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Looking to confirm my Peter Fadden's father is Michael Fadden from Ballhean.  Peter Fadden 1847 -1903  moved to USA Chicago and shows a Michael as his father not sure of mother.  Peter was married to Ellen Molloy and his son Micheal was my great grandfather.


Wednesday 11th Dec 2019, 12:49AM

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  • Fadden:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I searched on the subscription site Roots Ireland and did not find a Peter Fadden baptismal record in Co. Mayo around 1847. Ballyhean would be part of the RC parish of Castlebar and baptismal records are available starting in 1838  so maybe the Faddens were from a neighboring parish which does not have records back to 1847.

    I looked at the 1855 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing and there was a Michael Fadden in Cloonaghmore townland. Possibly this record was for the father of Peter?

    I looked at the 1901 census and there was a Michael Fadden listed with his wife Mary and son Henry in Cloonaghmore. His age was shown as 74 but likely understated. Possibly this is the same Michael shown in the Griffiths.  In the 1911 census, Michael was deceased, Henry was married and his mother Mary was living.

    Michael Fadden died in 1905 at age 85

    Roger McDonnell


    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 11th Dec 2019, 09:18PM
  • Roger:

    Thank you for taking the time to look these up.  I know for sure that Peter's son was from Islandedy.  Used McFadden and Fadden and even one listed Fadien.

    I appreaciate you taking the time to look and sharing the links.

    Kelly Martin Ruffner


    Thursday 12th Dec 2019, 11:29PM
  • Islandeady baptism register begins 1839.

    Who do you mean by "Peter's son"? 

    Where did Peter and Ellen marry?

    What record shows Michael as Peter's father?

    Maggie May

    Sunday 1st Mar 2020, 03:15AM
  • Maggie May:

    Event Type:BirthEvent Date:2 Feb 1867Event Place:Westport, County Mayo, IrelandEvent Place (Original):Cuggala, WestportGender:MaleFather's Name:Peter FaddenMother's Name:Ellen Mulloy Fadden


    Sunday 1st Mar 2020, 06:48PM

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