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Searching for Michael Cotter

I have been told that all records of my great, great grandfather have been destroyed in a fire but have recently been informed that some churches have their own records..

I am searching for Michael Cotter born around the time of 1809/12 at Fermoy, Cork.. On Michael's death certificate states his fathers name was James Cotter

On the 20th of May 1830, Michael stole a sheep from William Hennessy.. Occupation listed as ploughman and reaper..Arrested in Rathcormac with the stolen sheep on the 17th august 1830.. Found guilty and transportedt to Australia on Nov 5th 1830..

Any information will be very appreciated

Thank you

With kind regards

Chris (nee Cotter)

Chrisnangels

Saturday 8th November 2014, 08:19PM

Message Board Replies

  • Chris:

    The RC records for Fermoy do not begin until 1828 which is too late for your interests.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Sunday 9th November 2014, 02:37AM
  • Thank you for your reply.. Would you know where the records could have been before that date.

    Thank you

    With kind regards

    Chris

    Chrisnangels

    Sunday 9th November 2014, 08:40PM
  • I forgot to mention in my earlier reply (thank you again).. Could there have been another Church that held the records as the information I have is; 1809 or 1812- born in or around Fermoy, County Cork Ireland, father was James Cotter..

    Thank you again

    With kind regards

    Chris nee Cotter

    Chrisnangels

    Sunday 9th November 2014, 08:46PM
  • Chris:

    Sorry for the late reply.

    Record keeping in the early 19th century was not as thorough as later in the century. You will also find gaps in a church's records because a priest misplaced or did not keep good records of his baptisms and marriages. I doubt that the records would be maintained in another church.

    Here is a link to the parish. Send them an e-mail and see what they can tell you.

    Roger

    http://www.fermoyparish.ie/about-the-parish/churches/

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Thursday 13th November 2014, 08:08PM
  • Thank you Roger.. I will take a look

    Chrisnangels

    Thursday 13th November 2014, 08:12PM
  • I have information on a Michael Cotter, born 1810, in Fremoy County Cork, died 1917.He was transported to Australia in 1830.

    For further information, I can be contacted via my email address 

    waynec43

    Wednesday 24th December 2014, 06:58AM
  • I am looking for information on my GGGgrandfather, James Cotter. Born in 1783 in Cork, Ireland and died on Sept 24th 1860 in Buttevant, Ireland. He married Margaret Cotter (Foley)

    waynec43

    Wednesday 25th February 2015, 03:32AM