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I am planning to visit Ireland in August.  I want to spend a day visiting Kilglass Parish in Roscommon and Annaduff Parish in Leitrim.  My GG grandfather - Patrick Donnelly born in 1840 in Kilglass Parish.  His father was James Donnelly.  My GGG grandmother is unknown.  My GG grandmother - Bridget Moffit born in Annaduff Parish Co. Leitrim in 1844.  My GGG grandparents - Edward and Catherine Moffit of the townland of Gortinee, Annaduff Parish.  Patrick and Bridget were married in Annaduff Parish in 1867.  They lived in the townland Ballykilcline Kilglass ParishThey had a son, Thomas, born in Kilglass Parish in 1868.  daughter Cath.  erine born in Kilglass Parish 1870, daughter Anne born in Kilglass Parish 1872, daughter Bridget born in Kilglass Parish 1874, and my grandfather William born in Kilglass Parish in 1882.   The family emigrated to the US in 1887 on the steamer "City of Rome".  They settled in Newark, New Jersey and are listed in the US Census starting in 1900.  Patrick and Bridget died in 1914.  William married Margaret Walsh of Newark in 1916.  Walter was born in 1917.  Robert was born in 1919.  William was born in 1921.  My father, Edmund, was born in 1923.  Paul was born in 1926.

In the Griffiths Valuation, there is a Thomas Donnelly in the townland Ballyfeeny Kilglass Parish.  there is a James Donnelly in the townland Muckanagh Kilglass Parish.  There are lots of Patrick Donnellys and James Donnellys in this part of Roscommon, Leitrim, and Longford.  Can you help me determine if this Thomas Donnelly of Ballyfeeny is related?  Possibly the brother or cousin of my GGG grandfather James Donnelly?  Also, can you help me determine if this James Donnelly of Muckanagh is my GGG grandfather?   


Peter Donnelly


Saturday 5th May 2018, 08:49PM

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