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Hello Everyone
I have recently traced my family back to Newtown Castleconor using family information and the 1901 census. My Great,Great,Grandfather was a James Culkin 1827-1906? from Newtown Castleconor married to a Margaret Howley from Castleconor? born 1851. They had seven children. Patrick, Richard, James (my Great,Grandfather), Mary (who married a Pat Sheridan), Kate, Margaret and Cecelia. If anyone knows any Culkins and or Howleys from the area or has any info on my extended family I would be very appreciative.
Kind Regards
Eddie Culkin

EddieCulkin

Tuesday 20th April 2021, 03:20PM

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  • Eddie:

    The subscription site Roots Ireland has two Bridget Culkin baptismal records in December 1863 and December 1864. Perhaps they died young? There was a James in February 1869 and then another James in February 1883 who I presume is your great-grandfather.

    I also located the marriage record onFebruary 12 1863 in Castleconor. With an 1863 marriage, Margaret could not be born in 1851. I did find a Mary 24 1840 baptismal record for a Margaret Howley with father James Howley and mother Bridget Carbine. The townland  listed was Doohaney which is actually Dooycaghny in Castleconor civil parish.

    Your great-great grandfather James died in November 1902 and your great-grandfather was the informant  next to last record 

     https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_retur...

    Margaret died in 1916  see sixth record    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_retur...

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 20th April 2021, 06:36PM
  • Hi Roger
    Thank you very much for getting that information for me. It looks like you uncovered some ancestors I wasn't aware of in Margaret Howleys parents.
    On another note I have very little knowledge about Castleconor could you let me know is it all townland is there a village? If not what is the nearest village?
    etc
    Thank you again for your help
    Regards
    Eddie Culkin

    EddieCulkin

    Tuesday 20th April 2021, 09:46PM
  • Eddie:

    Here is an overview of Castleconor civil parish from the 1837 Lewis Topographical Dictionary.  https://www.johngrenham.com/records/lewis.php?civilparishid=2090&civilpa...

    According to the article, the parish was named after a castle in the parish. Castleconor parish is very close to the large town of Ballina in Co. Mayo.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 20th April 2021, 11:06PM
  • Hi Roger
    Thank you for the information on Castleconor
    Regards
    Eddie Culkin

    EddieCulkin

    Wednesday 21st April 2021, 01:40PM
  • Eddie,

    I have a great deal of info on these Howleys. Have been researching them for nearly ten years.  My mother was a Howley. You can contact me by email if you want. 

    wwitt3@gmail.çom           Bill Witt

     

    wwitt1

    Monday 17th May 2021, 02:26PM
  • Hi Bill
    Thank you for offering to share your Howley knowledge with me. I've sent you an email.
    Kind regards
    Eddie

    EddieCulkin

    Tuesday 18th May 2021, 07:32PM