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Thank you for your message.
Have you tried looking for Christopher's birth record to find out who his parents? are? You could also try searching for his marriage record as this sometimes lists the couple?s fathers? names. It will be difficult to find these records without an exact parish of origin, however you could take Rathcormack as a starting point.
Most catholic records are held locally so you may need to write to the local parish priest for possible assistance. One website that you may find useful is the Irish Times where they give an overview of what records are available in specific parishes. For Rathcormack parish, follow this link:
If you are unsuccessful in the Rathcormack records you could use the Tithe Applotment Books. These are land records compiled between 1823 and 1837 in order to determine the amount which occupiers of agricultural holdings should pay in tithes to the Church of Ireland. They offer no genealogical information but can sometimes be used to tie a person to a specific place. I did a search for Christopher in Cork and had one result, from St. Finbar?s parish:
Some other websites that you may find helpful are:
The National Archives of Ireland http://www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy1/genealogy-records/introduction/
The National Library of Ireland http://www.nli.ie/en/family-history-introduction.aspx
The National Archives UK ? genealogy search: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/
The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/family_history.htm
Genealogy Links: http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/ireland/cork/index.html
Failte Romhat: http://www.failteromhat.com/
I hope that this is helpful. Remember to post as much information as you can with regard to the people you are researching. The more information you post, the more likely it is that one of our volunteers will be able to advise or assist you. Also include information concerning which sources you may have already used so others may further your search.
I have the marriage certificate for Charles Lloyd (born 1830) and Mary Kelly in Victoria, Australia in 1865. Charles' parents were Christopher Lloyd and Isabella Kelly and he was born in Castlins, County Cork. The Castlins could be Castlelyons. Christopher's occupation was shown as 'tradesman'. Your relation could be a sister of Charles.
Hope this is of help, would like to know the name of your relative.
I haven't been back here for a long time so I have only just found your message. Since posting I have found the death certificates for both Christopher and Isabella; I have also found a marriage record and I believe that Isabella's surname was Kiely and that her father was John Kiely and that he was a policeman. Kiely and Kelly is similar! My great great grandmother was Mary Collis Lloyd (1832-1867); she was baptised in Rathcormack church. She had siblings: Elizabeth, Annie and Christopher. Mary Collis Lloyd married my 2x great grandfather, Joseph Bishop, in Shrewsbury, England. After she died Joseph married her sister Elizabeth Lloyd in Cork because marrying the sister of your wife was not permitted in England! On one of the marriage registers Christopher Lloyd (the father) is described as a farmer; on his death certificate he is a gentleman!
If you think there is any connection with your family I would love to know. My lot were all protestant as far as I know.