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LorrievMonday 4th November 2019, 04:20PM
Regarding Thomas Connolly, Clifden ( Parish Omey) Griffith's Land Valuation taken c1853 records, Andrew, Michael and John Connolly in Clidfen. Andrew is recorded at 77, Market Street and John at 72. Michael is recorded 21 Market Hill Lane. In the Barony of Ballynahinch which covers the parish of Omey, Ballindoon, Moyrus, and Ballynakill there is a record of ten houses/holdings. For the alternative name "Conneely" it numbers c45 for Omey parish alone. The occupations of the occupants is not shown.
From Petty Sessions records, there is a record of "Andrew Connolly" as a policeman from 1864 to 1883 in Clifden when he retired. His retirement age is given as 53 years. Initially his pension appears to have been paid in Clifden, but later in Ennis and Corofin in County Clare and returning to Clifden in 1905. If "Thomas Connolly" was a son of this Andrew Connolly he may have been born in some other part of Ireland. Policemen (and their wives) were not permitted to serve in the County of their birth.
Griffith's Valuation can be accessed at: www.askaboutireland.ie Free site
McCoySaturday 25th January 2020, 03:09PM
Thanks so much for your generosity in sharing possible Connolly connections from Griffith's Land Valuation and Petty Sessions records. Although I don't see a way to make a verifiable connection to any of these gentlemen, I'll definitely keep a copy of this new information in my files. Perhaps future information will prove helpful in proving/disproving a connection to these individuals.
Thank you, also, for mentioning that policemen weren't allowed to serve in the county of their birth. I wasn't aware of this and it's quite interesting!
All the best to you,
LorrievSunday 26th January 2020, 11:58PM