Search for content in message boards

Searching for Grogan's in Thurles

Searching for Grogan's in Thurles

Posted: 18 Jun 2006 9:13PM GMT
Please can anyone help me find my Great Grandfather. His name was John Grogan, he had a blacksmiths shop in Thurles ( I understand this is now a butchers) His children were Josie,Michael [my grandfather],Thomas,Mary and Jimmy. Any information would help as I can't seem to find anything, I am getting desperate. Please email if you have any information

Re: Searching for Grogan's in Thurles

Eilís O'Hara (View posts)
Posted: 18 Jun 2006 10:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Pat,

When was John Grogan born? When did he have the blacksmith shop? What are the dates his children were born?

Regards.

Eilís O'Hara
Ireland

Re: Searching for Grogan's in Thurles

Posted: 27 Jun 2006 6:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Eilis,
Thank you for your reply. All the information I have is as follows:
John Grogan was born approx 1880 [place unknown]. He sold the blacksmiths shop to a Fitzpatrick before he enlisted in the british army in 1914. His wife [name unknown] died approx 1917. Michael, the eldest child, was born 12.07.01, the youngest child, James was born in 1916. The remaining children, Mary Ellen,Josephine and Thomes were obviously born between 1901 and 1916. Michael enlisted in the royal artillery in england sometime between the wars. He was called up in the reserves in the 2nd world war and was stationed around salisbury. He married a Bridget Nolan from 41 Daniel St. Dublin. She was born around 1897 - 1900. Her sisters were Chrissie, Essie and Mary. I am afraid that is all I know. Hope you can help.

Re: Searching for Grogan's in Thurles

Eilís O'Hara (View posts)
Posted: 14 Jul 2006 9:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Pat,

It would depend on when Michael emigrated to the UK whether or not they'd be included in any existing records in Ireland.

If the family was still in Thurles when the 1901 and 1911 Irish census was done, you can look at the microfilms to obtain information about John and his family in Thurles. The microfilms are available on order through a LDS Family History Centre. There are no census records after 1911. If the children were born in Thurles, they should be included in the census records too.

If his wife died in England then you would need to research those records in the UK. That would be true for any children who emigrated also.

There's no information either in Thurles, Tipperary or elsewhere in Ireland about Irish born who were in the British military. Those records would be in the UK.

To find information about Bridget Nolan in Dublin you would need her parents names and place of birth in Dublin City to find what church register might have her baptismal record.

You can look at the Index of Irish Civil Registrations microfilms to find her specific date of birth in Dublin City in the Indexes. You could also search around the same date for her sbilings births. The microfilms are available on order through a LDS Family History Centre. Some of the actual birth certs are also available on microfilm through LDS. In the event those aren't included, using the information from the Index, you can request copies of the actual birth certs from the General Register Office at http://wwwlgroireland.ie and click on "apply for cert".

With that information, you can look at the 1901 and 1911 Irish census microfilms for that location in Dublin City to see if the family members are listed and what their information is.

Eilís O'Hara







Re: Searching for Grogan's in Thurles

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 1:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
hello pat,just wondering if you had any luck finding your grandfather . i am a grogan from thurles .

Re: Searching for Grogan's in Thurles

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 7:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Dennis,
No I have not been able to move forward at all with Michael Grogan (grandfather) or John Grogan ( Great-Grandfather) In fact yours in the first reply back for some years. :-) All I know is that they had a blacksmith shop, which was a butchers shop when my cousin visited Thurles several years ago. Ant help would be appreciated.
Regards
Pat

Re: Searching for Grogan's in Thurles

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 10:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
I know my father has blacksmith papers from a great grandfather or grandfather of his who had a blacksmith shop in Thurles . Ill find them today and see what name was on them
per page

Find a board about a specific topic

  • Visit our other sites:

© 1997-2014 Ancestry.com | Corporate Information | New Privacy | New Terms and Conditions