Surname Interests


Edington - see Dwyer

Egan I am interested in various branches of the Egan family in Ireland, who lived in Co. Galway, Co. Clare and Dublin. It is possible that the following - Thomas, Edward, and John Egan - were brothers as well as an Archbishop Boetius (1734to 1798), and James.

Thomas Egan was probably born about 1753 in Dunblaney, near Tuam in Co. Galway. He studied medicine at Montpellier University in France and practised medicine in Dublin for more than forty years. Thomas’s wife died in 1817 and he died in 1818. They had at least four children: Thomas, John, Margaret, who married Thomas Archdeacon, and Elinor (my great-great-grandmother) who married Henry Faunt from Mullingar in Co. Westmeath. Faunt and his family emigrated to Canada in 1833.

Edward Egan was married to Hesteria Taylor. Their daughter, Susanna (1801 to 1869), was born in Co. Clare and married John Liddy (1800 to 1883). John and Susanna's daughter, Bedeliah Liddy (1831 to 1898) married John Tanner (1818 to 1881) and lived in Lambton Co., Ontario. John and Bedeliah’s daughter, Elizabeth Tanner (1858 to 1912) married Louis Henry Thompson (1851to 1915), a veterinary surgeon in Attica, Indiana.

John Egan also from Dunblaney in Co. Galway, was married to Margaret and died in 1796. Their children were Boetius, James, John, Stephen, Denis, Patrick, Edmond, Thomas Henry, and Margaret (who married Nicholas Higgins). Thomas Henry Egan was born in 1818 and died in 1862. He was a doctor in Dublin and married Margaret Cruice, Their children were Thomas, John Cruice (also a doctor in Dublin who married Phoebe Galvin), Ellen (who married Goodwin), Letitia and Marcella (who married Hallwood Clarke).
Joseph Wearing

Egan, Rush Michael Egan, b Tuam, Galway, c 1795 m Margaret Hogan. Children included Patrick a master tailor (1817-94),m Ellen Rush (1815-88) in 1837; Honor, John (b1815), Edmund (1819, Thomas (1822). Patrick's children included Michael (1839), Ed (1844), Patrick (1849), John (bap Claremorris,Mayo, 1852,d Tuam 1928),James (1856), Margaret (1842), Bridget ?, Catherine (1851), Ellen (c1850 m Riley) - all of whom are reputed to have emigrated to USA; only John, a master tailor, returned to Ireland and married Mary Hyland (1878-1926) in 1895. They were the parents of Michael, Patrick, John, Joseph, Edward, Margaret, Ellen, Mary and Bridget.
Any of these names ring a bell? John Egan of London, son of Edward Egan (b Tuam 1904; d 1990) grandson of John who went back to Ireland, would like to learn more details. 

 My Egan grandfather and his father were both master tailors in Tuam - making suits for the archbishop and other clergy. My father, Edward (born 1904;died 1990 in Birmingham), emigrated to England in 1927 where I was born in that year.  The family lived in the Mall and then moved to Bishop Street, Tuam, where the last of that generation May Kavanagh (als Egan) died in 2000 aged 90+.  I still have a cousin in the town, but although I am the eldest of my generation I know pathetically little about my forbears. Rather sad, considering I am the honorary editor of The Irish Genealogist.
My postal address is: John Egan, 15 Callcott Street, Kensington, London  W8 7SU  tel: 020 7727 8799  John Egan

Flaherty, Flattery I have considerable information on the various Flattery families of Tuam, Co Galway. My wife's branch, in summary, were from Meelick (East). The 1856 Griffiths Valuations lists six Flatterys living in the townland of Meelick East in the Parish of Tuam. In combination they were leasing 127 acres – a sizeable amount – from Rev Solomon Richards, possibly the Church of Ireland minister. The six Flatterys were:

• Matthias Flattery
• Henry Flattery
• Ellen Flattery
• Michael Flattery
• John Flattery
• Ellen Flattery (jun)

Mathias Flattery 
Mathias had two sons who migrated to NSW: Mathias and John. Mathias 11 aged 20 arrived per Ironside on 9 May 1863. His mother, initial M only, was alive at Tuam. His brother, John was already in the colony, at the time living in the Illawarra district.

A related family was John and Ellen Flattery, of Meelick, who had at least three children:

• Bridget 1844-1874 m John Flaherty of Cloonkell, Parish Clonberne
• Mary 1845-1922 m Matthew Bourke, of Dunmore, Co Galway

• Michael John 1847-1926 m Maria Agnes McMahon 

For further information contact: Damian Gleeson, Sydney, Australia

Flaherty My g-g-grandfather, Edward Flaherty, was born somewhere in Galway on January 12, 1817 and died in Baltimore, Maryland on May 14, 1881. You would think having those dates would help me locate any records regarding him easily, but no way. I know he had a son named Joseph who had my grandfather, Edward. The Edward born in Galway was married to a woman named Ann, but I do not know her last name before marriage. She was born in Galway also. Although this information is listed on their cemetery stones, it does not say where in Galway. Thus, that is why I grab at any information from Galway that is published. I am hoping your new site will provide some information for me. I wish you great success in your endeavor. Linda Flaherty

Fallon,  Monaghan, Ryan My immigrant ancestor just left a copy of a letter listing 2 and some of 3rd generations, but I've no stories..! So, I've been stuck. Still pending a death certificate on my immigrant Mary Ryan, maybe that will give her fathers name, and her complete date of birth, then I'll be able to research more.  I just ordered church records through FHL, so I'll know more within the month.

(Tuam area)_____Ryan m. Lackay Fallon bef. 1861.  Children and 1924 address: Mary Ryan b. 1861(emm.1889) m. Louis Doerr (Chicago, IL, US); James (eldest, Oldham, ENG.); John Ryan; Bridget Ryan m. __ Keefe (Timrad, Clonbern); Patrick Ryan (England); Denis Ryan (Gurtnagine, Dunmore); Malacky (died NY US); Margaret (died NY NY)

(Tuam area, b. +- 1840) Fallon siblings: Lackay Fallon (died before 1924); Bridget m. Monaghan (of Cathill, Dunmore); John D. (of Ballinlass, Dunmore); Margaret; Martin (d. bef 1924); Nora Canny m. Bellwell (of Cathill, Dunmore); Patrick D. (of Ballinlass); Thomas D. (of Ballinlass)

(Cathill & Brownsgrove) Bridget Fallon m. ___ Monaghan. Children: Dennis; Nora; Catherine m. Beough (of Brownsgrove, Tuam) Denise Sanford, Chicago, Illinois

Ford Hi, my great grandmother was Bridget Ford born about 1838 in Tuam. The only other details I have are, she turns up in Oldham, Lancashire, England in 1861. I have her marriage cert, she was married in St Mary's Catholic Chapel in Oldham to James Byrne ( changes to Burns shortly after) 
Her father is listed as John Ford. Both James & Bridget have a x by their names. The witnesses were Patrick Gallagher & Catherine McGough.
I don't have any details of where James was born as he died in 1882, but on the 1891 census Bridget gives her place of birth as Tuam Galway.
On the 1861 census there are 6 Irish born lodgers living with them, could they be from the same town? They are as follows.
Michael McGuff 28, Richard McGuff 26, Michael Collins 23, Laurance Welsh 19, Peter Fallon 30, Peter Michell 28 (visitor)
Barbara Crook

Foy, Gorman I can't tell you where my family hails from other than Ireland. I grab at straws hoping to find someone who can identify with my family. The name I am researching is RICHARD FOY born 1816 Ireland. His wife Margaret [nee Gorman] b1811 Ireland.. They moved to either England, Scotland or Wales and ended up in Windle, St. Helens, Lancashire, England. They were living there as of the 1841 census with their children James b 1937 and John b 1839. 

At the same address were James Foy, his wife Catherine [nee ???]  and their daughter Mary age of 1 year. I have recently sent for Richard's' death certificate - if this is him he died in 1865. Hopefully when the certificate arrives it will give me untold information. Hoping for his place of birth and the name of his parents (great expectations] his occupation was  stated as laborer. Don't know what religion he was but the families to follow were of the protestant faith. Margaret NJ USA 

Fynes, Foynes My immediate family is Foynes, and I don't know where they came from in Galway, but their cousins who came out to Australia as Fynes were from Tuam. 

John Fynes b. Tuam?, Galway (parents Foynes) 25/4/1812 arr. Aust. Amitra 1854 m. Irl. 
Patrick Fynes b. Tuam, Galway 1818 d. Kapunda, South Australia 1903 (Teacher, musician, school proprietor) m. Bridget Quin b. Clare, Irl. 1828 - 1908 arr. Aust. 1854. Children John 1856-1928 Bridget m, Christy Kelly 1858-1904 Mary Agnes 1861-1949 m. James Steele 1861-1926 Susan 1867 m. John O'Callaghan

And with a query about their origins, the cousins Foynes: Thomas Foynes b. Galway between 1834 and 1841 d. 12/4/1879 (father John Foynes) arr. Adelaide Matilda Atheling m. 1/6/65 Mary No(w)lan b. 1837 d. 30/5/1885  (father Patt Nolan) . Children Johanna (Mon(c)k) 1870-1910 John Francis 1872-97 Patrick James 1879 Catherine (Morrissey) 1875 Thomas Vincent 1878-1943. Another possible brother is Thaddeus Foynes b. 1835 Galway who also arrived Adelaide 1865 in Matilda Atheling.
Imelda Coverdale


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