Griffith Valuation 1855 (Edward would of been 23 and if married might of had his own house and land, if not and still at home you will need to look through the 80 other Keatings
Edward Keating Parish of Killeely, Townland Woodcockhill,
Poor Law Union Limerick, tenant of Marquis Conyngham
#17a house and land 62 acres 0 roods 6 perches
#19 a 1/10 share of mountain land 226.1.2 (probably for
There are no Blake's listed in this parish but 83 in Co.Clare. Assuming that Edward and Margaret IF married
in Clare would live in the same area. The Poor Law Union covered an area of about 12 miles from the named town
and it would contact parish's, villages etc. They wouldn't of lived too far away. However, if married in the USA they could of come from anywhere.
In the same PLU of Limerick there are 2 Blake's:
Catherine Blake, Parish of Kilfanaghta townland Ieverstown
PLU Limerick, tenant of John A. Levers
#13 house and outbuilding
Johanna Blake, Parish of Kilfintinan, TL Ballyliddan West, Sixmilebridge (part of)
#5 a house
County Clare does not belong to the Irish History Foundation with bmd's. You could look for local parish records as there are some online.
There is a book out about Tracing your Clare Ancestors if you go back to the postings I made within the past two weeks. Rootsweb - home page will have some information by
county you should try looking there.
There might be microfilm in the LDS records www.familysearch.org
You can to to the main page and scroll down to the list on the left to UK/Ire, click on this then on next page on
Ireland (7) as there are some parish record there, might be worth looking for. Also the IGI has some good information.