Hello -- The townlands you mention and the parish of Ahamkish are in the Barony of Carbury. I would put the following phrase "ahamlish townland co sligo" into the search engine duckduckgo - lots of source sites pop up. From those you can go on to the Civil registrations site for Ireland and the Griffith and then the Census sites to explore. Steve
Winifred Kearns/Kerins, born County Sligo 1825 (possibly Ahamlish parish)
Hello everyone. I am researching Winifred Kearns/Kerins and her brother Patrick, from County Sligo.
Winifred Curran (Scottish spelling) was born about 1825 in County Sligo according to the 1851 Census for Scotland.She and her husband Francis Layden emigrated to Scotland with theor daughter Mary between 1845-1850 (I have posted separately about him in the Leitrim community).
Patrick Curran was witness at their son’s baptism in Dumfries in 1850, so I assume he was a close relative, maybe a brother. But he had either died or moved on by the time of the 1851 census for Scotland.
I found the following in church records for Ahamlish parish:
Date Child Father Mother Townland
1814 Patritium Keareen Thoma Keareen Maria Feeny Gortnaleck
1816 Patritius Keareen Pats Keareen Catha Kelly Kilcat
1824 Winifredam Kerin Patritim Kerin Catha Kelly Kilcat
1826 Winifredam Kerins Thoma Kerins Maria Feeny Gortnaleck
I also have some DNA matches on Ancestry with Gilmartin, Kilmartin, Gillen and Heraghty ancestors from Ahamlish parish. So I think Ahamlish is a strong possibility for my Kearns/Kerins ancestors. It is also close to county Leitrim, where Winifred’s husband came from.
If anyone has more information that could help me, or is also researching the Kearns/Kerins surname from Ahamlish, I would be interested to hear from you.