The only information that I have about my great grandparents are: John (Jack) Ryan (1844-1919) and Bridget Comyns (1858-1948)
I have searched several cemetery records, but have found nothing. Any information/advice would be gratefully received
John BensemanSaturday 1st Oct 2022, 01:42AM
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Hi John, There were Comyns, also spelled Coman, Common in Clonoulty also in neighbouring parish , Boherlahan/Dualla.
Did your Comans live in Ireland, and if they did, did you find death certs. You mention Headstones, Clonoulty in on line at Tipperary Studies Digitisation Projects. I have access to Clogher and Ardmayle, which I will search through
Do you know which Townland in Clonoulty they lived in, and do you know which month they were born in as I will look it up on registersnli.ie now free to search.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Christina Ireland Reaching out Volunteer.
Christina, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘
I found this marriage in Galway:
PARISH OF TUAM NO.1 CO. GALWAY
NAME: JOHN RYAN BRIDGET COMMONS
ADDRESS: TOHERBEG KILLERERIN FORTIMORE KILCONLY
OCCUPATION: LANDHOLDER LANDHOLDERS DAUGHTER
AGE: FUL FUL
STATUS: BACHELOR SPINSTER ()
HUSBAND'S FATHER WIFE'S FATHER
NAME: TIMOTHY RYAN PETER COMMONS (BOTH DEAD)
OCCUPATION: LANDHOLDER LANDHOLDER
WITNESS NAMES: PAT TIGH ANNE COMMONS
Are you sure your John and Bridget were from Tipp?
Hi Patricia - many thanks for your reply. I have been fossicking around and found a bit more information that might help.
I'm reasonably confident that Jack (John?) Ryan was born in Clonoulty in 1844 (Rossmore or Kilmore Ballagh Town parish?). He died in Toowoomba, Queensland 5/10/1919. I have unconfirmed information that his parents were Daniel Ryan (b 1820 in Clonoulty) and Margaret Carroll whose parents were Henry Connors and Anne McNamara
Jack's wife was Bridget Comyns (or Coman) was born in The Burren, Co Clare in 1858 and died in Toowoomba 31/8/1948
Jack and Bridget migrated to Australia. Jack left on the Wacousta, leaving from Castletown in 2/1/1855. They had 12 children, all born in Australia.
It appears that Jack later went under the name of Carroll rather than Ryan
I visited Clonoulty about 10 years ago, but only knew that Jack was born there at that point. I searched through the Clonoulty graveyard, but I now know that he is buried in Toowoomba. I should have been looking for his parents' graves of course.
I'm planning to visit again next year and would really like to have gathered a bit more information by then.
re 'The Burren': I also visited it and saw of course that it an area rather than a town/village. Does that mean that it will be difficult to track down a specific location for Bridget?
I really appreciate your help Patricia