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Donaghy's

Rich Donaghy (View posts)
Posted: 9 Jul 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Donaghy
Looking for Donaghy threads related to my ancestors from Mullavilly, Armagh, NIR. Mullavilly is a small town just east of Portadown and Tandragee. John Donaghy b. cir 1835 and wife Eliza Jane Kerr b. cir 1858 had a large family, many of whom came to New York. John may have had a sister Sarah who married Hugh Lappin also of Mullavilly.

Re: Donaghy's

Posted: 6 Jan 2007 12:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Donaghy, Ripley
I have a Sarah Donaghy in my ancestry, but she was married to James Ripley in 1831. James was bap. 25 Dec 1809. The descendants lived in the Portadown, Armagh district of Ireland. They had about 9 children. I don't have anything more on them, but would like dates etc.

Re: Donaghy's

Posted: 7 Jan 2007 5:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
My Sarah Donaghy, born cir 1851, married Hugh Lappin late in life and lived always in Mullavilly which is a small town close to Portadown. It doesn't look like a connection

Re: Donaghy's

Posted: 10 Jan 2007 4:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
There may not be a direct connection, but my Sarah Donaghy m James Ripley in 1831. One of their 9 children, George m Mary Sturgeon. Both died at Clounagh House, Portadown and both were buried in Mullavilly Churchyard.

Looking at your dates and my dates, my Sarah Donaghy was probably 2 generations earlier, so could be a gg aunt..........maybe!

My George Ripley's address was Drumnakelly, Portadown. He owned 15 acres. He was a farmer and shop keeper.

regards

Willeen

Re: Donaghy's

Posted: 28 Jan 2008 10:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
I found your post while trying to find information on Clounagh House and wondered if you knew anything about it. I have John & Mary Woolsey 'of Clounagh House' Armagh who died in 1850 & 1852, buried in Drumcree. John was described as an influential merchant so I assumed that it was a home, perhaps a large one. I would be very interested in hearing from you.

Thanks,
Bev

Re: Donaghy's

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 9:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Bev,
I don't really have any more than what I listed on the message board, except that my George Ripley and wife Mary Ann (Sturgeon) were both interred in Mullyvilley Churchyard, Clounagh House, Portadown; the family burial ground. At one time I did try to find out something about Clounagh House, as I too was curious as what what kind of house it was.

I have on my records that George Ripley died in Clounagh House at 4pm on 18 Jul 1875. Wife Mary died 19 Jan 1897, also in Clounagh House.
Initially I thought it was a nursing home.

Then I found a webpage giving a list of businesses in Portadown (1881) called The Slater's Directory. On the list is 'Mary Ripley, Clounagh'. This makes me wonder if she lived there and maybe her late husband as well (as he died in 1875 and she 22 years later).

I'm sorry I don't have anything more for you.

I will email you the Slater's Directory if you send me your email address as it has a George Woolsey listed on it as well.

regards

Willeen Logan of
Australia

email: willeenlogan@yahoo.com.au

Re: Donaghy's

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 2:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
In the small amount of work I have done on this family I have not come across the 'Clounagh House' & right of hand I don't remember seeing the names John & Mary Woolsey.

Re: Donaghy's

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 10:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Lois,
I haven't come across a Clounagh House either. I get the name from (hand-written) records left to me by my ancestors. I have noticed a school in Portadown named Clounagh. I wonder if it is on the site where Clounagh House was situated. Or was there a village called Clounagh, or maybe just a Hamlet?

My ancestors who (are noted to have) died in Clounagh House were George Ripley and wife Mary Ann (nee Sturgeon). The years 1875 and 1897 don't seem that long ago, genealogically speaking, so would expect there to be some kind of record of Clounagh House's existence.

I have found on records (on the web) that Mrs Mary Ripley had a Grocers business selling also as a wholesaler and selling spirits. Against that listing is, Clounagh.

In 1888, there is a residential listing of a Thomas A Ripley, Clounagh. Mrs Mary Ripley had a son, Thomas Andrew Ripley.

Now, I have also looked for other names listed in Clounagh and I came across 2 sets; 1. Charles and Edward Clayton 2. John and John Jnr Ferguson.

That makes me think Clounagh was the name of an area in Portadown and maybe within that area was a house called Clounagh House. It may have just been a cottage with that name.

It's a mystery!

I am not connected to John and Mary Woolsey. But there was a George Woolsey listed on the business directory in the 1880s, address as corner of Thomas and Market Streets, Portadown. He is listed as a Grocer and Baker/Flour Dealer.

On the list of residents in 1888 is listed a B. Woolsey, Kilmoriarty, Mullantine.

regards

Willeen
Australia

Re: Donaghy's

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 11:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Lois,
I haven't come across a Clounagh House either. I get the name from (hand-written) records left to me by my ancestors. I have noticed a school in Portadown named Clounagh. I wonder if it is on the site where Clounagh House was situated. Or was there a village called Clounagh, or maybe just a Hamlet?

My ancestors who (are noted to have) died in Clounagh House were George Ripley and wife Mary Ann, nee Sturgeon. (George's mother was Sarah Donaghy). The years 1875 and 1897 don't seem that long ago, genealogically speaking, so would expect there to be some kind of record of Clounagh House's existence.

I have found on records (on the web) that Mrs Mary Ripley had a Grocers business selling also as a wholesaler and selling spirits. Against that listing is, Clounagh.

In 1888, there is a residential listing of a Thomas A Ripley, Clounagh. Mrs Mary Ripley had a son, Thomas Andrew Ripley.

Now, I have also looked for other names listed in Clounagh and I came across 2 sets; 1. Charles and Edward Clayton 2. John and John Jnr Ferguson.

That makes me think Clounagh was the name of an area in Portadown and maybe within that area was a house called Clounagh House. It may have just been a cottage with that name.

It's a mystery!

I am not connected to John and Mary Woolsey. But there was a George Woolsey listed on the business directory in the 1880s, address as corner of Thomas and Market Streets, Portadown. He is listed as a Grocer and Baker/Flour Dealer.

On the list of residents in 1888 is listed a B. Woolsey, Kilmoriarty, Mullantine.

regards

Willeen
Australia

Re: Donaghy's

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 11:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Woolsey, Donaghy
Hi Willeen,

Thank you for your reply. I found some information on Clonaugh House that may interest you. The Woolseys that I am interested in (I am trying to connect them to my Canadian Woolseys from the same area) died at the house in the 1850's. It is likely your Ripleys moved in some time after that. 'John Woolsey Esq' was mentioned in A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland as living at 'Clowna', one of the 5 "principal seats". As one of the other seats was referred to as a mansion I think we can assume that it was, at the very least, a very nice house. Other than the will and headstones of John & Mary Woolsey referring to their residence as Clounagh House, the other reference I found was also interesting...it seems that their son, John, was shot through the window at Clonaugh. The Ballina Chronicle dated March 27 1850 refers to it as "about three quarters of a mile from the town"(of Portadown). The article mentions a servant and that John went 'upstairs to his chambers' - more evidence that the house was more than a cottage.

I will probably never be able to connect this family with the Woolseys that came to Canada in 1819 but it is certainly interesting.

Bev
Vancouver, Canada


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