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I have hit a brick wall in locating the family of Edward Maguire, born circa 1800. He married Sarah Gould. They had 3 children. Edward, Sarah and John. They lived in Tandragee Ireland. I have a Noble Maguire and Jane Sefton who were married at Ballymore Church of England in 1793. Does anyone know if Noble and Jane were Edward's parents? Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.


Monday 17th August 2020, 06:22PM

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  • CindyS,

    There are 66 trees on Ancestry that have this family. One (the Monk tree) has Edward’s father as Alexander Maguire. That tree says Edward was born in Tullyhogue in 1800. (I can’t find a Tullyhogue but it might be Tullyhugh which is in the parish of Ballymore). The tree says daughter Sarah died in 1869 in Victoria, Australia and John died in 1887 in NSW.

    The tree also says Edward senior died in Sept 1885 in Co Armagh. However I don’t see a statutory death that supports that. Likewise it has Sarah Maguire dying in Armagh in 1870 but there’s no statutory death in that area to support that. Indeed the tree lacks documentary evidence for most of its information. However you might want to contact the owners of the Monk tree and some of the others to see if they can assist you. (Many of the trees all place Ballymore in Co Cork which is 300 miles from Tandragee, and so not very accurate. It looks as though many trees are just copied from others without much verification work being done. So a health warning is probably appropriate as to the accuracy of the information).

    Ballymore Church of Ireland (ie Anglican) has baptism, marriage & burial records from 1783 onwards.  There’s a copy in PRONI (the public record office) in Belfast. I am not sure if they are on-line anywhere but you can certainly view them in PRONI.


    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 17th August 2020, 08:31PM
  • Thank you Elwyn. I have been in touch with the Monk family re: Sarah Maguire, born 1823 and died 1869. They told me about Edward Maguire but could go no further. I'll try to check into Alexander Maguire.


    Tuesday 18th August 2020, 08:45PM
  • You can ask the government for help. They can help you in finding out the right person. I worked in a content writing service usa where one of my employees was also facing the same issue. He asked to some of the organizations and government to help him in searching  and within few months they have found.

    Saturday 14th November 2020, 10:55AM