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Griffin and Coughlan, Cornamagh, Athlone Co Westmeath

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Re: Griffin and Coughlan, Cornamagh, Athlone Co Westmeath

Posted: 1349450148000
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Any idea of the years involved before I can help look for information.

The Westmeath telephone book has 3 Griffin and 7 Coughlan's with addresses of Athlone. That's 10 letters if you want personal information.

There is just 2 Griffin's in Westmeath in 1854:
Only 1 in the Union of Athlone (within 12 mi.)

Joseph Griffin, Parish of St. Mary, Townland Hillquarter
Union of Athlone, tenant of John Ennis

17a house, outbuilding and land 6 acres 1 rood 27 perches

There are Coughlan's too but not in Athlone or Union of Athlone:

Patrick Coughlan, Parish of Drumraney, Townland Carrickaneha
Union of Ballymahan, tenant of Eleanor Casey

3a house, outbuildings and land 8.1.30

Lawrence Coughlan, Parish of Drumraney, Townland Orr
Union of Ballymahon, tenant of James Blakeney
#12 land 48.2.30

Lawrence Coughlan, Parish of Drumraney Townland Walderstown
tenant of Alicia Nugent
#1a house, outbuildings and garden 02.0

tenant of George Gray
6A land 0.3.5
6B land 4.1.30


Couldn't find a Luke Griffin in Athlone, Westmeath but
there are Griffin families in that area born Athlone, Roscommon. This is the only Luke Griffin in Ireland at this

1911 Census:
8 Cloonfadmore (Aughrim E. Roscommon)

John Griffin, 74, farmer, all RC all born Roscommon, married
Mary 36 daughter, single
Luke 33 son, farmer, single
(born about 1878)

1901 Census:
3 Cloonfadmore (Aughrim E. Roscommon)
John Griffin 63, farmer, born Roscommon, married
Mary 25 daughter
Luke J. 22 son, farmer


#6 Walderstown (Ardnagragh Westmeath)

Patrick Coughlan 42, Farmer
Mary 35 wife
Laurence 13 school
Joseph __ school
Katie 10
Teresa 7
Ellen 4

#3 Walderstown(Ardnagragh West Meath)
Pat Coughlan, 54, farmer
Mary 45, wife, married 25 yrs. 9 born/9 living
Lawrence 23, farmer
Joseph 10
Katie 10
Teresa 17
Ellen 15 (born 1896?)
Mary 21
Agnes 7
Elizabeth 4
Patrick 2

Luke Griffin born 12 June 1878 Cloonfadmore, Roscommon
Fa: John Griffin Mo: Mary Fitzsimons

Catherine Griffin married Bernard Mcdermott 25 Feb 1867, Carrick-on-Shannon
Fa: Luke Griffin Fa: Peter Mcdermott
(this means another generation with a Luke Griffin this fellow probably born 1840's, the problem is the jumps between available information)

After 1864 civil registration occurred and you can get
a copy of a birth certificate from the General Registry Office, Dublin

Westmeath & Roscommon both belong to an Irish History Foundation with baptism and marriage records, it is a not for profit but fee paying website, Parish records and civil records to 1900.

Griffith Valuation:

Luke Griffin, Parish of Aughrim, Townland Cloonfamore, Union of Carrick-on-Shannon, tenant of Henry S.P. Mahon
#6a house and land (pt bog) 11 acres 2 roods 15 perches

Luke Griffin, Parish of Drum, Townland Newton,
Poor Law Union Athlone, tenant of Rev. Jas. R. Moffit

1Bf house and shared land (part bog)

If more than 1 house, its two different people as if the property was only for the land, the house would be rented out.

I have to go now, grandkids to school.

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