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I would be grateful for any information on the above family, particularly Malachy c 1796 who married Mary Morrissy c 1814 and had John, Martin, c 1816, Mary, Margaret and Thomas. Matin married Mary Hayes about 1841. Malachy occupied townland in the1825 Tithe Applotment Books. It seems Thomas inherited the land as he is listed in the 1855 Griffiths Land Valuations as leasing 10 acres from H Butler. Malachy may have had brothers, Hugh and John. The three brothers are listed as a freeholders, entitled to vote in 1821.

Thank you, Elaine



Friday 24th Jun 2016, 04:28AM

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  • Elaine:

    Welcome to ireland Reaching Out!

    The RC parish is Quin/Clooney and baptismal records start in 1816  On the Find My Past data base of RC church records I located three baptismal records-- Margret in 1824, Mary in 1821 and an illegible named child in 1816. Maybe you can spend some time with the image on the register and try to determine the name.

    There was a Quigley family in the 1901 census for Knockanoura…

    Roger McDonnell

    First name(s)MargretLast nameQuigleyBirth year-Baptism year1824Baptism date21 Jul 1824ParishQuinAlternative parish namesClooney, Clouney, Quin and ClooneyDioceseKillaloeCountyClareCountryIrelandFather's first name(s)MelodyFather's last nameQuigleyMother's first name(s)MaryMother's last nameMoupyRepositoryNational Library of IrelandNational Library of Ireland link

    First name(s)MaryLast nameQuiglyBirth year-Baptism year1821Baptism date06 Aug 1821ParishQuinAlternative parish namesClooney, Clouney, Quin and ClooneyDioceseKillaloeCountyClareCountryIrelandFather's first name(s)MalacyFather's last nameQuiglyMother's first name(s)MaryMother's last nameMorriseyRepositoryNational Library of IrelandNational Library of Ireland link

    First name(s)-Last nameQuigleyBirth year-Baptism year1816Baptism date15 Nov 1816ParishQuinAlternative parish namesClooney, Clouney, Quin and ClooneyDioceseKillaloeCountyClareCountryIrelandFather's first name(s)MalachyFather's last nameQuigleyMother's first name(s)MaryMother's last nameMarrisyRepositoryNational Library of IrelandNational Library of Ireland link

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    Friday 24th Jun 2016, 04:56PM
  • Hi Elaine,

    Have you found any connection to this branch in your research?  the Birth date of 1845 may not be 100% as I haven't managed to find the cert and the age is based on 1901 Census age.





    Thursday 7th Jul 2016, 10:49AM
  • Hi Mark,

    Thanks for the reply. I am confused as to the meaning of your message. What branch do you mean? I am descended from Martin, c 1816. Who was born in 1845? Elaine



    Friday 8th Jul 2016, 02:32AM
  • :-)

    It would have helped to add this information. I had it ready to copy and paste, but didn't add it to the post.

    John Maurice Quigley was born in 1845, but that is based on the census ages being correct, which may not be the case. He came from Afflick/Knockjames, but I haven't been able to figure out who and how he was related to the other Quigleys in the 1901 census in Afflick/Knockjames/Clooney(in 1901 John was in Scariff) or in other records of the quigleys in or from the area. He was a Baker and had a shop in Scariff until (as the story goes) he lost a contract to supply the local workhouse because of some bribery by another rival baker. Then there are the deaths of two daughters in 1901 and 1903 and the 1911 Census finds them in Killaloe.

    Jan 11 1881 Marriage to: Kate (Catherine) Quigley (born Madden)
    Scarriff, Clare, Ireland

    1881 Birth of daughter: Margaret Quigley d1901

    1885 Birth of son: Paddy (Patrick) Quigley d1935

    1890 Birth of son:Michael Quigley d1960
    Afflick Tulla Co Clare

    1891 Birth of daughter: Mary Quigley

    1896 Birth of daughter: Catherine Theresa Quigley d1903

    1900 Birth of son: Jack (John) Quigley





    Sunday 10th Jul 2016, 10:37PM
  • Mark,

    I think the underlining issue for your research (Quigley's in Clare) is that the vast majority of them left in the 1830's and 40's. I think the John Quigley that you are seeking was the son of James Quigley and Ellen Guinty (McGinty). John also had a sister named Ann (1850). I could be mistaken. 

    Your original post was from 2016, so hopefully you are still around fighting the good fight. 


    Wednesday 28th Feb 2024, 02:19AM

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