My p. great-grandparents Michael Oates and Catherine Moffett lived near Frenchpark in Roscommon. A family note says Michael may have come from Sligo, may have been a hedge-schoolmaster. I have no dates for them.
Their oldest child died in Ballinasloe workhouse during the Famine, other birthdates on children are 1856 through 1876.
Any info. on Michael or Catherine, or on Oateses and Moffetts in Sligo, will be much appreciated.
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