Hello, first time poster and hoping someone can help.
Am tracing some ancestors and have arrived at Co. Mayo and the Belmullet area.
I’m looking at Thomas Monaghan, b. 1835-1840 ish, migrated to Scotland, lived in Glasgow and was a merchant sailor, later moved to Bradford, Yorkshire. Also his sister, Sophia (Sibby?) Monaghan, who followed the same migration path.
From censuses, I have them as Co. Mayo natives, with references to places that suggest Belmullet or perhaps Mullet Peninsula.
Their parents were Anthony and Margaret (Lavelle?). Anthony was a “fisher” and both were dead before 1863.
Any ideas where to go next to find more info? I see the Belmullet and Kilmore Erris parish registers don’t back that far.
Thomas listed the place name Barwich on census returns, but can’t see anywhere that matches that (Barrack?), though I have spotted a merchant sailor called Anthony whose dates fit from Inishkea.
Any help appreciated!!!
Saturday 7th Oct 2023, 10:13AM
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I searched for a baptismal record for Thomas Monaghan but as you indicated the parish registers for the parishes in the west of Mayo do not go back far enough.
Have you considered a general DNA test possibly you will have matches who have more information on your Monaghan line.
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In Griffith’s Valuation of Mayo in 1857, there were five heads of household named Anthony Monaghan in Kilcommon parish.
Surname First Name Townland Parish County
Monaghan Anthony Knockglass Ballinrobe Co. Mayo
Monaghan Anthony Glencastle Kilcommon Co. Mayo
Monaghan Anthony Muingmore Kilcommon Co. Mayo
Monaghan Anthony Cornacartan Kilmainebeg Co. Mayo
Monaghan Anthony Cregnanagh Kilmainebeg Co. Mayo
Monaghan Anthony Emlybeg South Kilmore Co. Mayo
Monaghan Anthony Cross (Wallace) West Kilmore Co. Mayo
Monahan Anthony Atticonaun Kilcommon Co. Mayo
Monahan Anthony Toorglass Kilcommon Co. Mayo
Monahan Anthony Knockshanbo Kilmore Co. Mayo
(Source: Roots Ireland)
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I hope this I helpful.