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We seek information on our great great (maternal) grandparents Peter Clarkin b 1806 and Elizabeth/Betsy O'Hara/O'Hare b 1820 (years of birth yet to be confirmed). They were among the first settlers to what became Kelly's Cross, Prince Edward Island from County Monaghan.


There are 2 entries in the Tithe Applotment Books in 1830 for Peter Clarkin in County Monaghan - Coolekill East and Maharnaharn, Parish Ematris in each case.


They had one daughter Mary Clarkin, born in PEI; Mary married our great grandfather Edward/Ned Kelly b 1847 (who was a PEI born son of other  County Monaghan emigrants (1839-40), Edward Kelly b  1806 and Ann Boylan in 1839-40, with mother Mary Kelly and brothers Arthur b 1819 and John 1820). 


Further,  we seek information on a "Sally" Alice Clarkin b 1840 (?). She was the first wife of Michael Kiggins b 1812 in Ireland. Once again, the Kiggins were among the early settlers to Kelly's Cross.


We would appreciate any help that can be offered in our search.



Pauline Murphy Sutow

Friday 10th Jun 2022, 02:15PM

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  • Pauline:

    I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland and did not find a marriage record for Peter Clarkin and Elizabeth O'Hare. Also no baptismal records for children of that couple.

    For Sally Alice Clarkin, I presume her first name was Sarah. I searched for baptismal records for a Sarah Clarkin and located three possible leads, however, two of the three records were in Donagh RC parish. For the years 1837-1841, the priest for some reason did not record the names of the parents so the records are worthless for genealogical purposes. The one record of interest was a June 11 1838 baptismal reocrd for a Sarah Clerkin in the Monaghan town RC parish. The father was Andrew Clerkin and the mother Mary Connolly.

    Regarding Michael Kiggins, the earliest record I can find was in 1821 in Co. Galway which appears to be too late for your purposes.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 10th Jun 2022, 02:56PM


    Hello Pauline,

    The information that 'm giving you has yet to be Verified. It was gatherd from the FindMypast,FamilySearch and MyHeritage Sites. 

    Bernard Kiggins age 88yrs Died 22nd November 1929 in Carlton, Ontario Father Michael Kiggins and Mother Alice Clarken (Married at tme of Death).  Birth Place Charlottetown, P.E.I.


    Mary Clakin Baptism 7th May 1855 Kellys Cross P.E.I. Canada Mary Clarkin married 6th May 1867 St.Ann's (Desable) R.C. Emyvale Lot 65 (Died in Childbirth Son Martin Kelly 1895) Married Edward Kelly Born 4th May 1847 P.E.I. Died after 1920 P.E.I.

    Mother of Edward Kelly Born 1806 in Ireland name given was Mary Donagh (No Birth Date given) Died May 1848 St.Josephs Kelly Cross, P.E.I.

    Murphy Gaudet has a Web Site, Managed by Elaine Gaudet on the MyHeritage Web Site.  It May be worth your while getting in contact with Her as there is more information regarding the Kelly Family on Her Site.  Hopefully the information is useful to you.

    All the Best

    Peter Callaghan



    Monday 13th Jun 2022, 05:35PM
  • Thank you Roger and Peter. We will follow the leads you have given.  (Elaine Murphy Gaudet is my sister.)     Best wishes, Pauline

    Pauline Murphy Sutow

    Thursday 16th Jun 2022, 06:36PM

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