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James O'Grady, County Clare, killed in the 1830s?

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James O'Grady, County Clare, killed in the 1830s?

Posted: 13 Oct 2012 7:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: O'Grady, Maloney, Quinn
My 3 g-grandfather, James O'Grady, born around 1810 in County Clare, was married to Bridget Maloney. The story has been passed down through my family that he returned one day from a secret Catholic Mass and was stabbed to death by a British soldier who had followed him home. He may have been living in Carran parish, and my guess is that this happened in the 1830s, perhaps during the tithe wars. His son Patrick married Catherine Quinn and settled in Ennistymon; Patrick, Catherine, and their younger sons left for Cambridge, Mass., in 1891, where they joined the older children.
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eshortell 14 Oct 2012 1:51AM GMT 
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