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Hello; 

I have been reviewing Microfilm #02484/11, Register for the Killaloe Diocese, Kilmurry-McMahon parish on the National Library of Ireland website.  I believe a couple pages where skipped in the microfilming - pages 13 -14 as marked in handwriting at the top of the page.  The records jump from page 12 to page 15, and the dates from Nov 1847 to September 1848.  I was wondering if these pages are on file anywhere else and can be accessed another way?  I am looking for a record (possibly) for a John O'Neil baptised in May, 1848!!!  

 

Thank you, 

Holly Barton 

psuholly@gmail.com 

 

 

SHBarton

Thursday 18th Feb 2021, 06:41PM

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  • Hi Polly,

    There are three "John O'Neil" registered for the District of Kildysart between 1835 and 1855.

    John - Baptism May 6th 1838. Father: John - Mother: Bridget McMahon. Sponsors: Michael McMahon and Johanna

    John - Baptism March 23rd 1841. Father: Michael - Mother: Margaret Moloney. Sponsors: Michael and Johanna Cuggeran

    John - Baptism May 27th 1854. Father: Patrick - Mother: Bridget Bran. Sponsors: Bran and Bid Creagh

    Credit: www.rootsireland.ie  - subscription site

    Regards,

     

     

    McCoy

    Thursday 18th Feb 2021, 07:39PM
  • Holly:

    I went to the Clare County library site and they have a number of transcriptions of RC church records. The Kilmurry McMahon/Killofin records were transcribed in 2019. 

    https://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/genealogy/don_tran/bmd/kilmur…

    Below are the notes from the transcriber and it appears she encountered the same issues as you did. You could contact the parish https://www.killaloediocese.ie/parish/kilmurry-mcmahon/  to see if they know but likely the pages were lost well before the early 1950s when the NLI mictofilmed the register.

    Transcriber Notes:

    There are some gaps where pages may have fallen out of the register or maybe the register was mislaid for a while. Also, recording of births is very uneven at times: one month will have over twenty baptisms, the next month only two. I can see why these registers are not relied on very much to give exact figures for the effects of the Great Famine. But this register is a very, very valuable historical document indeed, showing as it does the numbers baptised in the early years of that famine. And, most unusually, it contains a register of deaths between 1844–1848. There are just 8 pages (pp 137–144).

    Roger McDonnell

     

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 18th Feb 2021, 07:46PM
  • Thank you, I'll look into both of these leads.  Writing the parish was next on the list.  Wouldn't be genealogy if the EXACT PAGES I need have just disappeared over time! : ). Was just hoping....! 

    Holly Barton

    psuholly@gmail.com 

     

    SHBarton

    Saturday 20th Feb 2021, 05:56PM

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