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From: "Clare Tuohy" <>
Subject: Re: [COTIPPERARY] Knockainy Civil Parish, County Limerick
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 09:45:55 -0000
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Do you have access to the relevant RC parish records. If not I'm willing to
do a look up for you. Let me know.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Connors" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 12:19 AM
Subject: [COTIPPERARY] Knockainy Civil Parish, County Limerick

> 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
> church.
> 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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