Donaghy in Derry

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Donaghy in Derry

Post by Hugo » 05 Apr 2010, 21:42

I have been told that my family moved from Scotland to Ireland and then later moved back to Scotland. Unfortunately, no names, dates, or places!

The earliest ancestor appears in the 1841 census (Scotland) in Ayrshire as Barney Donaghlly (later became Donachy, then Donnachie) married to Agnes Shirkie/Sharkey. There were 7 children. Their birthplace is given as 'Derry, Ireland'.

I assume his surname in Derry would be Donaghy but I have no information as to township, etc.

Where am Ilikely to find Donaghy's and Sharkey's together?

Suggestions welcome.

Hugo

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Re: Donaghy in Derry

Post by irishgen » 05 Apr 2010, 23:51

Hi there,

You not given any idea of the dates involved or the religion it is difficult to help.


If you look at the 191 Irish Census for Derry you will find a lot of those 2 families. As it also gives the age you might be able to work backward. Also it gives the religion so you which ones to skip.

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

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Re: Donaghy in Derry

Post by Hugo » 06 Apr 2010, 11:05

My thanks for the quick response.

The family has been in Ayrshire since 1841 - I think they came over about two or three years earlier. I am not sure if it was Derry County they came from, it could have been a town/city called Derry. He worked as an Ag Lab so I am assuming Co Derry.

I should have said they were Catholic.

Your effort is appreciated.

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Re: Donaghy in Derry

Post by irishgen » 06 Apr 2010, 12:58

Hi Hugo,

Their being RC means a very limited number of possible records and you need a parish or townland to find a possible chapel register.

The date 1841 means it is before compulsory registration.

You could search the Griffith Valuations which is a few years later for your idea of a finding Donaghy's and Sharkey's together.

Note the townlands to give you an idea.

Visit http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith- ... nameSearch

Another place is http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsea ... html#start which might be of help

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Re: Donaghy in Derry

Post by Hugo » 09 Apr 2010, 18:03

Many thanks for the pointers.

It is more of a response than I expected.

Hugo

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