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My GGG Grandfather William Gilhuly (b. 1804) was born in County Roscommon according to his tombstone in Ontario, Canada.

He settled in Ontario in 1828 according to land patent records in Canada.

I would estimate the birth year of the father of Wiilliam Gilhuly (1804) would be
about 1774.

I have never found any records in Ireland for William Gilhuly.

I also have two DNA Matches that point
to GILHOOLEYS in KILRONAN in ROSCOMMON. I however cannot make an exact connection.

These point to the Gilhulys possibly in Roscommon in the Lough Allen area - southwest end.

I dont no where to start when I look in Griffiths Valuation. There are so many Gilhooleys/Gilhulys and many other variations on the surname.

I dont find any references to the name in the Tithe Applotments.

I also would like to know when the registration of births, marriages and deaths started in Kilronan Parish.

My GG Grandfather in Ontario changed the family surname about 1860 from GILHULY to GILHULA due to mail mixups.

I thank you in advance for all advice and/or pointing me in the direction of new sources.

Diane Gilhula

Tuesday 19th Jan 2021, 02:19AM

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  • Diane Gilhula

    Tuesday 19th Jan 2021, 04:32AM
  • Diane Gilhula

    Tuesday 19th Jan 2021, 04:41AM
  • Diane:

    Records for Kilronan RC parish start in October 1823 for marriages and January 1824 for baptisms. There are no death records for Kilronan RC parish. Only two RC parishes have records back to 1804 and earlier- Boyle and Athlone.

    I did find some Gilhooly Tithe records.…

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 19th Jan 2021, 02:04PM

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