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Owen McCoy of Crossmaglen, Co Armagh

Owen McCoy of Crossmaglen, Co Armagh

Posted: 14 Sep 2006 12:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Owen McCoy (Born 29 May 1836) in Crossmaglen, Armagh. Wife unknown. Had 9 children: Sarah (lived in Morristown, NJ), Kate (married Sloan and stayed in N Ire), Mary, Annie (married William Dillon), a boy who died young, Bridget, Rose (immigrated to US), Alice (immigrated to US and married Patrick Flanagan, lived in New Jersey). Interested in any potential connections you may have.

Re: Owen McCoy of Crossmaglen, Co Armagh

Alison Causton (View posts)
Posted: 16 Sep 2006 11:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, Jerry:
--- Crossmaglen is in Creggan civil parish. Have you seen the Tithes Applotment (1828) index for the McCoy surname in Creggan parish? It is possible (some would say probable) that some of these McCoys are connected to yours. These are the c.1828 McCoys for that parish:
- McCoy, Bryan; Townland : Tullydonnell Nixon
- McCoy, Edwd.; Townland : Darsey
- McCoy, Francis; Townland : Tullydonnell Nixon
- McCoy, Mary; Townland : Clarinagh
- McCoy, Owen; Townland : Cappy
- McCoy, Patt.; Townland : Darsey
- McCoy, Stephen; Townland : Cappy
- McCoy, Thomas; Townland : Carnally
- McCoy, Widow ???; Townland : Darsey
... Ref. this URL, from John Grenham's Irish Ancestors web site, for an explanation of the Tithe Applotment Books:
http://scripts.ireland.com/ancestor/browse/records/land/tiap...
--- Nearly thirty years later, when your Owen McCoy was about 28-years-old, the index to Griffith's Valuation (c.1864) lists the following McCoys in Creggan parish.
- McCoy, Bryan Location : Moybane
- Mc Coy, Catherine Location : Monog.
- McCoy, Edward Location : Moybane
- Mc Coy, Eliza Location : Clonalig
- Mc Coy, Eliza Location : Cornoonagh
- Mc Coy, Francis Location : Clonalig
- Mc Coy, Henry Location : Monog.
- McCoy, James Location : Liscalgat
- Mc Coy, John Location : Dorsy
- McCoy, John Location : Moybane
- McCoy, Laurence Location : Moybane
- Mc Coy, Mary Cornoonagh
- McCoy, Mary, Jr. Location : Moybane
- Mc Coy, Mary, Sr. Location : Moybane
- Mc Coy, Matthew Location : Clonalig
- Mc Coy, Michael Location : Cappagh (2 Michael McCoys listed at this location)
- Mc Coy, Michael, Jr. Location : Moybane
- Mc Coy, Michael, Sr. Location : Moybane
- McCoy, Michl. Location : Moybane
- Mc Coy, Owen Location : Glasdrummanaghy
- McCoy, Owen Location : Moybane
- Mc Coy, Owen Location : Urcher
- Mc Coy, Owen, Jr. Location : Clonalig
- Mc Coy, Owen, Sr. Location : Clonalig
- Mc Coy, Patrick Location : Carnally (2 Patrick McCoys for this location)
- Mc Coy, Patrick Location : Cornoonagh
- McCoy, Patrick Location : Moybane
- Mc Coy, Robert Location : Creggan Bane Glebe
- Mc Coy, Stephen Location : Monog.
- Mc Coy, Thomas Location : Carnally
... see this explanation of Griffith's Valuation from the PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland), at:
http://www.proni.gov.uk/records/valuatn.htm
--- Creggan History Society has a very good web site at:
http://www.cregganhistory.co.uk/index.htm
... including a number of helpful resources & indexes for Creggan parish at:
http://www.cregganhistory.co.uk/timelinetownlands.htm
... If you view the Townland map on that site, you will see that many of the placenames given above are quite near to Crossmaglen.
A number of the McCoys were shown as Irish speakers in the 1901 census. The Society has placed timelines, land occupancy and census data for each townland in the parish.
--- Civil registration of marriages in Ireland commenced at two different dates: in 1845 for (a) Protestant marriages and (b) marriages solemnized at local Registrars' Offices; and in 1864, for all other marriages, including Roman Catholic. 1845(b) is important to know because, although R.C. marriages were not entered into the civil records until 1864, Catholics could get married at the Registrar's Office (typically, after the marriage had already been celebrated in the R.C. church) and, in that way, the civil marriage was registered in the civil records. This often occurred in the case of "mixed" marriages, too.
Crossmaglen is located in the Castleblayney Registration District. Some time ago, when I was searching for our McKay family (whose surname had come down to us as McCoy, in error), I transcribed all the McCoy marriage index entries for the period 1845-1872. For that period, these are the McCoy entries for Castleblayney R.D.:
- 1850: McCoy, Jane; Vol. 3, pg 447
- 1852: McCoy, Margaret; Vol. 3, pg 390
- 1857: McCoy, Catherine; Vol. 3, pg 355
- 1859: McCoy, William; Vol. 3, pg 359
- 1862: McCoy, George; Vol. 3, pg 331
- 1863: McCoy, Margaret; Vol. 3, pg 585
- 1864: McCoy, Anne; Vol. 1, pg 513
- 1864: McCoy, James; Vol. 1, pg 515
- 1864: McCoy, Robert; Vol. 16, pg 517
- 1864: McCoy, Thomas; Vol. 1, pg 512
- 1866: McCoy, Ann; Vol. 16, pg 554
- 1866: McCoy, John; Vol. 11, pg 514
- 1866: McCoy, Mary; Vol. 1, pg 517
- 1866: McCoy, Robert; Vol. 16, pg 535
- 1868: McCoy, Owen; Vol. 16, pg 549
- 1870: McCoy, Thomas; Vol. 1, pg 490
- 1872: McCoy, Bridget; Vol. 16, pg 572
There was also this entry for another Owen McCoy, the marriage taking place at Dundalk. This could still have been your man, or a relative of him, if he married a woman from the nearby Dundalk Registration District:
- 1865: McCoy, Owen; Dundalk R.D.; Vol. 2, pg 854
-- Interestingly, with reference to your Kate having married a Sloane and stayed in N.I., there was a John Sloane listed at Glasdrumman townland in the Griffith's Valuation (G.V.) index ... where there was also an Owen McCoy. There were more Sloanes listed in nearby Killevy parish, and these should not be discounted. See John Hayes' online index for the G.V. at:
http://www.failteromhat.com/griffiths.php
... Key in "Sloan", and select county Armagh.
--- If you decide to have the parish records searched for you by a professional genealogist, the R.C. Creggan parish records go back to 1796, and the Church of Ireland back to 1822. See:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~fianna/county/armagh/armrc.html
and
http://www.rootsweb.com/~fianna/county/armagh/armcoi.html
... Apparently, the Latter Day Saints have a microfilm copy of the Catholic records for the parish of Creggan Lower from 1845-1881.
The Creggan History Society might be a very good place to start ... not just the web site, but contacting them for advice. If you decide to purchase a few of the marriage registrations listed above, see "How do I apply for a Birth/Death/Marriage Certificate or photocopy from the General Register Office?" on the FAQ page for Dublin's General Register Office, at:
http://www.groireland.ie/faqs.htm#1
Best wishes with your research,
Alison Causton
Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia

Re: Owen McCoy of Crossmaglen, Co Armagh

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 9:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi I am a relative of own McCoy and was wondering have you any information on him or his family?

Re: Owen McCoy of Crossmaglen, Co Armagh

Posted: 13 Jan 2013 1:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
My grndfather was mrried to Kate Mccoy.I will give you my e-mail address which is teresa.morris69@yahoo.co.uk. If you care to e-mail me with what infromation you have and ki will e=mail you with what i have Teresa.

Re: Owen McCoy of Crossmaglen, Co Armagh

Posted: 13 Jan 2013 1:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
My grndfather was mrried to Kate Mccoy.I will give you my e-mail address which is teresa.morris69@yahoo.co.uk. If you care to e-mail me with what infromation you have and ki will e=mail you with what i have Teresa.

Re: Owen McCoy of Crossmaglen, Co Armagh

Posted: 29 Dec 2013 7:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
My Grandfather was an Owen Mccoy born in Ardee Louth in 1874.Do you think that Mccoys of Louth and Armagh are distantly related.
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