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McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs
in the Civil Parish of Aghnamullen


This page assembles the McGoughs in the civil parish of Aghnamullen in geographically related clusters. The McGoughs in each cluster are listed alphabetically. Information from the Tithe Applotment Books and Griffith's Valuation on the name of a landlord, the area of the land, and the amount of annual rental, is included. Some data on births, marriages, and deaths are also included. See: Aughnamullen parish, barony of Cremorne, County Monaghan, Ireland for a description of the parish from A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) by Samuel Lewis on the website of Library Ireland.

McGough was the seventh most common surname in Aghnamullen in 1858–1860. Here are the surnames and number of households as listed by Irish Ancestors:

Duffy 148
McCabe 101
McMahon 69
Connolly 60
Daly 28
Conlan 26
McGough 24
Ward 24
Keenan 23
Coyle 22

If we add the McGeoughs and McGeoghs to the McGoughs, we add about eight to the number of households. moving them up to fifth place. See my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in Ireland in the 1820–30s and 1850–60s: By County, Parish, and Townland.

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Townlands in Aghnamullen.

As I mention in McGough and McGeough Gravestone Inscriptions in County Monaghan, good maps that superimpose the boundaries of the townlands and Catholic parishes in the Diocese of Clogher upon the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland 1:50 000 topographical map (sheet 28) can be found in Landscapes of South Ulster: A Parish Atlas of the Diocese of Clogher, by Patrick J. Duffy, published in 1993 by The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queens University of Belfast, in association with the Clogher Historical Society.

I have reproduced two of Duffy's parish maps to illustrate the distribution of McGoughs in Aghnamullen. The maps show the relative location and size of the townlands in which many of the McGoughs in Ireland were located when the Tithe Applotment Rolls were created in 1829 and Griffith's Valuations were created in 1858. The color coding shows clusters of townlands which I use to list below the McGoughs in associated townlands. The first parish shown is the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West; the second is Aughnamullen East.

There has been published on the Internet a map of the townlands of Aghnamullen parish in county Monaghan. Two townlands on the parish of Drumgoon that lie on the Cavan side of the Monaghan/Cavan border are included in the Moylemuck Enclave on this page: Aghagashlan and Killyvaghan. For parish and townland maps of eastern Cavan, see the Atlas of eastern county Cavan (PDF format).

Sharon Odie Brown, on her website The Silver Bowl, has published a map of the townlands of the civil parish of Aghnamullen, county Monaghan,, and several other maps of townlands and parishes in counties Monaghan and Armagh.

 

Aughnamullen West

The townlands of Corbrack and Agherlane at the northwest tip of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen East are in the civil parish of Ballybay. If these two townlands are removed, the northwest tip of Aughnamullen East becomes the townland of Creeve. The townland of Corwillin is immediately west of Creeve and is in the civil parish of Aghnamullen but the Catholic parish of Tullycorbet.

Catholic parishes in county Monaghan around Aughnamullen West, starting at the top and moving clockwise, are: Tullycorbet (civil parish of Ballybay), Aughnamullen East, Machaire Rois, county Cavan, and Ematris.

 

Aughnamullen East

Catholic parishes in county Monaghan around Aughnamullen East, starting at the top, are Tullycorbet, Muckno, Donaghmoyne, Machaire Rois, and Aughnamullen West.

The northern end of the boundary between Donaghmoyne and Machaire Ross, which runs north and south, touches the southern tip of the townland of Tullyglass, which is immediately east of Shantonagh. The River Owenagh forms all or part of the boundary between the townlands of Laragh, Beagh and Tullyglass, and the parish of Donaghmoyne, and between the townlands of Tullyglass, Shantonagh, and Tullyrain and the parish of Machaire Rois.

 

Townland Clusters in Aghnamullen

The patterns of residence of McGoughs in Ireland became much more apparent to me when I stuck a colored pin in a map in each place where there was a townland occupied by a McGough. More often than not, there were McGoughs in adjoining townlands. The surname patterns within a cluster, or adjoining clusters, help a researcher decide where to look harder for his or her ancestors. Below, I have set out the names and some information about the McGoughs found in the clusters color coded in the maps. If there is no color in a townland, I found no McGoughs there in the Hearth Money Rolls, the Tithe Applotment Books, or Griffith's Valuation.

The numbers in parenthesis in the listing of a name are the line numbers contained in the table on this website under the heading McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in Ireland in the 1820–30s and 1850–60s: By County, Parish, and Townland. To the lists below, I have added names in the Hearth Money Rolls of 1663 and 1665. Where my notes show the name of a landlord or describe the property held by a McGough, I have included that information.

The surveys give the area of the land in acres, roods, and perches. A perch squared is 30 1/4 square yards. In listing the acreage below, I have rounded the area to the nearest acre. I have been told more than once that an Irish acre is larger than an American acre. I have found no verification of this. The British acre and the American acre are the same size. Since these surveys were done by the British government, I assume that the numbers represent English acres. Here is a table showing the numbers I used in converting land area to the nearest acre.

Perch 5 1/2 yards in length squared = 30 1/4 square yards 1/160 of an acre
Rood 40 perches 1210 square yards 1/4 of an acre
Acre 4 roods 4840 square yards 43,560 square feet
Square mile 640 acres    

Rentals are stated in pounds, shillings and pence. Since these figures were written long before the British adopted the decimal system in 1971, under which 100 pence equals one pound, the applicable equivalents are: one pound (£) = 20 shillings (s); one shilling = 12 pence (d); hence 240 pence = 1 pound (£). See Money, part of a website on English weights and measures. It is written /s/d, or /s/ for even shillings; for example £7/7s/6d is "seven pounds, seven shillings and sixpence"; £4/8s/ is "four pounds, eight."

Records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West are available that show marriages and baptisms in 1841 and later. Only in 1868 and later do the baptismal records show the name of the father and mother and, under the heading domicilium, the townland in which the parents reside. Here is a table that shows the part of the information between 1868 and 1875 that I was able to read. The ink on the original records is often so faded that both individual entries and entire pages of the microfilm are illegible. The # column contains a reference to a corresponding name in the table at McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in Ireland in the 1820–30s and 1850–60s: By County, Parish, and Townland. The first names in the church records are in Latin. I have converted them to English. I have changed the spellings of the townlands to the modern form.

 

# Date Child Father Mother Domicilium Sponsor Sponsor
223 21 Jan 1868 Brigid Magough Patrick Magough

 

Ellen Conlon

 

Corgreagh Francis Conlon Anna Gillen
225 22 Jun 1869 Catherine+ McGough Bernard McGough Rose McCabe Corrachara Charles McCabe Anne McGough
  2 Aug 1869 Eleanor McGough Francis McGough Margaret Kavanagh Cormeen Edward McGough Mary Anne McGough
272 5 Nov 1869 Helen McGeough John McGeough Rose Reily Lisgillan James Reilly Mary Carroll
273 24 Sep 1870 Elizabeth McGeogh John McGeogh Anna McGivern Lisgillan Thomas McGeogh Margaret Gernan
246 27 Sep 1870 Francis McGeogh Francis McGeogh Elizabeth Donahy Drumgor Francis Donahy Margaret McGeogh
  28 Nov 1870 Anne McGeoagh Peter McGeoagh Mary Brines Tattybrack Thomas Conly Jane Briens
272 12 Dec 1870 Rose McGeough John McGeough Rose Reily Lisgillan Patrick McGeough Catherine Oltwell
  1 Mar 1871 Margaret McGeogh Francis McGeogh Margaret McGeogh Cormeen Michael Cavanagh Mary Cavanagh
  17 Sep 1871 Thomas McGeough John McGeough Brigid Hanlon Tamlat Peter Shannon Mary Shannon
  13 Sep 1872 Thomas* McGeough Peter McGeough Brigid Lennon Tamlat Hugh Lennon Mary Lennon
  6 Apr 1872 Hugh McGeough Peter McGeough Mary Brines Drumgor John Farrell Mary Farrell
  12 DEC 1873 Patrick McGeough Francis McGeough Mary Kavanagh Cormeen John Finigan Margaret Finigan
  31 Aug 1874 Peter McGeough Patrick McGeough Sara McCabe Garrybane Peter Murnihan Anne McCabe
245 16 Jul 1875 Thomas McGeough Bernard McGeough Elizabeth Donaghy Drumgor Thomas Donaghey Rose McGeough
  1 Oct 1875 James McGough Patrick McGough Sara McCabe Garrybane Peter Conlan Catherine McGeough

 

+Bernard McGough and Rose McCabe are listed by the IGI as the parents of Catherine McGough born on June 22, 1869, in Monaghan, Ireland.

*Peter McGough and Bridget Lennon are listed by the IGI as parents of Thomas McGough born on January 23, 1872, in Ireland.

If the information in this table allowed me to locate the residence of a couple shown by the marriage records of the parish, or to locate additional children in the International Genealogical Index (IGI), I have included the information in the discussion of persons living in the townlands below. The IGI is available on the Internet at FamilySearch. If the notation (not in table) appears after a name below, it means that I did not find a listing for that person in Griffith's Valuation or the Tithe Applotment Books.

Peadar Murnane of Ballybay has also furnished me with some computerized records of baptisms in the Latton church in Aughnamullen West which I have used for additional information. These records do not show the sponsors of the baptism and always spell the surname of the father as McGeough, regardless of how the name appears in the parish records.

 

Latton Square

Around a mile south of Shirley's Viewpoint into the Eoghanach, described in McGough Origins in Ireland: Random Ramblings, Rumblings, and Ruminations, we find the three contiguous townlands of Lisnagalliagh, Latton and Lisdrumcleve. These three townlands fit within a square with sides of about two kilometers that I call the Latton square. The square is located about 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) west and 4 1/2 kilometers (2.8 miles) south of Castleblayney, or 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) west and 5 kilometers (3.15 miles) south of Ballybay. The townland of Drumlood is to the immediate west of Lisnagalliagh and is also discussed in this section. In Latton square is found the greatest concentration of McGeoghs and McGeoughs and McGoghs in the Hearth Money Rolls of 1663 and 1665:

Bryan McGeogh is listed for 1663 in the adjoining townlands of Latton and Lisdrumcleve and for 1665 in Lisdrumcleve, in the civil parish of Aghnamullen and the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West. (H680150 and H690150). These townlands are about 4 kilometers west and 5 1/2 kilometers south of the town of Ballybay, and roughly halfway between the towns of Moyle and Latton.

Bryan McGeough is listed for 1665 in the townland of Lisnagalliagh, which is immediately north of the townland of Latton. (H678156).

Patrick McGeogh is also listed for 1665 in the townland of Lisnagalliagh.

Phelim McGogh is also listed for 1665 in Lisnagalliagh.

The Tithe Applotment Books for the township of Latton in 1829 show only one McGough for the townlands of Latton square, in contrast to the several listings in the Hearth Money Rolls of 1663 and 1665:

Phil' McGough (line 264) is listed as renting 4 acres at £4/8s/ in Latton.

To the immediate west of Lisnagalliagh is the townland of Drumlood where one McGeogh is shown in 1829:

Owen McGeogh (243) is shown as renting 5 acres at £7/7s/6d in Drumlood in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

The Tithe Applotment Books for the civil parish of Aghnamullen in 1829 and Griffith's Valuation of 1858, however, show many more of the family in the same general area.

 

Cortaghart Square

Two kilometers to the west of Latton is the northwest corner of a square, three kilometers on each side, that contains the contiguous townlands of Carrickaldragh, Carrickaveilty, Cooltrim, Cortaghart, Drumgor, Garrybane, and Mullananalt. I call this area the Cortaghart square.

The northwest corner of this square is at H700150, less than a kilometer west of the point at which R162 intersects the north line of the square at Mullananalt, about six kilometers south of Ballybay. Mullananalt is about one kilometer west by northwest of Bananima, mentioned in the earlier quotation from Landscapes of South Ulster as the highest point in Aghnamullen parish. The southwest corner of this square is H700120. The square is roughly cut in half by the boundary between the Catholic Parishes of Aughnamullen West and Aughnamullen East. The townlands of Mullananalt, Carrickaldragh, and Cortaghart are in both of the Catholic Parishes. Drumgor, Cooltrim, and Garrybane are in Aughnamullen West. Carrickaveilty is in Aughnamullen East.

Below I list the McG(e)oughs shown by Tithe Applotment Books or Griffith's Valuation as holding property in these townlands in 1829 and 1858. Each name lists the head of a family, and may represent six to ten people. To illustrate the problems of determining the number of persons represented by these lists, I first discuss the name Hugh McGough and the spelling variations shown for these townlands. The lists show one Hugh McGeogh, two Hugh McGeoughs, and three Hugh McGoughs

The Householders List, more formally known as An Index of Surnames of Householders in Griffith's Primary Valuation and the Tithe Applotment Books (compiled by the National Library of Ireland in 1966), is a valuable quick index to the sources from which the names below have been compiled. With the help of the Householders List, I found one Hugh McGeogh, two Hugh McGeoughs, and three Hugh McGoughs, in Aghnamullen parish, county Monaghan, barony of Cremorne. The names may have belonged to anywhere from one to six persons:

Hugh McGeogh (218) is shown in Cooltrim (Cooltrim Lucas) in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books, renting 4 acres of land at £5/9s/18d. He may be the Hugh McGough (220) shown in Cooltrim in 1858 by Griffith's. He may also be the Hugh McGeough (227) shown in Cortaghart in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books, who may also be the Hugh McGough (232) shown by Griffith's in Cortaghart in 1858. Cooltrim adjoins the west boundary of Cortaghart. He may also be the Hugh McGeough (240) shown in Drumgor in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. Drumgor adjoins the west boundary of Cooltrim.

Hugh McGeough (227) is shown leasing 12 acres of land at £13/16s/1d in Cortaghart in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. He may be the Hugh McGough (232) shown there in 1858 by Griffith's. He may also be the Hugh McGeogh (218) shown in Cooltrim in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. Cooltrim adjoins the west boundary of Cortaghart. He may also be the Hugh McGeough (240) shown in Drumgor in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. Drumgor adjoins the west boundary of Cooltrim.

Hugh McGeough (240) is shown as renting 7 acres at £6/9s/5d in Drumgor in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. He may be the Hugh McGeogh (218) shown in Cooltrim in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. Drumgor adjoins the west boundary of Cooltrim. He may be the Hugh McGeough (227) shown in Cortaghart in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. Cooltrim adjoins the west boundary of Cortaghart.

Hugh McGough (220) is shown as leasing a house, offices, and 11 acres of land at £7 from the Right Honorable Edward Lucas in Cooltrim in 1858 by Griffith's. This may be the Hugh McGeogh (218) shown in Cooltrim in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books, and the Hugh McGough (215) shown by Griffith's as holding property in 1858 in Carrickaldragh, which adjoins Cooltrim on the north.

Hugh McGough (215) is shown as leasing offices and 13 acres of land at £7 from Thomas Hamilton in Carrickaldragh in 1858 by Griffith's. This may be the Hugh McGough (220) shown by Griffith's as holding property in 1858 in Cooltrim, which adjoins Carrickaldragh to the south.

Hugh McGough (232) is shown as leasing a house, office, a garden, and 6 acres of land at £4 from Mary Campbell in Cortaghart in 1858 by Griffith's. This may be the same Hugh McGeough (227) shown there in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books, and is probably the same Hugh McGough shown as having died in 1877 in gravestone inscription number 1, and the Ellen McGough, shown as having died on January 7, 1903, by that gravestone, was probably his wife.

Below I list the other names within the three kilometer Cortaghart square described above. Tables showing the names by townlands are published separately on this website and the numbers in parenthesis after each name is a reference to a control number in McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in Ireland in the 1820–30s and 1850–1860s: By County, Parish, and Townland.

Bernard McGeogh (just below 259) is shown in Garrybane in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books, according to Ann McGeough Harney.

Matthew McGeogh (219) is shown in Cooltrim (Cooltrim Lucas) in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books, renting 8 acres of land at £11 per year.

Eleanor McGeough (217) is shown in Carrickaveilty in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books, renting 2 acres of land at 5s/ a year.

John McGeough (228) is shown as leasing 11 acres of land at £14/14s/8d in Cortaghart in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Mary McGeough (241) is shown as renting 5 acres at £6/3s/9d in Drumgor in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Michael McGeough (242) is shown as renting 6 acres at £6/8s/1d in Drumgor in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. This may be the Michael McGough Sr, who is shown in 1858 in Drumgor by Griffith's.

Patrick McGeough (not in table) and Sara McCabe of Garrybane are shown as the parents of Peter McGeough, baptized on August 31, 1874, by the records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West. The sponsors were Peter Murnihan and Anna McCabe. The same records show Patrick McGough and Sara McCabe to be the parents of James McGough, baptized on October 1, 1875. Sponsors were Peter Conlan and Catherine McGeough. Computerized records furnished me by Peadar Murnane, which uniformly show the spellings of the names of the father and mother as Patrick McGeough and Sarah McCabe, show these additional baptisms: Michael McGeough on February 16, 1877; Alice McGeough on January 1, 1879; and Patrick McGeough on July 22, 1880. Patrick McGeough and Sarah McCabe McGeough are shown by the IGI as the parents of Alice McGeough born in "Monaghan, Ireland" on January 5, 1879.

Owen McGeough (229) is shown as leasing 4 acres of land at £5/10s/ in Cortaghart in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. Because Drumgor lies on the west boundary of Cortaghart, this may be the same Owen McGeough (243) listed for Drumgor in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Peter McGeough (not in table, perhaps 261) and Mary Brines of Drumgor are shown to be the parents of Hugh McGeough who was baptized on April 6, 1872, by the records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West. Sponsors were John Farrell and Mary Farrell. This is probably the Peter McGough (261) who is shown as leasing a house, office, and 9 acres of land at £6/15s/ from Thomas Hamilton in Garrybane in 1858 by Griffith's. He is listed alphabetically below. This is also probably the same person listed as Peter McGeoagh of Tattybrack, whose wife was also Mary Brines, who is listed below under Moylemuck Enclave. Anne McGeoagh, baptized on November 28, 1870, is shown by the records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West to be the child of Peter McGeoagh and Mary Brines. Sponsors were Thomas Conly and Jane Briens. In addition to Anne and Hugh, children of Peter McGeough and Mary Brines were: Margaret Jane McGeough, baptized on March 10, 1874*, and John McGeough, baptized on July 30, 1876. A note on the records furnished by Peadar Murnane, relating to Hugh McGeough, reads: "Family sent to industrial school in Galway."

*Peter McGough and Mary Brines are listed by the IGI as the parents of Margaret Jane McGough born on March 9, 1874, in Monaghan, Ireland.

Thomas McGeough (244) is shown as renting 4 acres at £4/1s/6d in Drumgor in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Anne McGough (230) is shown as leasing a house, offices, and 15 acres of land at £11/10s/ from Mary Campbell in Cortaghart in 1858 by Griffith's. Monaghan Census Abstracts—1848 and 1851 on film #221476 at the Family History Library are records of requests for a search of the now-destroyed 1851 census. One item shows Ann McGough, age 50, head of a family in Cortaghart in 1851; living with her were her son, Bernard McGough, age 26, and his wife, Margaret, age 23, who were married in 1848.

Arthur McGough (260) is shown in Garrybane in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books, according to Ann McGeough Harney.

Bernard McGough (245) is shown as leasing a house, offices, and a one half share of 12 acres of land at £4/5s/ from the Right Honorable Edward Lucas in Drumgor in 1858 by Griffith's. The land was shared with Francis McGough. Bernard McGeough and Elizabeth Donaghy are shown as the parents of Thomas McGeough, baptized on July 16, 1875, by the records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West. Sponsors were Thomas Donaghy and Rosa McGeough. Francis McGough (246), with whom Bernard shared land, was married to Elizabeth Donahy in 1870. Baptism records of the Catholic church at Latton furnished by Peadar Murnane show these additional children born to Bernard McGeough and Elizabeth Donahy: Mary Ann McGeough, baptized on April 9, 1873; Brigid McGeough, baptized on February 23, 1879; and Bernard McGeough, baptized on August 20, 1882.

Esther McGough (231) is shown as leasing a house, offices, and 13 acres of land at £10/5s/ from Mary Campbell in Cortaghart in 1858 by Griffith's. She subleased a house to Owen Sheridan.

Francis McGough (246) is shown as leasing a house, offices, and a one half share of 12 acres of land at £4/5s/ from the Right Honorable Edward Lucas in Drumgor in 1858 by Griffith's. The land was shared with Bernard McGough. Francis McGeogh and Elizabeth Donahy are shown as the parents of Francis McGeogh, baptized on September 27, 1870, by the records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West. Sponsors are Francis Donahy and Margaret McGeogh. Elizabeth Donaghy and Bernard McGeough, listed in the table as Bernard McGough (245) are shown as the parents of Thomas McGeough, baptized on July 16, 1875. Perhaps Elizabeth married Bernard, who shared land with Francis, after the death of Francis. For additional children of Bernard and Elizabeth, see the entry almost immediately above under the name Bernard McGough (245).

Michael McGough Jr. (247) is shown as leasing a house, offices, and a 1/5th share of 34 acres of land at £5/5s/, from the Right Honorable Edward Lucas in Drumgor in 1858 by Griffith's. The land was shared with Michael McGough, Senior, John and Terrence Donahy, and John McMahon. The names of the witnesses would indicate that this will, listed under Wills & Administrations in County Monaghan (1734 - 1881) at the National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin (open shelves) was of this family: "M'Gough Michael 26 Feb 1868 (53) Effects under £50. The Will of Michael M'Gough late of Drumgar county Monaghan, Farmer deceased who died 7 January 1868 at same place was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of John Dunaghy and John M'Mahon both of Drumgar aforesaid farmers the Executors."

Michael McGough Sr. (248) is shown as leasing a house, offices, and a 1/5th share of 34 acres of land, at £5/10s/ from the Right Honorable Edward Lucas in Drumgor in 1858 by Griffith's. The land was shared with Michael McGough Jr., John and Terrence Donahy, and John McMahon. This may be the Michael McGeough (242) shown in Drumgor in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Patrick McGough (289) is shown in Mullananalt in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books in the listing by Ann McGeough Harney.

Patt McGough is shown in Drumgor in 1779 (or perhaps 1782) by the Catholic Qualification Rolls Index. He is the only McGough in county Monaghan on the Rolls, and his presence there suggests that he held a significant amount of property. An article edited by Rev. P. O. Gallahair, Catholic Qualification Rolls Index: Fermanagh & Monaghan, II Clogher Record, Number 3, 1959, page 544, lists Patt. McGough of Drumgor among the Catholics who took the oath of loyalty at the assizes in the county of Monaghan and had their name registered in the Catholic Qualification Rolls on April 14, 1779. The date is indicated only by a "do" for ditto, and may refer to September 30, 1782.

Peter McGough (261) is shown as leasing a house, office, and 9 acres of land at £6/15s/ from Thomas Hamilton in Garrybane in 1858 by Griffith's.

Terence McGough (216) is shown as leasing 4 acres of land at £2/10s/ from Thomas Hamilton in Carrickaldragh in 1858 by Griffith's. Terence McGough Sr. (234) and Terence McGough Jr. (233) are also shown in Cortaghart in 1858 by Griffith's. Cortaghart joins Carrickaldragh to the east, so the same person may well have held lands in the adjoining townlands.

Terence McGough, Jr. (233) is shown as leasing a house, offices and 8 acres of land from Mary Campbell in Cortaghart in 1858 by Griffith's. Terence McGough (216) is also shown in Carrickaldragh in 1858 by Griffith's. Carrickaldragh joins Cortaghart to the west, so the persons listed may be the same.

Terence McGough Sr. (234) is shown as leasing a house, office, and 8 acres of land from Mary Campbell in Cortaghart in 1858 by Griffith's. Terence McGough (216) is also shown in Carrickaldragh in 1858 by Griffith's. Carrickaldragh joins Cortaghart to the west, so the persons listed may be the same.

[John A. McGeough, born in Ballybay on November 30, 1889, registered for the draft in New York City on June 5, 1917. He was single and living at 274 West 131st, New York city, and employed as a laborer for Adams Express Company, 124th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, New York. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 on Ancestry.com. This is probably the John Andrew McGeough who arrived at the Port of New York aboard the Cedric from Liverpool on June 12, 1914. The ship's manifest shows him as 26 years old, single, a farm laborer, whose last address was Coragalda (probably should be Carrickaldragh), Ballybay, Ireland, and whose father (called mother) was Terence McGeough of Coragaldra, Ballybay. He was traveling with John Gorman, age 45, of "Formail" Ireland (whose wife was Catherine Gorman of Carnaveigh (should be Carnaveagh), Bailibay, Ireland) and their destination was the home of John McGeough's cousin, James Gorman, at 204 West 147th Street, New York City (Ellis Island website). There was a John McGeough born to Arthur McGeough and Catherine Gorman on November 30, 1888, in Cortaghart. See my page: Baptisms and Marriages in the Catholic Parish of Aughnamullen West. The townland of Carrickaldragh adjoins the townland of Cortaghart to the west in the civil parish of Aghnamullen, which is immediately south of the civil parish of Ballybay. The closest town of any size is Ballybay. The townland of Carnaveagh is to the north, and one townland removed, of both Cortaghart and Carrickaldragh. See my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in the Civil Parish of Aghnamullen.]

 

Drumhillagh Rectangle

This rectangle has north-south sides of two kilometers, and east-west sides of three kilometers. It begins about one kilometer north and one kilometer east of Latton. The closest side is one kilometer north of the Cortaghart square, and the north-south sides are one kilometer west of the north-south sides of the Cortaghart square. The southwest corner is at H690162, and the rectangle includes the townlands of Bowelk, Carnaveagh, Creeve, Drumcreeghan, Drumhillagh, Edenforan, and Tamlat. Two thirds of Carnaveagh and all of Creeve are in the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen East. The rest of the rectangle is in Aughnamullen West. R162 enters the east 1/3 of the rectangle at its north edge about 2 1/2 kilometers south of Ballybay. The townland of Edenbrone is to the immediate west of Drumhillagh and was added to this section after the maps had been prepared when I reinterpreted an almost indecipherable entry in the Tithe Applotment Books to mean Edenbrone.

Andrew McGeogh (214) is shown as renting 3 acres of land at £2/17s/3d in Carnaveagh in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. He may be the Andrew McGough (238) who is listed as holding property in Drumcreeghan at the same time. Drumcreeghan is on the western boundary of Carnaveagh.

Arthur McGeogh (238) is shown as renting 10 acres at £11/12s/18d (?) in Drumcreeghan (Drumfreehan) in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Book. He is shown as sharing the property with Patrick McGeogh (#239) and Peter McGeough (#237). This is probably the same Arthur McGeogh was was holding property in the adjoining townland of Edenforan at the same time.

Arthur McGeogh (following 256) is shown as renting 3 acres at £4/1s/4d in Edenbrone in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Arthur McGeogh (257) is shown to be sharing 10 acres with Joseph McGeough at £12/5s/9d in Edenforan (Edinforne) in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Book. Joseph may possibly be James or John McGeough.

Patrick McGeogh (239) is shown as sharing 10 acres at £11/12s/18d (?) in Drumcreeghan (Drumfreehan) in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. He is shown as sharing the property with Arthur McGeogh (238) and Peter McGeough (237). Drumcreeghan is immediately east of Drumhillagh and this could be the Patrick McGeough (252) and (251) shown as holding property in Drumhillagh in 1829 and 1858.

Prin'd (?) McGeogh (just before 257) is shown as renting 5 acres at £6/10s/7d in Edenbrone in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Bernard McGeough (253) is shown as renting 6 acres at £6/3s/7d per year in Drumhillagh in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Edward McGeough (249) held property in Drumhillagh in 1829 according to the Tithe Applotment Books, as reported by Ann McGeough Harney.

James McGeough (250) is shown to be sharing 8 acres with George Sullivan and Felix Duffy in Drumhillagh in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. This name could possibly be John McGeough.

John McGeough (not in table) and Brigid Hanlon of Tamlat are shown to be the parents of Thomas McGeough, baptized on September 17, 1871, by the records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West. Sponsors were Peter Shannon and Mary Shannon. Records furnished by Peadar Murnane show these additional children born to these parents: Anthony McGeough, baptized on April 6, 1874; Mary Ann McGeough, baptized on December 3, 1876; and John McGeough, baptized on July 26, 1884.

Joseph McGeough (259) is shown as sharing ten acres with Arthur McGeogh (257) at £12/5s/9d in Edenforan in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. The record spells the surname of Joseph and Arthur differently. Joseph may actually be John. The writing is difficult to decipher.

Nellie McGeough (not in table). In 1786, James McClane, Brigid Callanan, and Nellie McGeough were in possession of a portion of the townland of Bowelk when it was assigned by William Daly of Ballybay to Alex Jackson for the apparent purpose of construction of a linen mill. At the Ford of the Birches: The History of Ballybay, it People and Vicinity, by James H. Murnane and Peadar Murnane (Murnane Brothers, September 1999) page 260.

Patrick McGeough (251) is shown to be in Drumhillagh in 1858 and leasing a house, offices, and 12 acres of land at £9/5s/ from the representative of Henry Grattan by Griffith's Valuation (251). Drumcreeghan is immediately east of Drumhillagh and he could be the Patrick McGeogh (#239) shown as holding property in Drumcreeghan in 1829.

Patrick McGeough (252) is listed as renting 7 acres at £15 a year in Drumhillagh in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. This may be the Patrick McGeogh who was renting property in Drumcreeghan at the same time.

Peter McGeough (213) is shown to be renting 2 acres of land at £2 per year in Bowelk in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Book. Possibly this is the Peter McGeough (237) who held property in Drumcreeghan at the same time, but this property was 1 1/2 to 2 kilometers south by southeast of Bowelk.

Peter McGeough (237) is shown to be sharing 10 acres at £11/12s/18d (?) with Arthur McGeogh (238) and Patrick McGeogh (239) in Drumcreeghan (Drumfreehan) in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. Possibly this is the Peter McGeough (213) shown to hold property in Bowelk in 1829, but the properties are about 1 1/2 to 2 kilometers apart.

Peter McGeough (236) is shown to lease 10 acres of land at £7/10s/ from the representatives of Henry Grattan in Drumcreeghan in 1858 by Griffith's Valuation. Peter McGeough and Brigid Lennon of the adjoining townland of Tamlat are shown to be the parents of Thomas McGeough, baptized September 13, 1872, by the records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West. The listing furnished by Peadar Murnane shows the date of the baptism as January 23, 1872. Sponsors were Hugh Lennon and Mary Lennon. There is a good chance that the two Peter McGeoughs are one and the same. Other children shown to be born to Peter McGeough and Brigid Lennon by the records of the Latton church are: John Anthony McGeough, baptized April 25, 1874; Ann Mary McGeough, baptized March 22, 1876; James Francis McGeough, baptized on November 28, 1878; and Rose McGeough, baptized on June 26, 1882.

Francis McGough (258) is shown to lease a house, offices and 13 acres of land at £7/15s/ from Lord Cremorne in Edenforan in 1858 by Griffith's Valuation.

Joseph McGough (possibly James or John) (259) is shown to be sharing 10 acres at £12/5s/9d in Edenforan (Edinforne) in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. He is sharing with Arthur McGeogh (257). McGough and McGeogh are spelled differently in the record. Drumcreeghan intervenes between Drumhillagh and Edenforan, but this could be the James McGeough (250) who is shown to hold property in Drumhillagh in 1829. The distance is only about a kilometer.

John McGough (291) is shown as renting 7 acres of land at £8/19s/8d in Tamlatt in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

John McGough (291) is also shown as sharing 15 acres at £7/8s/7d with John, Martin, Bernard and Sally Costello, in Tamlat in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Patrick McGough of Creeve is shown on the tombstone of Hugh McGough of Cortaghart, who died in 1877, as Hugh's son who died in 1898. See McGough and McGeough Gravestone Inscriptions in County Monaghan, gravestone #1.

Rose McGough (292) is shown as leasing a house, offices, and 30 acres of land at £18/15s/ from Eliza Kearney in Tamlatt by Griffith's Valuation of 1858.

 

Lisgillan Rectangle

This rectangle is immediately north of the Latton square and immediately west of the Drumhillagh rectangle. The southwest corner is at H660160. The north-south distance is 4 1/2 kilometers. The east-west distance is 3 kilometers. The Northeast corner is at H690205, a road intersection just west of Edenaneane, about 3 kilometers west of Ballybay. The rectangle includes the townlands of Corfad, Cormeen, Corryhagen, Derryroosk, Keenogbane, Keenogduff, Lisgillan and Mullanagore. Included in the rectangle are Mullanary Lough, Corkeeran Lough and White Lough.

Patrick McGeogh (224) is shown as renting 3.2 acres at £5/5s/ in Cormeen in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. He and the Patrick McGough who is shown to be in Cormeen in 1858 by Griffith's both appear in the tables under #224.

Francis McGeough (just before 265) is shown as sharing 16.8 acres with three John McGeoughs (266–8) in Lisgillan in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books; 4.2 acres is allocated to Francis at £6/19s/6d.

James McGeough (221) is shown as renting 4 acres of land at £5/1s/3d a year in Corfad in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. There is also a townland of Corfad in Ballybay parish in which the Tithe Applotment Books show a James McGeogh (297) to have been a property holder in 1861.

John McGeough (265) is shown as renting 10 acres at £16/1s/5d in Lisgillan in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. He may be the John McGough (272–273) who is shown as holding two pieces of property in Lisgillan in 1858 by Griffith's Valuation. A gravestone inscription shows that a John McGough of Lisgillan (Lisgillen) died on September 20, 1856, at the age of 56. McGough and McGeough Gravestone Inscriptions in County Monaghan, #4.

John McGeough (266–268) is shown as sharing 16.8 acres with Francis McGeough in Lisgillan in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Book. He pays rent of £6/19s/6d for each 4.2 acres allocated to him. Three of the four parts of the land, roughly 4.2 acres each, are allocated separately to a John McGeough.

John McGeough (287) is shown as a sharing 37 acres in Mullanagore in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. He is sharing the property with Thomas Todd, Patrick Grier, and G. and R. Forsythe. Since Mullanagore adjoins the western boundary of Lisgillan, this may be the John McGeough (265–268) shown as the holder of four pieces of property in Lisgillan in 1829.

Patrick McGeough (288) is shown as sharing 15 acres in Mullanagore in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books. He is sharing the property with Joseph, Alan and Robert Tate.

Terence McGeough (269) is shown as a holder of property in Lisgillan in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Francis McGough (not in table) and Margaret Kavanagh of Cormeen are shown as the parents of Ellen (Eleanora) McGough, baptized on August 2, 1869, by the records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West. Sponsors were Edward McGough and Mary Anne McGough. (The parish records say "Maria Anna Gough.") Francis McGeough and Margaret Cavenagh are listed by the IGI as the parents Sarah McGeough born on September 14, 1865, at Cootehill, Cavan, Ireland; and of Ellen McGeough born in Ireland on August 20,1869. Records of the same parish show the marriage of Francis Mcgough and Margaret Cavenagh on February 18, 1863. Witnesses were Thomas Cavenagh and Felix Cavenagh. Parish records also show the baptism of Patrick McGeough on December 12, 1873, whose parents are listed as Francis McGeough and "Maria" Kavenagh. Sponsors were John Finigan and Margaret Finigan. The records furnished by Peadar Murnane show the date as July 12, 1873. The IGI shows Francis McGeough and Margaret Cavenagh to be the parents of Sarah McGeough, born on September 14, 1865. Sarah's birth was recorded in the registration district of Cootehill 0165 in county Cavan. Francis McGeogh (perhaps Cornelius McGeogh) and Margaret McGeogh of Cormeen are shown as the parents of Margaret McGeogh who was baptized on March 1, 1871, according to the records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West. Sponsors were Michael Cavanagh and Mary Cavanagh. Because this date fits nicely between the baptisms of Ellen on August 2, 1869, and Patrick on December 12, 1873, I am assuming that the Margaret McGeogh shown by the records was Margaret Kavanagh.

James McGough (270) is shown as leasing a house, offices and 10 acres of land at £7/15s/ from Sir William Verner, Bt., in Lisgillan in 1858 by Griffith's Valuation.

James McGough Sr. (271) is shown as leasing a house and garden, a little over 1/4 of an acre at 15s/, from Sir William Verner, Bt., In Lisgillan in 1858 by Griffith's Valuation.

John McGough (272) leased a house, offices, and 6 acres of land at £4/15s/ from Sir William Verner, Bt., In Lisgillan in 1858 according to Griffith's Valuation. He may be the John McGeough (265–268) who is shown four times as the holder of property in Lisgillan in 1829. I assume he is a different John McGough than the person shown on line 273, and listed immediately below, because each is leasing a separate house. The records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West show John McGeough and Rose Reily of Lisgillan to be the parents of Ellen (Helena) McGeough who was baptized on November 5, 1869. Sponsors were James Reilly and Mary Carroll. According to the IGI, the civil registration records at Dawsongrove 0167, county Monaghan, show John McGough and Rose Reilly to be the parents of Ellen McGough, baptized on November 5, 1869. Parish records also show John McGeough and Rose Reily of Lisgillan to be the parents of Rose McGeough, baptized on December 12, 1870. Sponsors were Patrick McGeough and Catherine Oltwell. The date of this baptism in the records furnished by Peadar Murnane was December 23, 1870. Records furnished by Peadar Murnane show that Francis McGeough and Rose Reilly were the parents of these additional children: Mary McGeough, baptized on April 3, 1873 [the IGI gives a birth date of April 17, 1873]; John McGeough, baptized on November 12, 1874; and Catherine McGeough, baptized on May 21, 1876.

[John McGough was a family friend of Owen Fox (age 27), his wife Ann Fox, his brother Patrick Fox, and sister Susan Fox. The five had been drinking together in a public house in Ballybay on March 17, 1866. On their way home, an altercation occurred with John and Thomas Lattimer and another. Thomas Lattimer knocked down Owen Fox, causing injuries which led to Owen's death. Owen was a "Protestant labouring man working for a respectable farmer (Thomas Rowland) in the parish of Aghnamullen." The incident is described under the heading Murder on St. Patrick's Night—The Murder of Owen Fox, Lisgillan, Aghnamullen Parish, March, 1866 in Melancholy Madness—a coroner's csebook, by Michelle McGoff-McCann, at pages 293–5 (Mercer Press 2003).]

John McGough (273) leased a house, offices, and 11 acres of land at £8/10s/ from Sir William Verner, Bt., In Lisgillan in 1858 according to Griffith's. The records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West show John McGeogh and Anna McGivern of Lisgillan to be the parents of Elizabeth McGeogh baptized on September 24, 1870. Sponsors were Thomas McGeogh and Margarita Gernan. Perhaps the name of the father was actually Thomas McGough and the sponsor was John McGough. In other words, the names may have been inverted. The IGI lists Thomas McGough (274) and Anne McGivern as the parents of two daughters, both named Mary, born in 1864 and 1865, and the Aughnamullen church records show Thomas McGeough and Ann McGivern to be the parents of Rose McGeough, baptized on January 6, 1876. Either there were two Anne McGiverns, or Thomas McGough (#274, below), rather than John, was the father of Elizabeth.

Patrick McGough (224) in 1858 was renting a house, office, and eighteen acres of land at £18 from James T. Tennent. He and the Patrick McGeogh shown to be in Cormeen in 1829 both appear in the tables under #224.

Patrick McGough, who died at age 24 on November 26, 1846, is shown as the son of John McGough of Lisgillan on John McGough's tombstone. McGough and McGeough Gravestone Inscriptions in County Monaghan, #4.

Martha McGough (235) is shown as renting 8 acres at £12/13s/ in Derryroosk (Derryrusk) in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Book.

Owen McGough (262–263) is shown as renting 11 acres at £15/14s/2d in 1829 in the adjoining townlands of Keenogbane (Keenabawn) and Keenogduff (Keenaduff) by the Tithe Applotment Book.

Thomas McGough (274) is shown as leasing a house, offices, and 11 acres of land at £16/10s/ from Sir William Verner, Bt., in Lisgillan in 1858 by Griffith's Valuation. The IGI shows Thomas McGough and Anne McGivern to be parents of Mary McGough, born on March 18, 1864, and Mary McGough, born on May 7, 1865. It was not unusual to name a later child after a brother or sister who had died in infancy. The birth of the first Mary McGough is registered at Dawsongrove 0140 in county Monaghan. The birth of the second Mary McGough is registered at Cootehill 0200. Although Cootehill is in county Cavan, the IGI shows the birth to have occurred in county Monaghan. Records of Aughnamullen West parish at Latton, furnished by Peadar Murnane show Thomas McGeough and Ann McGivern to be the parents of Rose McGeough, baptized on January 6, 1876. John McGough (273) and Anne McGivern are listed as the parents of Elizabeth McGough, born on September 24, 1870, but it seems probable that the actual parents were Thomas McGough and Anne McGivern. See the comments above after John McGough (273).

 

Moylemuck Enclave

This area includes the townlands of Moylemuck and Dunmakenna in the parish of Aghnamullen, county Monaghan, which are on the county Monaghan side of the border with county Cavan, and the townlands of Killyvaghan and Aghagashlan in the parish of Drumgoon in county Cavan, both of which lie on the county Cavan side of the border with county Monaghan and adjacent to Moylemuck and Dunmakenna. See the map of the civil parishes of county Cavan by the Ulster Historical Society. The parish of Drumgoon contains the town of Cootehill. I have also included the townland of Tattybrack in this section. Tattybrack is a townland in county Monaghan to the northeast of Moylemuck. The townland of Lisnalong lies between Moylemuck and Tattybrack.

Peter McGeoagh (not in the tables) and Mary (Hilary?) Brines of Tattybrack are shown as the parents of Anne McGeoagh, baptized on November 28, 1870, by the records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West. Sponsors were Thomas Conly and Jane Briens. Because the wife's name is the same, I believe that this is the same person as Peter McGeough of Drumgor and this child is listed there with the other children of Peter McGeough and Mary Brines. Drumgor is under the heading Cortaghart Square, above.

James McGeough (254) is shown as a holder of property in 1829 in the townland of Dunmakenna (Dumnacanny) in county Monaghan by the Tithe Applotment Books, according to the list of Ann McGeough Harney. (Al Beagan notes in his extensive internet genealogical material notes the sponsorship of James McGough at a Catholic baptism in Drumgoon on on December 18, 1830: "Anne Beggan, born and bap on Dec. 18, 1830 to John Beggan and Margaret McCabe. The sponsors were James McGough and Bridget Crosson" He cites the Cavan Genealogical Research Center. Drumgoon RC, register 17A page 14, entry 10.)

Anne McGough (65) is shown as leasing a house, offices, and 5 acres of land at £2/15s/ from Richard Coote, a minor, in the townland of Aghagashlan, parish of Drumgoon, county Cavan, by Griffith's Valuation of 1857.

Catherine McGough (68) is shown as leasing a house, offices, and ten acres of land at £6/5s/ from Richard Coote, a minor, in the townland of Killyvaghan in the parish of Drumgoon, county Cavan, by Griffith's Valuation of 1857.

James McGough (256) is shown as leasing a house, garden, and 3 acres of land at £2/5s/ from the Right Honorable Right Reverend Lord Plunkett in Dunmakenna in 1858 by Griffith's.

John McGough (66) is shown as leasing a house, offices, and about 3 acres of land at £2 from Richard Coote, a minor, in the townland of Aghagashlan, parish of Drumgoon, county Cavan, by Griffith's Valuation of 1857.

Birth records of Drumgoon parish show the birth of a Mary McGough to John McGough and Judy McCabe on May 6, 1835 (DOB:18350605) in the townland of Aghagashlan.

Mary McGough (67) is shown as leasing a house, offices, and 6 acres of land at £2/15s/ from Richard Coote, a minor, in the townland of Aghagashlan, parish of Drumgoon, county Cavan, by Griffith's Valuation of 1857.

Birth records of Drumgoon parish show the birth of a Mary McGough to John McGough and Judy McCabe on May 6, 1835 (DOB:18350605) in the townland of Aghagashlan. Sponsors at her baptism were Peter McGeough and Biddy McGeough.

Meg Cavanagh of Calton, Glasgow, Scotland has determined that her great-grandfather, Hugh McGough, was born to Bernard McGough and Elizabeth McCabe in the in the townland of Aghagashlan, parish of Drumgoon, on May 21, 1832; and that a sister of Hugh's, Judith McGough, was born there on February 9, 1841. (There is a townland of Mayo immediately north of the townland of Aghagashlan in the civil parish of Drumgoon, county of Cavan, which had led to an original search for the records of birth of this Hugh McGough in county Mayo.) Meg has kindly sent me copies of the birth records. Hugh McGough moved to Lanark, Scotland, and was married to Annie Gavin and raised a family in Scotland. He was a coal miner, as was his son Hugh McGough, born in Scotland in 1877. See my page Hugh McGoughs in History.

Patrick McGough (284) is shown as the lessee of a house, offices, and 8 acres of land at £7 from the Right Honorable and Right Reverend Lord Plunkett in the townland of Moylemuck in county Monaghan by Griffith's Valuation of 1858.

William McGough (285) is shown as the lessee of a house, offices, and 9 acres of land at £7/5s/ from the Right Honorable and Right Reverend Lord Plunkett in 1858 in the townland of Moylemuck in county Monaghan by Griffith's Valuation.

William McGough (286) is shown as a holder of property in 1829 in the townland of Moylemuck in county Monaghan, by the Tithe Applotment Books. where the townland was called "Millmuch." He was a neighbor of James Beagan. Here is an entry from Al Beagan's Genealogy Notes of County Monaghan:

"Oct.18, 1828. Jas Began is recorded paying tithes on 5a. 3r. 6p. in the townland of Millmuch. His neighbors are Patk Garagher, Franc Brady, Bernd Brady, Pat Began; with 4a., 2r., and 25p.,Thos McNally, Owen Clerkin, Arthur Conly, Isaigh English, John Conly, Wm McGough, Mary Denning, Patk Mullin, Geo Dickson. Ended June 20,1829 . Parish of Aghnamullen, Co. Monaghan. Tab 17/22 Tithes Applotment Book. NEGHS"

The Householders Index shows McGoughs in two other parishes of county Cavan: Kilmore Parish (Upper Loughtee Barony, Cavan Union), which is immediately west of the town of Cavan, and Enniskeen Parish (Clankee Barony, Baillieborough Union), which, as does Drumgoon Parish, adjoins the western boundary of county Monaghan.

In addition to the McGoughs of Drumgoon Parish listed in Griffith's Valuation of 1858, the Tithe Applotment Books show McGoughs and McGeoughs in the civil parish of Drumgoon in 1833. They are found at lines 63 and 64 and following in my table McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in Ireland in the 1820–30s and 1850–60s: By County, Parish, and Townland.

63 James McGeough Drumgoon Drumgoon Cavan T 1833.

64 James McGough Drumgoon Drumgoon Cav T 1833

John McGough Drumgoon Drumgoon Cavan T 1833

Patrick McGough Drumgoon Drumgoon Cavan T 1833

James McGeough Killyvaghan Drumgoon Cavan T 1833

James McGough Killyvaghan Drumgoon Cavan T 1833

The Tithe Applotment Books also show the name John McGough in 1832 in the townland of Tircullen in Kilmore parish, which is immediately west of the town and townland of Cavan; and Peter McGough in 1828 in the townland of Collops in Enniskeen parish, which is the third parish southeast of Drumgoon along the Cavan-Monaghan border. The intervening parishes are Shercock and Knockbride.

Here is a posting in the McGough Archives on RootsWeb.com:

"From: sarah17@attbi.com
Subject: [McGOUGH] County Cavan McGeough/McGough, McDonald
Date: 12 Jun 2002 11:13:00 -0600

"Surnames: McGeough, McGough, McDonald

"Seeking information regarding McGeough/McGough or McDonald in County Cavan. My g-g-grandfather is Patrick McGeough (some records spell it McGough) born appx 1820. Married Mary McDonald and had 3 sons: John in 1842, Bernard in 1844 & James in 1853 (birth dates appx). They emigrated to U.S. in either 1854 or 1859. Prior to the move, our information indicates they were located in Cootehill, County Cavan. Any information would be helpful."

 

Lisinisky Square

The area I call Lisinisky square includes the townlands of Lisinisky, Corrachara, and Corgreagh and Shantony at the southwest tip of the civil parish of Aghnamullen and the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West. The first three of these townlands are colored a light lavender in the chart of townland in Aughnamullen West. Shantony adjoins the townland of Lisinisky to the north.

Bernard McGeogh (225) is shown as leasing a house, office and 16 acres of land at £12 from William Tennison in Corrachara in 1858 by Griffith's. Bernard McGough and Rose McCabe are shown as the parents of Catharine McGough, baptized on June 22, 1869, by the church records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West. Sponsors were Charles McCabe and Anne McGough. (See table above.) Records of the same parish show the marriage of Bernard Mcgough and Rose (possibly Nora) McCabe on February 9, 1858. Witnesses were Edward McCabe and James McCabe. The IGI lists Bernard McGough and Rose McCabe as the parents of Michael McGough, born on December 7, 1866 (registered at Raferagh) and Catherine McGough born on June 22, 1869, in Monaghan.

Francis McGeogh (222) is shown as leasing 6 acres of land at £6/11s/7d per year in Corgreagh in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Francis McGeogh (275) is shown as leasing a house, offices and 17 acres of land at £13/5s/ from William Tennison, in Lisinisky in 1858 by Griffith's. Michael McGeogh shares the lease of 6 acres, 1/2 of which is assessed by Griffith's to Francis.

James McGeogh (276) is shown as sharing a house, office and 17 acres of land leased from William Tennison in Lisinisky in 1858 by Griffith's. The land is jointly leased with Patrick McGeogh and assessed equally to both. The rent paid by each was £6/15s/.

John McGeogh (277) is shown as renting 11 acres at £13/7s/8d in Lisinisky in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Mary McGeogh (278) is shown as leasing a house, offices and 9 (?) acres of land at £1/10s/ from William Tennison in Lisinisky in 1858 by Griffith's.

Michael McGeogh (279) is shown as leasing a house, offices, and 13 acres of land at £10/15s/ from William Tennison in Lisinisky in 1858 by Griffith's. In addition, he shares with Francis McGeogh the lease of 6 acres from Tennison, 1/2 of which is assessed by Griffith's to Michael. Michael was paying an additional rent of £2/5s/ for his half of the 6 acres.

Owen McGeogh (280) is shown as renting 10 acres at £12/18s/4d in Lisinisky in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Patrick McGeogh (223) is shown in as leasing a house, offices, and 14 acres of land at £11 from William Tennison in Corgreagh in 1858 by Griffith's. Patrick Magough and Ellen Conlon of Corgreagh are shown as the parents of Brigid Magough, baptized on January 21, 1868, by the church records of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen West. Sponsors were Francis Conlon and Anna Gilleen. (See the table above.) [Patt McGough and Ellen Conlon are listed by the IGI as parents of Bridget McGough born on January 21, 1868, at Monaghan, Ireland.] The records of the same parish show the marriage of Patrick Magough and Ellen Conlan on February 3, 1852. Witnesses were Francis Magough and Edward Conlan. The IGI shows the birth of Elizabeth McGough to Patt McGough and Ellen Conlon on December 7, 1866. That birth was recorded at the registration district of Rafferagh in county Monaghan, 046. Records furnished by Peadar Murnane show the baptism of Patrick McGeough, son of Patrick McGeough and Ellen Conlon, in the Latton church on August 6, 1874. [Patrick McGeough and Mary Conlon are listed in the IGI as parents of Bridget McGeough born in "Monaghan, Ireland" on April 1, 1873.]

Patrick McGeogh (281) is shown as leasing a house, offices and a share of 17 acres of land at £6/15s/ from William Tennison in Lisinisky in 1858 by Griffith's. The land is jointly leased with James McGeogh and is assessed equally to both.

Michael McGeough (282) is shown as renting 6 acres at £6/19s/6d in Lisinisky in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Elizabeth McGough (283) is shown as renting 3 acres at £1/10s/ in Lisinisky in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Patrick McGough (just below 290) is shown as renting 4 acres at £2 in Shantony in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

 

Shantonagh Rectangle

The Shantonagh rectangle includes the townlands of Shantonagh, Tievaleny, and Tooa, in the civil parish of Aghnamullen and the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen East. These townlands are marked yellow in the chart of Aughnamullen East. I have declared the townland of Carrickatee, colored gray in the same chart, an honorary member of the Shantonagh rectangle, for reasons that appear below.

Anne McGough (293) is shown in Tievaleny sharing 0.2 acres at 12s/6d with Mary McGough in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Mary McGough (294) is shown in Tievaleny sharing 0.2 acres at 12s/6d with Anne McGough in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Margaret McGough (295) is shown renting 1 acre in Tooa at £1/11s/3d in 1829 by the Tithe Applotment Books.

Peter McGough (290) is shown as leasing 8 acres of land at £6/5s/ from Thomas Rothwell in 1858 by Griffith's. Peter was born in county Cavan in about 1810, married Nancy McGurk, and fathered seven children. He and his wife moved from Cavan to Carrickatee and, after several years, on to Shantonagh, where Peter died about 1880.

James McGough, the son of Peter McGough and Nancy McGurk, and James' wife Mary (Callan) McGough, died in November of 1908 and October of 1909, respectively, and are buried together in the Lough Egish Cemetery. Their gravestone describes their family and is #3 in McGough and McGeough Gravestone Inscriptions in County Monaghan, where I describe the cemetery as being in Aughnamullen East parish, south church, in the townland of Aghmakerr, near Tullynamalla Cross Road. Ann McGeough Harney points out that Peter McGough's 8 acres of land were adjacent to two tracts of land leased by a Thomas Callan, also from Thomas Rothwell. In all likelihood, Thomas Callan was the father of the Mary Callan who married James McGough. June A. (DeCourcey) McGough of Dorchester, Massachusetts, is the wife of Thomas J. McGough, who is the great-great-grandson of the Peter McGough (290) who is shown in Shantonagh in 1858 by Griffith's. Thomas J. McGough's great grandfather is the James McGough whose gravestone was just mentioned. His grandfather was Thomas McGough who is shown on the gravestone as a son of James and Mary McGough who died in 1930. June DeCourcey McGough has prepared a thorough and fascinating family tree of the McGough side of her family and was kind enough to send me a copy. Much of the information in this section comes from her work. I have not included the more recent generations of the family.

Although Griffith's Valuation and the gravestone inscription mentioned above spell the surname of all the family members as McGough, June (DeCourcey) McGough informs me that members of this family in Ireland, at least in recent generations, used McGeough in Ireland, but McGough in the United States. Her email of September 20, 1999 says:

"All of our official documents have the spelling McGeough—My husband's father's apprenticeship as a blacksmith— McGeough! I believe the names on the gravestones—McGough—were put on by the family after they were in America and were writing the name McGough. Letters and writings of Aunt Catherine were McGeough! Our pictures of Shantonagh belonging to Aunti Catherine's family members were McGeough.

"I will see if Mary McGeough Brady can explain this to us better! She is Peter's daughter—I know she was Mary McGeough and to old timers she will always be Mary McGeough not Mary Brady."

In her family tree, she often indicates the surname as McGeough/McGough. Before receiving her email, I had followed Griffith's and the Ireland gravestone inscription and shown the surname in both the United States and Ireland as McGough. I have not revised those spellings, at least for the time being, but the reader should understand that if a family member was using the name in Ireland, he or she was probably using McGeough for most purposes.

According to their family tree prepared by June DeCourcey McGough, Peter McGough was born in county Cavan. Based on the information above, there is a good chance that Peter McGough was born in the parish of Drumgoon in either the townland of Aghagashlan or Killyvaghan, or in the nearby parish of Enniskeen. He married Nancy McGurk, the daughter of the owner of a large farm near the town of Ballybay. Peter McGough, his wife Nancy McGurk McGough, and their family of seven children, moved to the townland of Carrickatee; according to the family history, to a "small town–Carraeckat," in the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen East in county Monaghan. The townland of Carrickatee is colored gray in the above chart of the townlands. The Peter McGough family lived in Carrickatee for several years. The only child of Peter McGough and Nancy McGurk McGough whose name we have is James McGough.

James McGough, the son of Peter McGough, was born in county Cavan. He was a young boy when his family moved to Carrickatee. The townland of Carrickatee is next to the townland of Annahaia where is located the churchyard that contains the gravestone of Hugh McGough (see the tables, line 232) of Cortaghart who died on August 25, 1877 (Gravestone Inscription number 1). While he was a boy in Carrickatee, James McGough served Mass in the chapel next to Hugh McGough's grave every morning for seven years.

James McGough who applied for medical relief in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 5, 1877, may be part of this family. His application says that he was born in county Monaghan and that, on November 2, 1875, he was married in St. Mary's Chapel for Father Dillon. This marriage was to his second wife, Catherine McConnell. His first wife, Margaret Chartis, who had been dead for about five years at the time of the application. The church at Carrickatee was known as St. Mary's Chapel.

After several years in Carrickatee, Peter and Nancy McGough bought a larger farm in the townland of Shantonagh and moved their family there. They referred to this farm, in or near Bellatrain, as their "Shantonagh homestead." While they farmed their field for flax, Peter and his son James were both employed as a paymasters of a large flax and linen mill by the owners, the Fitzherberts of Rothwell. The FitzHerberts also owned a beautiful mansion and estate in Shantonagh.

The Ellis Island website shows that a James McGough of Shantonagh arrived in the United States on July 9, 1898, at the age of 22. He was aboard the S. S. Campania, which had sailed from Liverpool, England, UK. He arrived with his brother (or cousin) Michael McGough, and they both became smelter laborers in Anaconda (Deer Lodge county), Montana. See my page: McGoughs and McGues in the 1900 Census of the United States.

Peter J. McGeough and Mary Brady are listed by the IGI as the parents of Katherine McGeough who married Patrick Callahan on July 23, 1897, in Manhattan, New York, New York. Peter McGeogh and Mary Brady are listed by the IGI as the parents of Margaret McGeogh born on April 30, 1868, in Monaghan, Ireland.

The village of Bellatrain is about a kilometer west of Shantonagh Lough, on the north edge of Bellatrain Lough, in Tullyrain township. Super Index of Irish Wills, 1270–1860, a compilation of Irish will indexes by Gloria Bangerter, lists a will of Christian McGough in 1788 in Bellatrain (there spelled Ballitrain); and a Patrick McGough in the townland of Laragh in 1833. Laragh may refer to the townland about 4 kilometers east by north east of Shantonagh Lough, at the southeastern tip of the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen East; but more likely refers to the townland of Laragh in the parish of Ballybay.

 

Children of James McGough and Mary Callan

The children of James and Mary Callan McGough whose names and dates of death are inscribed on their gravestone in the cemetery at The Church of the Sacred Heart in the Catholic parish of Aughnamullen East are listed below in the order their names appear on the gravestone. The cemetery is referred to as the Lough Egish cemetery in the family tree.

Joseph McGough who died in March of 1906.

James McGough who died in February of 1916, according to the gravestone. Other information is that he died in 1919 and is buried in St. Paul's cemetery in Arlington, Massachusetts. A note in the family history says: "Bachelor—Nevada U.S.A. (gold fields - hung)."

Mary Ann McGough who died in January of 1917. She was born in 1881 and married Patrick Cunningham of county Roscommon. Patrick died of blood poisoning on November 1, 1913. Mary Ann is buried with her husband in St. Paul's cemetery in Arlington, Massachusetts.

Thomas McGough who died in Ireland in February 1930. He was born in 1872 and married Mary Ann Tumilty of the townland of Carrickadooey, which is at the northwest edge of the civil parish of Magheross and is next to the townland of Tullyglass in Aghnamullen, just west of Shantonagh. They had a homestead in Carrickadooey. Their son, James Joseph McGough, was born in Carrickadooey on July 19, 1903, and emigrated to the US in 1927. His papers describing his apprenticeship as a blacksmith in Ireland spell his surname as McGeough. He married Nora Fahy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in October of 1932, and raised a family in Arlington, Massachusetts. One child was Thomas J. McGough, who was born in Arlington, Massachusetts on February 23, 1934. Thomas J. McGough married June Alma DeCourcey on July 20, 1964, who prepared the family tree from which I have extracted this information. Nora Fahy McGough died on August 18, 1955. James Joseph McGough then married Marguerite (Peggy) Comeaux. After James Joseph McGough's mother, Mary Ann Tumilty McGough, died during childbirth, Thomas McGough married Ann Larkin on April 29, 1912. After Thomas' death in Carrickadooey in 1930, James McGough brought Ann Larkin to Massachusetts in 1930. Ann died in 1946 and is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Arlington, Massachusetts. His family has given to Thomas the title of "The Bard of Amagh, a Poet." (Could this be "Annagh"?) His son, James Joseph, died on January 2, 1967.

Rose Anne McGough who died in October of 1932. She was born in 1885, according to records of Catherine McGough, married James Rudden of Ballyjamesduff, county Cavan, and is buried with her husband in Mt. Pleasant cemetery, Arlington, Massachusetts. Records of the Catholic church at Latton, furnished by Peadar Murnane, show the baptism of Rose Ann McGeough, son of James McGeough and Mary Callan of Shantonagh, on October 19, 1879. Remember that Peadar Murnane records show all forms of the name as McGeough.

Patrick McGough who died Belmont, California in January of 1936. He had married and his wife gave birth to a son who died in infancy. Buried in St. Paul's cemetery, Arlington, Massachusetts. The spelling of Patrick's last name appears as McGeough in the family tree.

Peter McGough, who died in November of 1943, was the eldest son of James McGough and Mary Callan. Peter married Alice Brannigan McGough, originally of Castleblayney, who died in November of 1953, when their daughter Mary was 13 years old. Peter lived his adult life in Bellatrain where he and his wife operated a small shop. His name is given as Peter McGeough in the family tree. Peter and Alice Brannigan McGough had two daughters, Theresa and Mary. Theresa married Peter Conlon of Longford. They had one daughter, Sheila. The second daughter, Mary, was only 13 years old when her father, Peter, died in 1943. Mary McGough married Peter Brady and they had a daughter, Anne Brady. Peter Brady died on November 21, 1977, is buried in the family plot on Lough Egish cemetery, and is listed on the gravestone of James and Mary McGough. Mary McGough Brady and her daughter, Anne Brady, reside on the Shantonagh property of Mary's parents today, and continue to operate the small shop that her parents had operated.

Bernard McGough who died in January of 1963. He was born in 1884, according to information furnished by the family, remained a bachelor, and resided on the family homestead in Shantonagh until his death. He was the last person with the surname McGough to live on the Shantonagh homestead. He is buried in the Lough Egish cemetery with his parents. The Shantonagh homestead was sold in 1969. Records of the Catholic church at Latton, furnished my by Peadar Murnane, show the baptism of Bernard McGeough, son of James McGeough and Mary Callan of Shantonagh, on September 7, 1883. Remember that Peadar Murnane records all forms of the name as McGeough.

Catherine McGough who died in 1969. She was born in 1883. She never married and is buried in St. Paul's cemetery in Arlington, Massachusetts. June (De Courcey) McGough says that Catherine always used the surname McGeough and signed her letters that way. [According to the IGI, a Catherine McGeough was born to Patrick McGeough and Mary McGeough Callan on April 22, 1877 in "Formiel, Monaghan, Ireland."]

Two other children of James and Mary Callan McGough, whose names do not appear on the gravestone, are buried with their parents in the Lough Egish cemetery:

John Joseph McGough, who died as an infant.

Joseph Philip McGough, who died in 1906 as an infant.

The farm of James and Mary McGough in Shantonagh is now occupied by Mary McGough Brady, the daughter of Peter McGough, and Anne Brady, who I assume is the daughter of Peter Brady and Mary McGough Brady. As mentioned above, the McGough family has continuously resided on the property for about 150 years.


McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in the Civil Parish of Aghnamullen
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