternal grandparents: John Patrick Coyle and Mary Agens McCormack.  My grandparents met, married, and raised their children in New York City even though their respective families were from the same area of North Mayo, Ireland.  This is what I found in the 1901 and 1911 Irish census, supplemented by other records that a distant relative was kind enough to send me:

My great-great-grandparents: Patrick Coyle (died in Belmullet at the age of 90 in 1941) and Bridget Coyle (nee Gallagher) lived in Inver with their sons Michael (my great-grandfather, who emigrated to America sometime before 1907, the year of my grandfather's birth), John, Patrick, James, and their granddaughter Mary McIntyre (who joined them sometime before 1911).

My great-great-grandparents: Terence Cormack and Mary (maiden name unknown) lived in Gortbrack North with their children Catherine, Bridget, James (my great-grandfather), and his wife Catherine (nee Doherty); and later (in 1911) James and Catherine Cormack (my great-grandparents) lived with their children James, Patrick, Mary (my grandmother, through whom I claim Irish citizenship, born April 3, 1904), Bridget, Annie, and Katie.

If you have any information on any of my relatives, living or deceased, I would very much appreciate it.  Please feel free to contact me through this site or at  Thanks!


Thursday 14th December 2017, 10:53PM

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  • Kevin:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I think the wife of Terence Cormack was a Mary Noone. See record below from Kiltane RC parish. Records for that parish start in 1860  Roots Ireland has a record for a John in 1862, a Mary in 1863 who likely died young and the second Mary below. The other children must have been baptized prior to August 1860.

    Name:Mary CormackDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:10-Dec-1865Address:GortbrackParish/District:KILTANEGender:FemaleCountyMAYO
    Father:Terence CormackMother:Mary NooneOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Andrew Healy Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Mary Cormack 

    Patrick Coyle and Bridget Gallagher were married in 1874. Here is the civil marriage record which also shows the names of the fathers of the bride and groom.

    This may be a son of Patrick and Bridget.

    Name:Anthony CoyleDate of Birth:13-Oct-1883
    Date of Baptism:14-Oct-1883Address:GortmeillaParish/District:KILCOMMIN ERRISGender:MaleCountyMAYO
    Father:Pat CoyleMother:Brid GallagherOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Anthony Coyle Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Mary Gallagher 

    By the way, if yoyu did not know, is a free site which has civil birth records from 1864-1916, marriages from 1870-1940 and deaths from around 1880-1965.

    Let me know whatb additional questions you have. 

    Roger McDonnell



    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 15th December 2017, 12:33AM
  • Roger,

    Thank you so much for the great information!  Looking forward to updating all my curious family members over the holidays with these lengthened Irish roots.




    Saturday 16th December 2017, 03:04PM