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Donegal / Re: Steen family, farmers, Taughboyne parish
« on: Tuesday 29 August 17 15:33 BST (UK)  »
Regarding my last message, seems like Rebecca was very young when she got married and so highly unlikely to have been a widow.  There may have been an error in the record.  Its possible that Raphoe marriages of the time might have included both parents.   

Tyrone / Re: Buchanan/Carson
« on: Saturday 20 June 09 13:25 BST (UK)  »
I have no connection to your family but I think the townland you are looking for is Cavandarragh (or perhaps a variant spelling of same).

Dublin / Re: Please help me decipher this writing
« on: Monday 05 January 09 19:49 GMT (UK)  »
As suggested earlier, I also think it may be Hayden.

Ireland / Re: HELP - New to IRISH Searches - GIVEN/GOVAN/GIVENS
« on: Monday 04 August 08 14:04 BST (UK)  »
Sorry for taking so long to get back McCann.  If the father of Eliza's daughter was Irish I think the surname would have to be some sort of variant of McKegg rather than McKegg itself.  He may not have been from the same area as Eliza so I dont think its necessary to find all three surnames in the same place. 

It might be worth posting something to the Donegal forum.  Something on the lines that you have an Elizabeth 'Eliza' Given born 1850-1852, parents Robert Given and Ann Dane/Downs or variant spelling and you are trying to identify whether its possible they may have been from the Dunkineely area.  I could be way off but it wont hurt to try. 


Ireland / Re: does anyone know this placename
« on: Monday 04 August 08 11:51 BST (UK)  »
I am delighted you found your family Carolyn.  Thanks for letting us know and the best of luck with the rest of your search.  Donny.

Ireland / Re: HELP - New to IRISH Searches - GIVEN/GOVAN/GIVENS
« on: Monday 28 July 08 22:10 BST (UK)  »
Hello McCann, well Dunkineely was a guess rather than something definite, and I wouldnt want to send you off on any false leads or anything.  However, the parish for Dunkineely is Killaghtee and according to there were Given's living in the Parish including a Robert Given in Gilbertstown.  There were also Deane's in the parish including a couple in Gilbertstown.  Have you ever heard Donegal mentioned or Killybegs?  You won't get a census record or civil birth record for the time as previously mentioned.  Possible you might get a baptism though but I wouldnt want to give you false hope.

As I said I was guessing at Dunkineely, does anyone think its a possibility?     

Ireland / Re: HELP - New to IRISH Searches - GIVEN/GOVAN/GIVENS
« on: Monday 28 July 08 16:42 BST (UK)  »
I know it doesnt exactly look like it but soundwise Dunkineely, Co. Donegal, perhaps.

Ireland / Re: does anyone know this placename
« on: Monday 21 July 08 14:06 BST (UK)  »
Hi Carolyn,
There is only one letter difference between Ballyhaunis and Ballyhaulis (which is what your scan looks like to me), so I think Ballyhaunis worth considering. 

And just to add, people often gave their nearest town so your Noone's may have been from one of the surrounding townlands rather then the town itself.

Best of luck with your search,

Ireland / Re: does anyone know this placename
« on: Friday 18 July 08 19:15 BST (UK)  »
Could it perhaps be Ballyhaunis.  I do hope you manage to solve your puzzle.

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