Saw the name Kiggins in an old post. We are searching for the orgins of my husbands ancestors. We do not know where in Ireland they were from. William Kiggans/Kiggins born 1820's he married Margaret Oakes/Oaks about 1848. They immigrated to America around 1850 - 1851. In Ireland they had 2 children Michael born abt 1848-1849 and Bridget born 1849 - 1850. Both came to America with their parents. I know they were in America June 1852 when another child was born in Georgia. Any information is appreciated.
Thank you in advance
Wayne and Janet Dabney Kiggans
kiggansjSunday 15th Mar 2015, 07:58PM
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Hi Wayne & Janet
I found a few birth/baptism records for Margaret Oakes 1848 + - 10 years on www.rootsireland.ie/
5 matches for the search criteria: Oakes (plus variants) Margaret 1838-1858
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Action Source Surname First Name Year County
View Church Baptism Oakes Margaret 1850 Co. Wicklow
View Church Baptism Oaks Margaret 1851 Co. Carlow
View Church Baptism Oak Margaret 1855 Co. Antrim
View Church Baptism Oaks Margaret 1839 Co. Wicklow
View Church Baptism Oaks Margaret 1857 Co. Cavan
The only OakEs is the first:
Name: Margaret Oakes Date of Birth: 06-Nov-1850
Date of Baptism: 09-Nov-1850
Address: Wicklow Parish/District: WICKLOW
Gender: Female County Co. Wicklow
Denomination: Church Of Ireland
Father: John Oakes Mother: Eliza
not much luck with Kiggins however
The Tithe Applotments have these:
Surname Forename Townland/Street Parish County Year
Kiggins Lacky Meelick Crossboyne Mayo 1842
Kiggins James Aghadifflin Kilmovee Mayo 1827
Kiggins Pat Aghadifflin Kilmovee Mayo 1827
Kiggins James Knocksentry Stradbally Limerick
There are none in the Irish Censuses of 1821,41 or 51
Griffiths Valuation has 17 Kiggins & 5 Kiggins:
I couldn't find their marriaige either.
ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘
Thank you so much for checking.
I have Kiggins relatives that are from Roxborough near Kilchreest. My family (Ward) married into the Kiggins family. My family is from Kilchreest.
James J Ward III
Hi James. This site is awful for communicating. I have info on Father Tom Kiggins and attempted to post but was blocked. Reach me at aliceoneill@ yahoo.com. Just ran across your September post re the Wards.
Yes Maggie and Martin Ward lived just to the right as you pass the Grand Gates
I never saw your post before today. I was in Roxborough in 59, 1992 and again in 2019 with my cousin Shaun Kiggins whose mother was Winnie Ward. Think Tommy had passed away before my last visit. How is you are familiar with them?
I understood my Uncle Jack knew Winnie as a neighbor. I don’t think my mother ever lived in Roxborough. She emigrated to the US to be with sisters. Born in Kilbeacanty though.
Hope you are still around to get this. And, tell me a little about yourself.