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looking for other Castlelyons Crowley descendants different members of the family came to America from the1830s through the late 19th century arriving in Massachusetts some staying others going to Illinois via New Orleans                 Jim Webster 






Monday 23rd September 2019, 10:14PM

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  • Jim:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    The subscription site Roots Ireland has 107 Crowley baptismal records for Castlelyons RC parish from 1791-the early 1900s. If you can provide names and likely years of birth, we can check for records.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 23rd September 2019, 10:45PM
  • Thanks for the response, sorry for the delay in getting back.  Anyway thanks for your offer.  Here on the names


    John Crowley born about 1811 came to Massacusetts about 1835. He is my 2nd ggrandfather

    Bridget Crowley, guess a sister(she is witness at the baptism of John's oldest son in Massacusetts  and John named one of his daughters Bridget) probably born around 1811 as well.  

    John's wife is Mary Wallace doubt she was born in Castlelyons but my grandmother who knew this  grandmother thought she came to Massacusetts with other members of the Crowley family before marrying John in Salem Massacusetts.

    John's father was Daniel Crowley guess he was born in the 1780s his wife was Mary.

    Based on a DNA connection there is a WIlliam Crowley who is maybe a brother to Daniel Crowley his daughter came much later to Massacusetts 


    Thanks again

    Jim Webster<Clarkson Webster<Edith Crowley<James Crowley<John Crowley<Daniel Crowley


    Friday 11th October 2019, 01:44AM
  • Jim:

    The subscription site Roots Ireland did not have any John or Bridget Crowley baptismal records in Castlelyons around 1811. The closest John record was in 1812 but father William. Here is a link to the parish register  The register is fairly readable and the records are in English.


    Name:John CrowlyDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:21-Jun-1812Address:
    Parish/District:CASTLELYONSGender:MaleCountyCo. Cork
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:William CrowlyMother:Mary RyanOccupation:
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    Informant 1:John ColemanSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Elizabeth Ryan

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 12th October 2019, 03:20PM
  • Thanks for ur response.  Doubt this is my 2nd ggrandfather John Crowley as a baptism in 1812 would have been as much as a year or more after his birth.  More importantly the death parish record in Illinois gives his father as Daniel rather than William.  He had two sons the oldest he named Daniel the other James.    Based on tying a known DNA ancestor from Castlelyon a Daniel Crowley appears at the right time as a witness/informant in a Parish record.                    
    Again Thanks for your efforts  Jim Webster






    Sunday 27th October 2019, 04:34PM
  • Sorry I should have been more explicit in my acknowledgement of ur research, a fellow researcher who is working on the same Crowleys, based on a DNA match, has a Joanna Crowley born 1818 with William Crowley and Mary Ryan Castlelyon as the parents no doubt the same as ur report therefore a relative.  Guessing William is a brother to my Daniel.

    Jim Webster 


    Sunday 27th October 2019, 04:57PM
  • Jim:

    Thanks! All the best with your research.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 28th October 2019, 12:13PM