Author Topic: Complete: Shot in the dark - MCGONIGLE  (Read 2013 times)

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Complete: Shot in the dark - MCGONIGLE
« on: Tuesday 29 June 10 18:37 BST (UK) »
I have a solid brick wall back in the states, but hope that by posting on here, someone might see it from my family and know where I can go from here.  My Megonigle relatives travel back to Hamilton and Bartimeus McGonigle, born 1806 and 1807 respectively, in Pennsylvania (probably Juniata County).  I believe thee were at least six siblings, including and Alfred, born about 1813 and Mary Ann, born about 1815, but have little other information.  It is said that their father was John McGonigle, who was born about 1772.  At least two of the brothers were said to be shoemakers.  I realize my thread does not even reach Ireland, but I am pretty confident that is where the family arrived from.  Can anyone provide any help on this family?
BATH - Stithians, Cornwall; HOLMAN, Gwennap, Cornwall; KNOWLES - Cornwall, Devon; REED - Cornwall; CLEGG - Oldham, Lancashire; OGDEN - Oldham, Lancashire; JAMES - Suffolk; REID/REED/READ - Hadleigh, Suffolk; SANDS - Stratford St Mary, Suffolk; TUCKER - Gravesend, Kent;

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Re: Shot in the dark - MCGONIGLE
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 June 10 18:54 BST (UK) »
If I'm reading your post correctly, then the earliest possible Irish connection might be John McGonigle born c1772?
Civil registration in Ireland began 1845/1864 and first complete census for Ireland is 1901. Normally to trace Irish ancestors you need to know both the family's religion and where they loved (parish if not actual townland) in order to see if any church records survive for that particular area. However, even if you did narrow down the location more precisely than Ireland or a county the chance of finding any church records for 1770s is very slim.
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Re: Shot in the dark - MCGONIGLE
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 June 10 23:40 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the info.  That is what I was afraid of, but wanted to validate my slim hopes of finding anything.
David
BATH - Stithians, Cornwall; HOLMAN, Gwennap, Cornwall; KNOWLES - Cornwall, Devon; REED - Cornwall; CLEGG - Oldham, Lancashire; OGDEN - Oldham, Lancashire; JAMES - Suffolk; REID/REED/READ - Hadleigh, Suffolk; SANDS - Stratford St Mary, Suffolk; TUCKER - Gravesend, Kent;

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Re: Complete: Shot in the dark - MCGONIGLE
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 July 10 11:00 BST (UK) »
I am related to the McGonigle from around Ballyshannon, County Donegal.  Not that I have meet any of my Irish relatives.   (even though I am irish born in Ballyshannon brought up in Lancashire. It could be spelt McGonagle.
A lot of the McGonigle moved to Lancashire, England.  If I have time will look on the Micro Fich.  The McGonigle in 1857 were drapers, spirit dealers.  and also would have been flax seed growers of the Linen Industry. 

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Re: Complete: Shot in the dark - MCGONIGLE
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 14:35 BST (UK) »
Hello,
  I am the great-great grandson of Alexander McGonigle, born 1828-1830 and emigrated to US (Phila.) in 1852 (laborer/stone mason). Ship's list shows Carnaugh / Carndonagh - Donegal as home. Ring any bells?
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Re: Complete: Shot in the dark - MCGONIGLE
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 18:41 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your inputs!  Our family came over pretty early and there is almost nothing to go on other than Bart and Hamilton, so it doesn't look like I can connect at this point.
David
BATH - Stithians, Cornwall; HOLMAN, Gwennap, Cornwall; KNOWLES - Cornwall, Devon; REED - Cornwall; CLEGG - Oldham, Lancashire; OGDEN - Oldham, Lancashire; JAMES - Suffolk; REID/REED/READ - Hadleigh, Suffolk; SANDS - Stratford St Mary, Suffolk; TUCKER - Gravesend, Kent;

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Re: Complete: Shot in the dark - MCGONIGLE
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 16 May 19 23:06 BST (UK) »
I am the great-great-great granddaughter of Hamilton Megonigle. I am also stuck and was wondering if anyone has any updated info on John McGonigle.