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Re: Donaghy's

Posted: 1201650999000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Woolsey, Donaghy
Hi Willeen,

Thank you for your reply. I found some information on Clonaugh House that may interest you. The Woolseys that I am interested in (I am trying to connect them to my Canadian Woolseys from the same area) died at the house in the 1850's. It is likely your Ripleys moved in some time after that. 'John Woolsey Esq' was mentioned in A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland as living at 'Clowna', one of the 5 "principal seats". As one of the other seats was referred to as a mansion I think we can assume that it was, at the very least, a very nice house. Other than the will and headstones of John & Mary Woolsey referring to their residence as Clounagh House, the other reference I found was also seems that their son, John, was shot through the window at Clonaugh. The Ballina Chronicle dated March 27 1850 refers to it as "about three quarters of a mile from the town"(of Portadown). The article mentions a servant and that John went 'upstairs to his chambers' - more evidence that the house was more than a cottage.

I will probably never be able to connect this family with the Woolseys that came to Canada in 1819 but it is certainly interesting.

Vancouver, Canada

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