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Thomas Evans b 1855 Ballyviranne

Thomas Evans married Ellen Knightly  1 Feb  1841 in Castlemaine. 

http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/f5acb90532736

 

I have found Thomas Evans in Griffiths Evaluation  in 1853 in Kilcolman - Ballyviranne

 

I have found the son of Thomas and Ellen, Thomas Evans, who was baptised  29 Jun 1855 in Ballyviranne.

http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/b6be9e0408837

 

 

I'm looking for the birth and parents of Thomas the father.  He would have been born between 1810 and 1820. 

Knormandin64

Monday 18th May 2015, 07:15PM

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  • Kathy:

    Looked at www.irishgenealogy.ie

    Since the marriage record indicates that Ellen was from Shanaceal, is it possible that Tomas was also from Shanaceal? See records below.

    Roger McDonnell

    Name ELLEN KNIGHTLY
    Date of Birth 7 June 1812 (BASED ON OTHER DATE INFORMATION)
    Address SHANACHEAL
    Father JOHN KNIGHTLY
    Mother ELIZABETH BURKE
    Further details in the record
    Father Occupation NR
    Sponsor 1 JOHN EVANS
    Sponsor 2 MARGARET KENNEDY
    Priest REV. C. MCCARTHY

    Name THOMAS EVANS
    Date of Birth 23 May 1811 (BASED ON OTHER DATE INFORMATION)
    Address SHANACEAL
    Father JOHN EVANS
    Mother MARGARET KENNEDY
    Further details in the record
    Father Occupation NR
    Sponsor 1 AMBROSE FITZGERALD
    Sponsor 2 ANN KNIGHTLY
    Priest REV. C. MCCARTHY

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Tuesday 19th May 2015, 12:16AM
  • Thanks, Roger.

    I found the 1811 birth of a Thomas Evans, and also Ellen Knightly's birth.  It just doesn't seem like enough to tie the 1811 Thomas Evans to the Thomas Evans on the marriage record in 1841.  

     

    There is also a Thomas Evans born in Shanacheal 16 Aug 1812; Thomas Evans born 8 Oct 1807 in Castledrum; Thomas Evans born 3 Jun 1806 in Lack.

     

    Do you have any tips for me?  Thomas and Ellen had three children (that I can find in that database), John, Ellen and Thomas, so naming conventions point to Thomas 1811, or Thomas 1806, since the first child was named John - which is Ellen's father's name as well.  

    Are there other places to search Kerry records, or have I already struck gold with what I have?

    ~Kathy

    Knormandin64

    Tuesday 19th May 2015, 12:35PM
  • Kathy:

    I think you have struck gold with the www.irishgenealogy.ie 

    I just noticed that the first sponsor on the Ellen Knightly baptismal record is a John Evans and the father in the Thomas Evans 1811 baptismal record is a John Evans. Coincidence? My only question is why they waited 29 years to get married.if they were from the same townland.

    Roger

     

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Tuesday 19th May 2015, 05:06PM
  • Thanks so much Roger!

    I think it must have been sick parents, or parents to support, that kept them from marrying.  But, the stories are all lost.  I'm so lucky my ggf was naturalized in Massachusetts, that paperwork gave me his town and parent's names.  Without that I never would have found them. 

    I appreciate your help.

    ~Kathy

    Knormandin64

    Tuesday 19th May 2015, 05:31PM