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My g g grandmother Mary Jane McCudden was born in Armagh in September 1845. Her parents were Patrick McCudden and Mary (McSorley).

I believe that I have found her baptism record, but I have nothing else about her or her parents from their time in Ireland.

I would appreciate it if anyone could share any more information.

Best wishes

Anthony

ADaly

Saturday 14th December 2019, 10:50AM

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  • Anthony,

    I spotted 4 siblings for your Mary Jane on the Irish baptism records on Ancestry:

    Catharine McCudden bapt 28.12.1842

    James McCudden 11.7.1848 (sponsor Ellen McSorley)

    Margaret McCudden 23.6.1849

    Elizabeth McCudden 5.3.1854

    All baptised in the parish of the city of Armagh.

    There’s  a marriage for a Catharine McCudden, daughter of Patrick, that might be this family. She married Patrick Hagan on 10.11.1867 at Armagh RC chapel. Her address was Corr and her father was a farmer.

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

    Griffiths Valuation for 1864 lists a Patrick McCudden in Corr & Aughentarragh. He had plot 36 which was a 4 acre farm. That may be your family.

    http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml

    Patrick McCudden senior died 11.12.1880 aged 68. His wife was still alive then. The farm passed to his son Patrick, who married  Mary Corrigan on 15.4.1888 in Armagh Cathedral. Mary had died on 14.7.1893, aged 33. Their marriage:

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

    This is Patrick jnr and family in 1901:

    http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Armagh/Glenaul/Corr_and_Aughatarragh/1012334/

    And 1911:

    http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Armagh/Glenaul/Corr_and_Aughan_Tarragh/326118/

    Probate abstract from the PRONI wills site:

    Administration of the Estate of Patrick McCudden late of Corr Aughanatarragh County Armagh Farmer who died 28 December 1914 granted at Armagh to Patrick McCudden Farmer

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 14th December 2019, 03:11PM
  • Hi Elwyn

    This is great, thank you very much. Was there any information specifically about Mary McSorley?

    Best wishes

    Anthony

    ADaly

    Sunday 5th January 2020, 10:37PM
  • No. I did not see any information about Mary McSorley.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 6th January 2020, 08:15AM
  • Hi Elwyn

    What modern day town would this farm come under? It doesnt seem to appear on google maps.

    Best wishes

    Anthony

    ADaly

    Saturday 14th November 2020, 01:47PM
  • Anthony,

    You can see where the farm is/was using the maps on the Griffiths Valuation site. 

    http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=nameSearch

    The McCudden farm was plot 36 which was a house and 4 acres. If you use the contemporary map option you will see each plot outlined in red. You cna use the slider bar to switch to a modenr nam, and the satellite option allows you to see it on google earth.

    I looked in the Valuation Revision records on the PRONI site. They show that Patrick bought the freehold in 1920 under the Land Act (ie with Government assistance) and that in 1921 the house was “in ruins” though he still owned the land. So he must have been living somewhere lese (in a different townland possibly) but was still working the land that the old farmhouse was on. Today that farmland is up a dead end lane leading off the Aughantarragh Rd, near Terona Holiday Rentals (BT71 7NL). Looking at it on Google Earth, there are several houses nearby but the McCudden farm is simply a field now.  Nearest town is Benburb which is about 2 miles away.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 15th November 2020, 12:14AM