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Looking For Conneally and McDermott Marriage

Posted: 23 Sep 2012 2:03PM GMT
Classification: Marriage
Edited: 23 Sep 2012 2:08PM GMT
Surnames: Conneally Cunneally McDermott
My great great grandparents are John Cunneally / Conneally and Margaret McDermott according to my great grandfather's (William Cunneally) baptism record. They were from the Williamstown area. I think it was called Carrownearry, Templetogher. I cannot find a marriage certificate for either of them. What could I do to find out their parents? You wouldn't find anything about their marriage in a newspaper, would you? John Conneally was born about 1838 and Margaret McDermott were born about 1838. Their children were Patrick, Martin, Catherine, Ellen, Luke, John, Nicholas and William. They were married around 1871.

Re: Looking For Conneally and McDermott Marriage

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 5:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Dec 2012 5:36AM GMT
Baptism records prior to 1864 would be Parish records as civil registration didn't begin until 1864.

Galway East and West belong to an Irish History Foundation, it is a not for profit but fee paying website and about the only way to find records on line before 1864.

After 1864 try:

Martin Cunnealy born 25 Jan 1868, Williamstown, Galway
Fa: John Cunnealy Mo: Margaret Mcdermott

Templetogher is a Parish in the Poor Law
Union of Glennamaddy. Did not find Carrownearry but when searching for McDermott's there were McDermott's in the Townland of Carrownderry, which is probably close enough to be the right place.

Griffith Valuation of 1856:

No Cunneally/Conneally listed in the Parish of Templetogher
but there are three in Galway:

William Cunnally, Parish Boyounagh
James Cunneally, Parish Moylough
James Cunnealy, Parish Moylough (possibly same person but
surname spelled differently, very common in Ireland.

The McDermott's were in Griffith Valuations also with
215 in Galway, 60 in the Parish of Templetogher.
A marriage probably occurred in the bride's parish.

There is a William McDermott living in the Parish of Templetogher and the townland of Carrownderry, he is listed 3 times there as he OWNS land and 1 in the Townland of

William McDermott and Glasgow Connolly own land and
properties 1-19 and rents these out to 17 persons a total of 171 acres 3 roods and 36 perches

#16 & 17 a plantation 2.1.20 and land 1.0.4 are owned by
William McDermott

The Townland of Carrownderry

#1 William McDermott OWNS/IN FEE bog 92.1.11
#15 Plantation 1.0.15 & cottiers house and land 0.0.12
rents out remainder to 19 people, total property 272.2.32

The Townland of Gortdrishagh

#1-4 William McDermott & Glasgow Connolly owns a plantation and rents out houses and land totalling 54.3.5

There are other William McDermott's IN FEE/OWNED lands in Townlands Castletogher, Cornanaff, Liskea and Monasterowen.

A wealthy man.You can see these at

He is not listed as a Gentleman or Nobility in the Directories of Ireland. You can see examples of early ones 1824 & 1846 on

1901/1911 census:

Tithe Applotments: 1820-1839

Annette Code

Re: Looking For Conneally and McDermott Marriage

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 10:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Conneally, McDermott
Thank you for responding to my query. I ended up contacting Woodford Heritage. They had a church marriage certificate for John Conneally and Peggy McDermott on 23 January 1860 but unfortunately, there was no names listed for their parents. Although she found a death certificate for a Michael Conneally and there was a John Conneally present at death so this may have been a brother or son. She also found more children who were Michael and Thomas. Your information is appreciated as it's difficult to find any information on this family as there are many Conneallys around this area.

Maria Kelly
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