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Can you help find more information about my great grandfather and his family?

Hugh Williams (middle name unknown) born July 12, 1868, male, Roman Catholic, occupation unknown.

Born in County Galway according to family records, but Family Search has what could be his parents in County Mayo. No information on a Galway parish, townland, etc.

He married Abbie Kane, also from Galway, in New Hampshire, United States on May 26, 1892.

According to his marriage certificate, his father's name was Hugh and his mother's name was Ann. (possibly Ann Davit)

According to two different U.S. death certificates, his father was Patrick Williams or Hubert Williams. 

Thank you in advance.

Dennis Toomey



Saturday 16th Sep 2023, 06:42PM

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  • Dennis:

    I located two civil birth records for children of Hugh Williams and Ann Davitt. They lived in Aillemore townland in Kilgeever civil parish in southwest Co.Mayo.

    See second record for Michael Williams 1866

    See sixth record for Thomas Williams 1869

    Ann and Hugh married March 24 1845 in Kilgeever RC parish.

    I did not see a baptismal or birth record for Hugh Jr.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 16th Sep 2023, 06:57PM
  • Hi Roger,

    Thank you for your help and prompt reply.

    Two questions: 

    Was Ann another name used for a Nancy as reported on Michael's birth record?

    Also, where can I get a copy of the marriage certificate for Ann and Hugh? Is it on a subscription website?



    Saturday 16th Sep 2023, 07:40PM
  • Dennis:

    I should have explained that Nancy was an alternative name for Ann.

    Civil registration of RC marriages started in 1864 so no civil record available.

    The Kilgeever parish register on the NLI site only has baptisms so I can't give you a link to the marriage entry on the parish register.

    Let me know if you have further questions.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 16th Sep 2023, 11:47PM

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