There are just 3 Cully's listed in the Westmeath telephone book, 8 in County Meath.16 Bruton's in Meath and 6 in
An Irish History Foundation a not for profit but fee
paying website has the following, locally collected from parish registers:
The RC Parish of Kinnegad has records for baptisms
from 1827-1899 with a missing year of 1839. Marriages
from 1842-1900 and deaths from 1869-1884.
If there is a birth for Ann Cully 1830 the record would give her father's name and mother's name and maiden name.
Usually the couple married in the bride's parish. I would imagine she married in the 1850's.
I doubt if you would be able to go back in Parish records much earlier because of the dates.
I'm not sure there is a 'truth', about names. Scotland has records that go back a significant time but not Ireland, most Catholics could not read or write and at one time forbidden to go to school. Even by the 190l census you would be amazed how many people still could not read or write.
If you want to see where they lived and details of the property: Griffith Valuationswww.failteromhat.com
(simple version Parish & Townlandwww.askaboutireland.ie
see neighbours, landlord, size of
One source of names sugget these varients, Coloe, Cullagh, Culley, McColley, McCully. MacCulley/MacCullough most in the North.Surprisingly Gaelic spelling MacCu'Uladh meaning Hound of Ulster. Culloo being rare although a mention of Coloe as being old. Mostly names Mc are Scots, probably those brought over as farmers from Scotland after Cromwell
s invasion. Mostly settled in the north.
The name Bruton has variations also Brewton, Burren/Brutton, Brutan/Bruten, mostly known in Dublin
area, originally English from the Somerset area. The family might of gone over to Ireland as part of the Cromwell
invasion as the name sounds french/norman and many of his
supports were from the south of England, Wales, Cornwall
area where many Norman names resided. www.familysearch.org
for civil registrations 1864+
and copied microfilm from the National Library in Dublin.
available on the above website by scrolling down the main
page to records UK/Ireland, click, next page scroll down to the left and find Ireland (6).