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my great great great grandparents were francis hughes and hanna mcmahon both of cloghfin.


they had 8 children, one of which bridget born 1851 is my great great grandmother.


i think the hughes name dissappears from the reords in cloghfin after 1911 as michael their only son didnt marry. 


i can trace francis to griffths and think his father was john, in the tithes.




Saturday 9th March 2013, 01:30AM

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  • Hello,

    My great great grandmother (birthdate probably in mid 1850's) was Catherine McMahon. She married Patrick McNamee of Cloghfin and gave birth to 8 children, between 1877 and 1891. Most of them, including my grandfather James, emigrated to the NYC area.  The oldest son, Patrick, inherited the farm and has many descendants in the Cloghfin/Sixmilecross area.  So your g-g-g-grandmother Bridget may have been a sibling of my g-g-grandmother Catherine. I have a photo (poor quality) of Catherine if you're interested.

    FYI, I believe Catherine Mc Mahon was Patrick McNamee's 2nd wife. His first wife, Catherine McElduff, died after giving birth to 2 children before 1877.


    Tuesday 2nd April 2013, 10:50PM
  • Hello Gavster,
    I am aware of desendants of a Sarah Jane Cunningham, nee Hughes, Cloughfin still living in Cloughfin and surrounding areas.
    Perhaps she is also on your family tree.


    Thursday 21st July 2016, 05:04PM