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Morrisroe: Roscommon
« on: Tuesday 28 August 07 16:27 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Trying to find any info relating to Thomas Morrisroe, born c. 1851 in the Ballaghaderreen area. He was the son of Thomas Morriroe, who worked as a stonemason. He emigrated to England and settled near Sheffield. He married Annie Hague in 1888 and they had at least 5 children:
    Mary   1887
    Alice    1890
    James Douglas  1892
    Catherine  1894
   Bernard  1896

Thanks for any information at all re. him or his family
Ellison/Rogers/Pilkington/Wood(s)Moss/Mawdsley/Keegin (Keegan,Keagan,Keegen)
Orange/Morrisroe/Webster/Hoole/Shaw/Hague/Herbert
Hurt/Turner/Dean

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Re: Morrisroe: Roscommon
« Reply #1 on: Friday 29 February 08 14:05 GMT (UK) »
Hello Vaison,

What denomination was the Morrisroe.family ? Were they  members of the Catholic faith, the Established Church (Anglicans or Church of Ireland), Methodists or Presbyterians?

You'll have to rely on Church records as civil registration in Ireland was not introduced until 1864. 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.

Morrisroe - 1857-8 Griffith's Valuation - Co. Roscommon on John Hayes failteromhat.com

Owen, Curraghsallagh, Tibohine 
Patrick, Cloonargid, Tibohine 
Thomas, Cloonshanville, Tibohine 
Nabbey, Rathkeery, Tibohine 
James, Curraghsallagh, Tibohine 
David, Curraghsallagh, Tibohine 
Rep. Gilbert, Curraghsallagh, Tibohine 
Andrew, Curraghsallagh, Tibohine 

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Re: Morrisroe: Roscommon
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 September 08 21:06 BST (UK) »
Do you happen to know: did your Thomas have relatives (brothers James and Bartholomew}? My ancester John Patrick McDonagh b1862 in Ballinafad, Roscommon emigrated to Sheffield area with his two Morrisroe cousins prior to 1900. If you have any info, it will be much appreciated. Thanks FrankO

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Re: Morrisroe: Roscommon
« Reply #3 on: Friday 26 September 08 13:06 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Sorry for the delay. We have been away.
The info I have  is that Thos. Morrisroe married Ann hague in 1888 in Barnsley, Yorks. His age is given as 37 and residence as Tankersley, Yorks. Father's name is also Thos. (deceased Stonemason). One of thw witnesses is martin Morrisroe.
1891 census shows him living in Tankersley and 1901 in Rotherham. His childrens' names are Mary, Alice, James, Catherine. Bernard.
I'm not sure if this is any use to you. If you find anything interesting, please let me know.
Ellison/Rogers/Pilkington/Wood(s)Moss/Mawdsley/Keegin (Keegan,Keagan,Keegen)
Orange/Morrisroe/Webster/Hoole/Shaw/Hague/Herbert
Hurt/Turner/Dean

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Re: Morrisroe: Roscommon
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 18 June 09 21:19 BST (UK) »
my grandfather was edward morrisroe and my greatgrandfather was bartholomew morrisroe and my morther was morrisroe and they lived in ballinafad sligo and they did emigrate to sheffield and my greatgrand father returned to sligo but three brothers stayed in sheffield and joined the police. I am also told they had a sister and her married named was alcock

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Re: Morrisroe: Roscommon
« Reply #5 on: Friday 19 June 09 19:50 BST (UK) »
I wouldn't think there'd be a batch of Bartholomew Morrisroes....do you happen to have his brother's names? As I said my graet grand father John Patrick McDonagh left for Sheffield with two of his cousins...They first were put up at St Vincents on Solly St Sheffield and the John P moved to Oughtibridge. Later he married a Hodkin and thought enough about his cousins that he named his first son Bartholomew and another James. Other family names were Kane and Spelman. Any connection? FrankO

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Re: Morrisroe: Roscommon
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 25 June 09 20:29 BST (UK) »
bartholomew morrisroe born about 1863 and his wife was mary ann crofton born about 1841 barried in about 1861/62 in sligo.  They had six children james born in 1863, eliza maria born 1865, bartholomew born 1870 john born 1871 dominic born 1875 (cannot find any information on him) edward my granfather born 1877 died 1962. Batholomew born 1836 listed in the english census of 1881 as living in Wharncliffe, Sheffield working as a labourer at Dixons's Paper Mill. His son Jmaes 1863 joins him in Wharncliffe Side 1881 at the age of 18.  The three brothers James, John, and Bartholomew all moved to Sheffield around 1892 living together in Burngreave Bank Sheffiled. Eliza lived in the City of Philadelphia,, Massachusetts USA for some time around 1881 to 1890 before arriving in Sheffiled in 1892.  It is thought that Bartholomew their father returned to Sligo (broher is the townland) near ballinafad as he is listed in the census as living their in 19902 age 65 with his wife mary ann crofton. I have been shown the house my grandfather was born in and I assume that is where my great grandparents lived as well. I was only very young when my grandfather died but i do remember him being very tall and i believe he was 6ft 2' and he smoked a pipe until he died.  I also believe he had relations in ballinafad called Healy's and his wife was Ann Taheny a local woman.

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Re: Morrisroe: Roscommon
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 02 July 09 21:03 BST (UK) »
By Jove this is getting all the better. My John Patrick McDonagh also worked at Dixon's Paper Mill in maintenance. I believe he lived in a house on the grounds which I assumed was owned by his employer. I have a photo of Ms Dixon, her daughter and my great grand dad JP giving a mill tour. Also a photo of his family circa 1909 in a yard on the mill grounds.
Was your grand father born in Ireland or England?..I couldn't quite tell by your writing. I am truly trying to confirm that it was in fact Ballinafad where JP was born. You had mention about two or three brothers later becoming policemen..ironically we thought JP and his cousins fled Ireland after selling off his parent's cow without their permission. FrankO

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Re: Morrisroe/Clarke Roscommon and Sligo
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 April 10 14:45 BST (UK) »
Mary Ann Crofton was a sponsor at my gf's baptism at Drumrat. His name was James Clarke and he was one of 14 children born to Patrick Clarke and Catherine Connor in Brougher, Ballinafad.

Catherine Connor's mother was Mary Connor (nee Healy) from Cloghoge.There is also a Dominick Morrisroe cited as sponsor at baptism to my great aunt Catherine. Does anyone have any info on an Ellen Morrisroe who married Michael Clarke on 7/05/1849 Drumrat? I believe that some of the Clarkes also went to Yorkshire and were stone masons. Any help appreciated.