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Terence Butler

I recently discovered that my Great grandfather, Terence Butler, was born in Fermoy, Cork according to his records from the British Army. He was born c. 1840 and his parents were John Butler and Catherine Leary. I am relatively sure the family was Catholic but have been unable to locate a record of his baptism in the records on line. Nor have I found any siblings. I am wondering if  there are some records from the area that have not been placed on line. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Susan

Nevik47

Thursday 10th January 2019, 09:31PM

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  • Susan:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    Here is a link to the RC parish register from 1828-1880  https://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0051   These records are on the subscription site Roots Ireland but when I search for Terence, I don't find a record. All of the nearby RC parishes have records starting before 1840. Roots Ireland also has the Fermoy Church of Ireland records back to 1822. I also expanded the search beyond Cork to the rest of Ireland with no success.  I did find an 1829 baptismal record for a Matthew Butler with the correct parents.

    Roger McDonnell

    Area - CORK & ROSS (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - SCHULL WEST

    Baptism of MATHEW BUTLER of N/R on 6 December 1829

    NameMATHEW BUTLERDate of BirthN/R N/R N/RAddressN/RFatherJOHN BUTLERMotherCATHE LEARY

    Sponsor 1TIM LUCEYSponsor 2ELLEN EVANS

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Thursday 10th January 2019, 11:36PM
  • Hello Roger,

    Thanks for the response. I had searched the registers and rootsireland.ie and was unable to find any record of Terence's birth. I had found the birth of Matthew some time ago also but can't be sure that this is the correct family. With my recent discovery of Terence's birth in Fermoy my hope was that perhaps some records existed locally and had not been transcribed. I have had my brother do the yDNA test also but so far nothing has shown up. Perhaps one day....

    Thanks again for your help.

    Susan

    Nevik47

    Sunday 13th January 2019, 12:30AM
  • Susan:

    I would recommend that you take an autosomal DNA test which will provide you with matches on your maternal and paternal sides. The Y-test goes back 200+ years and does not give matches in the 19th century.  Family Tree DNA calls this test Family Finder.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Sunday 13th January 2019, 08:33PM
  • Thanks Roger. I and cousins on both sides of the family have done autosomal testing but have not found good matches.

    Susan

    Nevik47

    Tuesday 15th January 2019, 03:30AM