Surname Interests


Sandford, Beech, Berry, McCullagh My great great great grandfather and his father are buried in St Mary's Cathedral grave yard. John Sandford (1751-1817) is said to have been mayor or sheriff to Tuam. His son Beech Sandford (1776 - 1841) was a teacher and lived in Dublin Rd, I think at the corner of Circular Road, where there is at present a house called Beech House.

The most recent Sandfords to be born in Tuam that I know of were James (b. 14 Nov 1849) Robert George (b. 9 Mar 1842), John Logan (12 Nov 1843)

This information comes from "St Mary's Cathedral (Church of Ireland) Tuam, An Architectural, Archaeological and Historical Guide, published in 1995 by the Friends of St Mary's Cathedral. I found a copy in the Tuam Library during my visit in 2001.

I am also looking for any records for McCullagh, Beech, Berry. So far I have had no success. Perhaps all these families left Tuam in the 1840s. The famine was a very hard time in the west. Michael Sandford, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Savage, Lardner Hello, I'm the new girl on the block and I am trying to find out more about my family. Does anyone have information on the Savages of Tuam? My grandfather was Thomas (born about 1870) he probably had a brother, Richard, and they were sons of Charles. Thomas married Ellen Lardner and moved to Galway where he was a plasterer, working on the Salthill church.  Eleanor (nee Savage)

Slattery - see Ward, Whelean

Tierney, Daly, McKnight Is there anyone else out there at all who is researching the surname Tierney?  Dana Tierney

Tierney Hello I am new to this site and I am researching the Tierney side of my family. My grandmother's grandmother was Johanna Tierney her parents were John Tierney and Ann Delaney.  Johanna came to Australia in 1856 age 13 with 5 of her brothers and sisters.  Their parents had died and they came to Australia to be with their 2 older sisters. Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Marion.

Timoney, Moorhouse I am looking for any contacts of the TIMONEY family last known to be in the SALTHILL area,.My father Michael Francis Timoney came to England in the Royal Navy and married Dorothy Moorhouse.I believe Michaels parents may have been Nora and Eddie there were several children. His brother Joseph emigrated to America. Any input would be extremely appreciated. Kate

Tobin  see Keane

Travers see Lyden 


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