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Derry (Londonderry) / Re: Rev. Richard Waddy, Holy Trinity Church Killaloo
« on: Wednesday 02 September 15 13:16 BST (UK)  »

You seem to have done fairly well on Richard Waddy (1722-1806). You might like also to consult Derry Clergy & Parishes (James B Leslie, 1937), facsimile in Clergy of Derry & Raphoe (Fawcett & Crooks, Ulster Historical Foundation, 1999).

This authoritative source states that Cumber was split in 1798 (not 1789), and gives a clear picture of the careers of the three Waddys. As to Prebends: the office-holder is a Prebendary, the benefice is a Prebend; to call a person a Prebend is like calling him a Vicarage.


Derry (Londonderry) / Re: Conway Family of Tamnagh, Banagher/Feeney
« on: Friday 31 October 14 09:17 GMT (UK)  »
The second address we were left has been badly transcribed (possibly several times) to the point that it does not resemble and of the nearby places. The address is this :

Patrick Conway


Perhaps this address started off as Kilcreen ?

Offaly (Kings) / Re: Egan of Shannon Harbour
« on: Saturday 25 October 14 18:17 BST (UK)  »

Thank you again for further input, none of which is new to me. No, that's not right, I hadn't seen the Facebook reference before, so I shall investigate that, thanks.

It is clear that the family referred to in the Australian records is from Shannon Harbour, not from a harbour on the Shannon. Shannon Harbour is not a townland, it is a canal settlement in the townland of Clonony Beg. Clonony Beg is immediately west of Clonony More, which is (most likely) the name represented by Cloneymore in the Australian newspaper article you have quoted from: The Australasian, 8 May 1880, p 26, from

My enquiry is whether anyone recognises the family from the records I originally posted (from the registers of Gallen & Reynagh RC parish), which I now repeat, for clarity. Parents William Egan and Catherine Egan (apparently her maiden surname as well as her married surname). Children:

11 Jun 1854  Sara
17 Aug 1856  Patrick
21 Aug 1859  Frances
21 Jul 1862  Honora

Offaly (Kings) / Re: Egan of Shannon Harbour
« on: Saturday 25 October 14 15:13 BST (UK)  »

Thank you for your input - I am indeed aware of the Cunningham-Egan marriage, which took place in my great-granduncle's house.

I have transcribed the baptisms myself from the filmed registers. It may be that I shall ferret out earlier baptisms in the parish of Gallen & Reynagh (which is the parish containing Shannon Harbour, in the townland of Clonony Beg), but as yet I have not deciphered any.

I'm really looking for anyone who recognises these individuals and can point me towards earlier children, or perhaps towards the marriage of William to Catherine, or perhaps knows William's occupation.

Thank you for your interest

Offaly (Kings) / Egan of Shannon Harbour
« on: Friday 24 October 14 10:29 BST (UK)  »
Various Australian records have led me to the family of William Egan and Catherine Egan (appears to have been her maiden surname as well as her married surname) of Shannon Harbour, who appear to have had children in the period 1840-1862. In particular I have found the following in the RC parish registers of Gallen & Reynagh:

11 Jun 1854  Sara
17 Aug 1856  Patrick
21 Aug 1859  Frances
21 Jul 1862  Honora

I am keen to find earlier children of this family. Does this family ring any bells with anyone?

Derry (Londonderry) / Re: Town name help
« on: Saturday 13 July 13 09:36 BST (UK)  »
It might be worth doubting Derry, and trying Carrickadawson, which is in the parish of Taughboyne, Co Donegal. (And Carrickadawson is much closer to Derry city than Castledawson is.)

Derry (Londonderry) / Re: Madden of Articlave nr Coleraine, NI
« on: Saturday 15 October 11 20:18 BST (UK)  »

Never trust an index (constructed from transcriptions, often as wide of the mark as our own) - always check the original document. Mind you, you can't always trust the original either - note that George is stated to be able to Read & Write, but signs with his mark.


Derry (Londonderry) / Re: Madden of Articlave nr Coleraine, NI
« on: Saturday 15 October 11 14:02 BST (UK)  »
Good to see this topic alive again. Now of course both 1901 & 1911 Censuses are free online, so it's easy to find George & Martha and family in 1911:


Tipperary / Re: Place in Tipperary
« on: Monday 14 December 09 09:06 GMT (UK)  »
Or either of the parishes in that area: Castletown Arra and Youghal Arra.

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