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My GGP's were Charles Duffy(1865-1928) and Bridget Cummins 1864 -1936.


Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911

Name  Bridget Cummins

Gender  Female

Birth Date 12 Aug 1864

Birth Place Raphoe, Donegal, Ireland

Father Charles Cummins

Mother Eleanor Duffy

FHL Film Number  101091  


I am trying to find out what Raphoe looked like then. I want to determine what RC Church she was Baptized at (in 1864-5). I know she came to the States and settles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Any information would be so appreciated.







Monday 13th September 2021, 12:38PM

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  • Dave:

    See eighth record for Bridget's civil birth record. The family lived in either Magherahaan or Magherahee townland. Hard to decipher writing

    Here is the website for the RC parish of Raphoe.

    Do you have any information on the parents of Charles Duffy?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 13th September 2021, 02:06PM
  • Charles Duffy

    Birth Date 20 Oct 1865

    Birth Place Stranorlar, Donegal, Ireland

    Father Michael Duffy

    Mother Anne Donnell

    FHL Film Number


    Roger I am attaching a little more about the cummins family. I am not sure if you could help me confirm. 



    Monday 13th September 2021, 04:47PM

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  • Hi
    Magheracar is in Bundoran, county Donegal.
    Its south Donegal.
    It is within the diocese of Raphoe.
    Good luck with your search.


    Monday 13th September 2021, 04:50PM
  • Dave:

    first record at link for Charles Duffy

    It appears family lived in Carrickbrack townland. There are two Carrickbrack townlands. One in Raphoe parish and the other in Convoy parish. Those two civil parishes are side by side so I'm not sure which parish Charles was from.

    seventh record for Sophia Cummins 1869 Looks like the family lived in Magherahaan townland.

    Regarding your Cummins ancestral info, I took a quick glance and have some questions. By the way, Raphoe RC baptismal records do not start until 1863 which makes it very difficult to do research for your family. You have Charles born in Donegal in 1835 but baptized in Dublin at age 3??  You have Sophia and John born in Strabane Co. Tyrone. Strabane was the registration district and covered four full parishes in Co. Tyrone and also two full parishes and two partial parishes in Co. Donegal including Raphoe. They were both born in Donegal.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 13th September 2021, 05:08PM