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I would love to connect with anyone who has information about the Cravens who lived in Oldbridge in the mid-1800s. My great-great grandfather, Joseph Craven was born in 1865 to Nicholas Craven & Mary (Connelly) Craven. He had several brothers and sisters: James (b 1842), Mary Anne (b 1844), Owen (b 1845), Elizabeth (b 1848), Catherine (b 1851), Julia (b 1856), Nicholas (b 1857), Patrick (b 1859), and Francis (b 1861). I would like to learn more about where they lived, and am also searching for Nicholas's (Joseph's father) parents and siblings. I have Nicholas born around 1816, although do not know where. Mary Connelly was born around 1813, I believe. Anyone who has any information on this family, please message me!

-Rebecca (Craven) Racine

rmcraven

Tuesday 2nd March 2021, 12:57AM

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  • I believe we are searching the same family.  My family had most of the same first names as you do. My great grandfather was James b 1835 and his father was Francis born 1804 also in Louth ( married a Catherine Connolly). I have a  Peter b 1857, Margaret b 1853,  John b 1849, Nicholas b 1845, Francis b 1845 and Patrick b 1838. My gggrandfather was also Francis b abt 1757 and my ggggrandfather was Joannis Craven b abt 1726. I am sure with a lot of the same names  and coming from places like Haggardstown, Louth and Donore, Meath we have some sort of connection.

    ccraven931

    Tuesday 2nd March 2021, 08:25PM
  • Thank you for connecting, ccraven931! I have been wondering for quite some time whether there is a connection between these two families. I learned of the names you listed from soneone else a few years ago who is a descendant. The name on my Craven side who would be within the same generation as those you listed is my great-great-great grandfather, Nicholas Craven (b abt 1816). I haven't come across any records indicating a connection with your family, which is why I'm hoping to learn the names of Nicholas's parents and siblings. The only record I have in question so far is a Catholic Parish Register for a Nicholas Craven born in 1818 to parents Patrick Craven and Rose Dolan in 1818 in Monasterboice, Armagh, Co. Louth. Sound familiar at all?

    rmcraven

    Friday 5th March 2021, 12:05AM
  • I still thnk we are related through one of the cravens. Have you done an ancestry DNA test? I have and have come across a few Cravens searching other sides of the family. Mostly there were so many siblings . I do know a lot of Cravens named their kids the same. It can be very confusing. We probably go back so far we may never know.

    ccraven931

    Friday 12th March 2021, 06:19PM
  • Yes, I have taken an Ancestry DNA test. Would be happy to compare results. My username on Ancestry is rmcraven85. And I agree, there has to be a shared ancestory, but could be very far back.

    rmcraven

    Monday 15th March 2021, 12:44AM