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Hello,

My family comes from Westmeath. My great grandfather John Fay left Ireland to South America and I don't know wath hapenned to his brothers ( James, Joseph) and to his sister - Mary Fay. John Fay's parents were called John and Mary.

I would be very pleased if anyone knew something about them.

Thank you very much,

Claudia Fay

Claudia Fay

Friday 3rd January 2014, 12:21AM

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  • Claudia:


    Do you have John's approximate year of birth and when he left Ireland? Any other info which would allow one of our volunteers to assist you?


    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 3rd January 2014, 01:33AM
  • Hello Roger

     My great grandfather was born in 1882.  His parents got married in 1876(John Fay and Mary Young)

    I don't know exactly the year he left Ireland, but I assume it was between 1901 and 1910, since his name appears in the 1901 census but not anymore in the census of Ireland 1911. He married in 1914 but already in Argentina.

    In 1901 the family was resident of house 9 in Killeenbrack (kilare), Poor law: Mullingar, Barony: Rathcourath. This piece of information I got from the census of Ireland 1911.

    Thank you very much,

    Claudia Fay

     

    Claudia Fay

    Friday 3rd January 2014, 03:30AM
  • Hello Roger

     My great grandfather was born in 1882.  His parents got married in 1876(John Fay and Mary Young)

    I don't know exactly the year he left Ireland, but I assume it was between 1901 and 1910, since his name appears in the 1901 census but not anymore in the census of Ireland 1911. He married in 1914 but already in Argentina.

    In 1901 the family was resident of house 9 in Killeenbrack (kilare), Poor law: Mullingar, Barony: Rathcourath. This piece of information I got from the census of Ireland 1911.

    Thank you very much,

    Claudia Fay

     

    Claudia Fay

    Friday 3rd January 2014, 03:30AM
  • Hello Roger

     My great grandfather was born in 1882.  His parents got married in 1876(John Fay and Mary Young)

    I don't know exactly the year he left Ireland, but I assume it was between 1901 and 1910, since his name appears in the 1901 census but not anymore in the census of Ireland 1911. He married in 1914 but already in Argentina.

    In 1901 the family was resident of house 9 in Killeenbrack (kilare), Poor law: Mullingar, Barony: Rathcourath. This piece of information I got from the census of Ireland 1911.

    Thank you very much,

    Claudia Fay

     

    Claudia Fay

    Friday 3rd January 2014, 03:34AM
  • Claudia:


    Unfortunately, we do not have a local parish liaison for Killare civil parish. I think your best bet is to contact the local church or the library to see if anyone is aware of the Fay family of Killeenbrack. There are seven Co. Westmeath library braches. I don't know which one is closest to Killeenbrack so I suggest you contact the main library in Mullingar and ask them for a referral to the closest branch to see if they can help with your question. I've also shown below the likely local Catholic church. Possibly someone in the church may know of the family.


    Roger McDonnell


    http://www.westmeathcoco.ie/en/ourservices/tourismartsrecreation/libraryservice/yourlibrary/


     


    Ballymore

    Church of the Holy Redeemer, Ballymore
    Eve of Sunday Vigil Mass: 20:00
    Sunday: 11:30
    Holydays: 11:30
    Tuesday, Thursday: 09:30
    Friday: 20:00

    Parish Contacts
    V. Rev Philip Smith PP
    Parochial House
    Ballymore
    County Westmeath

    Tel 044-9356212
    e-mail ballymoreparish@hotmail.com

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 7th January 2014, 05:17PM
  • Dear Claudia,

    I am very happy i came accross this post.

    My late wife Bridget (known as Breda) Fay R.I.P is definitely a relation of yours.  She was born in Killeenbrack, Killare, in 1940 and her father was Joseph who was a brother of your great grandfather, John. Now the dates might look odd as her father was born circa 1881 which makes him a year older that your great grandaddy.My wife often told me that her father was very old when he got married. He had six daughters who all emigrated to London UK. Four still live in London>  Three of my wife's uncles emigrated to Bueno Aires i.e.  James, John and Pat.  Pat returned to Ireland but my wife said her family lost track of John and James over the years. However, we have a photo here somewhere of john and james which was taken in South America and which my late wife treasured. My wife's one aunt, Mary, stayed in Westmeath and married there. Now the farm of land in KIlleenbrack is still in the Fay family. There was no will left by Joseph Fay so the six sisters got together and arranged for the ownership to be passed to one of the sisters who they assumed would stay in Ireland, marry and run the farm. Alas, this did not happen and she followed the other five sisters to London.  You have a lot of cousins here in Northwest London , albeit, a few steps removed as five of the six daughters had children - 17 children in total.

    Please e.mail if you wish - my e.mail is  dankerryman@yahoo.com

    I live in Wembley, which is a north west suburb of London, England.

    It would be great to hear back from you.

    Best wishes,   Dan Moriarty

    dankerryman@yahoo.com

    Wednesday 7th May 2014, 07:57PM
  • Dan:

    I got a copy of your message because I had responded to Claudia back in January. I really hope that Claudia periodically checks the irelandxo e-mail and sees your comment and contacts you.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 7th May 2014, 11:32PM