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Hi, my name is Katelyn.

I'm researching my great-great-great-randparents Hugh Gallagher and Margaret Magrath. I cannot find anything about them online. Their son John was born in 1887 in Scarden and on his birth record (found on rootsireland) his parents are stated as Hugh Gallagher and Margaret Magrath. I'm unsure of her surname as I can't find reference to it anywhere. I think she was born about 1850, and died October 31st, 1922. Hugh was born about 1844 and died January 2nd, 1928. I don't know anything more of them. I'd love to know who their parents were. 

Thank you, 

Katelyn x

Katelyn Hanna

Monday 11th Aug 2014, 05:36PM

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  • Katelyn:

    Any chance that Hugh was actually Patrick Hugh Gallagher? I found this 1868 civil marriage index record in the Ballyshannon district for a Margaret Magrath and Patrick Gallagher. Probably unrelated but I wanted to make sure you were aware of the record.

    Roger McDonnell


    First name(s) Margaret
    Last name Magrath
    Registration District Ballyshannon
    Registration year 1868
    Registered Quarter/Year 1868
    Volume 2
    Page 20
    County -


    Margaret Magrath married one of these people
    Patrick Quin, Patrick Gallagher

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 11th Aug 2014, 06:46PM
  • Thnk you for your quick reply.

    I'm unsure of any alternative name other than Hugh. On his gravestone he is declared as Hugh Gallagher. They are a tricky couple tp pin down. In the Census they live within the Beleek parish if that helps? Their residence was Scarden Lower in Castlecaldwell, Fermanagh. 

    Katelyn Hanna

    Monday 11th Aug 2014, 06:54PM
  • Katelyn:

    Belleek parish is part of the Ballyshannon registration district. I would keep this record as a possible lead.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 11th Aug 2014, 07:17PM
  • My Gallaghers were  from out in Scardans as well in the mid 1800s. There was quite a crowd of them out there.

    peter patten

    Thursday 2nd Jul 2015, 05:59PM

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