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Looking for information on Patrick Lenihan born approx 1844 in Stradbally and emigrated to Australia approx 1860. Father William approx B1823. Mother Catherine Woods. Hoping to discovet some news. Thankyou


Saturday 21st January 2017, 01:44AM

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  • Leanne:

    Welcome to ireland Reaching Out!

    I looked on Roots Ireland but could not find the Patrick Lenihan with the parents you listed. The best record was in Clashmore RC parish (soutwest of Stradbally). See transcription below. Note the mother is Catherine but Coleman instead of Woods. I also could not find a William Lenihan marriage to Catherine Woods. Here is a link to the parish register for Stradbally   Perhaps you can find the baptismal record going thru the register. Sometimes the priest's handwriting led to transcription errors.  Any other info on the family?

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:Patrick LinihanDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:18-Feb-1841Address:
    CountyCo. Waterford
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:William LinihanMother:Catherine ColemanOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Edmund Linihan Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Mary Linnane 

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Saturday 21st January 2017, 03:52PM
  • Hello thankyou for taking the time to help me

    This information is from the Marrage Certificate of Patrick Lenihan and Jane Waylett (my 2nd great grandparents)

    Marrage 7 Nov 1868 Warwick, Queensland, Australia

    Birthplace, Stradbally Co. Waterford, Ireland

    Father: William Lenihan

    Mother: Catherine Woods

    Williams occupation is listed as  C.P.S.

    We have drawn a blank and cannot find out any more, there are some articles for a William Lenihan as a Clerk of Pettty Sessions for Stradbally and Kilthomas.

    Leanne Hinton



    Tuesday 24th January 2017, 05:48AM
  • Leanne:

    The 1850 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Stradbally civil parish lists a William Lenahan in Stradballymore townland. Possibly this is your William.

    Since we can't find a good record on Roots Ireland (and I also checked Find My Past) my conclusion is that Patrick was baptized in a neighboring parish that no longer has records back to 1844. 

    Roger McDonnell


    Castlemore Roscommon

    Wednesday 25th January 2017, 04:35PM