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looking for John Droney wife Margaret Ryan my gggrandparents. My ggrandfather James (John) born abt 1833 and brother Edward born abt 1839 emigrated to Australia in 1862 information said came from O'Callanghan's Mills. Any information would be great. Marg

Marg Clifton

Tuesday 21st Jan 2014, 11:20AM

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  • Dear Marg:

     

    Thanks for your query to Ireland Reaching Out.  The Scariff parish records are online through the Clare Library website under the Family & Genealogy Section thanks to Jim McNamara.  If you look at thatpage, you will see a line item for Baptisms, Marriages & Deaths and clicking on that, will bring you to a list of parishes.  Jim has done a great job transcribing them.  I believe that they start from 1860 (but I may be wrong on that date).  It is worth going through them, and please get back to me.  As to O'Callaghan's Mills, I believe that there may be something online for them, but I will have to double-check that for you.  Leave that with me for a few days and I will get back to you.

     

    You can message me at tulla@irelandxo.com.

     

    Kind regards,

     

    Jane.

    Tulla Clare

    Wednesday 22nd Jan 2014, 08:46PM
  • Hi Margaret,

    I checked the Scariff/Moynoe RC Baptismal and Marriage Registers (1852-1881) for the name DRONEY-DROONEY and found none.  If they lived in O'Callaghan Mills, then they should be in that register, other than the marriage which is nearly always in the woman's parish regardless of where the couple will live next.  

    I next checked for the parish intersection for households of both surnames of Ryan-Droney (during Griffiths Valuation - 1855) and found:

                                           [number of households]

    County    Parish                   Droney    Ryan

    Clare       Killuran                   3             1

    Clare       Kilmacrehy             1              1

    Clare       Kilmuray(Ibrickan)    3             3 

    Clare       Rath                       8              1

    Limerick  Fedamore               3             12

    Tipperary Templederry            1             72

     

    In one respect you are lucky that Droney-Drooney is a rare name and that will make research both easier with less false leads but harder as you will look in many more places with no finds of that surname.

    Here is what the MacLysaght's The Surnames of Ireland has to say about DRONEY:

    (O) Droney, Drooney  ? Dr?na. This name, well known in east Clare, is rarely found elsewhere.

    I have also transcribed the complete Feakle RC registers, and don't remember seeing that surname there.  I have yet to publish the Scariff/Moynoe Baptisms as I have about a year or so to complete.

    Do you have knowledge of the names of any children of this couple (born in Ireland?).  Unfortunately, the Marriage, Birth, Death Index for the civil records of Ireland does not begin until 1864 so none of your family of interest should be in these.  However, if you check for any DRONEY-DROONEY records there, you may find siblings and by chance find their point of origin.

    All the best,
    James McNamara

    Feakle Clare

    Friday 24th Jan 2014, 02:55AM
  • Hi again Margaret,

    For surnames of DRONEY in Clare co during Griffiths, in addition to the intersecting parishes I mentioned in the previous response, here are three more parishes in Clare co where DRONEYs are found:

    Killeany Parish, 1 household

    Kilmoon Parish, 1 household

    Noughaval Parish, 1 household

     

    Best regards,

    James McNamara

    Feakle Clare

    Friday 24th Jan 2014, 03:07AM
  • Thanks James for all that info. Will have a look at all those parishes. James and Edward are the only children of this couple that I know of. Again thanks for you help

    Regards Marg

    Marg Clifton

    Friday 24th Jan 2014, 03:18AM
  • My great grand father was a Droney,Martin was his christian name.He was born about 1843  and died about 1927 He married Eliza Devenport? in Ennistimon V11 19 page 135 His daughter Mary E Droney married Edward Hannon in Newtown Sydney[ 1894 no 5446] My grandparents.

    Mary E Droney-Hannon was one of 11 children I do have names and birth dates, mostly born Roadford, and Aughiskey

    Edward Hannon I know nothing about him and he may have been born Tipperreary?? 

    Mary and Edward had 8 children but edward died just after my dad was born

    Should I give more information? Thank you Anne Hannon Smith

    ginger4ever

    Sunday 9th Mar 2014, 09:58AM
  • Hi Anne

    My great grandfather was John Droney born abt 1833 not sure where in County Clare. He and his brother Edward emigrated to Australia in 1862. Records on emigration states from O'Callaghan's Mills, County Clare. His parents were John Droney and Margaret Ryan. I can't find anything much on Droney's in O'Callangan's Mills. In 1855 Griffith Valuations was a Honoria Droney Clooncool, O'Callaghans Mills Killura, Tulla and Margaret Droney Fox and Geese O'Callanghans Mills, Killuran,Tulla. Do you know who Martin's parents were?

    Cheers Marg Clifton

    Marg Clifton

    Monday 10th Mar 2014, 05:18AM
  • Hi Anne

    My great grandfather was John Droney born abt 1833 not sure where in County Clare. He and his brother Edward emigrated to Australia in 1862. Records on emigration states from O'Callaghan's Mills, County Clare. His parents were John Droney and Margaret Ryan. I can't find anything much on Droney's in O'Callangan's Mills. In 1855 Griffith Valuations was a Honoria Droney Clooncool, O'Callaghans Mills Killura, Tulla and Margaret Droney Fox and Geese O'Callanghans Mills, Killuran,Tulla. Do you know who Martin's parents were?

    Cheers Marg Clifton

    Marg Clifton

    Monday 10th Mar 2014, 05:18AM

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