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The FitzSimons family were tenants on the Moneybot Farm, on the Saul Road, from about 1788 until 1921.  John FitzSimons (1752 -> 1830) married Rose Connor around 1780.  Rose Connor was probably from the Townland of Struell or a farm on the Slievegrane Road called Carraboy.  At least 5 of John & Rose’s 9 children were married.

  • Michael married Suzanna Murphy from Slievegrane in 1822.  Their daughter Suzanna married John Crangle in 1873.
  • Rose married John Murphy in 1823.
  • Cecelia married Wm Fowler from the Mt. Quarter & had children named Mary (b.1811), George (b.1813) & Wm (b.1819).
  • John was married & had at least 4 children.  His daughter Margaret married a Bernard Smyth in 1884.
  • Patrick married an Anne Rooney from Upr. Slivergran.

John ((1752->1830) had a brother Patrick who married Anne Rooney (Roney) from Slievegrane in June of 1788.  They lived on a farm called The Lane, which was east of Moneybot.  They had at least 7 children.  One was Anne who married Patrick Crangle in August 1833.

Other names that were associated with Moneybot are: Teggart & Watterson.  The FitzSimons were also related to the Blaney family from the Townland of Ballywalter.

Moneybot, The Lane & Carraboy are all in the Townland of Saul.  I would be interested in obtaining information on any of these names in the Parish of Saul or surrounding areas.


Tuesday 23rd Jul 2013, 07:00PM

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  • Hi Tim,

    Thanks again for your message. I hope that someone with information on these families contacts you and shares information.

    It may be an idea to include information concerning which sources you may have already used so others may further your search.

    All the best,



    Emma Carty

    Thursday 25th Jul 2013, 10:55AM
  • Emma,

    Here are some sources I have used that have a lot of genealogy information.

    For Northern Ireland the PRONI site -

    It is searchable online for:

    • Wills 1858 -> 1943
    • Valuation Record Books
    • Freeholder Records
    • The Ulster Covenant


    For County Down a great site is -

    It is searchable for surnames, places & has townland maps & a lot more.


    For the Parish of Saul -    Catholic Baptismals & marriages from about 1790 to 1850.


    All the best,

    Tim FitzSimons



    Thursday 25th Jul 2013, 04:40PM

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