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Hello Everyone!

My name is J. Michael Drew ( Mike), I am from Chicago Illinois, and I will be visiting Ireland from July 13-23, 2016- so begining this Wednesday! 

I have many ancestors who are from Adare,Kilcornan,  and surrounding areas and I am trying see if I am able to find any of my families burial plots, old farm locations where they grew up, any & all information- as I would love to visit the locations in my travels.

I would also like to find any living relatives that might still be in the area and perhaps buy them a beer and chat about our family history.

 

Here is a bit of information from my family tree.
 

Patrick Drew ( Drue) 1790-1879 and Ann Alford ( Alfred)  1790-1840 were my 3rd Great Grandparents

Samuel Drew ( 1807-1879 ) and Bridget Kelly ( 1812-1887) My 2nd Great Grandparents: Bridget and Samuel eloped and were married in Kilcornan. and She had a family farm somewhere nearby that she grew up on .

My Great Grandfather was Daniel Drew ( 1852-1908) he was married to my Great Grandmother Honora Lyttleton ( 1853-1940)

My Grandfather was Samuel Aloysius Drew ( 1876-1960) and he was married to Katherine M O'Connor ( 1881-1963)

I am trying to find any information for my trip to Ireland as we will be starting in Adare, then to Killarney, and onto Dublin.....and I am able to visit other surrounding places near these cities- and I want to have any information I can get to help me in visiting as many places that my ancestors were...as well as connecting with any living relatives .

Any help or assistance that anyone is able to provide would be greatly appreciated..

 

Best to All,

 

 J. Michael Drew ( Mike)

J. Michael DRew ( Mike)

J. Michael Drew ( Mike)

Sunday 10th July 2016, 11:07AM

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  • Mike:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I located the 1835 marriage record in Kilcornan and baptismal records for two older children in 1838 and 1840 and then the trail runs cold. I can't find Samuel in the 1850 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Kilcornan civil parish. There were Drews listed  and I'm wondering if Samuel was from Dromlohan townland. No baptisms after 1840 and there are no gaps in the Kilcornan records  http://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0874 Did they already emigrate?

    http://www.failteromhat.com/griffiths/limerick/kilcornan.htm

    Roger McDonnell

    Date of Marriage:30-Jan-1835
    Parish / District:KILCORNAN & STONEHALL
    County:Co. Limerick
    Husband SamuelDrew
    Wife BridgetKelly

    Name:Anna DrewDate of Birth:08-Dec-1838
    Date of Baptism:1-Jan-0Address:
    Parish/District:KILCORNAN & STONEHALLGender:UnknownCountyCo. Limerick
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Samuel DrewMother:Bridget KellyOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Patk. CollinsSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Maria Collins

    Name:Patk. DrewDate of Birth:13-Dec-1840
    Date of Baptism:1-Jan-0Address:
    Parish/District:KILCORNAN & STONEHALLGender:UnknownCountyCo. Limerick
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Samuel DrewMother:Bridget KellyOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Patk. DrewSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Maria Drew

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 10th July 2016, 01:58PM
  • Hello, and thank you for the information- Samuel and Bridget emigrated around 1840/41 and then were residence in Kentucky in the USA where they had several more children in the States.   Does this information help?  I am new to all of the ancestry information ....  trying very hard to sort it all out....  Bridget and Samuel ran off to get get married to Kilcornan because her father didnt approve.... I believe they were originally from Adare....   I have an ancestry treee from ancestry.com and if I can give you anymore inffo to help- please let me know... thank you so much for taking the time to help!!

     

    Mike

    J. Michael Drew ( Mike)

    Sunday 10th July 2016, 02:42PM
  • Mike:

    You are confirming what i suspected that Samuel and Drew left Ireland after Patrick was born. That wasn't evident in your original message. Adare RC records do not start until 1832 so if Bridget was from that parish, a baptismal record would not be available. I looked at the 1850 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Adare civil parish and there were only two Kelly records-- John and Honoria  No way to tell if either was a parent of Bridget. When you return from Ireland, you may want to consider autosomal DNA testing. Have a great trip!

    Roger

    http://www.failteromhat.com/griffiths/limerick/adare.htm

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 11th July 2016, 12:09AM