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Searching for parents of Mark GREALY...born about 1823...died 1880.  Married Catherine Higgins...1833...1865.  Lived in Oranmore, County Galway

lollipops

Saturday 7th August 2021, 02:02PM

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  • lollipops:

    The Oranmore RC records start in 1833 so no baptismal record would be available for Mark Grealy. The subscription site Roots Ireland did have a March 3 1851 marriage record in Oranmore for a Mark Grelay and Catherine Higgins. Mark was from Curragrean townland in Oranmore civil parish. I located three baptismal records for sons Peter 1859 James 1861 Patrick 1864.

    Civil registrsation of births started in 1864 and here is Patrick's birth record (first record)

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

    Mark Grealy married Mary Kelly in 1866 third record   https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_ret...

    They had five children Cecily 1867 Edmund 1869 Mary 1871 Elizabeth 1874 Mark 1877

    As you indicated Mark Grealy died in 1880 see fourth record

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

    Mary Greally had a lodging house in 1901  http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oranmore/Innplot...

    Thisis the only Mary Greally I located in the 1911 census.  http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oranmore/Frenchf...

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 7th August 2021, 02:39PM
  • Two 1838 records for the baptism of a Mark Grealy born in Oranmore; transcriptions have date differing by one day, but it appears to be the same person. (From Roots Ireland)

    MARK GREALY
    Date of Baptism: 16-Aug-1838
    Parish: ORANMORE

    Co. Galway
    Roman Catholic
    Father: William Grealy
    Mother: Bridget Heart
    Witness
    Honor Grely

    MARK GRELY
    Date of Baptism: 15-Aug-1838

    Parish ORANMORE

    Co. Galway
    Roman Catholic
    Father: William Grely
    Mother: Bridget Heart

    Wittness: Honor Grely

    Patricia

    Saturday 7th August 2021, 03:39PM
  • Patricia:

    Mark Grealy was married in 1851 so unlikely that 1838 baptismal records are for him. Might be a cousin.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 7th August 2021, 04:43PM
  • Lollipops,

    Your Mark's 1866 marriage record notes that his father was John Grealy.

    I hope this helps.

    Patricia

    Saturday 7th August 2021, 08:22PM
  • Patricia....Thank you so much.  Would there be any records re Birth, Marriage, Death, siblings on Mark Grealy's father..John Grealy

    Mark Grealy was my great, great grandfather

    Appreciate your search for me

    Kindest Regards

    Marie K

    lollipops

    Saturday 7th August 2021, 09:25PM
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    Patricia

    When I looked at the marriage record for Mark Grealy I thought it showed James GREALY as being the father of Mark.

    Could you confirm that for me

     

    Kind regards

    Marie K

     

    lollipops

    Sunday 8th August 2021, 06:15AM
  • So sorry...JAMES Grealy is correct! Mark's father was James.

    Patricia

    Sunday 8th August 2021, 02:34PM
  • "Would there be any records re Birth, Marriage, Death, siblings on Mark Grealy's father?"

    Civil registration of births, marriages, deaths began in 1864 in Ireland. So there would be no civil birth record and likely no civil marriage record, unless James had a second, late marriage. If he died before 1864, there would be no civil death record. However, you can search the free website irishgenealogy.ie to see if there's a death record in 1864 or after.

    RootsIreland has a burial record transcription for a James Grealey, householder, of Oranmore,  d. 08-Jan-1837. It is possible that this is your James, but not proved.

     

    Griffith's Valuation (1855) lists four Grealey heads of household in Oranmore; the first place name below is the townland name, then the parish and county.

    • Grealy   Catherine            Oranmore           Oranmore           Co. Galway
    • Grealy   Mark      Carrowmoneash               Oranmore           Co. Galway        
    • Grealy   Martin   Glennascaul        Oranmore           Co. Galway
    • Grealy  John  Moneymore East      Oranmore     Co. Galway

    The tithe applotments at the National Archives of Ireland list a Michael “Gualy” as follows:

    • Gualy     Michl     Renville Demesne             Oranmore           Galway  1827

    A look at the actual page shows that this name could be “Grealy.”

    I hope this is helpful.

     

    Patricia

    Sunday 8th August 2021, 02:43PM
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    Again, thank you Patricia for all your help.  Keep up your good work......sadly.  .it is unlikely us Aussies will get back to Ireland for a very long time...if ever...with this Covid pandemic

    Happy days

    Marie K

    lollipops

    Sunday 8th August 2021, 08:13PM