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Offline ABradley

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« on: Sunday 23 January 11 22:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I'm researching the name O'Rourke/O'Rorke and came across the place names "Kelstown?" and "Rosston?" Co.Down,which appear to be the incorrect spelling.
Can any one help?

Thanks

Andrew


Bradley,Co.Derry
Shevlin
Doherty/Kearney,Donegal

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Re: Place Names
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 23 January 11 22:36 GMT (UK) »
Neither are familiar to me. Can you give the source (and date) of your information?
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Re: Place Names
« Reply #2 on: Monday 24 January 11 11:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi Elwyn,

Thanks for your reply.

I have been checking villages and townlands in Co.Down but could find nothing similar.

The names were mentioned on LDS Family Search,1881 census.I havn't been able to see original document.

Francis and Mary O'Rorke,Scotland - residence Govan,Glasgow,Lanarkshire.

Andrew
Bradley,Co.Derry
Shevlin
Doherty/Kearney,Donegal

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Re: Place Names
« Reply #3 on: Monday 24 January 11 11:18 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately both Francis and Mary were born well before the start of civil birth registration in Ireland (started 1864).
Looking at the original census image might help- think it should be available on Scotland's People website (www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk)

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Re: Place Names
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 26 January 11 16:43 GMT (UK) »
I think I have found "Kelstown".

The name now only exists as a road.

"Keelstown Road,Downpatrick,BT30
Bradley,Co.Derry
Shevlin
Doherty/Kearney,Donegal

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 26 January 11 16:59 GMT (UK) »
Road names in rural districts of Northern Ireland are fairly recent and many were based on names of townlands but I can't see Keelstown or anything close as a townland in Co.Down. See www.thecore.com/seanruad to find townlands and parishes in Ireland.