Author Topic: John Merrigan//Old court Blessington Wicklow  (Read 16209 times)

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Re: John Merrigan//Old court Blessington Wicklow
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 28 February 13 10:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi Flicka ~
I have new info. for you or maybe you've found the new info.
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Tara

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Re: Looking for info on John Merrigan and Mary Lynch
« Reply #19 on: Monday 20 May 13 17:29 BST (UK) »
Shane ~
I'm sorry I am just now seeing you responded to my post.
To answer your question John Merrigan was from Old Court, Blessington, Ireland
There is more info on the following post http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,517926.msg3734385.html#msg3734385
still trying to confirm some information.  I've been told that Mary was actually born "Cronin" and when her mother remarried to "Lynch" she took on his last name.
Any other assistance is greatly appreciated.  Thank you again for your time and efforts.
Tara

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Re: Looking for info on John Merrigan and Mary Lynch
« Reply #20 on: Monday 20 May 13 17:42 BST (UK) »
I think it may be mentioned in the other post - your dates are well before the start of the RC parish records for the area. Average starting date for rural RC records in about 1830.

Baptisms for some of their children and also a (2nd?) marriage are probably in available records - think a marriage date was given earlier.
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Re: Looking for info on John Merrigan and Mary Lynch
« Reply #21 on: Monday 20 May 13 18:10 BST (UK) »
The index on RootsIreland is showing a possible John Merrigan marriage, in 1826..  doesn't seem to be in Blessington RC parish, or to someone named Lynch or Cronin (or Sullivan). Unfortunately early parish records give very little detail - so all that marriage is likely to show is the date and the names of the bride and groom, possibly also names of witnesses.

edit :   figured out the parish for that marriage - Wicklow town, RC - so over the mountains and about 50km to the east of Blessington.
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Re: John Merrigan//Old court Blessington Wicklow
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 27 May 14 08:36 BST (UK) »
Hello Again ~
After researching the many branches of the Merrigan family (mine specifically) I keep coming up with other information that seems to cross this particular line.  So I came up with a theory  and decided to revisit this post to see if anymore clues might answer my question.  It seems there may be some truth to my theory regarding Mr. John Merrigan of Blessington...My theory is that Mr. John Merrigan had a second marriage (don't know if it's before or after marrying Lynch) but it appears he is one in the same and his other marriage was to a Eleanor Byrne. It appears that they married in 1808 maybe in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

Is there any way to verify this (which would connect a great many dots for a bunch of us who have the same people in their trees but can't make the connection) as well as confirm a second marriage?

Any help or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: John Merrigan//Old court Blessington Wicklow
« Reply #23 on: Monday 11 August 14 18:12 BST (UK) »
I was off on the information on the above post. Please delete this post regarding the additional marriage. Eleanor Byrne was actually his mother.  Thank you.

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Re: John Merrigan//Old court Blessington Wicklow
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 23 August 18 16:37 BST (UK) »
Hi Flicka ~
I have new info. for you or maybe you've found the new info.
Let me know how you are progressing
Tara
Hi Tara
Just trying to see if you have any new information on the Merrigan's [old court blessington]that you can share please
hoping to hear from you
regards
Debbie
Northern Ireland-Moody,Shannon,Hopkins
,Wilson,Campbell,McCaskey,Cochran,Smith,

Wicklow -Merrigan, Lynch,Sullivan,White

Ireland- Cullen,Young,Prendergast

Norlfok England- Doughty,Gathercole,Griffin,Seekings,Tolladay,
Australia-Doughty, Moody,Merrigan,Cullen,Melbourne,

Essex England-Milbourn, Melbourne,Stock,Nash,