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I cannot find Wraystown on google maps.

William Rogan (1810) was born there. He also had several children born there in the 1830s in Ireland.

Was Wraystown in this time period in County Sligo?

Most people now list Wraystown as being in County Mayo.

Some have it as Wraystown, Mayo and Sligo. Is this the most correct for births in the 1830s?

The border between Sligo snd Mayo changed in the late 1800s.

Was Wraystown a town or a townland?

Diane Gilhula

Wednesday 31st March 2021, 06:02AM

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  • Hi Diane,

    This post is in relation to "Wraystown" only: The Surnames of Ireland by Dr. Edward MacLysaght:

    WRAY - This is sometimes a synonym of Rea and MacRea, but usually it is the name of Elizabethan settlers in Ulster. The name is now mainly found in Counties Derry and Donegal.

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    It does not appear in Tithe Records - 1823 - 1837, nor Griffith's Valuation of Townlands compiled in 1840's and 50's. 

    Old Church of Ireland records may have a record of families in the particular area named "Wray" from whom it took its name.

    Regards,

    McCoy

    Wednesday 31st March 2021, 03:56PM
  • I am looking for the place Wraystown.

    Where was Wraystown in the 1830s in Ireland?

    I have found several children of William Rogan (1810) family having been born there in the 1830s.

    The Rogan family left there and settled in Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.

    Diane Gilhula

    Wednesday 31st March 2021, 04:54PM
  • Diane:

    From what I can see Wraystown was a place name in the Kilmoremoy/Ballina area prior to 1851 when townlands were standardized. The 1855 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Kilmoremoy civil parish shows four Rogan records and they were all in Culleens townland  https://www.failteromhat.com/griffiths/mayo/kilmoremoy.htm   Likely Wraystown was absorbed into Culleens when townlands were standardized.

    As far as I can see Wraystown was always in Mayo. 

    In my searching I found this post from 2009 related to Rogans.  https://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/rogan/368/

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 31st March 2021, 04:56PM
  • Thanks Roger

    Most histories state a new border was drawn between Sligo and Mayo in the late 1880s

    Everything south of Enniscrone became part of Kilmermoy in Mayo.

    Previously everything east of the Moy River was in Kilmermoy but in County Sligo.

    I am wanting to know was Wraystown which is near Ballina part of Sligo in the 1830s.

    Diane Gilhula

    Thursday 1st April 2021, 04:49AM
  • Diane:

    See my message above. I could be wrong   As far as I can see Wraystown was always in Mayo

    Right. the 1898 Local Government Act moved areas of Sligo into Mayo as you describe. There were also adjustments with Roscommon/Mayo and Galway/Roscommon.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 1st April 2021, 05:56PM
  • Correction: Previously everything north of the Moy River was in Kilmermoy but in County Sligo.

    I am wanting to know if Wraystowm was in the part cut from County Sligo.

    I think Wraystown, Mayo and Sligo Ireland would be the correct entry for those in my Rogan family born in the 1830s.

    Diane Gilhula

    Thursday 1st April 2021, 06:01PM
  • Correction Again: Previously everything north of the Moy River, and south of Enniscrone was in Castleconnor Parish but in County Sligo.

    Diane Gilhula

    Thursday 1st April 2021, 07:36PM
  • Wraystown (Farranmorgan), Kilglass Parish, County Sligo. In County Sligo till about 1890.

    Was then absorbed into Kilmermoy Parish in Mayo.

    Wraystown (Farranmorgan), Kilmermoy Parish, County Mayo and Sligo is I believe the most correct way to record it at this time.

    It is very close to Ballina on County Mayo.

    Diane Gilhula

    Sunday 4th April 2021, 06:58AM