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I’m looking for any information about Thomas Roche and Nora Leahy, they lived in Ballyhooly. I have found baptism records for William Roche 1822, Ellen 1824, John and Norry, twins 1830, Margaret 1838. Three daughter Ellen married John Sheehan, they lived in Maine, U.S. Ellen died in Limestone, Aroostook, Maine and was buried in Grand Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada. 


Thank you

Patty Brown nee Roach 




Sunday 3rd February 2019, 08:58PM

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  • Hi Patty,

    The marriage record is on but doesn't have much info!:

    Date of Marriage:14-Feb-1819
    Parish / District:CASTLETOWNROCHE
    County:Co. Cork
    BallyhoolyDenomination:Roman Catholic
    Roman Catholic

    The Irish Census of 1821 (free online) doesn't have Cork records!

    The Tithe Applotments (free online  which have 342 Roches in Cork but only this one in Castletown

    RocheJamesCastletownCastletownrocheCork - no year given but most were 1825-34; there are also 10 Thomases (select church records) is good for Cork records if you haven't already tried there.

    I suspect you've tried there but the Natnl Library has the R C registers free to search and has Castletownroche baptisms & marriages from 1811

    Was Castletownroche named after the Roches I wonder?


    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 4th February 2019, 05:28AM

    ColCaff, thank you so much! So there must be different records at Did you have to pay to search for this record? I was using Find My Past and I do know about the National Library records. Yes, Castletownroche gets its name from the Roche family. 

    I’m also looking for a son named Patrick Roche 






    Wednesday 6th February 2019, 08:54PM
  • Hi again Col! I have no idea how you found Thomas Roche and Honora Leahy marriage record LOL! Is there a special way to search on rootsireland? I searched Roch and spouse Leahy and I get nothing  


    Wednesday 6th February 2019, 09:23PM
  • Patty53

    Wednesday 6th February 2019, 09:46PM
  • Never mind Col! I was looking on the wrong website 


    Wednesday 6th February 2019, 10:11PM