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Anne Mason b?? 1800 married Peter McCoy/McKoy 1824 Ahascragh Galway. According to their marriage record it says she is from Ballybane/Booleybane Galway. I believe they were Presbyterian. A son Thomas born 1832 in Ballinasloe Galway. I have done the DNA test with Ancestry. I am not really sure where these people originated from! If any thing is remotely familiar to anyone I would be happy to hear from you.


Monday 10th May 2021, 12:21AM

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  • Hi Dawnie,

    Subscription site - - has a record of an "Ann Mason" being baptised in Rahoon on May 14th 1812. She was Roman Catholic.

    Her father was John Mason, a soldier. Rahoon is on the Western side of Galway city. Ballybane is on the Eastern side and close to the Military barracks. Marriage record for Peter McCoy and Ann Mason not found.

    The name "McCoy" is not that common in County Galway. It is also recorded as "Coy" and can also be found in the adjoining county of Roscommon.

    The name "Mason" is recorded in County Galway and are Church of Ireland.

    Can you post the exact detail of their marriage record?




    Monday 10th May 2021, 07:34AM
  • Hi Dawnie,

    I attach copy of records for Ahascragh parish for the years 1813 - 1837. 

    The address is "Boolebane" and is in the parish of Ahascragh. The Tithe record has a Francis Mason there.

    There is also the marriage of Hannah Mason in 1815 to James Brophy. You will need to direct your search to the parish of Ahascragh.





    Monday 10th May 2021, 04:11PM
  • McCoy, 

    Thank you for answering my call for help and all the info you have posted. I will have a look at the Parish records for Ahascragh as suggested.

    Not sure on my Ann being Catholic! What are the chances of a Catholic marrying a C of I in 1824? Not confirmed but my McCoy's possibly came from Armagh! Any suggestions to confirm my Peter McCoy was in the RIC as was noted on certificates of his son Thomas here in Australia, as well as being a carpenter and muscian?

    Regards from one McCoy to another!



    Sunday 16th May 2021, 01:34AM
  • Hi Dawnie,

    I attach detail of the Clonbrock Estate, Ahascragh, also - Baptism records for a Maria Mason, March 10th 1817 - Father: Robert Mason - Mother: Cicely,, Edward Mason, October 22nd 1818, same parent names, Francis Mason Bapt. December 26th 1830 - Father: John Mason - Mother:Eleanor Mason. Address: Clonbrock Estate.

    Church of Ireland baptisms in Ahascragh are 1785 - 1899, Marriages: 1845 - 1899, Deaths: 1787 - 1899. Source: Tracing Your Galway Ancestors by Peadar O'Dowd - 2010.

    There is marriage record for a Henry Noonan, Loughrea to a Catherine Mason, Loughrea on April 2nd 1788. Religion not recorded. There is also a marriage record for a Martin Mason, Loughrea to Honoria Callinan, Loughrea on May 29th 1830. Both recorded as Roman Catholic. Witnesses: John Ford and Nancy Gorman - Record attached.

    In Galway city you had a Sub Sheriff named "Mason" and a Revenue Officer of the same name, in the same time period.

    Marriage: William Mason to Elizabeth Adam, daughter of Robert Adams, Merchant, in Galway on April 27th 1806.

    You mentioned that Peter McKoy may have been in the Police. I did not find any record. I will check the list of members for a "Peter McKoy/McCoy" in my local library tomorrow. I will let you know if I find any.

    Credits: and Landed Estate Data Base - Galway University



    Sunday 16th May 2021, 03:02PM
  • Hi Dawnie,

    I have checked the list of RIC Members - 1816 to 1922 by Jim Herlihy - 1997.

    There is no "Peter McCoy/McKoy" recorded there.

     McCoy - Andrew - No. 1886 to William - 56893 - 41 entries

    McKoy - John No. 10280 - I entry

    Mason: Albert - No. 73828 to Wingfield G. - 34 entries

    Meason: Francis No. 25940 - 1 entry

    Meason: Michael - No. 12393 - 1 entry

    Perhaps you would consider posting what information you have, as there were Revenue police and Dublin Metropolitan poilce who are not recorded in this register.

    Best Wishes,



    Monday 17th May 2021, 10:50AM

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