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My ancestor was Andrew Cruise married to Mary Carty.


Sunday 24th February 2019, 11:23PM

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  • Julie:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    The records for Kilkeevin (Castlerea) parish go back to 1804 but when I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland, for Andrew Cruise marriages in Co. Roscommon, only one came up in a different parish and the wife's name was Eleanor Dowd. When did the marriage occur?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Monday 25th February 2019, 01:50AM
  • The de Crúis / Cruise presence in Ireland dates back to the Anglo-Normans. Spelling variations may include Cross / Cruce  / Cruice  / Crusue / Cruse. (For what it's worth, you are in good company ... TOM CRUISE Irish Ancestry). 



    The Cruise-Carty union would suggest that Andrew Cruise & Mary Carty both came from the townland of Cloondacarra (south of Castlerea) where both Carty and Cruise were small farmers in 1832 [TA].

    If you have dates and further details on their kin, I will be able to confirm/ disprove and give you more background on the various Cruise families in Kilkeevin. 




    Wednesday 27th February 2019, 05:38AM