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Margaret Green born 8 July 1840, parents John Green and Margaret Kelly, address Meeltraun (Daniel Kelly),Ballinlough RC. Looking for the marriage of John Green to Margaret, could anyone help please.

Thank you.

Gill Powell


Sunday 3rd Apr 2022, 08:11PM

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  • Gill:

    The marriage records for Ballinlough RC parish start in late August 1839  Likely the marriage for John and Margaret occurred prior to August 1839. I did a search on the subscription site Roots Ireland and did not find a record.

    I assume you have the baptismal records for youngers sisters Honot, Catherine and Anne?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 4th Apr 2022, 01:57PM
  • Hello Roger,

    Thank you - yes, I have the baptisms of the other 3 girls as well.

    Do you think John and Margaret would have married elsewhere, or is it that records were just not kept before August 1839?

    Thank you for your help.


    Monday 4th Apr 2022, 05:42PM
  • Gill:

    I would think they married in one of the chapels in the parish (see note below). Pre-1839 records were kept but lost or discarded by the parish priest or someone else at a later date. This situation happened in many Irish RC parishes. 

    I looked up the 1837 Lewis Topographical Dictionary for Kiltullagh civil parish. At that time, there was no chapel in Ballinlough but chapels in Garranlahan and Cloonfad. The Garranlahan and Cloonfad chapels became part of the parish of Ballinlough.…



    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 4th Apr 2022, 07:24PM
  • Thank you for your help, the search continues!



    Tuesday 5th Apr 2022, 08:27AM

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