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McGrotty's in Derry

McGrotty's in Derry

Posted: 26 Dec 2007 1:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: mcgrotty mcgurn
Anyone researching the surname McGrotty in Derry? I have a great grandfather John McGrotty, born ABT 1870 to Edward McGrotty and Jessie McGurn that I am researching. I believe he may have been born in Derry, and immigrated to the US ABT 1890. He was a cooper, and had a brother Patrick, born ABT 1879.

Re: McGrotty's in Derry

Posted: 30 Dec 2007 12:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
This is around the period covered by Griffiths Valuation. Names of McGrottys attached here below:

Mc Grotty John Big Glebe Dunboe
Mc Grotty Michael Altikeeragh Dunboe
Mc Grotty Charles Churchland (Part of) Killowen
Mc Grotty William Churchland (Part of) Killowen
Mc Grotty Margaret Newtownlimavady Drumachose
Mc Grotty Mary E. The Diamond,Coleraine Coleraine
Mc Grotty John B. Portstewart Ballyaghran
Mc Grotty James Coleraine Coleraine
Mc Grotty Mary Coleraine and Suburbs Coleraine
Mc Grotty John B. Main St.,P'stewart Ballyaghran

These are all from the North West corner of County Derry.

I suspect McGurn is actually a contraction of a more common name such as McGarran or McGahern. Check Griffiths fully through a site such as

http://www.londonderry.wordpress.com

and happy hunting!

Re: McGrotty's in Derry

Posted: 24 May 2008 10:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McGrotty
I have been trying to find my family. My grandfather, John McGrotty, married Theresa Stack (Ennistymon, Co. Clare). He was a Chemist there until he died.
They had 6 children, the oldest, James. was my father.
All I know is that he was from Colraine.
Any info. will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Re: McGrotty's in Derry

Posted: 11 Jun 2008 10:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi There,
Your best bet is to contact John Smith,Mc Grottys,
Medical Hall,Main St, Ennistymon.Co Clare.Ireland.
John's grand father was Mcgrotty and came from the North Of Ireland.
Best Wishes .
Old Ennistymon Native.
Michael Comber

Re: McGrotty's in Derry

Posted: 11 Jun 2008 10:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi There,
Your best bet is to contact John Smith,Mc Grottys,
Medical Hall,Main St, Ennistymon.Co Clare.Ireland.
John's grand father was Mcgrotty and came from the North Of Ireland.
Best Wishes .
Old Ennistymon Native.
Michael Comber

Re: McGrotty's in Derry

Posted: 15 Jun 2008 1:19PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: McGrotty
My great grandfather John McGrotty was born in Maghera in 1825 and enlisted in the 1st Bat. Rifle Brigade in Londonderry in 1842. He fought in the Kaffir Wars and in several battles in the Crimea War. In 1860 he retired to the Isle of Wight and was part of the Rifle Volunteers. In 1878 he was appointed by Queen Victoria to the position of Custodian of Carisbrooke Castle, where he lived until his death in 1887.

He and Fanny had 14 (approx!) children and I wonder is any of this rings a bell with any descendants

Re: McGrotty's in Derry

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 2:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
John and I are first cousins, his mother and my father were brother and sister. It seems that there is little info. on the McGrotty family known to my cousins.
Thank you for the contact....you were right on!

Re: McGrotty's in Derry

Posted: 30 Jul 2008 3:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Orion,
Back Again.You could try Joan McGrotty,She may have some information.Her address is Circular Rd.Ennistymon..Co.Clare.
Best of luck.
Michael

Re: McGrotty's in Derry

Posted: 31 Jul 2008 10:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
its been awhile since your post, maybe by now you have more info. on your family. the marriage i found maybe john's parents its the only EDWARD i could find for that time scale.

marriage. EDWARD MCGROTTY TO CATHERINE MCGONIGLE 27-5-1866 @ LIMAVADY R.C.CHURCH,DRUMACHOSE,NEWTOWN LIMAVADY, DERRY.

i found one birth for a john mcgrotty born 1869. derry.


THIS CENSUS FOR 1851 COULD BE EDWARD AND HIS FAMILY.

JOHN MCGROTTY HEAD
MARGARET "" WIFE
JAMES AGE 13 SON.
CATHERINE AGE 11 DAUGHTER.
JOHN AGE 9 SON.
EDWARD AGE 6 SON (COULD BE JOHN'S FATHER)
CORNELIUS AGE 3.

TOWNLAND CATHERINE STREET LIMAVADY. PARISH DRUMACHOSE. COUNTY DERRY.


PASSENGER RECORD.JOHN MCGROTTY AGE 23 DERRY IRELAND OCCUPATION COOPER.
PORT OF DEPARTURE MOVILLE( MOVILLE IS IN DONEGAL ABOUT 20 MILES FROM DERRY)
SHIP.ANCHORIA.
DATE OF ARRIVAL. 14-6-1892.

hope this is some help.

Re: McGrotty's in Derry

Posted: 3 Aug 2008 8:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Joan is one of the cousins I referred to.
Thank you
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