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Peter Gillespie - born Co. Donegal 1817

first marriage, possible in Kilcar parish, c. 1850 to Catherine Sweeney

third marriage, in Kilcar parish, 1875 to Mary Ann Gallagher

Michael Kelly

Friday 7th Oct 2016, 03:49PM

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  • mkel99:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I checked on Roots Ireland and did not see any marriage records for Peter. Of course, as far as I can tell the 19th century marriage records for Kilcar are not available. I also checked the 1864 and later civil index records and did not locate a record. Do you know the year of his death?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 7th Oct 2016, 05:42PM
  • Hi 


    Do you know if Peter had any children with any of his wives ? The catholic  baptism register for Kilcar from 1851  is available online at .. 

    Do you have a townland that he resided ?

    The surname Gillespie was prevalent just outside Kilcar in an area called Largy . The people of Largy also used the church in Killybegs so it might be worth browsing that register as well ., if you find nothing in Kilcar . 

    Civil births, marriages & deaths were normally registered in Glenties registration district 

    Cordangan, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 8th Oct 2016, 06:26PM
  • Peter left Ireland around 1850. Evidently he returned briefly since his third marriage took place there.

    His children were born in New York (John, Bernard, Ann) and Montreal (Peter, Bridget, James, Cornelius, Francis).

    He died in Montreal in 1896.


    Michael Kelly

    Sunday 9th Oct 2016, 12:32PM
  • Hello do you know the father of your Mary Gallagher?

    I believe we may be family. Have you done dna anywhere?Possibly on gedmatch? My biggest trees are on ancestry and myheritage. Done through dna matches and what i do know of.


    Tuesday 5th Dec 2023, 02:33AM

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