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I am searching for information regarding my great great grandparents, Bartholomew Mahoney, born circa 1805, and Elizabeth Cliggott, born circa 1822.  As far as I know they had 6 children: Catherine, born 1848, Mary, born 1850, Daniel, born 1854, Margaret, born 1856, Bartholomew, also born in 1856 and Patrick, born in 1862.  I believe Elizabeth's parents were John Cliggott and Abigail Molen.  I am certain there are other decendants of this family, but I am unaware of them.  I have noticed that the surname Cliggott can be McElliott. Am I mistaken?  Also, how would I find what Barthololew did for a living?  Thank you for any assistance you are able to give me.

Margaret Ann Hadden Smith






Thursday 17th May 2018, 08:32PM

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  • Hi Margaret

    There are a couple of different baptism records on

    Name:Mary MahonyDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:10-Jan-1846Address:King StParish/District:MITCHELSTOWNGender:FemaleCountyCo. Cork
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Bartholomew MahonyMother:Elizabeth McElligottOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Joseph Richardson Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Margaret McElligott 


    Name:Ellen MahonyDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:21-Mar-1852Address:KiltrislaneParish/District:MITCHELSTOWNGender:FemaleCountyCo. Cork
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Bartholomew MahonyMother:Elizbeth CligotOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Bartholomew Mahony Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Jane Cligot 

    Name:Bartholomew MahonyDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:03-Apr-1859Address:KiltrislaneParish/District:MITCHELSTOWNGender:MaleCountyCo. Cork
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Bartholomew MahonyMother:Elizabeth CligottOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Thomas Lane Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Margaret Donegan 

    Seems to confirm your theory of the interchangeable surname.

    The marriage record isn't on roots but the National Library has the R C registers freely availabe at; Mitchellstown marriages start in July 1845 there. (Church records) is good for Cork records too

    Bartholomew's occupation - this link has a couple of 1846 Mitchellstown Commercial Directories you could have a look through in case he was a businessman.




    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 17th May 2018, 11:52PM

    Dear Col,

    Thank you so very much!  Your assistance and guidance is of great help to me.  I didn't know about Ellen Mahoney.  Also, I think Mary, born in 1846, must have died before 1850, because my great grandmother was also Mary Joseph, born in 1850.  

    Again, thank you very much,



    Friday 18th May 2018, 11:58AM