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Offline rachelralph

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« on: Friday 04 February 11 11:21 GMT (UK) »
anyone have rorkes in their family? my 2x great grandad charles stone married a margaret rorke in clonmel tipperary ireland in 1873.  i have margarets father as martin rorke and her birth place as roscommon. she was born abt 1856.
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Re: Rorke
« Reply #1 on: Friday 04 February 11 23:02 GMT (UK) »
Margaret was Christened in Killinvoy and Killmain Catholic parish, County Roscommon
Christening Date: 16 Aug 1856
Father: Martin RORKE.    Mother: Sarah MC DONNELL
Source: FHL Film 989752

Knockcroghery Catholic parish is in Elphin Diocese. Historical names: Killinvoy, Kilmeane,
St. John's and Rahara.
The entry in the church register might (rare) show the townland where born.

For the location of Knockcroghery Catholic Parish visit

For a map showing the location of townlands in Knockcroghery Catholic parish see the Resource County Roscommon CD at your local library.

Siblings of Margaret:
RORKE, Patricium.
Christening Date: 21 May 1852
Source: FHL Film 989752
ROARKE, Michaelem
Christening Date: 3 Jul 1861
Source: FHL Film 989752

O' RORKE, Catharinam
Christening Date: 23 Mar 1864
Source:   FHL Film 989752

Civil birth: STONE, William   
Birth Date: 4 Sep 1873. Birth registered Clonmel, Tipp, Ire
Father: Charles Stone, Mother: Margaret Rorke
Source: LDS film 255886.
A photocopy of the entry in the Civil birth register will show the townland where born and father’s occupation.   

Griffith’s Valuation c1857 lists a Martin Rorke living in Knockcroghery village.