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Peter William Costello was married to Ellen Kennedy  we believe in 1820.  at the ossary in Killkenny.  They had three kids (William, Martin and Thomas)before leaving to PEI.  Any help appreciated.  Roots Ireland has the marriage but I could not read it. No other proof they were from Killkenny.

If someone could do a fresh look-up it wouldbe appreciated greatly.


Friday 25th May 2018, 06:58PM

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  • Reddam:

    Hello again!

    I did not see the marriage in Roots Ireland records. Ossory is actually the Diocese. What was the parish?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 25th May 2018, 10:41PM
  • sorry Roger I do not know.

    Someone else found it on Roots Ireland in the year 1820 but could not read it.


    also I noticed I posted this in sligo not kilkenny.  Can it be moved?


    Saturday 26th May 2018, 05:25PM
  • just got approved for kilkenny.  So message posted there. thanks all.


    Sunday 27th May 2018, 03:59PM
  • Reddam:

    I searched on Roots Ireland from 1815-1825 for all Kennedy/Costello marriages in Irelandand there were two. 


    Date of Marriage:25-Dec-1823
    Parish / District:ST. JOHNS UNION
    County:Co. Sligo
    Husband  JamesKennedy Address Calry
    Wife  AnnCostello Address St. Johns
    Denomination:Church Of Ireland

    Date of Marriage:15-Feb-1824
    Parish / District:WINDGAP
    County:Co. Kilkenny
    Husband   JohnCostello  Address:Ballinalina

    Wife Mary Kennedy

    Denomination Roman Catholic

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 27th May 2018, 04:15PM
  • Interesting you found a John Costello married to a Ellen Kennedy. 

    As stated it ws though the three brothers (John, Peter, Pierce) who came to PEI were brothers from Windgap,  Kilkenny.  Do not know parish except what is listed below.  No records exist in PEI on birthdates of the three or where they came from.

    We believe that Peter William was born in 1820 as his baptism was on Apr 17, 1804 at St. Mary, S, Kilkenny IRE.

    The other record searched by the volunteer stated that he was married in 1820 at the ossary kilkenny.

    No o0ther details as the volunteer has died and could not interpret/read the records.

    To be teased so with no details or proof.

    We understand from other researchers in NZ and aust. that there is a lot of costellos/costelloe/ costellows from Kilkenny but cannot connect to them without proof hence the request.



    Tuesday 29th May 2018, 05:56PM
  • Have you considered DNA testing?

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 30th May 2018, 03:31PM
  • NoDNA testing as I m disabled on limited income.  COST IS TOO HIGH

    DNA is only as good as the company and library to match.  bETTER TO WAIT FOR FREE RECORDS ON LINE.


    Tuesday 19th Jun 2018, 02:42PM

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