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Re: Help with a surname , please
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 19 March 09 20:11 GMT (UK) »
Shane,

 I was thinking the same thing about the name change Mc Craith except for the fact that the name change occured in Ireland , where I would think people would know how to say the name.

I think this one might be a mystery that will never be solved . Because no one is alive to ask.

Thank you for your help,
Megan
SCOTLAND-
Flanigan,McGrory,ONeill,Farrell
Craigneuk,Motherwell and Glasgow

ENGLAND-
Flanigan,Corrigan - Bedfordshire

IRELAND-
Flanigan,McAdams,Donnelly,Daley -Co. Monaghan
Flanigan,Doherty,McGrory,Collins,McQuelin-Co. Armagh
Farrell,McPoland,Devlin,Cull,McMahon-Co. Down
ONeill,Feeney-Co. Offaly
McGrath,Creagh,Craugh,OKeeffe,Brouthers,Frye-Co. Laois and Co. Kilkenny
Kelly,McInnerney,Marrinan,Falsey,Blackhall-Co. Clare

Mystery**
Johnston - immigrated to Michigan,USA from ?

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Re: Help with a surname , please
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 21 October 09 21:10 BST (UK) »
Creagh is normally pronounced "Kray" however I have also heard it called Cra "Kra", a person given a name as I'm Creagh could be easily interpreted as McGrath by someone transcribing.

There is no direct correlation between the two names apart from marriage, as Creagh originated when a group of O'Neill clan dressed in green branches (camouflage/luck???) rode into the battle of Limerick. The name comes from craobh meaning literally branch.

McGrath or Mc Gra (Mac gra) son of love or child of grace

http://mcgrathsearch.com/files/Common_Origins_10-24-05b.PDF

Creagh Doneraile, Higgins, Callaghan,
O'Neill,

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Re: Help with a surname , please
« Reply #11 on: Monday 14 September 15 16:49 BST (UK) »
I know it's many years later but this might help.  From the Rathdowney Parish register for Marriages.

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Re: Help with a surname , please
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 15 September 15 11:58 BST (UK) »
Hi Creaghp,

 Thank you for posting this marriage. I haven't gotten to Laois parish registers yet. I'm still working on Monaghan right now. But now I will have to switch over to Laois.
 That is the right marriage for Martin Creagh and Ann Fry. Anna Frye's parents were Samuel Frye and Mary Prior. And according to your picture its lists a Michael Prior. A very good lead. Thank you again.
Megan
SCOTLAND-
Flanigan,McGrory,ONeill,Farrell
Craigneuk,Motherwell and Glasgow

ENGLAND-
Flanigan,Corrigan - Bedfordshire

IRELAND-
Flanigan,McAdams,Donnelly,Daley -Co. Monaghan
Flanigan,Doherty,McGrory,Collins,McQuelin-Co. Armagh
Farrell,McPoland,Devlin,Cull,McMahon-Co. Down
ONeill,Feeney-Co. Offaly
McGrath,Creagh,Craugh,OKeeffe,Brouthers,Frye-Co. Laois and Co. Kilkenny
Kelly,McInnerney,Marrinan,Falsey,Blackhall-Co. Clare

Mystery**
Johnston - immigrated to Michigan,USA from ?

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Re: Help with a surname , please
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 15 September 15 17:35 BST (UK) »
Do you know who Martin Creagh's parents were?

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Re: Help with a surname , please
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 15 September 15 18:56 BST (UK) »
Martin's Parents - John Creagh and Mary Brouthers. They lived on Moore St., Rathdowney. They immigrated to Penn Yan, New York around 1880 where their other children were living.
John Creagh died 16 Apr 1888 in Penn Yan
Mary Brouthers died 10 Oct 1889 in Penn Yan.

The children that I know of are the ones who immigrated (all male) besides Martin who is my direct ancestor.
John Creagh/Craugh b. abt 1830 d. 28 Nov 1902 in Penn Yan md.
 Margaret Pine - 23 Feb 1857 in Rathdowney.

Martin Creagh/ McGrath b. abt 1832 d. 1894 in Ballyragget, md. Anna Fry

Patrick Creagh/Craugh - b abt 1835 d. 1919 in Penn Yan, md. Margaret S. Long - she was from Laois but I do not know if they in Laois or New York.

Michael Creagh/Craugh- b. 1838 d. 1910 in Penn Yan, md. Margaret Sweeney in Penn Yan

William J Craugh/Craugh- b. 1848 d. 1922 in Syracuse, md Catherine Quinlan in Penn Yan.

I an sure there are probably females siblings to these boys but I haven't found them yet.
SCOTLAND-
Flanigan,McGrory,ONeill,Farrell
Craigneuk,Motherwell and Glasgow

ENGLAND-
Flanigan,Corrigan - Bedfordshire

IRELAND-
Flanigan,McAdams,Donnelly,Daley -Co. Monaghan
Flanigan,Doherty,McGrory,Collins,McQuelin-Co. Armagh
Farrell,McPoland,Devlin,Cull,McMahon-Co. Down
ONeill,Feeney-Co. Offaly
McGrath,Creagh,Craugh,OKeeffe,Brouthers,Frye-Co. Laois and Co. Kilkenny
Kelly,McInnerney,Marrinan,Falsey,Blackhall-Co. Clare

Mystery**
Johnston - immigrated to Michigan,USA from ?

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Re: Help with a surname , please
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 16 September 15 12:15 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that.  Looking at Martin's parents I don't believe that there is an documented connections between him and the Creagh's I am tracking. My Great (x2) Grandfather was Thomas Creagh born about 1810 and he came from several miles outside the town of Rathdowney.

If I come across anything I think might be connected to you I will post it.

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Re: Help with a surname , please
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 16 September 15 14:41 BST (UK) »
Sorry as I have not being paying enough attention.  That first image is for their Child Bridget.  Born 1st Jan and Baptised on the 4th Jan 1865.

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Re: Help with a surname , please
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 16 September 15 14:44 BST (UK) »
Here is child Michael Creagh  Born and baptised on 18 Feb 1866