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Re: Taughmon Parish CONNORS

Posted: 1059875549000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1164150450000

I have several common surnames to those on your posting. Mine are from the Ballynaskeagh/Delvin area, Church of the Assumption in Delvin. I am not familiar with where Taughmon parish is, so maybe you can help make a connection on some of these people.

Casserly/Cassedy, Murray (my main line), Murtha/Murtagh, Hope, Corcoran.

Murray is my main line, I have information from Patrick Murray, b. 15 Mar, 1858 in Ballynaskeagh, son of Thomas Murray and Catherine Farrell. Patrick married Bridget Murtagh(some siblings carried the name on as Murtha) 6 Oct 1884 at the Church of the Assumption in Delvin. Bridget is daughter of William Murtagh and Mary Nead. I have much more Murray and Murtagh information from the church back to 1790's, but nothing in between to tie the records together yet (I just received this information this week). Included in the new informatin is written
"William, only son of Patrick, mother Rose Hope, 24th May, 1893." I am going to research this to mean that William Murtagh is the only son of Patrick Murtagh and Rose Hope, presuming that May 24, 1893 is William's dod, as I know William was deceased before Patrick and Bridget married in 1884.

I have seen on other message boards that there is the possibility of Casserly/Cassidy/Cassedy being the same family from the Co. Westmeath area. I have mention of a Bitty Casserly married to Patrick Connell, parents of Mary Connell b. 29 Dec 1797, sponsors Willie Casserly and Mary Dalton. This information just came to me this week, but funny enough, my Aunt Rita Murray b. @1930-35 in Chicago (granddaughter of Patrick above) married a Casserly.....I'm checking with her now to see if she knows of this 1797 Casserly connection too. I am not sure why/how this record was included with all of the other Murray/Murtagh children's birth's/baptisms of that year, or if it was merely coincidence when the informatino was gathered/copied many years ago.

Also included in the list of births/baptisms I just received is record of Michael Murtagh, b. 27 Nov, 1797, son of Mathew Murtagh and Cathy Corcoran, witnesses Peter Boyle and Bridget Corcoran.

Let me know if this connects in any way to your records.


Maureen Murray Webb

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