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James Croskery & Ellen Jennings

My grandmother's grandparents were James Croskery & Ellen Jennings. I have a copy of their marriage certificate which states that James- born 1842 was a labourer residing Inch- Parish of Inch. His father was John Croskery, a labourer.

Ellen Jane Jennings-born 1843 was a spinster residing Ballygally Parish of Inch. Her father was John Jennings, a labourer. They were married 30 January 1864. 

They departed from Glasgow for New Zealand 14 March 1864 aboard the ship 'Resolute" which arrived in Auckland  21/06/1864. 

I've found Ellen Jane Jennings christened 16 Sept 1840 in Inch Down. Her father was recorded as John Jennings and her mother as Sarah Jennings. The dates don't match but the people do. 

James and Ellen's eldest daughter was named Sarah, her sister,my great grandmother was named Ellen Jane and my Grandmother was  Ellen Jennings.

I've been unable to go back any further than Ellen's christening and James and Ellen's marriage so would appreciate any suggestions. 

Jilly Smith



Saturday 7th October 2017, 09:30AM

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  • Jilly:

    Hello again!

    The RC parish for Inch civil parish would be Crossgar. The parish register is not available online on the NLI site, however, Roots Ireland has baptisms from 1837-1899. I searched for children of John Croskery and two records came up. One in 1839 and the other in 1845. Unfortunately, no names were shown for the children and the mother's name was not shown.Presumably, the register does not have the name of the child or the mother's name.Strange!

    I did find an 1842 baptismal record in Crossgar for an Elizabeth Croskery and no mother's name was shown.

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:Elizabeth CroskeryDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:12-Dec-1842Address:QuintugherParish/District:CROSSGAR (KILMORE)Gender:FemaleCountyCo. Down
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:James Croskery

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Sunday 8th October 2017, 12:36AM
  • You might try the Catholic parish regesters at the NLI , its on line and free. some are hard to read,if the parish is not there they usually tell you where they are,Best Myles Brady.     thats the National Library of Ireland Just put in NLI and you should get it.


    Monday 9th October 2017, 07:35PM
  • Sorry, should have said use the Map ,its handy


    Monday 9th October 2017, 07:36PM
  • Thanks again Roger. These Irish family members are not easy to locate prior to them all leaving for New Zealand. I've one more couple to enquire about and will post the information later.


    Tuesday 10th October 2017, 02:19AM