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Gibneys in County Meath, Ireland

Gibneys in County Meath, Ireland

Cheryl Gibney McDonald (View posts)
Posted: 912427200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gibney

My Great Grandfather, Thomas Michael Gibney, was born
August, 1841, in County Meath. He came to America in
1861 and immediately enlisted in the Union Army. His
rank upon enlistment was 2nd Lt. and he was a Calvary
Captain by war's end. He fought in the Battle of Wilson
Creek, Missouri, the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas and
was in the skirmish at Cane Hill, Arkansas. He later
was sent to the Cherokee Nation and was in the Battle of
Honey Creek. He married my great grandmother, Kara Euphamia Alberty of Evansville, Arkansas, in 1863. They
eloped to Van Buren, Ark. I would like to know if anyone
might know of any Gibneys in County Meath. I cannot find
anything on Thomas Gibney's parents, only his mother's
name was Elenora.

Gibney surname

Betty Lou Garcia (View posts)
Posted: 913809600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gibney, Bacon, Kiernan, Fagan, Halton, Maxwell, Riley
Dear Cheryl:

My Gr Gr Aunt,Mary Gibney, Born about 1798, married Simon Bacon of Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath around 1820. It is possible that Mary Gibney was from Meath. I was in Castlepollard last year and saw many of the church records and documents on the Bacon and Fagan Families. However, as of this time, I do not have information on the Gibney family. If I come across any information, I will be glad to pass it along to you.

Betty Lou Garcia

Fagan - Castlepollard

Claire McCormack (View posts)
Posted: 914587200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993310358000
Surnames: Fagan, McCormack, Plunkett, Brady, Cooney, Crosson, Fox, Gaffney, McMahon, McGee, O'Donoghue
My great grandmother was a Margaret Fagan who married Patrick McCormick, acc. to the Castlepollard parish register. They had the following children: Catherine b 1848, Patrick b. 1852, Mary b. 1853, Marcella b. 1855
Anne b. 1857 and James b. 1863 (my grandfather) Have you encountered any of these people?
Claire in sunny Rochester, NY
Posted: 914673600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1135562388000
Surnames: Sweeney, Murray, Weldon, Masterson, Kiernan
There has always been a connection between the Gibney surname and the Sweeney family. I just don't know what the relationship was. Rose Gibney was a sponser at the baptism of Daniel Sweeney, Ballycomoyle, Castlepollard in Feb. 1880. Another Gibney, first name not known, was a sponser at the baptism of Catherine Sweeney on November 30, 1873 in Castlepollard. When my mother was baptised on August 15th of 1915 in New York an Anna Gibney was a sponsor. In 1854 there was a Luke Gibney who lived in the townland of Ballycomoyle, just a few acres away from where the Sweeney family lived. At the time of the 1901 census the Gibney family was no longer there.

Bridget Weldon; grandmother

Michael Troy (View posts)
Posted: 915710400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Weldon


I saw your post, and noticed the WELDON surname. My paternal grandmother was Bridget WELDON b. Jan 23 1874, Bonmahon; Waterford, IRL. d. Jan 07, 1958, Worceter, MA. m. Thomas TROY, Apr 09, 1904, Worcester, MA. father Michael WELDON, Mother Mary Anne COUGHLIN (LOCKLIN). I do not know of any connection. However, since the WELDON surname does not appear to be any more comman than TROY, I thought I would pass this information on... If you recognize any connection, please contact me.


Maura Fagan (View posts)
Posted: 915796800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fagan
I am looking for a Christopher Fagan born @1821 possibly in Meath. He was in America by 1849 when he married Mary Margaret Condon also born in Meath @1830 if you have any information re: Fagan I would appreciate it. Thank you.



Posted: 916056000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1006387086000
Surnames: GIBNEY, McCANN
My g-g-grandparents were Catherine Gibney and James McCann, both born in 1844. As far as I know, they left West Meath in about 1863 with one son, Patrick Joseph McCann, age 3. According to the census records, there was another daughter born on board ship in NY harbor, confirming a family story. The remaining children were born in Chicago. I have copies of both ancestors' death certificates on which a daughter states that she does not know who her own grandparents in Ireland were, only that here parents were born in Ireland. James worked as a carriage driver in Chicago, Catherine not at all. I hope that these names mean something to someone. Would anyone happen to know which parish in WestMeath would be my best bet for these two families? Thanks.
Pat McCann
Dallas, TX


Merle Farrington (View posts)
Posted: 931780800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ledwidge, Gibney, Fitzpatrick
My greatgrandmother Ann Gibney was born July 1836 in Ireland (do not know what county) and died in New Orleans, La. 22 Nov. 1902. She married Philip Ledwidge from Co. Meath. He was born in 1821, came to U.S. in 1841 and died 21 May 1861 in New Orleans. 5 children were born from this marriage, one being Annie Ledwidge, my grandmother, who married Michael Fitzpatrick, my grandfather, 25 ov. 1882.
Any help with any of these surnames would be appreciated.
Posted: 936705600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1006387086000
Surnames: GIBNEY, McCANN
Since I posted the response above, I've learned several things about the Gibneys represented by my great-great-grandmother, Catherine. First, she had a sister named Anna who married a man named Harold Hunter. He is also sometimes listed as David Hunter. Catherine had a brother named Patrick. There were a couple of other siblings, but I am not sure of their names. They were apparently from Castlepollard (which several other posts on this list also mention.I've been able to track some of their descendants to Chicago (mostly) and to NY and NJ as well. Do any of these names sound familiar to you (or to anyone reading this)?


Gerard Leonard (View posts)
Posted: 949147200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gibney, Ledwidge
There were Gibneys in Delvin, Co. Westmeath until recently. You could write to: Patsy (Bray)Apps, Martinstown, Delvin, Co. Westmeath. She is related to the Gibneys. Philip Ledwidge is possibly an ancestor of the well known poet Francis Ledwidge of Slane, Co. Meath, born 1891 and died in Flanders 1917. His books are "Songs of the Fields", 1916 and "Songs of the Peace",1917
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