Mullagh, Abbeygorman & Killoran Marriage Index 1863-70
The following table of Mullagh marriages is transcribed from Microfilm No. 02434/4 held online by the National Library of Ireland accessible through their Roman Catholic Parish Register Search page. This is an index of the names of the people who were married in the Roman Catholic parish of Mullagh (also known as Abbeygorman & Killoran, or Abbeygormacan), during the years 1863 to 1870. This section of the register is in Latin. This means that first names are given in Latin surname are in English. All names given here are as I read them. I have read the English name Nicholas spelled as Niclmus or Nichlmus. When registers are in Latin many times we see names spelled incorrectly. I do have a page online which gives Latin names in English so you may consider looking at that if you have any problems here.
My list is sorted by the surname of the groom. Question marks indicate letters or words I had a problem reading. One of these surnames I have written as Haurahan or Caurahan but when I looked at my sorted list I saw the surname Hanrahan over my Haurahan. I would guess now that Haurahan is actually Hanrahan.
Woodford Roman Catholic Parish,
My Lyons family are from Woodford, along with Noonan. My Grandfather, Matthew John Lyons cycled a bicycle from Woodford up to Longford and there began a meat business.
Woodford Roman Catholic baptismal record begins in 1821, the first section I came cross on the film I had was from Feb 20th, 1869 and there I began. This section of the register is in Latin and for once the Priest seemed to know his Latin. Where you see names spelled differently it is because the ending of the name changes if you are the ‘son of’ or the ‘father of’. I do have a page on from-ireland translating the Latin names to English names.
As usual, I have kept the spellings of the names as best I could read them. I have not changed any. I have not sorted the surnames aphabetically, I have left them as they were listed. We had exactly 47 registrations in 1869.
The film ref for the National Library of Ireland is 2433.
The LDS have a copy of this film and their ref as per my records is 1279217/8,18,19-21, 1-6.
I indexed all children and parents for 1869, and from then until Oct 25th, 1872 I transcribed the details for any Lyons, Noone or Noonan surnames. My main index is for the 1869 records and below that you will see all records for these three surnames 1870-Oct 73
Question marks indicate letters or words I had a problem with. Placenames were not given in this section of the register.
The first section is for the year 1869. The year is included in the second section.
A most atrocious murder was perpetrated at Clonfert, County Galway, within 9 miles of Ballinasloe on Wednesday night. The name of the unfortunate deceased was Thomas Lenney, steward to the Rev. Mr.Butson, rector of Clonfert. The circumstances are as follows : – Some short time back Mr. Butson discharged a steward of his of the name of Coates, and engaged deceased as his successor. In the interval between that and the murder, Mr. Butson received several threatening letters to dismiss Lenney from his situation, or the worst consequences would follow. The notice taken of these threats was about ten days since the father of Coates, the former steward, a man in rather comfortable circumstances, was apprehended and committed to Galway Gaol as being concerned in the sending of the notices in question. Matters remained so until Tuesday last ; on that day the agricultural show was attended by Lenney. He returned to his employer’s house in the evening and there took his dinner and tea as usual. I should have stated that on the previous night (Monday) another notice was found in Mr. Butson’s hall, threatening that if Lenney was not discharged from his place within a given time he would certainly be shot. Deceased left the house at ten o’clock to proceed to his sleeping apartment in the farm yard, situate a very short distance from the dwelling-house ; but he had scarcely reached mid-way to it when he fell by the hand of the assassin. In passing through a gate way he was fired at, and with so sure an aim that the ball passed right through his heart, and death must have been instantaneous.
The shot was heard in the stable yard, but it appeared that no immediate attention was paid to the circumstance. In about twenty minutes however, after the fatal occurrence, the lifeless body was discovered extended in the gateway. On Wednesday an inquest was held. The result of the investigation was the finding of a verdict of willful murder against some parties unknown. Three persons have since been arrested on suspicion. They are Christopher Coates, coachman to Mr. Butson, John Coates also in Mr. Butson’s employment as an agricultural servant; both are brother’s of the dismissed steward. The name of the third person is Joseph Bergin, groom to the reverend gentleman. The prisoners were brought into Ballinasloe on Thursday, guarded by a strong police force, and lodged in the bridewell for further examination – ‘Correspondent of the Freeman’
The correspondent of ‘Saunders’ in giving the above details states that the Rev. Mr. Butson and family are in a state of the most frightful alarm, and were obliged to apply for the protection of the constabulary, two of whom are now stopping at the house.
The King’s Co. Chronicle
Vol. 1 No. 3
Wednesday, Oct 6th, 1845
April – December, 1865. Listed as ‘Woodfert & Clonfert’ on the register. Baptismal records from a Latin register for Woodford, Galway. Names given are as spelled (or read) on the register. Townlands are named. The names of witnesses and townlands are not included in this index.
Woodford Roman Catholic Parish Records on Microfilm:
Baptisms: April 20th, 1821 – Nov 25th, 1843 (Woodford & Ballinakill Upper)
March 6th, 1851 – Aug 4th, 1861
April 22nd, 1865 – Sept 13th, 1868 (Woodfert & Clonfert)
Feb 20th, 1869 – Oct 16th, 1880
Marriages: April 22nd, 1821 – Nov 25th 1843
March 1st, 1851 – July 23rd, 1861
July 27th, 1865 – Feb 9th, 1869
Feb 18th, 1871 – Feb 19th, 1880
NLI pos. 2433
LDS BFA: 1279217 items 18, 19-21 and BFA 1279218 items 1-6
1279218 Items 1 – 6 Parochial registers of Woodford (Galway), 1821-1908 Catholic Church. Parish of Woodford (Galway)
For once, families in this particular register and area are of interest to me, surnames : Lyons, Noonan, and Porter being some.