Author Topic: Michael O'Dowd/Dowd  (Read 158 times)

Offline Freya Ellingsen

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Re: Michael O'Dowd/Dowd
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 12 January 19 00:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Found a possible sister's christening
Mary d of Michael O'Dowd and Rose Kearney at Gallow ,Summerhill and Gallow ,Meath 17 March 1849
god parents Patrick Dowd and Mary Brady? residence Dangan

Other Siblings Margaret 1840,Edward 5 Dec 1841 ,and of course Thomas 6 Feb 1846 although his mother is a Margaret Keaney and Dangan

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I'm a bit confused ant the christening place as there is a Gallow and a Summerhill?
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Re: Michael O'Dowd/Dowd
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 12 January 19 10:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Yes ,Ireland is confusing.
The parish is Summerhill.
Apparently in Ireland's there are townships within the parish ,I presume have their own little chapel so parishioners don't have to travel so far.
It's not something I'm up on but apparently when it comes to official records ,land tax etc you need to know the township as well as the parish.

So there's the township,the parish, and the county.
So it's the Township  of Gallow,parish of Summerhill and County Meath.

And just to make it more confusing they actually live at the district or village of Dangan.,inthe township of Gallow.

I don't live there or have a lot of experience in Irish stuff so I can't explain why.
Sorry

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Re: Michael O'Dowd/Dowd
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 12 January 19 11:35 GMT (UK) »
Very Irish, thanks for that explanation lol!

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