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From what I can ascertain from paper research my gg-grandparents were from Aughaval, Mayo. Philip Heughes b. c1830 married Helen Conway b. c1830. I believe Philip was a Blacksmith. Their daughter Mary Jane Hughes (spelling was changed) b. 18 Aug 1859, married my great grandfather, Neil McArthur (from Islay) in Glasgow on 17 April 1878. It seems that Mary Jane's 3 siblings, Philip, Owen, and Catherine all traveled to Scotland but I can't find any evidence on scotlandspeople of Philip or Helen having moved with them so I'm working on the assumption that they stayed (or perhaps had passed) in Mayo. Are these names familiar to anyone? 


Thanks bunches


Saturday 28th December 2019, 10:44PM

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  • Hi Mandy,

    Here's a possible baptism record from for Philip:

    Name:Philip HughesDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:27-Apr-1834Address:EriffParish/District:Aghagower RC parishGender:MaleCountyCo. Mayo
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Philip HughesMother:Anne HughesOccupation:
    Informant 1:Thomas Hoban
    Informant 2:Mary Hoban

    No luck with Helen Conway

    Tried the Scottish Censuses on for Philip & Helen but no luck; not in Irish Census 1851 or 1901 either.

    Here's a record from Griffiths Valuation 1855 (note Aughagower is only 10KM from Aughvale):

    TenantFamily Name 1HUGHESForename 1PHILIPLandlordFamily Name 2SLIGOForename 2MARQUIS OFLocationCountyMAYOBaronyMURRISKUnionWESTPORTParishAGHAGOWERTownlandLANKILLPlace NameLANKILLPlace TypeTOWNLANDPublication DetailsPosition on Page10Printing Date1855Act15&16Sheet Number88,98Map Reference7

    Looks ike they were there in the 1820's too as the Tithe Applotments  have 5 in Aughagower


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    Sunday 29th December 2019, 04:00AM