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My ancestors William Judge (1799-1874) and Katherine Kelley (1805-1891) lived and were probably born in Doonanaroo Townland in Kilfian Parish.

I am hoping to connect with cousins from these lines. If you have any information you think might be of interest, feel free to contact me.

Thank you.


Friday 2nd December 2016, 09:38PM

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  • RunswithScissors:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    We have a parish liaison in Moygawnagh parish. I will e-mail him about your message.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 2nd December 2016, 09:54PM

    Hi Roger & Runswithscissors 

    I'm not familiar with those surnames in that Townland in Griffiths valuation or since, but there are of both names in Kilfian parish  

    Ancestry & findmypast can be checked for surnames in Kilfian parish (where the townland lies) & try Moygawnagh / Moygownagh parish as sometimes the townland was included in this parish in some records  alternatively try the marriage and baptism records for the parish. Track the surnames down through the generations is an option  

    Also try goldenlangan for the Kilfian graveyard records. 

    Askaboutireland and the hold valuation c1856 & tithe (c1835) respectively  

    What is the record for your ancestors  ? Were they emigrants? 




    Moygownagh Mayo

    Friday 2nd December 2016, 10:30PM
  • Hi,

    There are a lot of Kelley's but no Judge's at the time of Griffiths Valuation in the mid-1850s, in Moygawnagh.

    Kelly Anthony Drumnanangle Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly Edward Tawnywaddyduff Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly Hugh Ballyglass Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly Hugh Drumnanangle Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly Hugh Shanvodinnaun Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly John Drumnanangle Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly Mary Calliaghadoo Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly Mary Drumnanangle Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly Mary Forrew Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly Mary Tawnywaddyduff Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly Michael Cloonaghmore Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly Michael Drumnanangle Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly Patrick Cloonaghmore Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly Patrick Killeennashask Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly Patrick Tawnywaddyduff Moygawnagh Mayo
    Kelly Thomas Drumnanangle Moygawnagh Mayo'

    There's one Judge and some Kelly's in Kilfian on Griffiths Valuation

    Judge Thomas Rathnamagh Kilfian Mayo
    Kelly Anthony Glenedagh, Eighter Kilfian Mayo
    Kelly Bryan Cloonkee Kilfian Mayo
    Kelly Hugh Cloonskeagh Kilfian Mayo
    Kelly John Glenedagh, Eighter Kilfian Mayo
    Kelly Michael Barranarran, Upper Kilfian Mayo
    Kelly Peter Kincon Kilfian Mayo
    Kelly Thomas Kincon Kilfian Mayo
    Kelly Winifred Barranarran, Upper Kilfian Mayo

    Parish records covering both Parishes are here:

    Best bet is to then use the 1901 & 1911 census to see if any Kelley's / Judge's remained in the area.  You can also look for your ancestors in the Tithe Records from the early 1800s here:

    Let me know if you have questions - I have ancestors from Kincon.

    Kilcummin Mayo

    Saturday 3rd December 2016, 08:42PM
  • Here's Doonanroo townland in the tithes.  Gardiner was one of the local landlords, who was notorious for evicting tennants.

    Kilcummin Mayo

    Saturday 3rd December 2016, 08:44PM
  • I know that my ancestors emigrated to Canada in 1827. What I don't know is what family (parents, siblings, cousins) they may have left behind. Thanks to all for your suggestions as to how to explore this question further.



    Sunday 4th December 2016, 10:25AM

    In the tithe books the Kellys in Drumanangle are not related to Kellys in Kilfian. But in recent years Kellys from Glenedagh actually moved to Drumanangle so the kellys there now are originally from near Doonanarroo. Confused?! Well also Doonanaroo is adjacent to Calliaghadoo and that Kelly is a good candidate to chase up. Part of the Doonanaroo townland adjacent is actually im Moygownagh catholic parish. 

    However the Great Famine brought huge changes to the countryside and there was much relocation of tenures thus your ancestors people may have moved during this time , if indeed they didn't die or emigrate. Bit as your ancestors emigrated in 1827 they were likely of the farming class which suffered less than the poor cottiers & labourers almost wiped out during the Great Famine  and thus more likely to have relations who lived. 

    I'm afraid this is all supposition but I would look at the records for the Kellys in Calliaghadoo as being a likely start  



    Moygownagh Mayo

    Monday 5th December 2016, 12:05AM
  • the Kellys in calliaghadoo , thomas and mary were my great great grandparents, form what i know both died there,  ther children michael and bridget went to america , whilst sara eve , my great grandmother mother moved to Birmingham , where she lived with my great grandfather  john harris until she 1959, leaving 2 childrem agnes and ernest ( my grandfather )


    Sunday 28th April 2019, 02:08PM