Where in County Down?

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  1. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    According to the 1911 census, Patrick McCOLGAN came from Magilligan, County Derry. His wife, Sarah, has a place in County Down against her entry.

    1911.JPG

    At first, I thought that this was Kilbeck, but the only Kilbeck that I can find is in County Wexford.

    I have just been rummaging through GENUKI and the nearest that I can see would be Kilkeel.

    Ref: RG14, PN22130, RD453, SD1, ED14, SN107

    Thoughts please. :)

    Thanks.
     
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    Kilkeel looks good to me - though that's not to say there might not be other possibilities...
     
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    Kilkeel looks good to me too :)
     
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    You are spot on with Kilkeel but I think it will spoil your fun if I say how to prove it!
     
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    Do tell....;)
     
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    If you are sure....
    I am guessing a bit as I can only look at free stuff..
    Poss Sarah and Patrick in 1891. Son Dominic from 1891 census, mmm Morgan. Marriage of this Patrick and Sarah in 1882.
    Sarah Morgan b Ireland in 1881, father Patrick , schoolmaster
    Young brother Hugh b Ireland 1874
    Hugh's birth cert on Irish genealogy site, b Kilkeel ,parents Patrick Morgan school master and Bridget Haughin.

    Sarah Morgan b1857 is in index on FMP b Kilkeel, also in Ulster Historical Foundation index, parents Patrick and Bridget . So can be viewed for free on national library of Ireland's Catholic registers for free - I assume! - you would have to browse the registers.
    Patrick Morgan and Bridget Haughan's marriage also in UHF index.

    Hope that makes sense!
     
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    Thank you! :D
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    [Great avatar Arthur- love the scooter] I don't suppose he was also from Kilkeel, just to stay on thread?
     
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    No, but I can get fairly close. The picture is of my father, presumably at about 4-5 years old, and his father was orphaned when very young and brought up by his grandparents in Tandragee, about 25-30 miles from there.

    A better connection may be that Patrick McColgan was from Magilligan, Co. Derry, which is where my father was stationed in WW2 - I changed the avatar a day or two before Jan started the thread, and this just happened to be my first post afterwards.
     
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