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Edward Tolan abt1827 Ireland

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Re: Edward Tolan abt1827 Ireland

Posted: 1531024571000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1531024612000
Surnames: Tolan, Tallon, Tollan, Smith, Reilly, McGuigan, McCrowry
This is kind of a long shot sending a reply to you now. However, I have a Bridget Tolan as one of my ancestors. She was married to James Yancy Smith and they settled in the Hornellsville, NY area sometime between late 1850 and early 1855.

In almost all of the census entries for Bridget, she is shown as being born in Ireland. However, I have the marriage record for her and James and it is from Melrose, Roxburgshire, Scotland in August 1847 (Church of Scotland, so I'm thinking Presbyterian, although they were Catholics). Their two oldest children, Philip and Neil, were born in St Boswells, Roxburgshire, Scotland in May 1848 and November 1849, respectively. They were both baptized at Sts Mary & David Catholic Church in Hawick, Roxburgshire, Scotland. The family left Glasgow, Scotland June 12, 1850 on the Hudson and arrived in NY City on August 12, 1850.

On the wedding record, Bridget's last name is Tolan, although it must have looked like "Solan" to the person who prepared the index. On Philip's baptismal record (May 1848), her last name is Tallon. The two godparents were James Reilly and Mary Tallon. On Neil's baptismal certificate, her last name shows as Tollan. (The godparents were John Smith and Mrs Smith; they are sponsors also for a Sarah McGuighan born in Bowden of parents Dominic McGuighan and Mary McCrowry.)

I found the records on the scotlandspeople.gov.uk website.
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