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Bob Bowers (View posts)
Posted: 940248000000
Classification: Query
Jeremiah GRIFFIN b Dingle ca 1820
emigrated to NB Canada ca 1842
to US (MA) ca 1849
Need Dingle info. Will share Canada and US info.

Griffin / Neligan

Posted: 941284800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1013851729000
Surnames: Griffin, Neligan
Some of my relatives were Neligans from Ballinvownig, Dingle.
A family of Griffins came from Kinard, only 2 miles further east, a "Big John" Griffin who lived in the mid to late 1700s being as far back as I can go. He was a substantial farmer, some of whose family emigrated.

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Carolanne (View posts)
Posted: 941803200000
Classification: Query

I am a Nelligan but my grandfather John Nelligan was spelled Neligan back in 1870 on John Street where he was born.
My ggrandmother was Johanna Neligan

I have some other Nelligan birth records I would share.
write to me at
I am


Robert E. Neligan (View posts)
Posted: 942753600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Neligan, Griffin
I recorded the following from the Marriage Register of St.Mary's Church in Dingle while looking for Neligan records from the Dingle peninsula.Jerry Griffin-Johanna Neligan married on 29 Feb 1840. The witnesses were John Neligan and Daniel Brosnan. The couple are not listed in the Baptismal Register so they must have left the area soon after the marriage.


Mary Fannin (View posts)
Posted: 947419200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: griffin
I'm trying to find where my gggrandfather immigrated from in Ireland. He is James Griffin (Wife: Johanna ?). I have a document that shows he entered the U.S. via Buffalo, New York on August 10, 1837. I cannot find any information about where in Ireland he came from etc. Is there any chance James could be related to your Big John Griffin?? Thanks for your help. Mary :)

James Griffin

Posted: 957700800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1013851729000
Surnames: Griffin
Sorry Mary,
only just noticed your message...I have been off the air most of this year!

Griffin was a very common name on the Dingle Peninsula, so the chances of their being identifiably related are not vast. You would need to find from Death or Marriage records etc where in Kerry your James Griffin came from.

Big John Griffin was back in the late 1700s.

Good luck with your efforts.

Terry H

Big John Griffin

Posted: 974721600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1026418551000
Surnames: Griffin, Ashe
Terry, do you have any more details on Big J.G. other than what is on the Thomas Ashe Family Tree? I've wondered about his life & the fact that he was a smuggler--how did that work in an out-of=the-way place like Kinard? Is he the same John Griffin who was shot dead in the street (@ 1792)in Dingle for protesting against the English. Anything you know would be interesting to me.

Did you ever get anywhere w/the Gedcom I sent?



Pat Griffin (View posts)
Posted: 974721600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Griffin
Hi Terry

My father always told me that we were descended from 'Big' John Griffin. My ggrandfather was born c1824 but that is as far back as I can go. There were several Griffin families in Kinard and the neighbouring townland of Tubber where my Griffins lived at one time. I would appreciate if you could contact me direct with what you have on the Griffins.
Thanking you.

Thomas Ashe family tree

Posted: 975844800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 994904529000
Surnames: Griffin, Ashe, O'Connor
My gggrandparents were Patrick Ashe/Ellen Griffin. My great grandmother was Elizabeth Ashe. She married Jeremiah O'Connor. They were from the Dingle area.
I was wondering if you ever came across these names in your research??

Re: Thomas Ashe family tree

Posted: 1043087622000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1051030266000
Do you ave any details as regards when your Patrick Ashe was born, emigrated or died. Thre was a Patrick and four other Ashe brothers who went to US from Kinard East but there are no further details.
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