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Hi there, 

I'm looking for any Minchin, Church of Ireland, descendants from County Roscommon.

I'm researching my King family tree. My three times great grandad was called William King. He was from Emlaghfad. His wife, my three times, great grandma was called Letitia and born in Ireland.

I know that their children were born in Ballymote; from looking through the England census. I know there was a minimum of six children however i've only located records for three of them. 

Letita came to England sometime after 1855, as a widow, with at least four of their children; and William's unmarried sister, Mary, following William's death somewhere between 1844 and 1855. 

Letitia's age year changed between 1861 and 1871 England Census; 1808 and 1810 respectively. Mary King, William's sister was born in 1790.

I have searched Roots Ireland and believe I have found William born 1792. There is also a record with matching parents, Thomas and Honora King, for his sister Mary King born 1790. 

The only marriage I can find for a William King around that period is in 1836 to a Letitia Minchin in Eastersnow church. I believe their eldest child, Thomas, was born in 1837 so it would tie in. Eastersnow church, if my information is correct, is the next Church of Ireland from Emlaghfad.

I have found a mention of her on another site that says Letitia is 21 when she married. I have not found the record that can confirm this so that I can at least rule her out of my search.

Any help would be great. 

Thank you,

Vicky :) 


Monday 10th Feb 2020, 01:34PM

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  • Vicky:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Ou!

    We are currently conducting a clean-up operation of unanswere messages and we apologize that you did not get a reply earlier.

    I did some searching on the subscription site Roots Ireland and found this William King death record in the Boyle Church of Ireland records. I thought I would share in case you may think it is your William.

    Name:WilliamKingDate of Death:08-Nov-1847
    Age:57Parish / District:BOYLE-CHURCH OF IRELANDAddress:BoyleCounty:Co. RoscommonStatus:
    Denomination:Church Of Ireland

    Like you I found three baptismal records for children of William King and Letitia Minchin. Thomas 1837 Sarah 1838 Antony 1842

    Emlaghfad and Eastersnow do not border. My thought is that William King met Letitia thru a social circle and they decided to mary and the marriage was in her church but after the marriage they moved back to Ballymote.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 17th Jul 2020, 06:09PM

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