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My great grandfather Timothy F. Halvey, was born in Kinturla (I think), Kinvara, Galway, Ireland, August 15, 1850 , emigrated to New York in 1866, naturalized in New York in 1871.  I found his brother John in the Catholic Parish Registers for Kinvara 1844-1853.but not Timothy. On Timothy's death certificate, John Halvey and Catherine Hynes are listed as his parents, both born in Ireland.  I found their marriage record in Kinvara, Galway, Ireland on January 30,1850 also in the Catholic parish registers for Kinvara, Galway, Ireland 1844-1850. John Halvey was born around 1805 and died April 22, 1889. Catherine Hynes was born July 15, 1814 and died November 16,1896.  I found about 7 Griffith's Valuation citations for John Halvey with different townlands.  Was there only 1 John Halvey with seven leases or were there 7 John Halveys with 1 lease each??? 

That is all I know about my Halvey family in Ireland.  I haven't gotten anywhere with the Irish censuses.  I would appreciate any help finding more information.

Thanks in advance,

 Meg Halvey GIngell


Wednesday 5th Jun 2019, 07:33PM

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  • The record is on, Meg:

    Name:Timothy HalveyDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:15-Aug-1850Address:KinturlaParish/District:KINVARAGender:MaleCountyCo. Galway
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:John HalveyMother:Catherine Hynes

    Perhaps brothers married sisters?

    Name:Thomas HalveyDate of Birth:10-Dec-1854
    Date of Baptism:13-Dec-1854Address:PhunsionParish/District:KINVARAGender:MaleCountyCo. Galway
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Patrick HalveyMother:Bridget Hynes

    No Galway John Halvey baptisms before 1837; closest in other counties are 1801 Tipperary & 1809 Limerick

    Did you cheeck the Tithe Applotments (free at; there are 4 Halveys in Galway including 2 in Kinvarradoorus in 1826




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    Saturday 8th Jun 2019, 04:25AM

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