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Rose Lyon(s) b. circa 1785 +/- 10yrs

Seeking a Rose Lyon or Lyons b. around 1785 married Francis Kerrigan (or any spelling variant) about 1805. Son Patrick, who was a practicing Catholic after immigration in the US, was b. about 1811. Any documentation would be appreciated. 

AB Wheeler

Sunday 9th July 2017, 01:30PM

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  • AB Wheeler:

    Welcome back to ireland Reaching Out!

    I assume your ancestors were RC. If they were not, please advise.

    Finding RC church records in Co. Donegal before 1850 is very difficult and the records for Inver RC parish do not start until 1860/1861 so no marriage or baptismal records would exist for your ancestors.

    I checked the Tithe listings for Inver parish but found no Kerrigan records.

    The 1857 Griffiths Valuation head of household for Inver civil parish did list four Kerrigan records so possibly they are connections. http://www.failteromhat.com/griffiths/donegal/inver.htm

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Sunday 9th July 2017, 02:12PM
  • Many, many thanks Mr. McDonnell. I will follow the records you note. I know only that Rose Lyon's son, Patrick Kerrigan, was a practicing Catholic in Vermont, USA so I think his parents in Ireland were RC also. 

    AB

    AB Wheeler

    Monday 10th July 2017, 02:50PM