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My gg grandfather Mathew Sherlock was born in Doon at 1810 and convicted of abduction in 1829.  A sentence of death was changed to transportation to New South Wales, Australia and he left Ireland in 1829.  I have no Irish information other than that and maybe his father was also Mathew Sherlock.  I have plenty of records of him in Australia, where he became a successful farmer

Kay Kitchen

Sunday 26th January 2020, 04:21AM

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  • Kay:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    The RC records for Kilfree and Kiilaraght parish start very late--1873 so no baptismal record would exist.

    I looked at the 1827 Tithe listings and there were two records for a Mathew Sherlock in Kilfree parish. One was listed for Doon East townland and the other for Carakeel or West Doon. Between the two plots, he had a little more than two acres of land that he was leasing.

    I think both records pertain to the same person and based on your message maybe this is the father of the Mathew who was sent to Australia.

    http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/results.jsp?surname=sherlock&firstname=&county=Sligo&parish=&townland=&search=Search

    The 1858 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Kilfree parish shows a number of Sherlock records including a Mathew. https://www.failteromhat.com/griffiths/sligo/kilfree.htm

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 26th January 2020, 02:12PM