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John Kilkenny

Looking for John Kilkenny, married Mary Dillon in 1824 in co Mayo. Any info would help or any direction you could point me to for information would be helpful. Thanks! 


Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 02:37AM

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  • Seaniejoe:

    I searched on the subscription site Roots Ireland and did not find a marriage record or baptismal records for children of John Kilkenny and Mary Dillon.

    The 1833 Tithe listings showed a John Kilkenny in Killeen townland in Knock civil parish

    The Tithe listings were incomplete and we don't know if this is your John or not.

    The 1855 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Co. Mayo showed six John Kilkenny records all in East Mayo parishes as follows:

    Killeen townland Knock civil parish (likely the same person from 1833)

    Lassany townland Bekan civil parish

    Cloontumper townland Annagh civil parish

    Falleighter townland Aghamore civil parish

    Caher townland Aghamore civil parish

    Carton North townland Aghamore civil parish.

    We don't know if your John Kilkenny was still alive in 1855 and whether he was leasing land but the above are leads.

    Have you considered a DNA test?

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 02:05PM
  • Thanks Roger.
    I actually have another name -town or parish Ahgamore? His death is listed as November 17, 1865 Cartron, Aghamore, co Mayo. 


    Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 06:44PM
  • Seaniejoe:

    After looking at the official townland list, Roots Ireland had a minor typo. It should be Carton North. The Aghamore RC records do not begin until 1864 which would explain not finding baptismal records or the marriage record.



    Castlemore Roscommon

    Wednesday 24th February 2021, 12:50AM
  • Seaniejoe:

    Sorry for my typo. It should be Cartron North.


    Castlemore Roscommon

    Wednesday 24th February 2021, 05:39PM