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My 3rd great-grandparents were Terene Gaffney and Judith McCabe, married 6 May 1842 in Kilbride & Mountnugent parish.

They baptized 3 children in the same parish:

Mary 1843

Michael 1844 emigrated to USA about 1855, fought in the US Civil War,

Margaret 1847

I can't find a baptism record for Julia, my 2nd great-grand mother, but she was born about 1853 arrived in USA as a child.


Any information about the Gaffneys & McCabes will be much appreciated. 

I'll be in county Cavan for a few days after Easter.



Wednesday 13th Apr 2022, 08:24PM

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  • This Gaffney child was born in 1849...the name is transcribed as Susan, but the actual record is not quite clear to me.

    Susan Gaffney
    Baptised 27-Feb-1849
    Lived in Carreagh
    RC parish of LURGAN, Co. Cavan
    Parents: Terence Gaffney, Judith McCabe

    John Flood
    Mary King

    I noticed on rootsireland that Michael and Mary were baptized in Westmeath, not Cavan.

    I hope this helps.


    Wednesday 13th Apr 2022, 09:39PM
  • Oh, this is interesting.  I agree, the child's first name looks like it begins with the letter L.




    Thursday 14th Apr 2022, 07:31PM
  • Possibly "Susan" was actually Julia?


    Friday 15th Apr 2022, 12:29PM

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