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McShane Connections in Crossmaglen

McShane Connections in Crossmaglen

Mike Maher (View posts)
Posted: 21 Nov 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McShane, Callaghan, Bodin
James McShane (my maternal gggrandfather) b.? and died in 1880 in Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh, N. Ireland. He married Mary/Margaret Bodin on 14 Jul 1799 in Upper Creggan Parish, Crossmaglen. They had the following children: Catherine; Mary; Margaret; Felix (d. 1846 in Cincinnati, OH); James (d. 1869); Frans (1802-1885); Patrick (1810-1895 -- my maternal ggrandfather); and Eleoner (b. 1821).

Patrick McShane (my ggrandfather) married Anne Callaghan on 27 Dec 1855 in Crossmaglen. They had the following children: Mary (b. 1857); James (1859-1930); Margaret (1861-1923); Catherine (1864-1941 -- my grandmother); Ann (1867-1885); Alice (1869-1935); Ellen (1871-1941); Rose (b. 1874); and Bridget (1877-1962).

Catherine McShane (my grandmother) married William Joseph Maher (1863-1945) on 2 Sep 1891 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. They had the following children: Mary (1892-1952); Ann (1894-1968); Thomas (1896-1968); Michael Joseph (1898-1973 -- my father); Margaret (1901-89); Catherine (1903-64); and
Patrick (1908-1986).

As you can see, there are a number of gaps in the info I have. I have nothing on either the Bodin side or the Callaghan side. I do have the names of a number of the spouses of the above (for example, Callaghan, McArdle, McGinn, Creighton, Hanratty in the 1st group; Grimley, Callaghan, McCreesh, McArdle, Foley, Cunningham, Denegan in the 2nd group; and too many to name here in the 3rd group).

If any of this info registers, please share with me. I have the capability of forwarding gedcom files via email if anyone would prefer.

Thanks, Mike

Great great grandfather

Patrick Callighen (View posts)
Posted: 11 May 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Here what I have on my family. Well, here goes. My great, great grandfather was Doctor James Callighen. He came to Toronto, Ontario, Canada the 15th of April, 1845. He lived in Cordrain (town/city/village???) in the district of Tanderagee (none of which I see displayed anywhere), County of Armagh. He belonged to the #53 Orange Lodge in Cordrain. My great great grandmother was Alice ARDAGH (which I do not see displayed so far). She was from Thurles, Templemore County, Ireland. She died in 1924.
Do you know of any of these places or know where to point me to find further information.

Patrick Callighen
Wallace, Nova Scotia

Update of info

Mike Maher (View posts)
Posted: 21 Aug 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McShane, Maher, Callaghan, Bowden
Have learned that my gggrandmother's maiden name was BOWDEN vice the Bodin I had in the original posting. All other info remains valid.

Update to Email Address

Posted: 5 Nov 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Jul 2004 1:01PM GMT
Surnames: Maher, McShane, Jacobs, Reiter, Pringle, Christensen
Message is to update to my email address here in Germany. It is now

Bodin/Bowden/BODEN + McArdle

Deirdre Boden (View posts)
Posted: 10 Nov 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Boden, Garland, McArdle, McGrath
Hi Mike,
I am completely new to all this, but there might be something here. My paternal grandfather was Patrick Joseph Boden born, as far as I know, in the 1880's in Co. Armagh or Co. Down. His mother (name unknown) died young of TB and he was sent to Silent Valley in the Mourne Mountains to protect his own health and later lived in Newry.

He married Nan (or Anna) Garland around 1906-08 - in Newry, as far as I known. Somewhere in the Garland family tree, the name McArdle pops up, and they had a brewery (McArdle's Ales) in Canal Street, Newry, for many years. PJ Boden is listed as brewer/bottler on my father's (Richard Eric,b. 1914) birth certificate.

PJ Boden also engaged in some research into the name "Boden" - not common in the North of Ireland (and no connection to various German variants of the word). The original Bodens seem to have been from Normandy - Boudin and Bodin - and migrated first to Northern England where the "w" seems to have been added, and a few to Armagh and Down.

Given the border geography of Crossmaglen and Newry, I should mention that the Garlands, McArdles and Bodens I know of directly are all Catholic. The PJ Bodens (4 sons: Cyril, Eric, Niall and Ivar) moved to Dublin in about 1929.

Does any of this resonate?



Places in Northern Ireland

Posted: 18 Nov 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Dec 2001 12:37AM GMT
My grandfather, Edward Grimley, came from Corlast, Tandragee, Armagh, Northern Ireland. There is a web site for Southern Armagh and one of the town highlighted in Tandragee. I have been unable to loate Corlast and am not sure of the spelling as it came from the birth register and was difficult to read. The web site address is: Good luck.
Pat mirisola
Posted: 23 Nov 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Mar 2002 7:29PM GMT
Surnames: Grimley
Dear Pat

The place you are referring to is the townland of Corlust which is about three miles south west of Tandragee or two miles north west of the village of Poyntzpass, Co Armagh, which is where I live.



MCARDLE surname

Julie (View posts)
Posted: 26 Nov 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have recently learned that the surname McCARROLL that I have been researching may possibly be McARDLE. My great great grandfather was Bernard McCARROLL/MCARDLE born 3-12-1824 in Co. Armagh. His father was Arthur. Is there a possible link?

Connections in Crossmaglen

Posted: 1 Dec 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 3:08PM GMT
Surnames: McArdle, Cunningham, Morris, Donnelly
Margaret McArdle (both from Crossmaglen) in NYC in 1930. Catherine's mothers name was Catherine Cunningham. If any of these dates coincide with info you have I would love the data.

Boden /Newry

Patrick White (View posts)
Posted: 1 Dec 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
please E-Mail me a /on Boden of Newry.
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