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Offline denmcn

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Clintons, possibly from Newtownforbes or Drumlish
« on: Friday 13 August 10 13:32 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

Does anyone have any info on Clintons in Newtownforbes or Drumlish around mid 1800s.

I have a Mary Clinton b. in Drumlish October 1869 (she was my great granny). Known to her grandchildren as Granny Mush.

Father was:  James Clinton b. Longford? 1845. Father was Edward
Mother was: Ellen (Eleanor) Kenny b. 1841 in Drumlish, Father was Stephen Kenny and Mother was Eleanor Donnelly.

I have found three siblings for Mary: Francis, Patrick and Margaret and have relevent census info for each of these.

I'm hoping to gather more information on James Clinton and Ellen Kenny's families so would appreciate it if anyone who might recognise these names might get in touch.

Thanks
Denise

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Re: Clintons, possibly from Newtownforbes or Drumlish
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 19 May 11 23:58 BST (UK) »
Bumpety bump? 

(apologies if I'm not allowed do that)

Denise
Main Interests:
Dublin - McEvoy, Roe, Snowdon/Snowden, McCarthy, Scarry, Reardon
Newcastle - Snowdon
Portsea - Elliott
Glouchester - Elliott
London - Feary
Grendon, Northants - Feary
Offaly - Larkin, Coghlan, Seery, McEvoy, Hogan
Longford - Clinton, Kenny, Mulholland
Cork - Scarry, Reardon/Riordan/O'Reardon/O'Riordan, Shea, Walsh, Harding, Geany
Wexford - Carty/McCarthy, Quinlan

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Re: Clintons, possibly from Newtownforbes or Drumlish
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 May 11 08:11 BST (UK) »
you're not supposed to bump your own posts unless you can add further details to your topic.

I suspect your problem is that you are searching for are before the start of civil registration. You need to know the denomination of your Clinton family so you can check what parish records might be available for the area.

see:  Introduction to Irish Records

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Re: Clintons, possibly from Newtownforbes or Drumlish
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 01 January 14 04:15 GMT (UK) »
The name Clinton in Longford has one of two origins, Anglo or Scottish. If its Anglo, it will be hard to trace enough, but if its the Scottish clan, very easy indeed.

Their history is glorius and horrific, whether looking from a British or Irish standpoint, they came - the Scottish clan - with Cromwell, and were granted lands in Longford for "service" at Drogheda. During the Penal Times, they too were percecuted being Presbyterian, and switched sides, fighting for the rebels during 1798.

Some of the family emigrated on the George and Ann, a ship that brought the greater majority of the Scots Presbyterians in Longford to America. A descendant of theirs rose to be vice president of America circa 1830 - google him.

Their cousins the Dennistons - still a popular name in Longford, and prominent, and of the same origin - were very rpminent in the Turn Oot and suffered greatly for their part. The Clintons by now established in America helped some of them emigrate. The rest predominantly today are Catholic, though some are Anglican and a few still Presbyterian.

Clonton is an RC name today, as far as I know in Longford.
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Re: Clintons, possibly from Newtownforbes or Drumlish
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 13 October 16 22:18 BST (UK) »
I am the son of Margaret Fitzgerald,she was daughter of bessy Clinton who's father was Thomas Clinton from granard

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Re: Clintons, possibly from Newtownforbes or Drumlish
« Reply #5 on: Friday 14 October 16 10:34 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I have found the Birth of Mary, James (her father Aug 1841)
Edward's Marriage (Jan 1830) to Ann Mulholland. this is the link.
http://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000632372#page/8/mode/1up
These are under Templemichael

The Local paper is The Longford Leader. A letter to the editor may be a help with your details.
St Mel's Church Longford town, was there in 1845 as I have records from that time.
Not sure on the Newtownforbes, nice place though.
Clinton in County Longford......1781 is the earliest Birth I found and 1786 the earliest marriage.
Maggsie