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Place name help

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 11:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: JOHNSTON, MANNION, LYNCH, MCDERMOTT
Hello,

I'm searching for JOHNSTONs in the area of Corhawnagh, parish of Ballysadare, and I have come across place names that I hope someone will be familiar with. In the baptisms for Ballysadare/Coolloney, I have found Johnstons residing in Old Corhawnagh and Bollure Corhawnagh. Can anyone explain the difference?

Thanks,
Jeanne

Re: Place name help

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 10:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Try

http://www.seanruad.com/

Hope you can find it there.

Cheers,

Murph_

Re: Place name help

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 11:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: JOHNSTON, MCDERMOTT, LYNCH, MANNION
Thanks, Murph, but I did try seanruad.com already. It doesn't seem to appear in Griffith's, either. It's one of those local names, likely, so I'm hoping there happens to be a local reading this board!
Thanks again!
Jeanne

Re: Place name help

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 5:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Jeanemarge,

If you cannot find it on Griffiths or seanraud, one last try would be the Irish census

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

BUT I would suggest you have a spelling error and to try different variations (or phonetics).

Having English spelling off is NOT unusual. Indeed it is Common so you have to view all spelling as an estimation --. it is not set in stone (Potatoe, Patato) Place names, Surnames --everything-- does have variations even from the original tongue.

Worse, and then when it was Anglicized, it went by sound generally, adding more confusion to it -- try sounding it out and vary letters.

Cheers,
Murph_
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