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Reposting what is known of this family in the hope someone may be able to assist

    William McGreece b 1804 / 1805,  am unable to find details of birth place or date or details of his parents.

Variations of McGreece encountered include McGreese, McGrease, McGriece, McGreice, McGrice, McGrieve, McGrace !!!!!

Have a burial record for a Sidney McGreece 29/4/1859,  Boa Island, Templecarn, Donegal.   [ Definitely not Sidney b 1827, married Patrick Gallagher /Gallacher and died in Girvan, Ayrshire,Scotland in 1914 ]   So could possibly be William's  [ b 1804 ] mother given naming patterns !!

Apprenticeship records show a Wm McGreece of Trory Parish [Fermanagh]  apprenticed to Francis Adams of  Clonelly  as shoemaker at age of 10 yrs  1/3/1814, recommended by Rev Mr Tuthill for Lord Bishop of Clogher;  my Wm McGreece's occupation was a shoemaker !!

William McGreece and wife Jane Cashore [Cashon] were married at Tubrid Church, Kesh 19th July 1826 and  have 4 children's baptisms recorded at Tubrid Church, Kesh, Fermanagh

            Anne Jane b 1833, Alexander b 1835, John b 1838, Thomas b 1841

However 2 earlier children, Sidney [female] b c1827 and William b c1829 birth places are not known

Jane Cashon's parents possibly  David and Jane [Johnson]

           Other instances of this family name occur in Spinning Wheel records, Tithe Books;  Hugh and Patrick but no connection known


Alexander McGreece b 1835 and Margaret Graham married 1st May 1856  Tubrid Church, Parish of Drumkerran, Co Fermanagh  [ Tubrid Church records]

    Alexander, son of William McGreece and Jane Cashon [Cashore] b 30th Aug 1835 [Tubrid Church records] and Margaret, dau of William Graham and Jane or Anne Kennedy? [ uncertain of Margaret's mother]  b 8th Mch 1836  Curraghmore, Parish of Drumkerran, Co Fermanagh;    Margaret's parents married 25th Jan 1827  Templecarn Parish, Donegal

          Margaret's sister Isabelle married Charles Sproule 30th Aug 1854 Tubrid Church; other sisters Eliza and Catherine

      Partic interested in details of William Graham and his wife also

Have not been able to further research of this family since last posting some years ago; not for want of trying !!!

Am unable to visit to view records in person and have paid researchers to find most of what is known to date !!    William and Jane along with children Anne Jane and Alexander emmigrated to Australia in 1857 and 1859 and their families details are reasonably well documented

Note with interest, numerous occurrences of McGreece / McGrice in USA whose heritage is Irish but unable to establish links to date; Any assistance here much appreciated also


Sunday 17th Feb 2019, 10:16PM

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  • Isabella Graham’s marriage shows the family lived at Curraghmore. Griffiths Valuation for 1862 lists 3 Graham properties there. William Graham senior had plot 4 which was just under 10 acres, Barton Graham had just under 2 acres, on plot 11. No house, so he was lodging with someone somewhere. William Graham junior had plot 20 which was a total of around 7 acres. Senior & junior in this context usually indicated father and son.

    You can follow the records forward right up to 1929 using the Valuation Revision records on the PRONI website to see when each person left and who replaced them.

    1911 census:…

    Probate abstract from the PRONI wills site:

    Graham Robert of Curraghmore county Fermanagh farmer died 20 January 1930 Administration (d.b.n.) Londonderry 13 July to Thomas Allen farmer. Unadministered effects £60. Former Grant Londonderry D.R. 27 August 1930.

    Dbn means the executor appointed to deal with the estate was unable to do so and a new one had been appointed.

    The 1832 tithe applotment records have 4 Graham farms in Curraghmore: Charles senior, Charles junior, George & James:…

    Drumkeeran Church of Ireland records start in 1801. It will be hard to get back earlier than that.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 18th Feb 2019, 10:15AM
  • Thank you for your detailed reply Elwyn; much appreciated.

      Can the Drumkeeran Church of Ireland records [starting 1801] be accessed online ?


    Tuesday 26th Feb 2019, 10:34PM
  • I haven’t see Drumkeeran Church of Ireland record son-line anywhere. The Church of Ireland does have an ongoing project to put all their surviving records on line (on the irishgenealogy site) but I think it’s a year or two from going live. Until then, I think you would have to get a researcher to look them up in PRONI for you.

    Elwyn, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 3rd Mar 2019, 07:36PM
  • Thank you Elwyn.  

    These  McGreese, McGrease, McGriece, McGreice, McGrice, McGrieve, McGrace !!!!! ancestors proving very hard to track down.   Reluctant to use researchers again; very expensive

    and no guarantees of turning up anything !!


    Thursday 7th Mar 2019, 06:57AM

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