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Re: Peavoy
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 10 October 12 20:49 BST (UK) »
makes quite a difference to the search - for dates before 1864 you need to check for baptisms, i.e. parish records.

What denomination were your Peavoy family ?

see : Introduction to Irish Records


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Re: Peavoy
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 10 October 12 21:14 BST (UK) »

According to his Army record he was Roman Catholic

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Re: Peavoy
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 10 October 12 21:53 BST (UK) »
The pay-website RootsIreland has transcripts of a number of RC parishes in Co. Laois, including Mountrath parish. The free index shows 2 possible  Peavoy baptisms around 1847 as Peavy - but no match for a James.

The names for those matches seem to be Anne and Mary, and both in Mountrath RC parish.

I think it might be worth chasing up that marriage to try to find out how to obtain a cert - if it includes his father's name and maybe occupation, you might be able to establish a link to one or both of those two baptisms as possible sisters to your James


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Re: Peavoy
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 10 October 12 22:00 BST (UK) »
Just seven listings for the surname Peavoy on Griffith's valuation - dated 1850 for this part of Co. Laois. All relate to a Joseph as occupier of property in Mountrath townland on two of the records, and lessor on the other five records.

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Re: Peavoy
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 10 October 12 22:16 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

I MIGHT have something for you..........

James named his first born son Charles, which given Irish naming traditions usually indicates it being his father's name or at least 'in the family'

So given the rarity of the surname in Laois, I have found a Charles Peavoy in Laois on the 1911 irish Census

charles peavoy 1911 irish census

I'm wondering, given his age might he be a brother to your James ???

Aswell, as far as I can see the Peavoy's in Laois appear to have been COI !

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Re: Peavoy
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 10 October 12 22:26 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

The free index on ifhf shows a Charles Peavoy born 1865 to a Joseph Peavoy.

What I said in the last message then looks like a good possibility that Charles and James were son's of Joseph Peavoy who is listed on the GV that Shane told you about.

it would like then, that if this scenario is correct, that this Joseph would be another brother of James'

joseph peavoy 1901 Irish Census

and the sister Mary on it would be his sister and the Mary that Shane found on ifhf !

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Re: Peavoy
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 10 October 12 22:48 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

As Shane has said, you will need to try and track down the marriage cert of James to get his father's name, but just incase it does turn out to be Joseph I shall post another few bits

this is another son of Joseph's getting married

john peavoy marriage

This is another Peavoy from Mountrath

william peavoy 1911 irish census


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Re: Peavoy
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 10 October 12 22:58 BST (UK) »
If you scroll down on this link

http://www.genealogylaois.com/laois-archives-page46940.html

Joseph Peavoy was putting ads in US newspapers in the 1860's looking for a Thomas Peavoy !

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Re: Peavoy
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 10 October 12 23:02 BST (UK) »
Reference to an old spelling and pronunciation of Mountrath from 'genealogy laois ' site

Moynrath 1775
This town is commonly spelt and pronounced Mountrath, but this is a vungar Pleonasm, the word Moynrath, the" boggy fort" or "Fort in the Bog".
The parish is of irregular figure, being seven miles and three quarters long, and from one to two miles and a half broad, and containing about fifteen and the quarters sq Irish miles. To the North it is bounded by Offerilan parish, to the West, by those of Rathdowny, Skeirke, Downaghmore and Killdellig. To the South by Bordwell, Killermogh and to the East by Clonenagh.

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