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Hello,

I'm trying to find out where my great-great grandfather was born. He's Dennis Glynn, father of Malachy (1874) and also Mary Anne (later McGinnis), Catherine and a few more. I think they all moved to America apart from Malachy.

Many thanks,

Tony

TonyGlynn

Saturday 4th October 2014, 05:03PM

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  • Tony:

    I checked the 1855 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Cam parish and also the 1901 census for the parish. There were no Glynns in either file. Also, RC records for that area start around 1835.

    Do you have any addiitonal information regarding Denis?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 4th October 2014, 06:40PM
  • Hi Roger, thanks for replying.

    Denis raised a family in Dysart with Mary Kelly (b1835-40ish), and all his children were baptised there. But I can find no trace of Denis so just wondered if he was from a nearby parish originally - hence my search leading to here.

    On his various children's baptismal certificates, however, he has different names. On one he is 'Dionysio' and another he is 'Dioniker', so I think therein is the problem! Do you by any chance have any other ideas as to what an 1800s Irishman Denis may have called himself?

    Thanks for checking for me though Roger, I really appreciate that.

    All the best,

    Tony

    TonyGlynn

    Monday 6th October 2014, 10:48AM
  • Tony:

    Sorry for the delay in responding.

    Dionysius is the Latin for Denis.Many priests in the early 19th century had their baptismal and marriage ledgers in Latin.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 11th October 2014, 03:39PM
  • Hi Roger,

    Yes, thanks, I've started to notice the Latin names on records now.

    As it happens I have McDonnells in my line too. Bridget McDonnell (1855-1928), was my gg grandmother. She married John Early (1848-1934) and they lived in Feevagh or Dysart. Their had five children, one of which was my g grandmother Mariah, who married Malachy Glynn.

    I don't suppose we have a connection do we?

    Cheers,
    Tony

    TonyGlynn

    Monday 13th October 2014, 08:56AM
  • Tony:

    My McDonnells came from a small village in Mayo called Carracastle. It is near the Roscommon town of Ballaghaderreen in the northwest corner of Roscommon. No connection.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 13th October 2014, 04:22PM
  • Ok Roger, many thanks for your help and all the best.

    Cheers,

    Tony

    TonyGlynn

    Tuesday 14th October 2014, 09:03AM