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Hello....I am searching for information on my GGG Grandparents, Michael McMahon (circa 1811) and Margaret McGrath (circa 1815).   I know that my GG Grandfather Patrick (1842) and his siblings, John, Catherine, Donald and Daniel were all baptized in Shanagolden.  They then immigrated to Admaston, Renfrew Ontario and my GGG Grandparents had 6 more children, Johanna, James, Michael, Cornelius, Michael and Patrick.   Unfortunately, I have not been able to find either Michael's or Margaret's birth/baptism record or their marriage record.    Would love to be able to find descendants.  If anyone has any information that they would be willing to share on the above, I would be very grateful since they are my major brick wall.   

Kerry

Firefly71

Thursday 30th Jun 2022, 12:55PM

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  • Kerry:

    As you likely know, Shanagolden RC church records start in 1824 so if Margaret was from that parish, a marriage record should be available.

    Likely Michael was from Shanagolden and Margaret was likely from an area north and west of Shanagolden parish. There are two RC parishes to the north and west: Glin and Loughil and both have records starting in the 1850s. Marriages were usually held in the bride's parish. I don't think you will locate a marriage record or baptismal records for Michael and Margaret.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 30th Jun 2022, 02:57PM
  • In 1852, in Griffith's Valuation of Limerick, the following McMahons were head of household in Shanagolden. There is a Michael in Ballynash, but it's not clear from your message if Michael was still in Ireland then. If he was, then the Ballynash man is likely your ancestor.

    There are two Patricks, and as Michael's eldest son was called Patrick, one of these men may be Michael's father.

    Griffith Mcmahon James Glenbane East Shanagolden Co. Limerick
    Griffith Mcmahon Maurice Ballynash (Bishop) Shanagolden Co. Limerick
    **Griffith Mcmahon Michael Ballynash (Bishop) Shanagolden Co. Limerick
    Griffith Mcmahon Milo Ballynash (Bishop) Shanagolden Co. Limerick
    *Griffith Mcmahon Patrick Mountdavid Shanagolden Co. Limerick
    *Griffith Mcmahon Patrick Shanagolden,village Of Shanagolden Shanagolden Co. Limerick
    (Source: rootsireland.ie)

    Patricia

    Thursday 30th Jun 2022, 07:23PM
  • In 1852, in Griffith's Valuation of Limerick, the following McMahons were head of household in Shanagolden. There is a Michael in Ballynash, but it's not clear from your message if Michael was still in Ireland then. If he was, then the Ballynash man is likely your ancestor. There are two Patricks, and as Michael's eldest son was called Patrick, one of these men may be Michael's father. Griffith Mcmahon James Glenbane East Shanagolden Co. Limerick Griffith Mcmahon Maurice Ballynash (Bishop) Shanagolden Co. Limerick **Griffith Mcmahon Michael Ballynash (Bishop) Shanagolden Co. Limerick Griffith Mcmahon Milo Ballynash (Bishop) Shanagolden Co. Limerick *Griffith Mcmahon Patrick Mountdavid Shanagolden Co. Limerick *Griffith Mcmahon Patrick Shanagolden,village Of Shanagolden Shanagolden Co. Limerick (Source: rootsireland.ie)

    Patricia

    Thursday 30th Jun 2022, 07:26PM
  • The Tithe Applotment records show four McMahons in 1830 in Shanagolden:

    Mcmahon Js Shanagolden Shanagolden Limerick 1830
    Mcmahon Peter Ballynash Shanagolden Limerick 1830
    Mcmahon Jno Ballynash Shanagolden Limerick 1830
    Mcmahon Michl Ballynash Shanagolden Limerick 1830

    Patricia

    Thursday 30th Jun 2022, 07:27PM

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