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I am researching the family of Matthew Dunne of Lathbirget and hope someone out there may have some more information about him.  I have plenty of information about his descendants which I am happy to share, and would like to find out more about him and his ancestors.  Any help would be gratefully received!

Matthew Dunn was born about 1792 in Lathbirget, Mullaghbawn, Armagh, Ireland. He died 21 Jan 1852 at the age of 60 in Mullaghbane (Mullaghbawn), Armagh, Ireland. His headstone inscription in Mullaghbane cemetery reads:  Erected by Michael Dunne in memory of his father Matthew Dunne of Lathbirget who departed this life 21st January 1852, aged 60 years.

Matthew Dunn married Unknown and had the following children:

  1. Michael Dunne, born abt 1829, Lathbirget, Mullaghbawn, Armagh, Ireland; married Bridget McKinley, 26 Aug 1865, Ravensdale, Louth, Ireland; died bef 1891, Liverpool.
  2. John Dunne was born about 1830 in Forkhill, County Armagh, Ireland. Emigrated to America.
  3. Richard Dunne was born about 1831 in Forkhill, County Armagh, Ireland. He died in Canada. Emigrated to Canada where he became Mayor of Ontario (according to Eithne Dunn).
  4. Peter Dunne, born est 1835, Lathbirget, Mullaghbawn, Armagh, Ireland; married Ann Kelly, 15 Jun 1857, Forkhill, Co Armagh; died poss 1881.
  5. Matthew Dunne, born 1838, Mullaghbawn, Armagh, Ireland; married Sarah McKinley, 25 Jul 1867, Mullaghbawn; died Nov 1896, West Derby, Liverpool.

Matthew

Thursday 2nd July 2020, 06:39AM

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  • Mathew Dunn is listed in Lathbirget in the 1828 tithes:

    http://www.irishgenealogyhub.com/armagh/tithe-applotments/forkill-parish...

    There’s a possible death for Peter Dunn aged 46 registered in Newry on 14.4.1871. Your Peter & Ann don’t seem to have had any children born after 1871 which would tie in. You can view the original certificate on-line on the GRONI website, using the “search registrations” option:

    https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk

    You will need to open an account and buy some credits. It costs £2.50 (sterling) to a view a certificate.

    I presume this is his widow in 1901, so we know he died somewhere between 1870 and 1901. The 1871 death is the only adult Peter Dunn(e) death in the area in that timespan.

    http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Armagh/Latberget/Latbir...

    There are very few other early records that are likely to list this family. You may struggle to find much more about their lives in the early 1800s.

    Griffiths Valuation for 1864 lists Peter Dunne farming on plot 23(j) in Latbirget with a Patrick Dunne farming beside him on 23 (i). That would suggest they were related. This looks to be Patrick’s death in 1878 aged 70:

    http://www.irishgenealogyhub.com/armagh/tithe-applotments/forkill-parish...

    So who was he? An uncle perhaps?

    Mary Dunn, widow of Michael here:

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

    Ann Dunn, farmer’s widow here:

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

    The Valuation revision records for Latbirget (on the PRONI website) show both plots 23(i) & 23 (j) changing to Ann Dunn in 1881. That may indicate their husbands’ had just died but the Griffiths clerks dates were often out by a few years so it’s just indicative.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 2nd July 2020, 08:32AM
  • Thank you very much for this information Elwyn.  Apologies for the duplicate post which I've now removed.

    Matthew

    Friday 3rd July 2020, 07:59AM
  • Elwyn, many thanks for your help. 

    • Mathew Dunn is listed in Lathbirget in the 1828 tithes: http://www.irishgenealogyhub.com/armagh/tithe-applotments/forkill-parish...  Many thanks for this
    • There’s a possible death for Peter Dunn aged 46 registered in Newry on 14.4.1871. Your Peter & Ann don’t seem to have had any children born after 1871 which would tie in. Many thanks for this - I didn't have his death date, which if correct gives me an approximate birth date.
    • I presume this is his widow in 1901, so we know he died somewhere between 1870 and 1901. The 1871 death is the only adult Peter Dunn(e) death in the area in that timespan.  http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Armagh/Latberget/Latbir...  Yes, this is Peter's widow, Ann née Kelly who died 22 Aug 1921.  
    • This looks to be Patrick’s death in 1878 aged 70: http://www.irishgenealogyhub.com/armagh/tithe-applotments/forkill-parish... Yes, Patrick died 19 Mar 1878.  NB this is a link to the tithes and not his death.   
    • So who was he? An uncle perhaps?  If he was an uncle, he might have been the brother of Peter's father, Matthew. Matthew was born abt 1792 and Patrick abt 1808 so that would have made Patrick 16 years younger than his brother, if indeed they are brothers. 
    • Griffiths Valuation for 1864 lists Peter Dunne farming on plot 23(j) in Latbirget with a Patrick Dunne farming beside him on 23 (i). That would suggest they were related. Patrick Dunn was married to Ann née McCann and Peter Dunn was married to Ann née Kelly so to help confuse matters, both Peter and  Patrick's wives first names were Ann.  According to a local researcher, two Dunne families were being reared at the same time, a pointer to the existence of two Dunne houses.
    • The Valuation revision records for Latbirget (on the PRONI website) show both plots 23(i) & 23 (j) changing to Ann Dunn in 1881  I think that these might be two different Ann Dunns, one Ann née McCann, the widow of Patrick and the other, Ann née Kelly, the widow of Peter.
    • Mary Dunn, widow of Michael here https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_retur... This is Mary Dunn née Kelly, the daughter of Michael Kelly.  I wonder if she could be related to Ann Kelly?
    • Ann Dunn, farmer’s widow here https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_retur... - This is Ann née McCann, widow of Patrick Dunn  

    Regards.

    Matthew

    Friday 3rd July 2020, 11:04AM