Author Topic: Discon Family, Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon.  (Read 541 times)

Offline cliveocr

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Discon Family, Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon.
« on: Saturday 10 February 18 23:01 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for any information on the Discon family from Ballinlough.

Thomas John Discon (my g-g-grandfather) was born in 1835 in Ballinlough.  His father was John Discon.  I have no other information on John Discon, his wife or family.

Thomas John Discon joined the 94th Regiment of Foot in Newcastle under Lyme on 22/12/1854.  During his time in the military he spent one year in Gibraltar and eight years in the East Indies.  He finally left the military on 20/2/1874, being discharged on a pension at Mullingar, Co. Meath.

While in Colchester, England he married Rosa Sampkin on 25/1/1868.  They had two children, Thomas John (b.1874) and Emily (b.1884).

Thomas John Snr died on 25/3/1899 in Ballinlough.  His wife Rosa died on 7/10/1910 also in Ballinlough.

If you can find any information on John Discon and his family or suggest possible sources, it would be appreciated.

Many thanks,

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Offline aghadowey

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Re: Discon Family, Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon.
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 11 February 18 09:22 GMT (UK) »
For reference here's the death of John Discon-
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1899/05802/4641827.pdf

Only other Discon vital record in Castlerea district is birth of daughter Emily in 1884-
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1884/02676/1985829.pdf

Therefore, it's possible John's family were either in a different area or surname is different spelling (Dixon or Diskcon perhaps?). I did find a marriage in 1871 for a Bridget Diskon but father's name is William.

Do you know what religion Thomas Discon was? Many R.C registers online-
https://registers.nli.ie/
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Re: Discon Family, Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon.
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 11 February 18 09:39 GMT (UK) »
With no Religion given they seem to be C of I

BUT

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=787617.0  related topic, these were Presbyterian.
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