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Keogh,s Ballinasloe .Galway

Keogh,s Ballinasloe .Galway

martin j cunningham (View posts)
Posted: 1011376344000
Classification: Query
I was born in Ballinasloe and my family were Keogh, my mother Mary Rose, her sisters, kathleen,bridget,ellen,her brothers, john ,jack,my g/father jack,born1880 app ,his wife bridget coulahan . athlone is only 15 miles from ballinasloe.they were farmers in the late 1899 to app, 1920. jack went to u.s.a.about 1925/1930.could this be of any help

joe cunningham..

Re: Keogh,s Ballinasloe .Galway

Posted: 1014981877000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Keogh
I am researching my Keogh family from Taughmaconnell, near Ballinasloe. My great-grandmother, Mary Anne Josephine Keogh came to Australia in 1854. I have quite a lot of information about Keoghs in Taughmaconnell that I am willing to share. Do you have any Taughmaconnell links?

Re: Keogh,s Ballinasloe .Galway

Damian Mac Con Uladh (View posts)
Posted: 1069977383000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Keogh
Martin, tried to contact you via your hotmail address. Would be very keen to talk to you about Jack Keogh, your uncle. I am researching his biography.

Re: Keogh,s Ballinasloe .Galway

Helen Herlocker (View posts)
Posted: 1079569479000
Classification: Query
Researching John J. Keogh, b.about 1840, supposedly born in county Galway. He came to the U.S. about 1850-55. His wife was Ellen Dolan, supposedly from Cou.Mayo. They settled in Pennsylvania (Suchylkill Cou.). Could any of your mother's ancestors possibly be related to John J.? (He was my greatgrandfather). John may have had a brother Patrick and a sister Mary Keogh Giblin. I don't know if they also came to the States or not. I have most of the info re his descentents but "John" is a brick wall! Appreciate any info and will be glad to share. Helen

Re: Keogh,s Ballinasloe .Galway

Posted: 1149540061000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Keogh
Just come across your post,could you please tell me if Tom Keogh was related to you .
Yours truly John

Re: Keogh,s Ballinasloe .Galway

Helen Herlocker (View posts)
Posted: 1149615195000
Classification: Query
Surnames: KEOGH
Martin - My gr-grandfather was a JOHN KEOGH. From letters, etc. I understand that he was from County Galway Ireland. He most likely came to the USA in the late 1850's as he became a naturalized citizen in 1864. He had a sister Mary Keogh Giblin and a brother Patrick. There may have been other siblings, but I know that these two came to the US. I do not know the names of his parents. I was told that he was educated in Dublin but have no verification of that, however, he was the one in his town who was called upon to "read" the letters from people "back home'. JOHN Keogh was born about 1838 and died in Shenandoah, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania on Feb. 20, 1890. None of his children (12) had the name "TOM". The male children were Bernard, Michael, John, Edward, Patrick and William. Thank you for your information. Do you think there could be a connection?

Re: Keogh,s Ballinasloe .Galway

Posted: 1185898864000
Classification: Query
would this be of help
Dear Pat,

When we first made contact, your father said that he thought that your great-great grandfather, Denis Keogh, was married twice - first to a woman from Elphin, and then to your great-great grandmother, Teresa Burke. From the first marriage there was a son, Patrick Keogh, who was aged about 16 when his father married the 17 year-old Teresa Burke.

Thanks to the information you sent to me in April, I think that we can now show that Denis Keogh was, in fact, married three times.

Denis Keogh’s son, John Peter Keogh of HM Customs, was married here in Liverpool. From his marriage certificate, his father’s full name was Denis James Keogh.

From UK census, Customs, and death records, John Peter Keogh was the eldest son of Denis Keogh and Teresa Burke, and was born in 1844 or 1845.

Athlone library has a copy of a booklet entitled "Athlone Graveyard Inscriptions" by Hazel A Ryan, which has the following inscription:



to the memory of

Mrs Catherine Keogh alias

Sharkey who depd this life

on the 2nd July 1842 aged 40 yrs

Also to that of her son

John Peter Keogh who died

on the 17th Decr 1839 in the 5th

year of this age.

Requiescant in peace Amen.

Erected by Denis J Keogh

as a tribute of esteem and

regard for his wife and a

Beloved Child.

The booklet claims that “The Keoghs resided at Carroduff Lodge, Co. Roscommon.”

I have traced the claim about “Carroduff Lodge” to a local newspaper, The Athlone Mirror of 9th July 1842, which carried a
brief report:

DEATH - on 2nd. inst. in her 40th year, Catherine the wife of Denis J. Keogh Esq, Carroduff Lodge, Co Roscommon, buried in the Abbey.

Denis Keogh’s widow, Teresa, was living in Carraduff in 1852, and her son, Peter Keogh, was still living there in 1883, when Teresa died. Your great grandfather, Michael Burke Keogh, had moved to Clonoghill by that time.

I have checked the marriage registers for St Peter’s, Athlone, and have found that the marriage of Denis Keogh and Catherine Sharkey took place towards the end of January 1832. The witnesses were Malachy Keogh & Bridget Philips. A note against the marriage entry shows that a dispensation was granted as it would seem that Denis Keogh and Catherine Sharkey were ‘double second cousins’.

It looks as though Catherine Sharkey died in July of 1842, and that Denis Keogh and Teresa Burke were married in 1843 or 1844, in time for their son’s birth in 1844 / 45. According to your father, at this time Patrick Keogh, the son from the first marriage was aged about 16 at the time of the marriage, so he would have been born around 1826 or 1827.

Patrick Keogh may not have been the eldest child from the first marriage, but we can say with certainty that the three marriages were:

1. To a “woman from Elphin” – Around, or before, 1826.

2. To Catherine Sharkey, in St Peter’s Athlone, late January 1832.

3. To Teresa Burke, about 1843 or 1844.

The first marriage suggests that Denis James Keogh was probably born somewhere around 1800.

We don’t know if Anne Hardman in New Zealand is descended from the first marriage. She says that the brother and sister who went out to New Zealand were named Patrick Denis Keogh and Mary Ann McGivern - not McGuinness as your father said. Their ages are approximately correct, and Mary Ann was a widow with three children.

IF Anne Hardman is descended from the first marriage, then the first wife was a Catherine O’Brien, who, according to her New Zealand death certificate, was born in the “City of Athlone Ireland”.

Anne Hardman thinks that there may have been a newspaper report of the death of John McGivern (or McGuinness) when he was gored by a bull. Apparently a Peggy Keogh saw the newspaper reference which said that he was gored by his own bull on his land up the road about a mile from Peggy’s home.

Do you, or your father, know who this Peggy Keogh was, and where she lived? It might help us to trace the newspaper report.

Thanks to your information we have found the missing John Peter Keogh, and proved that Denis Keogh was married three times. It would be helpful if you or your father could remember anything more about Denis Keogh’s first marriage, or about his family – did he have any brothers and who was his father? Any information, no matter how small or how speculative, would be appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you.

Re: Keogh,s Ballinasloe .Galway

Posted: 1222866534000
Classification: Query
My wife Lynette Cusack is a descendant of Michael Cusack who arrived in Australia in 1854. His father was Michael who was married to a Margaret Keogh both from Taughmaconnell. We have details of other children but not other info on Margaret. Any info please?

Re: Keogh,s Ballinasloe .Galway

Posted: 1222952248000
Classification: Query
I am sorry that I cannot help you. I am caught over in Canada trying to find information on Valentine and Annie Keogh who gave birth to daughter, Annie in Newfoundland. Annie moved to Ontario and married my great- grandfather, Peter Sherry.

Good luck and if you find any possibilities for me, I too would appreciate it.

Karen Sherry

Re: Keogh,s Ballinasloe .Galway

Posted: 1257202221000
Classification: Query
Surnames: KEOGH LEO
Hi Folks,

My gt grandmother was Bridgit LEO, nee Bridgit KEOGH. According to the English 1911 census her place of birth was possibly Balinasloe. The 1901 census was thought to read Balimadre, but re-reading it just could also be Balinasloe. Her birth year is maintained at about 1854.

Her mother was Mary.

Her marriage to Martin LEO was supposedly on the 5th May 1869. The parish priest was Father William Melvin. Diocese of Clonfert, parish of Killincoll.

Please can anyone find Bridgit's baptism for me. Or point me in a direction. I'm also looking for other relatives.

Kind regards

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