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Crown Estate of Irvilloughter

I'm looking from information about 2 families that left in 1848, they sailed from Galway to Quebec on the Seabird. They left June 15, 1848 and arrived in Quebec on July 23, 1848.

The 1st family is Peter Craughwell/Crockwell and his wife Winifred. Peter was born about 1808 and Winifred was born in 1812. Their children where Kitty born 1828, Catherine 1830, Mary 1832, Bridget 1834, Rose 1833, Ellen 1835, Patrick 1842, and John 1844.


The 2nd family is Nicholas Flannery/Flanary and his wife Nancy. Nicholas was born about 1808 and Nancy was born in 1810. Their children where Pat born 1835, Michael 1836, Mary 1838, Catherine 1840, Margaret 1841, Ellen 1843, Winifred 1844 and John 1847                                                                                                                                             


Sunday 14th January 2018, 11:13PM

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  • Melissa:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    The Ahascragh RC records are on Roots Ireland and start in 1840. I was expecting to find baptismal records for some of the younger childfen of the two families but no records came up on my search. Likely, they were baptized in another parish which does not have records back to the 1840s. I also did not locate marriage records for the two couples.

    We have an XO Chronicles site  where you can post stories of your ancestors who left Ireland.

    Also, have you considered autosomal DNA testing?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Monday 15th January 2018, 07:47PM
  • Thank you Roger for looking. I figured it was going to be a long shot. I know there are very few records from before the the great hunger. With the families living on a crown estate I may have to look in England for records of the estate at the Quit Rent Office. I do know that they tried to get the families to leave as early as 1840. They thought the population to land ratio was to high and they wanted to change the use of the land from farming to cattle. I have done a DNA test, but so far nothing. Again thanks for your time. 



    Tuesday 16th January 2018, 04:23PM
  • Hi Melissa - are you looking on information on where Peter Craughwell/Crockwell and his family immigrated to? He is my 4th great Grandfather and I have been looking for information on them prior to their leaving Ireland. I have been able to find much more information in the years after 1848 - they came to northern New York state.


    Sunday 17th March 2019, 03:36AM
  • John dempsey and Catherine Gerrity were my ancestors that were evicted. 

    Rebecca Markham

    Saturday 20th June 2020, 05:48PM