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Good afternoon,

I know this is a long shot.

I am trying to trace the County my great great grandfather came from in Ireland. Arthur Finnegan born about 1838 in Ireland, it was confirmed in a Census, country of birth as Ireland but did not list what County. His parents were James and Mary Finnegan (nee Murphy). Both listed as deceased on marraige certificate 1880. James occupation was shown as a farmer.

Arthur died in Glasgow in 1911.


George Curran




George Curran

Wednesday 8th Sep 2021, 05:12PM

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  • From a transcription of the baptismal record at rootsireland of Arthur Fenigin, baptised 15-Sep-1835
    in RC parish of UPePR CREGGAN in County ARMAGH
    Father: Jas Fenigin Mother: Elizabeth Murphy

    Sponsors: John Caherty
    Margaret Mccabe

    Here, the mother's first name is Elizabeth, not Mary...

    I hope this is helpful.


    Thursday 9th Sep 2021, 12:31AM
  • Hi Patricia,

    What can I say, I am absolutely delighted with this information. As I have said before, what a service you provide.

    My wee great granny Curran was a fantastic wee woman and a right character, Arthur Finnegan was her father and I have always hoped one day I would find out more about him.

    Many thanks again

    God bless

    George Curran



    George Curran

    Thursday 9th Sep 2021, 05:40PM
  • Hi George, Just want to make sure you saw that the mother's name was Elizabeth, not Mary, Murphy.

    You could check Griffith's Valuation and the Tithe Applotments to see what Finnegans were in Upper Creggan and maybe find the name of the townland your family may have lived in.

    Good luck!


    Friday 10th Sep 2021, 09:42PM

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