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Kain, Cain, Grealy, Delaney,  My ancestors were Timothy Kain and Winifred Grealy from Annaghdown who were married in Tuam in 1828. They were Roman Catholic and Winifred's parents were Jeremiah and Winifred Grealy (nee Delaney).
Timothy and Winifred's son Michael Cain emigrated to Australia in 1852. His mother Winifred Cain followed her son to Australia in 1863. She died in 1876 and is buried in the Yackandandah Cemetery, Victoria with her son Michael Cain and his wife Bridget Cain. Clare Taylor
Keane John G. Fischer

Keane, Tobin Chief interests at the moment are Keane and Tobin surnames, particularly from the Moneen area near Williamstown.  Eileen Thompson

Kearney, Carney,Carnie, I have at last traced who my g g g grandfather married. Her name was Winifred Kearney and she originated from Tuam. I believe she was born around 1825. She was married Sep. quarter 1849 to Joseph Tyler/Tylor in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. I know there are differing spellings of the Kearney surname, and I'm thinking it led to the middle name given to my g grandfather, which was Carney,Carnie, and other variations. Any information or advice you can give me will be very much appreciated. Kind regards, Sharon Thain.

Keavney, Kelly Barbara Hettwer

Kelly - see McLaughlin  Juliet McGowan

Kellys of Tullinadaly Road also see Higgins  and Carrick

Mary Kelly (b. 1807) (nee Cavaney/Keaveny) married Patrick Kelly, Tuam –sorry no date but she was a widow by 1861.  They had 3 children I know of Thomas (b 1831), Mary (b 1837) and Hannah (b 1847).  From the records I have I know they lived in Tullindaly Road, Tuam. Thomas Kelly married Ann Higgins (b1836) in 1854 Macclesfield, East Cheshire.  He was born in Tullinadaly (Rd – taken from immigration record), Tuam, Galway, she was born in Tuam, Galway.  Their two eldest children were born in Macclesfield. In the 1861 census I found them living in Watercotes, Macclesfield with: Mary Kelly 55 widow (Thomas' mother), Mary Kelly (Thomas' sister), Hannah Kelly (Thomas' sister) and Thomas and Ann's two children Mary 6 and Patrick 1. (Thomas traveled to Australia in this year and his wife and children followed him the year after).  Ann's sister, Catherine Carrick lived next door with her husband Thomas.  All of the women in the household, except the older Mary, were ‘silk factory workers'.  Macclesfield was the center of silk weaving in England.  Mary and the two children, Mary and Patrick arrived in Sydney, in 1862.  In 1863 another child arrived, Thomas and when he was 3 months old the elder Thomas (from Tullinadaly Rd) was struck by lightening in Scone, NSW and killed.  In 1876 Ann bought a house in Balmain, Sydney to where she brought her grand daughter Mary Elizabeth (my grandmother) to live in 1894 when she was orphaned (her father was Patrick).  I would love to find out any information about my ancestors, and particularly the two girls Mary and Hannah – I cannot find anything about them after the 1861 census – they may have immigrated to the US.  Prue Greene 

Kelly, Ruane The Kelly family specifically from the Curraghaun area. Patrick Kelly married Margaret Ruane on 12 Dec 1886. These were my gr-gr-grandparents. Margaret's father's name was Thomas per marriage record. Patrick's parents were I believe Matthew Kelly and Ellen Kilgarriff. Patrick was born in Feb 1863. My gr-grandmother was the oldest of 7 children. Her name was Ellen (Nellie). Most of the children immigrated to the US in the early 1900s: some to NY, some to the Louisville, KY area. Any information on these Kellys would be appreciated! :) Martina (McHugh) Webster (August 2010)

Kelly and Phillips I am researching the family names of James Kelly born about 1830 in Tuam. On the shipping records it has the following :
James Kelly 25 born in Tuam Parents John and Mary (Mary is living in Tuam at this time) arrived in Australia 25 Feb 1855 on the Bengal 
Ellen Kelly nee Phillips 25 born in Tuam Parents Michael and Mary Phillips . Her brother Stephen Phillips is already in Australia.
John Kelly (son of the above) 1 born in Gripplegate London.
Other Family Members 
Catherine Phillips 28 born Tuam (sister of Ellen) Parents Michael and Mary (Father dead) Mother in Tuam 
Brother Stephen Phillips living at Campbell St and Elizabeth Sydney. Catherine arrived on the Bengal as above.
Stephen and His Wife Hannah arrived in Sydney in 1853. The shipping records as follows:
Stephen Phillips born about 1822 in Tuam Parents Michael and Mary (Mary living in Tuam) arrived on the Maidstone, Hannah Phillips nee Austin born about 1828 in Tuam her Parents Michael and Mary Austin both dead arrived on the Maidstone. If anyone could help me with research of these family's back in Tuam I would be most grateful. Thanking you for your Help in this matter.
Regards Donna

Kelly, Roche Michael Kelly and Sara Roche were married April 20, 1840 in Tuam Cathedral.  She is listed as Sally Roache in the records, but later records list her as Sara Roche.  One of the witnesses was Bridget Roche, possibly a sister. On April 26, 1840 in same cathedral,  Catherine Roche married Richard Savage; possible another sister. Here are children:
Edd, born ( or baptized) Oct. 14, 1841 in Tuam Cathedral
Michael, born ( or baptized) Oct 15, 1842 in Tuam Cathedral.
Patrick, born Sept. 20, 1846, baptized in Tuam Cathedral
Martin, born Nov. 1849, baptized in Tuam Cathedral
Bridget Catherine ( my great-grandmother) born Nov. 5, 1855 in Woodford county, Illinois
Michael Edward, born Sept. 8, 1857 in Woodford county, Illinois.
From these dates, I judge they came after Martin (1849) and before Bridget, as Michael was listed as working for the railroad in Woodford county in 1853. Only two sons, Patrick and Martin, are listed in 1855 and 1860 census records, so I believe the two older boys died young,
before they emigrated in about 1850-52 and especially as the last son was Michael Edward, incorporating both names. Martin disappears after 1923, when he was living with my grandmother.  

Here is what I've been told by a distant cousin. Michael Kelly came over first, landing at New York.  He worked for a time to get the passage money for Sara and the children.  Neither Michael nor Sara could read or write.  When Sara left Ireland, she was on a ship which went to Canada instead of New York.  Michael had a friend in New York who he called a "boomer". This man located people who got separated in the same way Michael and Sara did.  He found Sara and reunited the family.  Shortly after, the Kellys left for Woodford county, Illinois. I do not know what lead them to this particular place.  Michael worked cutting wood for the railroad, and was soon able to purchase several parcels of land.  He died  February 1, 1878, aged about 65 years.  He left a small farm to each of his four children and provided well for his widow. Sara

Killcummins I am researching the surname Killcummins. In particular, Bridget Killcommins, Mary and Margaret Killcommins. Also John Kilcommins, greengrocer - reputed to have had a shoe factory. Both Bridget and Mary married in England and are now deceased. Any help or connections would be gratefully received. Kind regards Karen Hegan  

Killen - looking for information on the Killen family, specifically William born circa 1810 and his parents/grandparents. William KILLEN married Bridget MULLONEY and they had at least 3 children all born in Ireland , presumably Tuam. John, born circa 1822, Patrick, born circa 1828, and Thomas born circa 1831. The family emigrated to England where John married Anne McCoy, (born Ireland in 1834), in County Durham in June 1849; Patrick married Winifred Gray, (born circa 1837 in Kilmacshalagan, County Sligo), at St Patrick’s RC Chapel, Felling Shore, Durham; Thomas married Margaret Anna Hart, (born Ireland circa 1832), between 1851 and 1853. Any help would be gratefully received via my email address Peter Killen

Kilgariff Justin and Krys

King Thomas King, son of Patrick King and Ellen Cosgrove, was born Barbersfort outside Tuam  in 1839.  It is believed his mother was the daughter of Thomas Cosgrove and came from Killererin near Tuam, Thomas King migrated to Australia in 1865 and was a friend of Denis McGrath, from the same area. Audrey King

Lally I have two Lally brothers for whom I have little information but I hope someone else may recognize them. Martin and Michael Lally always said they came from “Tuam”, but they never mentioned a townland.
Michael was the older, born either in 1854 or in December 1859, depending on which U.S. census you believe. Martin was born in 1868 or in December  1863, again depending on which census you trust. Michael emigrated to the U.S. in 1881 and Martin in 1885.

Michael married Mary Morrisroe of Ballaghaderreen. County Roscommon, Feb. 13, 1884 in Croton Falls, Westchester County, NY. Martin married Mary’s sister, Bridget Morrisroe, in 1888. They lived next door to each other in Purdy’s Station, NY, at first but later in life the two families shared a house in Goldens Bridge, Westchester County, NY. Michael was a trackman for the NY Central Railroad and Martin was a farmer. They both had children and there are descendants in New York State. That's all I have; haven't been able to find their parents so far. Ann Conlon

Lardner also see Savage

Lardner Hubert Lardner was born in Killower Abt 1827
his father was John Lardner and his mother was Bridget Mahony
Hubert had two Brothers John C. Lardner and Denis Lardner.

John Lardner came in to the United States Through New Orleans Louisiana. married Mary Butler in Seattle Washington. He was an enlisted man in the Army before the Civil War, then a first Sargent then just before the Civil War he was promoted to Second Lieutenant. While John Lardner and Mary Butler were not born in the same place, he in Killower moving to Caheravoola in the 1830’s and wife Mary was born in Corofin. they did not meet in Ireland. She entered the United States in Boston , Massachusetts, and John and his brother Denis entered through New Orleans, Louisiana. They met in Seattle, Washington.
Mary Butler was a maid for an officers family who had traveled the Oregon trail. Mary had two Uncles were killed in the battle of Waterloo, in the charge of  Scott’s Grays. 

A great uncle was hung with Robert Emmett. She spoke the Gaelic language. They were married in Washington.
John's brother Denis, in 1864 when Lincoln was running for reelection against
Gen. George McClellen, who had been removed by Lincoln as commander of the Army of the Potomac. Denis Lardner had served as a currier of dispatches, and mention twice in dispatches by George B. McClellen ( An honor as no medals were ever given ) for stopping a bomb ( Repelled the fuse ) second carried messengers in danger. John Lardner heard about Denis mention by McClellen and went to vote for him. He did not have therequired papers so he could not vote. So for ever after that he voted Democratic.

Hubert stayed in Ireland and Married Ellen Welby they had 8 children:
1.Bridget (Delia) Lardner, Baptism-Oct 15, 1959 in RC Parish of Cummer.
Sponsors where Thomas Welby & Margaret Welby R3, P174-13

2.John Lardner, was Baptised on January 6, 1861  in the RC Parish of Cummer
Sponsor were Michael Goggins and Catherine Goggins Reg 3, P189-1

3.Margaret Lardner, (My Grandmother) Margaret Lardner Christening was on July 11, 1865. the Sponsors where Patrick Glynn, Godfather.  Mary Welby, Godmother.
Parish / District.....Cummer
Married May 06, 1896  St. Peter's Rectory, Lowell, Mass, USA to Patrick H. RILEY,
Bruise, County Cavan, Ireland.
Died September 15, 1926. Lowell Corporation Hospital,  Lowell, Mass, USA
Buried September 17, 1926, St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lowell, Mass, USA

4.Dennis Lardnerwas baptised on October 20, 1866 in the RC Parish of Cummer
Sponsors were Michael Goggins and Catherine Goggins Reg 3, P223-4

5. Mary Lardner, Abt. 1867,  Married  to James Largy in Lowell Mass, USA
Died August 26, 1933, Lowell, Mass, USA
Buried  August 29, 1933,  St Patrick's Cemetery, Lowell, Mass, USA
Mrs. Mary (Lardner) Largy died at St. John's Hospitial late Saturday evening after a brief illness. Mrs. Largy resided at 92 Crosby St. and had been a member of St. Peter's parish for the past 20 yrs. She was a member of the Married Ladies Sodality, and was active with all affairs connected with it. She was a women of many estimable qualities and enjoyed the acquaintance of a host of friends. She is survived by her Husband, James Largy; two nieces, Miss Frances Z. Riley, record clerk at St. John's Hospitial who resided with her, Mrs Mary Einfrank of Newark, New Jersy.; and Mrs Helen Cassidy of this city, and Miss Sabina Lardner of England, and two brothers, John Lardner of this city and Patrick Lardner of England. as well as several other nieces and Nephews. The Body was Removed to the O'Brien Funeral Home, 32 Whipple Street, by funeral Director Henry M. O'Brien.

6. Patrick Lardner, was born in Anbally August 26, 1870 Father Hubert was described as Cottier (Adeline say it means a Peasant who works for a person in return for a small parcel of land to work). Ellen Mother (Who could not write) Registered the birth.
Civil Registration of Birth, Headford District, Reg 3, P22-109

7. Ellen Lardner,  was Baptised in the RC Parish of Cummer on September 8, 1872
Sponsors were James Donohoe and Bridget Loughlin, Reg 4, P3-12
On 9 June 1890 Ellen Lardner arrives port of Boston on the SS Norwegian out of Glasgow, Scotland via Meville and Galway to Boston
407 Lardner Ellen 16 F Domestic Galway, Ireland to Lowell, Mass, 2 pieces of Luggage
Married to Patrick Cassidy in Lowell Mass, USA

8. Sabina Lardner, was baptized in the RC Parish of Cummer on August 31, 1874
Sponsors were John Lardner and Catherine Welby, Reg 4, P33-3
On the 1901 Census of Ireland Hubert Lardner, his wife, Ellen and daughter Sabina are listed.
They all worked in the Mill's in Lowell.

Largy My great grand parents were names James & Mary Largy. I have found that the 
last name Largy is not very common and believe there may be a tie here.

My grandfather was born January 5, 1907. I am unclear to where he was 
actually born but I do know the family had lived in Andover Mass for some 
time. He was one of several siblings that I believe were born from two 
different mothers one of them being Mary and another possibly Alice? The 
children were:

Basil Largy 1/05/1907 - 11/1976 - Married to Olive Dukette
Roy Largy 1/03/1918 - 09/1981
James Largy 11/28/1922 - 01/05/1993 - Married to Margaret ??
Clifford Largy 02/14/1919 - 08/19/1967 - Married to Barbara ???

There was one son that died in the war, his name was Robert Largy, I also 
believe there was a sister. I'm still searching trying to put the pieces together to have somewhat of a time line of the past. Any help would be appreciated.
I have a son, his name is Gavin Basil Falgares born on the same day as my 
grandfather Basil Largy 01/05/05
Dawn Largy

Lavelle - see Hughes

Loftus Here is my story:
My Great Great Grandfather John T. Loftus, we believe the T. stands for Thomas, would sail from Ireland about 1854 - 1855. We base his sailing date on his Naturalization papers. Per John's obituary he was born in County Galway. John was a devout Catholic and went to church every chance he could. John was always reading the newspapers and we have a picture of him in his late years reading a newspaper. A story passed down was that John was reading the newspaper and he asked his wife Mary Sullivan Loftus how she would say that in her tongue. Mary Sullivan Loftus was born in County Kerry. John was not a heavy drinker as far as we know. A cousin has a flute that John brought with him from Ireland. My mother was nine years old when John died and she said he would say "aye faith and be glory". The daughters of John Loftus would sing about the moon over Galway Bay. 

John would settle in the Fulton, Illinois, USA area and in the 1860 USA census he is a farm hand. In 1868 John would buy farm land in the Meredosia area of Albany, Illinois, USA. We believe John was born March 15, 1842 and John died October 10, 1924 of Influenza. John would marry Mary Sullivan November 27, 1862 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fulton, Illinois.

Parents: Per the death certificates of John Loftus and his brother James their parents were John Loftus and Bridget Kelly Loftus. 

Naturalization date of October 15, 1868 and John was able to sign his name. John became a citizen on the same day as his brother-in laws, Jeremiah and Edward Sullivan and they were only able to make an "X" for their signature. In John's Naturalization papers it states he has been a resident of the USA for 13 years.

Children of John T. Loftus: Katherine 1865, John T. Loftus Junior 1868, Delia Amanda 1871, Mary E. 1873 and Edward James 1878. I believe there were four children that died early in infancy. I have no names for these children.

Known siblings of John Loftus: John had a brother James with him in the Fulton, Illinois, USA area. In the 1860 census James is listed as a servant and is 14 years of age, making his birth year 1846. James, per death certificate, dies January 20, 1922 of Influenza and his age is listed as 73 years and five months with his birth month as September. Seems to be a difference in James exact birth year. James was also a devout Catholic, James never married and James liked to drink. James smoked a pipe and James had his pipe in his mouth when they waked him. My mother was then seven years old and tried to pull the pipe from the mouth of James.

Per the probate papers of James Loftus I would read that there were two nephews ( Michael Loftus and Harry Loftus ) in St. Louis and a niece and nephew( Mary Amanda O'Rourke Parmelee Husted and John O'Rourke ) in Sioux City, Iowa. Notice the additional use of Amanda as a middle name ( Delia Amanda Loftus ). 

Thus additional siblings of John Loftus were brother Michael Loftus
born in Ireland in 1850 and died in St. Louis, Missouri February 26, 1902 of pneumonia. Also, sister Mary Loftus O'Rourke of Sioux City, Iowa, birth year unknown, died Sioux City, Iowa January 31, 1894 of consumption. Mary Loftus O'Rourke, wife of Henry O'Rourke, worked as a laundress in what was known as the South Bottoms of Sioux City, Iowa. An area of single family homes where immigrants settled.

The son of John T. Loftus, John T. Loftus Junior was so talented at dancing
that he entertained locally and had a chance to dance in Chicago professionally. Also, the great granddaughter, Ginger Parmelee, of Mary Loftus O'Rourke was very talented at dancing and gymnastics and entertained locally and won many competitions. 

I have a picture of John T. Loftus senior with his wife and children taken on Thursday, October 2, 1891. John T. Loftus senior would have been about 49 years of age. John appears slight in build and his hair appears to be white as does his beard. My mother said he was small and had reddish/blond hair with blue eyes. John does indeed appear to be fair in the picture. I notice his hands are broad with short fingers, full lips, broad nose, somewhat curly hair, broad forehead.

I come away with the conclusion that my Great Great Grandfather John T. Loftus born of County Galway, Ireland 1842 had an upbringing that included
devout worship in the Catholic Church, had some education of some sort, there had to be family gatherings that would include dancing, singing and flute playing. The family was probably of simple means and common laborers of the time and the area. Marilyn Glazier, 85 W. Logan Street, Lemont, Illinois, USA

Lohan The first documented record we have is the marriage certificate for Patrick Francis Lohan, born 1853, to Maria Campbell, born 1857, arrived in Emerald Hill, Victoria on 14 April 1884.

The Lohan branch of the family came from Tuam - we believe Patrick Francis Lohan emigrated to Australia, while at least one other (unnamed) brother emigrated to the United States.  The Campbell side of the family came originally from County Tyrone.

Patrick Francis Lohan was born in 1853 to John Lohan, farmer, of Tuam, and Mary Hassion (hand-written spelling on the marriage certificate).  We have no records of births or deaths for John Lohan and Mary Hassion.

Patrick Francis Lohan died in Australia on 1 or 2 January 1939.  He and Maria had six children - John (23 March 1884 - 17 July 1971), Paul (19 February 1887 - 4 July 1970), Francis (8 March 1889 - 19 March 1970), twins Leo (28 August 1892 - 20 January 1941) - our grandfather - and Mary (28 August 1892 - 31 January 1967) and Vincent (8 September 1894 - 26 September 1972). Tim Ward  and Margaret (Ward) Troeller  (Feb 2004)

 Lyden, Travers The only things I have are Bridget circa 1816 wife of William Travers, parents of Mary 1863 circa 1909 and William circa 1860 all from Mayo on the 1901 census in England. I know they were here in Lancashire in 1888 when Mary married Thomas Lyden from Galway whose nickname was Connemara Tommy.

William Travers lived at 1 Gas Street. Golborne which is in the middle of Warrington, Wigan and Leigh, and Mary, Thomas, Bridget & William lived at 23,Queen Street. in Golborne. I got this information off the England 1901 census and Mary & Thomas's wedding certificate, I am assuming William had died before the 1901 because Bridget & William junior were living in Queen Street. In 1901,and in 1888 were living in Gas Street. Hope this information manages to come up with something.

John Lyden (Galway) 1827-1884, spouse Bridget nee ? 1830-1896
parents of William circa 1850 immigrated to USA don't know when or to which state, and Thomas 1852-1931 spouse Mary Travers (Mayo)1862-circa 1905 - daughter of William &Bridget. All lived here in Lancashire in 1888 when Thomas married Mary.
Val Ashcroft

Lynott Mari Lynott


My Great Grandmother on my mother's side of the family -
Annie Lynott, born - Circa 1842 - Tuam, Co. Galway;
Her parents according to Death Certificate and Birth Certificate of one of the children -
Robert Lynott and Mary O'Neil;
She married -
James Fury from Boyle, Co. Roscommon on 5 June 1859 at Liverpool, England;
They emigrated to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia -
On the Shackamaxon (1300 TONS - Master: Captain John Brown Teuton - Surgeon/Superintendant: Dr. Graham)
which left Liverpool on 6 August 1859 and arrived at Moreton Bay, Queensland, (the port of Brisbane) on 22 November 1859 - The immigrants were landed in Brisbane, Queensland, on 25 November 1859;
(They arrived prior to a momentous occasion, i.e. the separation of Queensland as a separate colony from New South Wales, which occurred when Governor George Ferguson Bowen [an Irishman] arrived and issued the required proclamation on 10 December 1859);
James Fury is first recorded as a sawyer working in the Cleveland District, which is south of Brisbane (where I live now) - Later, Annie and James became successful boarding house proprietors and had several properties in the Brisbane city area (which I wish were still in the family, we would all be multi-millionaires);
Annie and James had twelve children - Margaret, Thomas Joseph, Elizabeth Ann, Annie, James, John Edward, Mary, Robert, Michael John, Martha (my Grandmother), Florence Mary and Francis (who served in WW1, was gassed but survived) - several of the female children, who did not marry, carried on the boarding house enterprise after Annie and James' deaths;
Annie died in Brisbane on 7 April 1920 (James had died in Brisbane on 23 May 1905 - Both are buried in the Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane.
Tim Moroney

Lynskey , Egan I have a Margaret Egan dob before 1823 who married William Page. There children born in Woodford Parish Co Galway, Ireland. She supposedly came to USA in 1855 with daughter Judith Page Lynskey and son-in-law Patrick Lynskey. Supposedly died in Iowa. Marilyn Clark Lynskey


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