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Seeking information on John Lavalle (born Ireland circa  1810, Co Mayo according to family oral history) and his wife Mary McDermot.

John died near Brechin, Mara Township, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada on 27 July 1898. Mary died in the same location on 8 Aug 1890.

They had a son, John Lavalle who was born in Ireland in 1843. They may also have had a daughter named Catherine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Curious Mac

Sunday 16th Jan 2022, 06:06PM

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  • Didn't find John Jr, but did find a baptismal record at rootsireland for "Cate Walsh," as follows:


    Birth: 01-Apr-1846

    Baptism: 26-Apr-1846

    parents: John, Mary McDermott

    RC parish of Addergoole, Co. Mayo

    Address: Barnagoulane townland

    Sponsors: Pat McDermott, Rose Mulheran



    Sunday 16th Jan 2022, 08:43PM
  • Sorry, it's Cate Lavelle not Walsh!  


    Sunday 16th Jan 2022, 08:45PM
  • Thanks, Patricia. I will explore that possiblity further. Appreciate the help=)


    Curious Mac

    Monday 17th Jan 2022, 03:16PM
  • Hi Patricia,


    I was wondering if you could help me with a few more things?

    Firstly, while I have had no trouble understanding Addergoole County Mayo, I haven't been able to clarify for myself exactly where I might find Barnagoulane Townland. Can you help me with my understanding of that location?


    Secondly, I was wondering if you might be able locate baptismal records for:

    Mary Lavalle

    She is the daughter of John Lavalle and Mary McDermott as stated on her wedding documentation. She married Timothy Finn on the 8 Jan 1866 in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.


     Bridget Lavalle

    She is showing up in the exact same area as the John and Catherine Lavalle I had inquired about earlier.                                                                                                                                                                     Bridget Lavalle is from Mayo as stated in her son's baptismal record. Her husband, John Gettings it also from Co Mayo in the same record. Their son, Michael Gettyings was born 22 Apr 1858 in Simco County, Ontario.

    I was wondering if their might be a chance that Bridget Lavalle might also be a child of John Lavalle and Catherine McDermott?


    Thank you again in advance for your help.

    Have a great day!

    Curious Mac

    Thursday 10th Feb 2022, 06:18PM

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