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From: Pat Connors <>
Subject: [COTIPPERARY] Knockainy Civil Parish, County Limerick
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 16:19:05 -0800
Last week, I transcribed the tithe applotments for this civil parish which
is located not far from the County Tipperary border. One of the names I
found was Bryan O'Connor living in Baggotstown, the same name as my gr gr gr
grandfather. The tithes were dated 1833. His son, Timothy, my gr gr
grandfather, was born ca 1810 so this could be my ancestor, however,
Timothy's death cert has him and his parents born in County Tipperary.
Also, Timothy was married in Tipperary RC parish but that is also where his
wife was born and raised and usually one did get married in the wife's
To add to this, I have also found a Timothy Connors in 1851 cited for
leaving an unharnessed cart while in Tipperary Town. The clerk (Petty
Sessions Court) wrote his address as 'Garryspillane, Galbally Parish. While
close to Galbally Civil Parish, Garryspillane was actually located in
Ballyscaddan Civil Parish which is also not far from County Tipperary or
Knockainy Civil Parish.
Until I can see the RC records for the area, I don't know whether this is my
Bryan O'Connor or not but I have been doing these tithes for years now and
have never found a Bryan O'Connor/Connors before so this one really gets me
wondering if this is mine. Looking at the Discovery Map for the area, it
looks like Baggotstown is about 6 or so miles from Emly in County
Tipperary. Timothy emigrated to Troy NY where his brother William lived.
On Williams' gravestone, it says he was born in Emly RC Parish, County
Tipperary. In 2008, while I was in Dublin, I looked at the Emly RC Parish
fairly quickly due to time constraints. For the time period of my search
for William and/or Timothy's births, there were gaps in the records, so not
finding their baptisms was not conclusive.
So this brings me to my questions. Is it possible, that they moved around
and didn't stay put in the area where they were born and raised? Did they
follow the work? Any opinions? I don't know if it is wishful thinking on my
part but I have a strong feeling that this might just be the guy I have been
looking for and was wondering what others, familiar with the area thought.
Thanks in advance for your opinions.
Pat Connors, Sacramento CA
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