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Neill/O'Neil Drumcree Westmeath Ireland

Neill/O'Neil Drumcree Westmeath Ireland

Posted: 1042813342000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1106317943000
Seeking information on the following

Patrick O'Neil and Jane Price
Immigrated to Canada 1845-1848 settled in Williamsburg, Ontario Canada

Had the following children

Patrick Jr born 1828 Ireland
Sally born 1833 Ireland
Alice born 1834 Ireland
David Arthur born 1835 Ireland
James born 1838 Ireland
Luiza born 1841Ireland
Owen born between 1842-1844
Samuel born between 1844-1846
Edward born 1848 Ontario Canada
Jane born 1851 Ontario Canada
Mary born 1855 died 1879 both Ontario Canada

Religion for Patrick on all Candian census is listed as Roman Catholic and for Jane religion listed as Lutheran.

What churches would be in the area of Drumcree in that time period.

Thank you in advance

Re: Neill/O'Neil Drumcree Westmeath Ireland

Posted: 1365959729000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Price
There were several price families in the Drumcree area (also in nearby Cooletre) However they were protestant Presbyterians, attending the Presbyterian church in Drumcree.
Jane price has not yet come under my radar, but if you have any more price names please let me know.

Re: Neill/O'Neil Drumcree Westmeath Ireland

Posted: 1367187206000
Classification: Query
In 1854 the Griffith Valuation took place in Westmeath.
The are Price's living in Ballymore and 2 familes of McNeill's left living in Ballymore at that time. In Westmeath only 5 ONeill's but still 36 Price's.

The are Price's and ONeill's in Parish Kilcumny in 1854 in which Drumcree is a townland.

The children of Patrick and Jane have rarely used names for the times so it shouldn't be difficult to find copies of
their baptisms if the records for Ballymore have survived.

There is a not for profit but fee paying website which has baptism records for
RC Ballymore from 1824-1899 and marriages from 1839-1899.
None for Parish Kilcumny in which Drumcree was a Townland.
Parish's have been amalgamated, closed, etc. over the years.

Drumcree would have been within 12 mi. of the Poor Law Union of Castletowndelvin. My Irish Atlas shows it to the west from today's Delvin.

In 1837 Lewis Topographical Dictionary. Drumcree was a post town, 5 mi. s.e. from Castle-Pollard with 37 houses and 197 inhabitants, there was a parish church there at that time.
Drumcree was also a Parish then.

There are 64 O'Neill's and 4 Price's in the current telephone book.

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