My descendants are Wakefields from Urraghry (although spelled nowadays as Urrachree) in the parish of Clontuskert, Galway.
I was wondering if anyone had any further information.
I am aware that there appears to be 2 farms with Wakefields in Urraghry per the 1901 census and Griffiths Valuation. My descendants derive from the farm owned by Anne Wakefield (nee Walsh)b1845 and Joseph Wakefield who were married in Clontuskert Church on 20 Oct 1870. Joseph's father was Charles Wakefield who owned one of the farms per the Griffiths valuation whilst a William Wakefield owned the other. Presumably this was one farm once and was split between 2 brothers.
The aim of my research and this email is to link this recent history to the known history per the Wakefield Memorial which details Wakefields e.g Dr Albert Wakefield b1650 to Wakefields born 1735 to 1741.
I'll also be interested to hear of anyone who has come across gravestones bearing the Wakefield name at Clontuskert Church.