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Looking for information on birth of William Curley

My Great Grand Father William Curley was born in Galway Ireland about 1842, His Marriage certificate to Mary Collins in Prescot England in 1865 says his father was Peter Curley. His death certificate in New York USA says his Father was Peter Curley. I have run my DNA and I am strong for Galway around Lough Corib and Mask. I have searched on line parish records through Find My Past. Can not find a Peter Curley or a Peter Curley with a son William. Any ideas on what to search?


Sunday 26th July 2020, 01:59AM

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  • pstauder:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    A search of the subscription site Roots Ireland failed to find a baptismal record for a William Curley with father Peter. Likely their RC parish does not have records back to 1840. There were six Peter Curley records in the 1855 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Co. Galway. The one closest to the area around Lake Corrib would be a Peter Curley in Ower townland in Killannin civil parish. Of course, we don't know if your Peter was alive and leasing land in 1855.

    I did not see a Peter Curley death record in the area around Ower.

    There were two Curley families in Ower in the 1901 census.

    Roger McDonnell

    You can add William Curley to our XO Chronicles site

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Sunday 26th July 2020, 01:33PM
  • Thanks for the information Roger.  I had seen the Griffiths Valuation entries and like you had not found them leading to a son William. I also used the Irish Dog License data base and no luck there. I will put William Curley on the XO Chronicles site. Still hoping for a break through. Peter


    Monday 27th July 2020, 04:12PM
  • Roger, I searched the records of the parishes you listed. I used Find My Past and then The National Library of Ireland records. I even looked into each parish that borders Lough Corrib and Lough Mask. Either they did not have the years I need to check  or only partial years. No luck.  Does Roots have more records than these two sites?



    Wednesday 29th July 2020, 07:06PM
  • Peter:

    No, Roots does not have earlier records.


    Castlemore Roscommon

    Thursday 30th July 2020, 03:34PM