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Offline Peggy13

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Where is Downysborough, Ireland?
« on: Thursday 17 May 18 22:19 BST (UK) »
I have googled Downysborough and looked on  Google Earth. I have a Robert John Caulfield born abt 1834 in Downysborough,son of  John born abt 1813 also in Downysborough. Robert John Caulfield married Sarah Quigley in 1855 in Magherafelt and trying to trace him backwards. Would love to know Robert John's mother's name.
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Peggy
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Re: Where is Downysborough, Ireland?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 17 May 18 22:42 BST (UK) »
The 'placenamesni' website shows the minor placename 'Downings Borough' in the townland of Killyberry Downing in Ballyscullion parish:
http://www.placenamesni.org/resultdetails.php?entry=5207

Just NE of Castledawson:
https://www.townlands.ie/londonderry/loughinsholin/ballyscullion/killyberry-downing/

The tithe applotment books show an entry for (transcribed):
Caufield, John - Townland: Killyberry Year: 1828 - Ballyscullion - Derry


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Re: Where is Downysborough, Ireland?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 17 May 18 23:28 BST (UK) »
This just has to be correct. I have seen other Caulfields in Killyberry, namely a John with son Arthur. Thank you so much for your help. Maybe I will go to  Proni wills now and see what I can find.
Peggy
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Re: Where is Downysborough, Ireland?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 17 May 18 23:59 BST (UK) »
On 5 February 1869 an Arthur Caufield of 'Downingsboro' married a Mary Jones in Ballyscullion Church of Ireland parish, but his father was recorded as Henry Caufield, a farmer - the PRONI Will Calendars have a couple of entries that may be for this couple, the 'irishgenealogy' website has their death registrations, also their childrens' births.


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Re: Where is Downysborough, Ireland?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 18 May 18 00:13 BST (UK) »
Thanks gaffy. I will be checking irishgenealogy. I know that I have seen Arthur when looking for other Caulfield children.
Peggy
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