Killeagh Gravestone: 1785 This stone was erected by Edward and Michael Tuite also Patrick and Mathew Tuite in memory of their father John Tuite who departed this life March the 6th 1784 age 54 years. Also his father Patrick Tuite who departed this life September the 22nd 1745 aged 41 yrs.
My mother was born there, Anne Smyth in 1915.
Name: Michael Egenton, Moylagh, USA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 18 January 2019
Name: Athol O’Keeffe, Kurri Kurri NSW Australia Email: email@example.com
I would appreciate any information on Joseph and Martha as the last information I have is their marriage in 1910.
This is the only sibling of my grandmothers that I cannot find any further info on, it is very frustrating. I will send another email on the weekend on the subject of Paddy Brownes family to see if there are any relatives still alive on that side. Finally if you are reading this Kit Lee or if somebody could mention this to Kit to send an email address so I could get a message to him. I will be back in Ireland in May of this year so hopefully I can clear this family history up as it will be my last trip to Europe.
Date: Friday, 31 August 2018
Name: John Egerton, Erin, Ontario, Canada Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comment: I am attaching a photo of my 2nd great grandfather JAMES GIBBONS, sometimes referred to as GIBBENS. He was born in the parish of BALLINACREE, in the townlands of TUBRID on May 21st 1819. On April 19th 1832 along with his parents, siblings, and good family friends the MCCANN’s they sailed to Canada. The GIBBONS and MCCANN families settled in the vicinity of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The town was called ACTON, now part of HALTON HILLS.
I don’t know a whole lot about Tubrid. On James’ gravestone is was recorded as TUBRIC which threw me off for a while. His parents and other families from your parish all settled in a location now called DUBLIN LINE after the Irish settlers. The McCanns and other families that came to Ontario likely still have ancestors in the area. These families donated land, material, and hard labour to erect the first catholic church and cemetery in the area.
The photo was taken in the fall of 1900 in ACTON.
Date: Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Name: Pauline Spelman (nee Browne), United Kingdom Email: email@example.com
Comment: Hello there, I’m always interested in the history. My Dad grew up in halfcarton and I used to spend the summer holidays there as a child; I have such fond memories. I still visit from time to time. My Uncle still lives in halfcarton. I live in Coventry. My Dad moved to Coventry in late 1950’s, he’s 80 now but still travels home every year. Thank you.