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Breagys

derek breagy (View posts)
Posted: 23 Dec 2003 3:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Didn't know I had so many relations. Just came across this web site today. Enjoy christmas and I hope you all have an even better new year,
From
derek breagy, age 34 son of richard (deceased 1994) and who was also a son of richard. I'm ashamed to say this is as far as i can go.
Happy christmas everyone

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William Breagy (View posts)
Posted: 24 Jan 2006 10:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Derek,

I was just in Ardee, Ireland looking up some Breagy history. The only name in the County Louth phone book is Derek Breaghy. Is this you?

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derek breagy (View posts)
Posted: 11 May 2006 2:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
It is, the rest of the family are x directory(Not Listed in phone books) not that there is that many of us. mum brother paul and richard (in dublin) and two sisters mary and geraldine. charlie lives in Rhode Island.
one aunt in clogerhead Juila who is 90+
my email address is dbreagy@ifp.ie
regards
derek

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Charlie (View posts)
Posted: 21 May 2006 12:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Breagy
Hi Derek/william
just surfing the net here and saw your conversation.
Interesting site. Our lastname is unique and I'll bet all Breagy can trace roots back to County Louth Ireland.

The oldest Breagy in Ireland right now is Julie Matthews (Breagy). She is about 93 and lives in Cloherhead on her own. She is totally independent.

Regards
Charlie

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Bill Breagy (View posts)
Posted: 21 May 2006 8:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Charlie,

Thanks for the information. Do y ou have any further information on the Breagys in Ireland? I'm trying to tie in Nicholas Breagy and his children to Richard Breagy, Derek's grandfather. So far, all of the Breagys seem to trace their roots to the Ardee area.
My ancestors go back through William Breagy, born 1844 in Ardee. His father was Thomas Breagy, born 1808 and his father was Nicholas Breagy, born about 1744.
Any info at all would be appreciated, even if it seems unimportant. Sooner or later it all ties together.

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Charlie (View posts)
Posted: 14 Oct 2006 7:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm afraid I am like my brother Derek..can't go back beyond what he stated. Julia would be the best source.
Derek could have a chat with her at some point and update you.
regards
Charlie

Re: Breagys

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 5:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great-greatgrandfather John Fitzgerald married Eliza Jane Breagy in 1864 in Navan, she was the daughter of Owen Breagy of Newrath, Smarmore, Ardee (according to the 1842 Voters List) and Mary Dulaghan of Roestown, Ardee(daughter of James Dulaghan and Mary McEvoy)

Eliza Jane Breagy was born in 1842 in Lobinstown; her brother Thomas born 1844, Lobinstown (whose bapt was incidentally witnessed by a James Dulaghan and a Margaret Breagy), and Bridget 1845 in same place. There's a Eugene born in 1855 but I am unsure of the connection.

Any chance of finding Owen's father's name would be of great interest to me.

here's more: there's a John Breagy born in 1764, a Joshua in the 1766 Religious Census for Louth, and a Nicholas b. Dec. 1771 in Middlexton who marr Catherine McGin Jan 1794, lastly a Thomas in the 1796 Flax Growers List for Loth.

I cannot tell if any of these are related to Eliza Jane breagy or how or to each other - hope this helps and doesn't confuse.

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Posted: 17 Feb 2009 7:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
conor71

Thanks for the information. You have added some names and dates that I didn't have, but I still have to connect them with the tree. I'm descended from the Nicholas you mentioned. He had five children, Thomas, William, Mary , Judith and Richard. His son, Thomas,had a son, William, who came to America and settled in the Stoneham, Ma. area. In fact, all the children came to America except for Richard. William, is my great grandfather.

I'm afraid I can't help with Owen Breagy. I have a little information that tells me there were two Owens. One became a priest, the other had three children, James, Ellen and Pat. I don't even have dates to put with that information.

I have pretty good information about the descendants of Nicholas (b. 1771 ), particularly those who came to America. I have had little success linking the Breagys who still live in Ireland to the descendants of Nicholas. The father of the present generation was Richard, who died in 1994. His father was also Richard and his Grandfather was John, who married a Mary Carey. I haven't been able to go further back than that with that side of the family. Both sides of the family had children who came to America at about the same time, some with the same name (For example, there was a William from each side) That makes tracing the history even more difficult. If I can sort it out, I'll certainly pass the information on to you.

Bill Breagy

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Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
well I found the Owen who was a priest - pretty famous, but hadn't heard of that second Owen, though the names of children you list shows that there was at least a third Owen the one related to me.

I found a lot on Irish Family History Foundation for Louth - pretty helpful really, you might try it.

Griffiths Valuation for Louth for Breagy would help too - covers the 1850s mostly.

For what it is worth, Owen Keelan of Louth and Mary Maginnis also of Louth are listed as being the witnesses to Mary Dulaghan's birth in 1823 - she married Owen Breagy. Some Keelans are listed as Flax Growers as are some Breagy males - a cross-check with Keelan vs Breagy may yeild some results - the most have been related.

Also, the Nicholas who married Catherine McGinn is curious to me as my GGGfather John who married Eliza Breagy in 1864 had a Christian McGinn as a marriage witness - a possible helpful name therefore in your searches of Breagy in Lough.

All the best to the Breagy Family!

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Posted: 18 Feb 2009 12:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
give me John Breagy and Mary Carey's marriage date as you might know.

I see Mary Carey from Louth born 1846, 1871, 1880, 1883 and 1897.
John Breagy from Louth born 1764, 1767, 1826, 1879 - gaps are regrettable (same issue I have with Owen).

John Breagy marriage dates of 1794, 1817, 1840 and 1854 - but for Mary Carey only 1818 is shown - again regrettable gaps.

A William Breagy is shown born 1885 - would list his parents and witnesses.
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