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Bernard Redmond bap. April 1821 at R.C. Church Philipstown, Kings County (today known as Daingean, Offlay) son of Michael Redmond (1796 - 1861) and Mary Cavanagh (1795 - 1883) Immigrated to Ontario, Canada with his parents and siblings about 1830. In 1850 he married Mary Coonan (1823 - 1911) of Birr, Offlay daughter of Jacob Coonan and Maria Conlan. Her sister Elizabeth Coonan (1834 - 1900) married Patrick Fitzgibbons of Oswego, New York. Any information of these families would be greatly appreciated.



Friday 2nd Sep 2022, 02:40AM

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  • For local volunteer support for Phillipstown RC parish please join the IrelandXO Killaderry and Ballycommon Message Boards

    Rua, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘︎

    Friday 2nd Sep 2022, 03:48AM
  • Corinne:

    You can join the two parishes that Rua suggested but at this time we do not have any "active" volunteers in those parishes. The RC records for Daingean parish are available from August 1795 to September 1798 but then there is a gap in records until January 1820.

    I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland and did not find the marriage records for the parents of Mary Coonan. I also did not locate any baptismal records for siblings of Mary. 

    For the Redmond family after Bernard in 1821, there were five younger siblings: Catherine 1823 James 1825 John 1828 Anne 1830 Charles 1832 so likely the family left Ireland sometime after Charles' baptism on December 14 1832. I also found the February 6 1820 marriage record in Daingean for Michael Redmond and M. Cavanagh. This was fortunate because records started a month earlier.

    The baptismal record for Charles showed the family lived in Colehill which is a townland in Geashill civil parish which is just to the south of Ballycommon and Killaderry parishes.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 2nd Sep 2022, 03:32PM

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