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Patrick O'Hanlon, 1757

Researching the O'Hanlon's who emigrated to America in the mid to late 1700's, specifically Patrick O'Hanlon, from Armagh in the County Armagh.  Thanks for any help or information!!


Sunday 18th August 2019, 09:34PM

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  • You haven’t said what denomination the O’Hanlon family was. If Church of Ireland the earliest records for Armagh City start in 1750 (with gaps); if Presbyterian, 1st Armagh has records from 1707 onwards, again with gaps and if RC the records start in 1796.

    I searched the on-line records for Armagh on rootsireland but did not find any record of a baptism for Patrick around 1757. Possibly he was baptised in a church which does not have any records for that period. Researching ancestors in Ireland in the 1700s is notoriously difficult and you may struggle to find anything on Patrick and his family.


    Sunday 18th August 2019, 10:42PM
  • Elwyn, thank you so much for your reply.  The birth of Patrick O'Hanlon should actually be 1754 in Armagh, Armagh.  I don't know the religion, but I'm assuming Protestant. I will try to connect with more researchers on Ancestry who have him in their family trees to see if I can find out anything more.  Thanks again, Pat


    Wednesday 21st August 2019, 01:19PM
  • PatH,

    The Church of Ireland records for the City of Armagh do cover 1754; the Presbyterian records don’t. (There’s a major gap around that time).

    There’s a copy of the Church of Ireland records in PRONI (the public record office) in Belfast. You could get someone to check them for you. Researchers in the PRONI area:



    Wednesday 21st August 2019, 05:38PM