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Comiskey's In Abbeylara/Granard/Creevy
« on: Monday 02 November 09 22:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi Everybody,
I am looking for any information on the Comiskey family in this area

The information i have so far is Peter (my great-great granddad) and Elizabeth Comiskey (my great-great grandmother) worked a farm on the outskirts of Abbeylara near Granard

They had at least 3 boys
Thomas Comiskey (my great granddad)
Cornelius Comiskey Born 1880
Terrance Comiskey Born 1887

And one girl Margaret Comiskey who never married

Thomas met and married Annie Mc Elhenney from Donegal and resettled in Clonmany Co Donegal

ANY information on ANy comiskey's in this area would be greatly recivied!

Sean Comiskey
Manchester



Comiskey (Donegal/Clonmany and Longford/Abbeylara/Creevy)
McElhenney (Donegal/ Clonmany/ Carndonagh)
Donaghue (Longford/ Abbeylara)

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Re: Comiskey's In Abbeylara/Granard/Creevy
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 03 November 09 08:36 GMT (UK) »
not sure if you''ve already looked ... but the 1911 census is available at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie

There is only one Cornelius Comiskey that I see listed in Longford and he is the right age (31), living with wife Bridget and three children in the townland of Cloghchurnel : http://www.rootschat.com/links/07ee/  Cornelius' brother Terence is living with the family.

Cloghchurnel is about 8km from Abbeylara - see google map : http://www.rootschat.com/links/07ef/

I dont see any good matches for Peter & Elizabeth.


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Re: Comiskey's In Abbeylara/Granard/Creevy
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 03 November 09 09:00 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Shane,
Thats the info i already had.

Still a mystery were my great gran and granddad are in 1911!

Think i might try county's next door on the 1911 census.

Thank very much for your help
Do you know of any more free resources other than
the 1911 census and the land records?
Are there anyway to look at church records/ death certificates on-line?

Comiskey (Donegal/Clonmany and Longford/Abbeylara/Creevy)
McElhenney (Donegal/ Clonmany/ Carndonagh)
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Re: Comiskey's In Abbeylara/Granard/Creevy
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 03 November 09 09:05 GMT (UK) »
An index (free) to Civil records, which started in 1864, is available at : http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=2;t=searchable;c=1408347

If you find promising matches on this you can order BMD certs, which will have the full details, from the GRO : http://www.groireland.ie/apply_for_a_cert.htm

It might be work checking for variations is the spelling of the surname on the census - e.g. Comaskey
 
Some Co. Longford parish records are available on the Irish Family History Foundation pay-website at : http://www.irish-roots.ie/


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Re: Comiskey's In Abbeylara/Granard/Creevy
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 03 November 09 09:13 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Shane,
Much appreciated!
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Re: Comiskey's In Abbeylara/Granard/Creevy
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 04 November 09 13:51 GMT (UK) »
Hello Sean,

My great great grandmother was Honoria Comiskey, she was recorded as a widow in the Griffiths evalauation of 1852 granard County Longford.

I was over there in 2004 and I was with a very distant relative who said that she knew a man she always thought of as a cousin, he was a Comiskey and they still lived near to Granard in 2004.

I will look up the Griffiths for the family, and the Irish spelling of your surname.

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Re: Comiskey's In Abbeylara/Granard/Creevy
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 04 November 09 14:01 GMT (UK) »
Griffiths Valuation of Ireland - Granard, County Longford:

Fullam, Honoria          Mullinroe      Columbkille     Longford  widow of Patrick Fullam
Fullam, Patrick            Mullinroe      Columbkille     Longford  son of above
Comiskey, Michael      Moxham Street,Granard     Granard     Longford
Commisky, Laurence  Aghabrack    Granard          Longford
Commisky, Patrick      Cartron        Granard          Longford
Commisky, William      Cartron        Granard          Longford
Comiskay, James        Toome          Columbkille     Longford
Comiskay, Peter         Kilmore         Columbkille     Longford
Comiskey, John          Cloonagh      Columbkille     Longford
Comiskey, Owen        Cloonagh      Columbkille     Longford
Comiskey, Rose         Cloonagh       Columbkille     Longford

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Re: Comiskey's In Abbeylara/Granard/Creevy
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 04 November 09 14:15 GMT (UK) »
Sean,
 I hope this is of interest to you,
 John Liverpool

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Re: Comiskey's In Abbeylara/Granard/Creevy
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 04 November 09 15:53 GMT (UK) »
I UNDERSTAND AND POSTED INFORMATION IN GOOD FAITH TO ASSIST THE INQUIRER .OK JOHN FULLAM