Author Topic: HENRY MOONEY  (Read 6920 times)

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« on: Tuesday 18 July 06 12:29 BST (UK) »

I wonder if anyone can help with information on a Henry Mooney who was born around 1837 and from Ireland, I don't know any more about him apart from the fact that he had 4 children who were all born in Kings, Offaly.

They are Elizabeth born 27 August 1865, Henry born 19 June 1870, Ellen born 17 April 1872 (known as Nellie) and Catherine born 4 June 1874.

The mother is listed as a Fanny Gilligan.  Haven't been able to find out anything more and haven't got any census records as I am not sure if they are available or if they did them.

Any help would be appreciated

Research names: Tate, Gibbeson, Johnson, Watson, Hewitson, Lenton, Rees, Armitage, Copley, Lees, Fitton, Howe, Moody, North, Tiffany

Research areas: Durham, Northumberland, Warwickshire, Huddersfield, Pembrokshire, Kirkburton, Ireland

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« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 09 April 08 16:50 BST (UK) »
Hello Janette,

There are three items you require when searching for Irish ancestors.

1. Denomination.
2. Parish.
3. Townland.

You'll have to rely on Church records as Henry was born before Civil Registration was introduced in Ireland. Non Catholic marriages were registered from 1845 onwards. When registration for BDMS started in 1864 some people didn't bother with the registration for a few years after that date. Keep your fingers crossed that church records still exist.


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