I'm looking for info on my 2nd Great Grandfather, James G. Malloy. He was born 01 February 1844. He was from Donegal. According to the 1900 US census, James arrived in New York in 1864. There was a James Malloy arriving in New York from Liverpool, England on the ship "Gratitude" in 1864. I have recently obtained a copy of his death certificate. The document lists his father as Connell Malloy. His mother's maiden surname is listed as Campbell. Unfortunately, her first name is not listed. I have no other information about him.
I am finally realizing my lifelong dream of visiting Ireland! I will arrive on 24 Aug 2018. If possible, I would love to visit the place where my ancestors lived and pay my respects to those that rest in Donegal! If you have any information or stories about the Malloy family in Donegal I would love to hear from you!
Date of Birth 1st Feb 1844
Date of Death 22nd Feb 1926
I am afraid that finding a Birth Record for your 2nd Great Grandfather, James G. Malloy would not be an easy task and unfortunatly it is because a lot of the Church Births registered in Donegal are from the 1850’s upwards. The Records and Years of Register for Donegal are as such:
However you did mention that James Malloys father was called Connell Malloy which is fortunate as this wouldn’t be as popular a name as John, James, Michael etc..which makes it that bit easier to find the name in regards to whether they owned property or leasing land back in the 1850’s .
Throughout the Donegal as a whole there are only two gentlemen going by that name of Connell Molloy showing up in the 1857 Griffiths Valuation. The head of household listing for the Civil Parish of Templecrone civil shows two Connell Molloys http://www.failteromhat.com/griffiths/donegal/templecrone.htm
I am attaching a search result of this name, hopefully it will post properly.
I would be somewhat used at interpreting plots of land shown in the Griffith Valuation Maps with what's recorded on the Griffith Records and these two gentlemen, one in the townland of Leckenagh and the other owning land in Roisin Acres are located right beside each other which leads me to believe that Connel Molloy and Connell are actual the same person.
If you have any difficulty in finding these townland locations or comparing them with google maps I am sure I could put together a few slides that could direct you to that location if needed for driving.
If there is a good chance you think this might be relevant and a connection to your family, let me know and I will see what I can do.
Kind Regards Seamus