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Slingsby/ Maher/Fennessey/ Kennedy families

I'm looking for any information about William Slingsby from Ballylooby. His father was also William, his mother may have been a Maher(?). He married Bridget Kennedy from Tipperary. Emigrated to USA before 1860. His son married the daughter of John Fennessey also from Tipperary. Any help would be appreciated.


Monday 29th June 2020, 11:50PM

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  • vschlink:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I searched on the subscription site Roots Ireland and did not see a William Slingsby marriage record to Bridget Maher. However, Ballylooby RC records start in May 1828  I did find baptismal records for two daughters of William and Bridget. See below. Likely the marriage and the baptism for young William occurred before May 1828 and the records are not available.

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:Margaret SlinsbyDate of Birth:27-Mar-1830
    Date of Baptism:03-Apr-1890Address:Not RecordedParish/District:BALLYLOOBY PARISHGender:FemaleCountyCo. Tipperary

    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:William SlinsbyMother:Bridget MaherOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Thomas BarretSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Catherine Foley

    Name:Bridget SlingsbyDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:09-Apr-1833Address:Not RecordedParish/District:BALLYLOOBY PARISHGender:FemaleCountyCo. Tipperary
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:William SlingsbyMother:Bridget MaherOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:John RoacheSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Catherine Hickey


    Castlemore Roscommon

    Tuesday 30th June 2020, 03:59PM
  • Hello. I have roots in Ballylooby, specifically Scartnaglorane. When I saw your post, I remembered having a Slingsby in my database. I did a quick search and found a few other records for Slingsby in or near Ballylooby. You may already have these, but even if you do, they may help someone else!

    1831 Tithe Defaulters

    Patrick Slingsby, Scartnaglorane

    William Slingsby, Boernarnane

    William Slingsby, Clogheenafishogue


    Tithe Applotment Books

    Michael, William, and Patrick Slingsby

    Valuation Books

    Catherine Slingsby, widow of Pat, Scartnaglorane (1849)

    Tipperary Clans Archive

    Gravestone inscription:

    “Here lieth the remains of Wm Slingsby of Rehill who departed life May 16th 1786 aged 55 years

    Also Hickey family of Garryroan and Tobin family of Rehill R.I.P.”

    at I am not able to tell where this grave is. They don’t offer the option to scroll back to earlier pages where the name of the graveyard may be listed. I *think* it’s Whitechurch cemetery.

    Another Slingsby family

    John Hanrahan (born about 1824 and died Scartnaglorane 1904) and Mary Slingsby (born about 1833) had at least 8 children, some of whom were born in Scartnaglorane.

    Some suggestions:

    Check Cahir, Co. Tipperary as well as Ballylooby

    If you have access to, check for BMD in Co. Waterford. Some of the Co. Tipperary records are there.

    Two features I like on - baptism sponsor search fields and marriage witness search fields. If you enter Slingsby and Maher in those fields, and you record the names of the people you find and all of the baptisms and marriages they were connected with and especially place names, you may be able to use this information to piece together family groups. Sponsors and witnesses were usually siblings, other close relations, or important people. You can also correlate this information with the Tithe Applotment records.

    Best of luck!

    Elizabeth Rosky


    Wednesday 1st July 2020, 03:39AM