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Hi, I recently found my Minihan family listed in the 10 Jan 1846 Ire Census in Ballinbrittig, Carrigtwohill.  My 2x great grandfather, John Keleher married a Mary Minihan and the house he purchsed was #28, and a William Meenahan had #27 and Michael Meenahan had #29.  It seems John Keleher moved into the Meenahan area, possibly after an inheritance from a recently deceased father.

I am looking for any additional info anyone can provide regarding the Meenahan and Keleher families.  Thank you.

 

Rabit524

Monday 30th May 2022, 11:33AM

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  • Rabit524:

    I'm not familiar with an 1846 census for Carrigtwohill parish.

    I did check the 1834 Tithe listings for Ballinbrittig townland and there were only two records. One for an Edward Keeffe and the other for a Richard Keleher whom was leasing 39 acres of land. Was Richard the father of John?

    http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/reels/tab//004587412/00…

    The 1852 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing shows 41 records for Ballinbrittig. There were no Keleher records but there is a record for William Meenahan.

    On the subscription site Roots Ireland, I did locate a February 14 1833 marriage between Mary Minahan and John Keliher at Carrigtwohill RC church. I also located baptismal record for Elizabeth December 25 1838 David June 6 1841 Bridget August 22 1843 all in Carrigtwohill. I assume there were more children? Here is the parish register  https://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0026

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 30th May 2022, 03:37PM
  • Hello and thank you.  My John married Mary Minihan in Carrigtwohill on 14-Feb-1833.  I mis-spoke earlier, it ws Griffriths Valuation where the Meenahan/Keleher connection was discovered.  Richard could hvae been John's father, but as of this moment, I'm not sure.  I believe there is a Keefe/Keleher connection somewhere in the line.  I saw an Abigail Keefe as a sponsor to some Keleher births.   Mary Minihan-Keleher immigrated to Massachusetts between 1860-1870.  Her daughters, Elizabeth and Abigail, as well as son David (my great-grandfather) also immigrated to Massachusetts.  David immigrated in 1866.  There was another daughter Bridgit, but I lost track of her.

    On Mary Minihan-Keleher's death certificate, her parents were listed adn John and Abby.

    I appreciate any/all help that you can provide.  Thanks, Annie

    Rabit524

    Monday 30th May 2022, 07:33PM
  • Annie:

    When you look at the Tithe listing link I sent previously, you will note that besides Richard Keleher there was an Edward Keeffe also leasing land in Ballinbrittig.

    I did not locate a baptismal record for Mary meenahan Keleher.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 30th May 2022, 08:13PM
  • Thank you Roger.  Mary also had a brother or cousin Edward Minihan born in Carrigtwohill approx 1816.  He, like Mary immigrated to Massachusetts; Edward immigrated in 1842/1844.  I was this info on his intent for naturalization form.

     

     

    Rabit524

    Tuesday 31st May 2022, 09:00PM
  • Thank you Roger.  Mary also had a brother or cousin Edward Minihan born in Carrigtwohill approx 1816.  He, like Mary immigrated to Massachusetts; Edward immigrated in 1842/1844.  I was this info on his intent for naturalization form.

     

     

    Rabit524

    Tuesday 31st May 2022, 09:00PM

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