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Hi,

I am unable to find my Great Grandfather (believed to be Peter)  Killoran and his wife Mary Mahoney or Monaghan born near Heapstown or Boyle, around 1850's give or take a few years.  My Grandmother Mary Ellen Killoran born june 4, 1881 emigrated to Boston in 1901 and I have her information but it's her parents I can't seem to find.  Any help would be tremendously appreciated.  Thank you so much for your time and effort.
Connie

Connie_b6

Wednesday 28th Aug 2013, 09:28PM

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  • Connie:


    I found a death index record for a Peter Killoran in 1893 in the Sligo registration district which would include Heapstown. Possibly this is your great-grandfather. If you want a copy of the record, you need to write to the GRO www.groireland.ie   fill out their form and provide the quarter/year of death, registration district and the volume and page number ( 2 and 201). Costs around 4 euros. I also found a 1901 census record in Heapstown for a 25 year old Peter Killoran. His sister, Ellen and a niece Bridget were living with him.


    Roger McDonnell


    http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Sligo/Lakeview/Heapstown/1683353/


    First Name: Peter  



    • Last Name: Killoran  

    • Year: 1893  

    • Year Of Death: 1893  

    • Registered Quarter/Year: Oct - Dec 1893  

    • Age: 73  

    • Birth Year: 1820  

    • Registration District: Sligo  

    • Volume: 2  

    • Page: 201  

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 28th Aug 2013, 10:16PM
  • Thank you Roger, this is a great find, although I'm not really sure if it's my Great Grandfather, it is, at least, a start.  The Peter Killoran who died in 1893 could be GGF and the younger Peter, born around 1876,  could be an uncle.  Is there any way of finding a marriage record for Peter Killoran that would be in the area of 1870 - 1880 or there abouts?  If the younger Peter is a great uncle, then his parents would, in all likelihood, have been married before his birth but I'm unable to find a record of their marriage.

    I wish I could be sure of my great grandmother's surname but I'm not although I've been told it was Maloney or Monaghan.  I know it makes it difficult to find information when it's so sketchy and I really appreciate your time and efforts, thank you again.

     

    Connie_b6

    Wednesday 28th Aug 2013, 11:51PM
  • Thank you Roger, this is a great find, although I'm not really sure if it's my Great Grandfather, it is, at least, a start.  The Peter Killoran who died in 1893 could be GGF and the younger Peter, born around 1876,  could be an uncle.  Is there any way of finding a marriage record for Peter Killoran that would be in the area of 1870 - 1880 or there abouts?  If the younger Peter is a great uncle, then his parents would, in all likelihood, have been married before his birth but I'm unable to find a record of their marriage.

    I wish I could be sure of my great grandmother's surname but I'm not although I've been told it was Maloney or Monaghan.  I know it makes it difficult to find information when it's so sketchy and I really appreciate your time and efforts, thank you again.

     

    Connie_b6

    Wednesday 28th Aug 2013, 11:51PM
  • Connie:


    I did not find a civil marriage index recor but I did not expect to. Since Peter's sister was 40 in the 1901 census, her year of birth was around 1860 which means the marriage occurred earlier. Civil registration started in 1864.


    The Mormon Church did microfilm the RC church records for the area. You can order the film online and look at the film at a local Family History Center. https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/111923?availability=Family%20History%20Library


    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 29th Aug 2013, 12:12AM
  • Great, thank you Roger, now if only this will pan out, so to speak, we'll be all set.

    Connie_b6

    Thursday 29th Aug 2013, 12:20AM

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