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Hello Roger and others , In preparation for my trip to Mayo I am running down some other family lines including the Goldens from Rathlacken area. What I know is that Patrick Golden was born in the Rathlacken area about 1840. I believe his parents were Martin Golden and Mary Ford (although the wife is not a certainty). Patricks siblings includes John, Mary, Martin and Thomas J. The family emmigrated to Pennsylvania after 1857. Patrick married Mary O'Hora in Dunmore, PA.    Any help confirming Patrick's parents or information on baptism records would be appreciated. There was a Martin Golden in Griffiths Valuation leasing land just south of the coast guard pier in Rathlacken and I'd like to confirm that was our Martin. Very excited to be there this summer! Thank you! 







Monday 17th April 2017, 01:56AM

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  • has the following - but no Patrick:

    Name:Mary GoldenDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:23-Sep-1861Address:RathlackenParish/District:LACKENGender:FemaleCountyMAYO
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Martin GoldenMother:Bridget MurrayOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Martin MurraySponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Mary Murray

    Name:Thomas GoldenDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:06-Jan-1861Address:RathlackenParish/District:LACKENGender:MaleCountyMAYO
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Martin GoldenMother:Bridgett GoldenOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:James RoonySponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Catherien Hevrien

    Name:Mary GoldenDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:23-Jul-1865Address:RathlackenParish/District:LACKENGender:FemaleCountyMAYO
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Martin GoldenMother:Bridgett GoldenOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:John GoldenSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Mary Mealee

    Name:Cathn. GoldenDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:01-Aug-1871Address:RathlackenParish/District:LACKENGender:FemaleCountyMAYO
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Martin GoldenMother:Bt. MurrayOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Martin MurraySponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Fanny Armstrong

    Name:Mary GoldenDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:27-May-1871Address:RathlackenParish/District:LACKENGender:FemaleCountyMAYO
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Martin GoldenMother:Bt. LyonettOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Thos. WilliamsSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Marty Lyanett

    Lacken baptisms available only start in 1852 & marriages 1855 I'm afraid.

    Date of Marriage:07-Feb-1869
    Parish / District:LACKEN
    RathlackenDenomination:Roman Catholic
    Roman Catholic

    The Tithe Applotments (free online) have a Patt Golden in Lackan parish Ballinalecka townland 1833

    There are none in the Irish Censuses 1821, 41 or 51 in Mayo.

    Griffiths Valuation (free) has Martin, Patrick & Thomas all tenants of Colonel Charles Knox in Castletown, Lackan 1856



    Monday 17th April 2017, 11:18AM
  • Hi Victoria!

    Welcome back!

    I see that Col has already provided a lot of information. I will also alert our parish liaison for North Mayo who covers about seven parishes including Lackan. Have a great trip!



    Castlemore Roscommon

    Monday 17th April 2017, 08:06PM
  • Hi vmocak,

    COI mentioned quite a bit - Rathlacken records aren't so good.  Parish Records don't start until about 1851 / 1855.  Many pages are lost, but Ancestry has the original records, so you might want to scan through them.



    Some things to visit:

    Rathfran Abbey:

    Breasagh Ogham Stone:

    Here's an archived page of Rathfran:

    Here's some info on Rathlacken parish records here:



    Kilcummin Mayo

    Monday 17th April 2017, 09:15PM
  • Some places to visit:


    North Mayo Heritage Center:


    County Mayo Library, visit the one in Castlebar


    Jackie Clarke museum


    Ceide Fields


    Kilcummin Mayo

    Thursday 27th April 2017, 11:19PM

    Hi.  I have been following your post.  I have a GGF named Martin Golden from Mayo born about 1840.  His siblings were John, Michael, and Mary Golden, but no Patrick.  They emigrated in about 1854-1855 to New York and settled in Pittston, PA...about 10 miles from Scranton/Dunmore.  My documents show a mother named Nancy in both immigration doc and 1860 census for Pittston.  The census indicates the eldest son name to be John, so I assume his father's name was John.  I have DNA tested as a positive match to Thomas Golden from Mayo and Andrew Golden from Lacken, Mayo at FTDNA.  I am curious to see what you may find in your travels.

    Good luck!

    John Golden


    Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 03:01PM
  • I'm a bit late to this thread but I'm Golden originally from Lackan. My grandfather was Michael Thomas Golden (1913), his father was Michael Golden (disputed birth date c.1870) and mother was Bridget (c.1888 nee Coolican - parents Pat and Mary nee Kearney). Michael's parents (aka my gg-grandparents) were Pat and Bridget Golden. All from the Rathlacken area. After the land commission, the family was settled in Farmhill Kilfian. Interested to read that maybe of the Lacken parish records are missing as it is the one part of my family that I can only find sporadic records for.


    Thursday 28th September 2017, 02:49PM
  • Hi Edel - very interesting!  Lackan records only start at about 1854, but many pages are missing so things are spotty. I have my great grandfather from Castlemagee & his father was from Cashel, so I am somewhat familiar with the area.  Can you find them on Griffiths Valuation?

    Kilcummin Mayo

    Wednesday 4th October 2017, 11:17PM