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Hi Can someone please help me to find some information about Maurice Geary who came from Cloyne. I know my grandmother had many relations in Cloyne and her surname was originally Dell. She had a relative called Catherine Geary. Also Maurice who died when he was about 19. Someone once said he went off to America? New York I think. I also have other relations in Cloyne and I remember when I visited in 2001 that my grandmother pointed out a farm called Killbarraray ( or something like that) that belonged to the family. My Grandmothers cousin Mary Liza lived in Cloyne and died a few years ago . She had a neighbour who was related to us also. I have a picture, an oil painting of Maurice that I found in Mary Lizas house and he is in a uniform like a railway worker or something. I would love to find out more and would appreciate any information. 

Many thanks Lynn Cunningham 

 

 

Lynn Cunningham

Sunday 2nd July 2017, 03:27PM

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  • Lynn:

    Welcome to ireland Reaching Out!

    We have a parish liaison in Cloyne parish. I will alert him about your message. if you have not heard back in ten days or so please let me know.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 2nd July 2017, 03:44PM
  • I live in Massachusetts and my greatgrandfather immigrated here in 1849.  His US Naturalization record states that he was born in Ballyarthur 29 September 1827.  His name is Michael C. Barrett and his parents were John and Anna.  I cannot find any Baptism record with these names. 

    dottiep

    Thursday 20th July 2017, 02:04AM
  • dottiep:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    There are three Ballyarthur townlands in Ireland. One in Castlemacadam parish in Co. Wicklow and the other two are in Co. Cork (Fermoy and Marshalltown parishes). Do you know which Ballyarthur? I did not find his baptismal record on Roots Ireland. The Fermoy RC records start in 1828 so if he was from Fermoy, the record would not be available.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 20th July 2017, 09:47PM
  • Lynn:

    I see that you have not heard back from our Cloyne volunteer.

    I think the townland you want is Kilbarraree.

    I found a Geary family in Kilbarraree in 1911

    http://census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Cork/Ballintemple/Kilbarrar...

    Maybe the RC church in Cloyne could assist you. http://cloynediocese.ie/parish-cloyne/

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 20th July 2017, 10:04PM
  • Thank you so much, Roger.  I know it's County Cork, but not which parish.  If it was Fermoy, do you think possibly Michael Barrett would have been Baptized in early 1848 since he was born 29 September?  Also, do records still exist for the Marshalltown parish?  Michael Barrett fought in the US Civil War and was injured by a musket ball in his hip.  I'm attaching a photo of him in his Civil War uniform.

    dottiep

    Friday 21st July 2017, 10:24PM

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  • dottiep:

    Children were baptized soon after birth. The family would not have waited three months. The RC parish for Marshalltown is Mitchelstown and baptismal records go back to 1792 with a gap between 1801-1814  http://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0081

    The Mitchelstown records would have been available when I made my query.

    We do have an XO Chronicles site  https://www.irelandxo.com/ireland/cork/cloyne-cork/history-and-genealogy You may want to add Michael's story to the site.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 23rd July 2017, 12:16AM
  • Hi Roger Many thanks for your information about Maurice Geary from Kilbarraree. That is indeed the family farm that I remember passing with my grandmother and she told me about her family there. I can recollect a lady called Kitty who lived up the road from my Grandmothers cousin Mary -Eliza Aherne. Mary also had relations next door called Brian and I think his wife was called Pat. They lived practically opposite the statue of Christy Ring. Brian caught us some lovely fish I remember and I am sure their daughter worked in the whisky distillery . She got my Mum and Nan in half price and treated them to a good taster. 

    Thanks again Roger. Best wishes Lynn 

     

     

     

    Lynn Cunningham

    Monday 24th July 2017, 04:47AM