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My ancestor Bridget Costine was apparently the daughter of Richard Costine (c. 1794-1849) and Julia Hanrahan of Ballingarrane in the civil parish of Cloyne and county of Cork. If so, she was born in 1827.

She emigrated to the US in 1852 and married John Keily (who was also apparently from the Cloyne / Kilmahon area) in Providence, Rhode Island, USA in 1853. They settled in Elizabeth, New Jersey and had children Johanna, Julia, John, Elizabeth (my ancestor), Frances, Dennis and Richard.

I am trying to confirm my Bridget's connection to Richard and Julia and to find out more about my ancestral Costine and Hanrahan families.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thank you!


Friday 7th December 2012, 06:02AM

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  • The Cloyne Parish office or Mallow Heritage centre should have records for this period. Also there is a famous Costine chalice from the early seventeenth century donated to the church by Cosines of Shanagarry.

    Kevin Terry

    Kevin Terry, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 2nd January 2013, 07:22PM
  • Gary,

    I am attaching some files that may help.



    Brendan Sisk


    Thursday 28th February 2013, 09:44AM
  • I'll have to sort through those files, but I already see some great information in the Cloyne file. Thanks for sharing it!


    Thursday 28th February 2013, 03:42PM
  • My ancestors were the Walsh family of Ballingarrane. I see your Costine family name along with the Walsh family in censuses and baptismal records.

    My 2nd g-grandfather, Patrick Walsh (son of James Walsh & Margaret Doyle) emigrated to St. Louis, Missouri with his brother Maurice (no proof that they came together but they ended up buried in the same family cemetery plot in St. Louis).

    Two of Patrick's siblings had Costines as baptismal sponsors (with the expected spelling variations). For Margaret Walsh, Jean Custeen, and for Catherine Walsh, Elizabeth Custien.

    How interesting that our ancestors must have certainly known each other, and here we are with the internet, and the ability to know each other far away from Ballingarrane!


    Sarah Morris

    Sarah Morris

    Sunday 3rd March 2013, 06:09AM
  • I also have a Margaret WALSH, a 4th great grandmother, in my family tree on my maternal side.  Intimidating to find the WALSH surname as it is so common in Ireland.  Mine was married to a William SLOANE in Cloyne, Cork, Ireland on 19 February 1822.  Their son, John, married an Elizabeth COSTINE on 11 February 1845 and had six children.


    What is the proximity of Ballingarrane to Ballycotton?

    Would anyone assist in pointing me in the right direction for further information about Elizabeth COSTINE and her origins?

    Many thanks in anticipation.

    Lizanne Ellis

    Tuesday 27th November 2018, 12:13PM