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Shaughnessy from Co. Longford

Shaughnessy from Co. Longford

Jim (View posts)
Posted: 29 Feb 2000 11:15AM GMT
looking for info on Shaughnessy family from co. longford. Patrick James Shaughnessy was born there and later came to US. later he married a Mary Walsh.

Shaughnessy

Megan McKenzie (View posts)
Posted: 6 Dec 2000 3:22AM GMT
I have just found this notice board - I did think I had found them all! I would like to encourage all you Shaughnessy's out there to become part of the O'Shaughnessy Society. If you would like to know more then please email and I'll fill you in. In the meantime I am looking for Tom, Patrick, James, John and Murt/Mortimer Shaughnessy and their sister Ellen (Madden) who went to America with another sister Mary (Minahan) whose family I have found, and my ggrandfather. My William was the only one to venture to Australia after some time in America. They originated from Adare, County Limerick. Megan.

Re: Margaret, Michael, Bridget Shaughnessy

Posted: 8 Sep 2001 11:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Sep 2001 2:11PM GMT
Surnames: Margaret, Michael, Bridget
Looking for any information about Michael, Margaret, and Bridget Shaughnessy who came to Troy, NY during the potato famine and worked in the Clewett-Peabody shirt factory there - don't know exactly what year. Margaret married Edward K. Dolan and had their first son in 1890 - William. Hope someone has some information - it would be most appreciated.

Re: Margaret, Michael, Bridget Shaughnessy

Posted: 8 Sep 2001 11:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Sep 2001 2:11PM GMT
Surnames: Margaret, Michael, Bridget
Looking for any information about Michael, Margaret, and Bridget Shaughnessy who came to Troy, NY during the potato famine and worked in the Clewett-Peabody shirt factory there - don't know exactly what year. Margaret married Edward K. Dolan and had their first son in 1890 - William. Hope someone has some information - it would be most appreciated.

Re: Margaret, Michael, Bridget Shaughnessy

Megan McKenzie (View posts)
Posted: 9 Sep 2001 9:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry I can't help you at this point of time. They are 3 names I don't have in my family list right now. Have you tried the census records? They may reveal a clue or two.
Happy hunting.

Re: Shaughnessy

Posted: 9 Sep 2009 2:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Minaghan, Minahan
I would like to know the names of Mary (Minahan) O'Shaughnessy parents, and any other information you can give me (grandparents, etc). I am researching the Minaghan/Minahan family in Wisconsin.

Thanks
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Re: Shaughnessy

Posted: 9 Sep 2009 3:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Mary was Mary Shaughnessy (no O at that time in the family) and her parents were Patrick Shaughnessy and Margaret Sullivan. No grandparents available, but please make contact (again) with me and I will see what else I can help you with. Do you want her siblings for example.

Megan McKenzie
meganme@icisp.net.au

Re: Shaughnessy

Posted: 9 Sep 2009 5:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
I got the siblings from your post, so I believe I have them all: Ellen, Tom, Patrick, James, John, and Murt "Mortimer."

Are you saying they are all from Adare, County Limerick, Ireland? That may give me a clue as to where to look for WIlliam Burke Minaghan's birth place. Some records I've seen say Northern Ireland, North InishKea Islands, County Mayo. Is Limerick anywhere near there? I know in a 1981 family document it mentions that the Minahan's in Green Bay had an Island in Green Bay that they called InishKea, so I'm sure that is where their roots are from.

When was the "O" added? It is spelled that way in the photo I posted. Seem unusual they would add the "O" rather than drop it.

Thanks for your help.

Kris / Pulaski WI

Re: Margaret, Michael, Bridget Shaughnessy

Posted: 9 Sep 2009 1:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Shaughnessy, McLaughlin, Warren
My Shaughnessy/O'Shaughnessy(Mclaughlin) family first settled in Granville, NY to work on the D&H Railroad. Two sons moved to Watervliet ( formerly known as West Troy, NY) in the very early 1900's. I have often thought there was a connection w the Troy Shaughnessys. Have you found where they came from in Ireland ?

Margaret Alice Shaughnessy married Dennis McLaughlin in Ireland . They arrived in US some time after April of 1883. Their third child, first born in US, born 1886.

Because you made this Post in 2001, I am very hopeful you still have same address. Anne Baldwin

Re: Shaughnessy

Posted: 10 Sep 2009 6:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
You have the siblings for Mary Shaughnessy correct. William, Mary, Ellen and Mortimer I can vouch were born in Adare Co Limerick as I have their baptismal records the others I can't say for certain. Our family has never recorded an O in front of their name as far back as 1832, however I place no importance on that at all as it has little meaning - some will argue with that. It really basically means the same as Mc or Mac does in Scotland, ie belonging to the family of, or the Sept of. We have recorded (The O'Shaughnessy Society) over 200 spelling variations so I guess one learns to accept all these things as we go along.

A book printed in 2005 by Michael Cowan Walter and Dinah Walter on the genealogy of their family one being Minahan, states that William Burke Minahan son of Rodger and Margaret (Burke) Minaughan was born in InishKea in 1834. He had 4 siblings. Rodger and Margaret were believed to have been married in 1827. Rodger died of pneumonia on March 31, 1882 and Margaret on December 18, 1894. Both are buried in St. Augustine's Catholic Cemetery in Chilton, Wisconsin.

the above information has been taken from the book. If you would like to make contact with the author then could I suggest you contact me privately and I will give you his email address, but I don't think it proper to put it on a newsgroup.

Thanks, and happy hunting.

Megan.
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