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I am looking for any information regarding the Tweedy family from Ballyhaise. They were Church of Ireland and I have found them in the census records of 1901 and 1911. 

My great grandmother Maud Tweedy (1905-1940) who had a sister, Lizzie Tweedy, and two brothers John Robert Tweedy and Frank Albert Tweedy. I believe they were all born between 1900-1910.

Their parents were Alexander Tweedy (1875-1922) and Sophia Ebbitt (1879-1959).

Can anyone help shed any more light on the family?


Matthew Mulligan


Matthew Mulligan

Thursday 26th Apr 2018, 09:51AM

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  • Matthew:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I found the cvil marriage record in 1903 which shows the names of the fathers of the bride and groom. Also located the 1879 birth record for Sophia but did not find the civil birth record for Alexander.

    Did not find a marriage record for Joseph Ebbett and Matilda Mullen.

    Roger McDonnell……


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 26th Apr 2018, 10:49PM
  • Matthew:

    Found the Joseph Ebbett/Matilda Mullen marriage on Roots Ireland. See transcription below.


    Date of Marriage:23-Aug-1866
    Parish / District:CASTLETARA
    County:Co. Cavan
    Husband  JosephEbbitt Address Egramush Farmer Age 24
    Wife MatildaMullinAddress:Aghadrumgullin Age 21
    Church Of Ireland

    Husband's Father Benjamin Ebbitt
    Wife's FatherName:John Mullin


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 26th Apr 2018, 10:53PM
  • Hi Roger,

    Thank you for the information. 

    I visited the Church of Ireland in Ballyhaise and found a very old gravestone with TWEEDY on it but unfortunately no other information besides the surname.

    Do you know the best way to find additional information would be or any way of determining which Tweedy(s) may be buried there?

    Also where could I fill in the gaps for records that I can't find online? Would there be physical records for this area at PRONI in Belfast or the RCB in Dublin?

    Best regards, 



    Matthew Mulligan

    Saturday 28th Apr 2018, 03:54PM
  • Matthew:

    I think your best bet is to contact the Rector of Drung which includes Castleterra and see what info they have locally including burial info. RCB in Dublin has baptismal records and death records up to 1877 plus marriage records up to 1910 but you have to visit Dublin.. Roots Ireland (subscription site) has baptismal records up to 1866 and marriage records up to 1899.


    Drung Group of Parishes

    This group of parishes is made up of four churches – Drung, Castleterra (Ballyhaise), Larah & Lavey (near Stradone) and Killoughter (Redhills).
    For Service times, location of churches or any other queries contact:


    Revd. Nick Jones,
    The Rectory,
    Co. Cavan.




    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 28th Apr 2018, 06:39PM

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