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John McGough, Belfast
« on: Wednesday 21 July 21 04:12 BST (UK) »
I am trying to trace a John McGough who was born approx 1820 in Belfast.  His occupation was a cordonnier or shoemaker. He emigrated to Quebec Canada around 1845 and appears on the 1851 census for Quebec.  It is the Irish connection I am really after as I have most of his life in Canada.  Thanks for reading this and your help.
Connor/O Connor, Kiltoom, Westmeath
Duff, Coolure, Mayne, Co. Westmeath
Clancy, Kane, Endrim & Kilpatrick, Kings County
McKenzie, Dublin and Dundee.

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Re: John McGough, Belfast
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 July 21 00:44 BST (UK) »
As there is no reply to my query can I assume there is no record of John McGough in Antrim or in the six counties covered by PRONI?  Thank you
Connor/O Connor, Kiltoom, Westmeath
Duff, Coolure, Mayne, Co. Westmeath
Clancy, Kane, Endrim & Kilpatrick, Kings County
McKenzie, Dublin and Dundee.

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Re: John McGough, Belfast
« Reply #2 on: Monday 26 July 21 07:28 BST (UK) »
Statutory birth registration didn't start in Ireland till 1864. Prior to that you need to rely on church baptism records. You haven't said what denomination John was. Most surviving RC records are on-line, but only some of the other denominations records are on-line, and not all churches have records for the 1820s. So if not RC, you might need to go to PRONI and look the records up. Ideally you need John's parents names from say a marriage or death certificate, to be sure of finding the right family.This may not be an easy search.
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Re: John McGough, Belfast
« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 July 21 07:40 BST (UK) »

See also this thread on Monaghan board-
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=851317.0

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Re: John McGough, Belfast
« Reply #4 on: Monday 26 July 21 10:28 BST (UK) »
In the light of the above, I would add that PRONI's records include Co. Monaghan (and Cavan & Donegal) as well as the 6 counties of Northern Ireland, but if you don't have a reliable place of birth, then you are searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack.
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Re: John McGough, Belfast
« Reply #5 on: Monday 26 July 21 13:40 BST (UK) »
A quick search on indexes:

John McGeough baptised 5th July 1820
Tullyallen, Tyrone
Parents: Terrence McGeough, Alicia Nugent

John McGough baptised 8th April 1821
Dundalk, Louth
Parents: James McGough, Rose McGough

John McGough baptised 24th February 1818
Haggardstown, Louth
Parents: Hugh McGough, Ann Conner

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1817, Monasterboice, Louth
And a couple in 1825

Several published trees have Thomas Gough and Elizabeth McKenna as parents if your John is the one who died 1875, Quebec.
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Re: John McGough, Belfast
« Reply #6 on: Monday 26 July 21 18:03 BST (UK) »
Connor/O Connor, Kiltoom, Westmeath
Duff, Coolure, Mayne, Co. Westmeath
Clancy, Kane, Endrim & Kilpatrick, Kings County
McKenzie, Dublin and Dundee.

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Re: John McGough, Belfast
« Reply #7 on: Monday 26 July 21 18:11 BST (UK) »
Quote "Several published trees have Thomas Gough and Elizabeth McKenna as parents if your John is the one who died 1875, Quebec".
Can you tell me where you found this?  On going through the mass of papers I have, I came across something I had missed.  John died 30th May 1875 in L'Isle-Verde, Quebec.  I'm sorry I should have said that at the start.  This could certainly be our man.
Connor/O Connor, Kiltoom, Westmeath
Duff, Coolure, Mayne, Co. Westmeath
Clancy, Kane, Endrim & Kilpatrick, Kings County
McKenzie, Dublin and Dundee.

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Re: John McGough, Belfast
« Reply #8 on: Monday 26 July 21 18:19 BST (UK) »
The trees are published on Ancestry.

The information is also shown here
https://www.joanshome.com/genealogy1/getperson.php?personID=I1347&tree=genealogy1
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