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My ancestor Patrick Cantwell was born in Donnammagon County Kilkenny in 1797. He emigrated to Canada in approx 1819. He married Catherine Price. Any information on the family would be welcomed  Another ancestor Lawrence Rice whom I believe to be from Kilkenny emigrated approx the same time  to Canada also  I was told the family was related to Brother Rice  Any information appreciated  Thank you





Monday 31st Jul 2017, 09:33PM

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  • Cantwell-Rice:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I assume your Cantwell and Rice ancestors were RC? If they were from Dunamaggan records do not begin until 1826 and the parish of Callan (where Brother Rice was from) has records starting in 1821. Roots Ireland had baptismal records for a Patrick Cantwell in 1793 1795 and 1797. A trancription for the 1797 record is below. There is no way to confirm this record without parents names. Have you considered autosomal DNA testing?

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:Patrick CantwillDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:07-Feb-1797Address:Not RecordedParish/District:ST. JOHN'SGender:MaleCountyCo. Kilkenny
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Michael CantwillMother:Mary KenedyOccupation:
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    Informant 2:Michael Butler 

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