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Gilligan or Gilgan in Sligo

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Re: Gilligan or Gilgan in Sligo

Posted: 25 Jul 2013 10:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Jul 2013 10:33AM GMT
You should be able to find the names by two means:

a) www.rootsireland.ie a pay website with parish and civil ecords from 1864 RC Parish Kilshalvy listed as Kilshalvy, Kilturra & Cloonoghill baptisms from 1842-1899 and mariages 1840-1889
Riverstown records held in center - there is an email contact number.

b)www.familysearch.org has civil records:

Examples only as I couldn't find the exact date of Sept 24, 1864

James Gilligan birth registered #594 Tobercurry, Sligo
2 June, 1870 Fa: James Gilligan Mo. Mary Quinn

Anne 22 April, 1872 & Thomas 12 April 1878 siblings

James Gilgan born 28 Sept 1864, Riverstown, Sligo
Fa: Michael Mo: Catharine Davy

James Gilgan born 16 Nov 1870
Fa: James Gilban Mo: Mary Feeney

Look to James's children for clues.

Needs much more research and too many for me to peruse.

There are two census substitutes for Ireland prior to 1901:

www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie Tithe Applotments
1823-1837

www.askaboutireland.ie for Griffith Valuation - Sligo 1858.
There are 62 Gilligan/Gilgan's. These would probably be
James's grandfather's time.

Riverstown or Riversdale was a Village in the Parish of Kilmacallan and also Parish Kilshalvy and Poor Law Union of Boyle, within 12 mi. of Boyle

There were 11 Coen's in Leitrim in 1858 at the time of the Griffith Valuation. Names Patrick, John, Bartholomew,
Martin and James

In 1858 no Gilligan or Gilgan specifically in the Parish of Kilmacallan nor the Parish of Kilshalvy. There is no saying someone moved to those parishes later or had lived their earlier.

Both the spellings appear to be correct as in the Grifith
Valuation in 1858 there were 91 Gilligan's and 60 Gilgan's on www.askaboutireland.ie but another source just has the name spelled Gilgan (perhaps for convenience)

There are 3 Coen's in the Leitrim telephone book and 13 Gilligan's in he Sligo telephone book with 1 in Riverstown and 2 Gilgan's. Personally I would write them all letters as stamps are inexpensive genealogy. The addresses given are sufficient for mail delivery.

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