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Offline Clarrie

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Gildea/Patterson Roscommon/Sligo
« on: Tuesday 08 May 12 14:55 BST (UK) »
This is my first posting to the Sligo board I have also posted this to the Sligo board.

I am a descendant of Bridget Gildea (Bidy Gilday) and John Patterson, most of whose children were baptised in Ardcarn and Tuamna, Roscommon between 1841 and 1855.  Their details are on familysearch.

She was married to John Patterson and their children were Patrick Patterson (1841), Rose (1843), Catherine (1846) Bridget (1850) and Peter (1855). Sometime between 1855 (baptism of Peter) and 1859 (death of Bridget) the family moved to Sunderland, England. Another baby, Owen, was born in 1859; he and Bridget died a few days later.

Her death certificate said she was 45 when she died, so must have been born around 1814.  John Patterson was born around 1818.

Does anyone have any information on them? Is there anywhere I could look further?  Would I need to go to Dublin?

The Griffith valuation shows lots of Pattersons in Roscommon in 1855, but no John Patterson.  The nearest John Patterson appears to be in Calry near Sligo town or Carrigallen in Leitrim - both some 30 miles away, although Sligo is at least on the same road.

Do either of these seem likely to anyone who knows anything about this to be my ancestor or am I clutching at straws?

There are loads of Pattersons living in the same street (or even the same tenement building) when they get to Sunderland, but I have no idea whether were related - it would be great to find out if John had brothers.

Also, can anyone suggest why they would have stayed in Ireland throughout the famine, having their children,  and then leave after 1855?  Did anything happen to make them leave, or would it be likely to be just the usual  reasons related to poverty and deprivation?  If I can't find out about them specifically I'd like to have a look at some local history, social history, etc.

Best wishes and thanks in advance,
Sunderland/Ireland: Coyne, Patterson, Cane, Kane, Purdy, Gildea, Layden, Conlon, McAllister, Ruddy
Northumberland: Mosman, Miller, Alder, Atkinson,
South Shields/Belfast: Purdy, Johnson
Newcastle /Ireland: Layden, Doyle
Sunderland/Northumberland: McLaren
Liverpool/Ireland/Sunderland: Caine, Kane, Lavell, Macnamara
Ireland (Wexford): Wafer, Kavanagh, McGuire, Byrne, Hughes
Ireland (wicklow/Dublin): Ryan, Toole, Brien
Ireland (Belfast): Purdy, Pye
Ireland (Mayo): Kane, MacNamara, Lavelle

Offline shanew147

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Re: Gildea/Patterson Roscommon/Sligo
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 08 May 12 15:17 BST (UK) »
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I am a descendant of Bridget Gildea (Bidy Gilday) and John Patterson, most of whose children were baptised in Ardcarn and Tuamna, Roscommon between 1841 and 1855.  Their details are on familysearch.
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Sometime between 1855 (baptism of Peter) and 1859 (death of Bridget) the family moved to Sunderland, England.
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Does anyone have any information on them? Is there anywhere I could look further?  Would I need to go to Dublin?
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Ardcarn and Tuamna are civil parishes in the north of Co. Roscommon - the RC parish for the area is Cootehall.

Records for this parish are available in the National Library in Dublin on microfilm, and it looks like FamilySearch/LDS have a copy also. The baptism and marriage records for this parish go back to 1843.

It's quite possible that your Pattersons had already left Ireland by the time the valuation survey took place, or that your John wasn't listed .


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Re: Gildea/Patterson Roscommon/Sligo
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 08 May 12 17:43 BST (UK) »
Thanks
Sunderland/Ireland: Coyne, Patterson, Cane, Kane, Purdy, Gildea, Layden, Conlon, McAllister, Ruddy
Northumberland: Mosman, Miller, Alder, Atkinson,
South Shields/Belfast: Purdy, Johnson
Newcastle /Ireland: Layden, Doyle
Sunderland/Northumberland: McLaren
Liverpool/Ireland/Sunderland: Caine, Kane, Lavell, Macnamara
Ireland (Wexford): Wafer, Kavanagh, McGuire, Byrne, Hughes
Ireland (wicklow/Dublin): Ryan, Toole, Brien
Ireland (Belfast): Purdy, Pye
Ireland (Mayo): Kane, MacNamara, Lavelle

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Re: Gildea/Patterson Roscommon/Sligo
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 08 May 12 19:26 BST (UK) »
The same enquiry is on the Roscommon board
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,596745.0.html

I will lock this thread for the time being and leave any further posts to the Roscommon board.

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