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My Hanley ancestors originate from the Kiltrustan area of County Roscommon.  I'm trying to find more records for:

Thomas Hanley (abt.1813 to 1868).  His Scottish death record states his father was John Hanley and was an agricultural labourer who was deceased by the year 1868.  His mother is recorded as Honour or Honoura Kelly who was also deceased by 1868.  Thomas married Ann Farrell (abt. 1821-1875) abt. 1845 in Kiltrustan County Roscommon).  He was a widower.   His first wife Anna Dowand (abt. 1813-abt. 1845) died about 1845 in County Roscommon I assume.  Thomas and his first wife Anna had two boys: Edward Hanley (abt. 1840-1862) and Thomas Hanley (abt. 1841- 1911), so Thomas and Anna must have married about 1839.

Thomas and his second wife Ann had their first child Patrick Hanley in County Roscommon abt. 1847.  Sometime between 1847 and 1849 the family migrated to Denny, Scotland where they had several more children and remained for the rest of their lives.  The Scottish birth records of their children record their marriage details for what we believe is Kiltrustan.  The word is hard to read.  The records clearly state 'County Roscommon'.  The Scottish census records record that Edward, Thomas and Patrick were born in Ireland (along with their parents).


Sunday 6th Feb 2022, 01:20PM

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  • Sorry, I've posted this twice by mistake.  Meant to add that my Hanley ancestors were Catholic.


    Sunday 6th Feb 2022, 01:40PM


    The subscription subscription site Roots Ireland has a February 23 1846 marriage for a Thomas Hanley and Anne Ferrell in Strokestown RC parish which is the RC parish for Kiltrustan civil parish. The only other Thomas Hanley marriage was February 11 1839 to an Anne Gahagan in Strokestown. I did not see any baptismal records for the the three sons which might mean they were in a different RC parish which no longer has records back to the 1840s.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 6th Feb 2022, 03:47PM
  • Roger, thank you so much.  (I did reply just now but it doesn't seem to have uploaded so apologies if you get two replies.)  I have taken out a month's subscription.  Really appreciate you checking for me.  


    Monday 7th Feb 2022, 06:14PM

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