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McGoughs, McGeoughs and McGeoghs in County Tyrone
McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in county Tyrone are predominantly in the eastern and southern parts of the county. County Tyrone lies to the north of county Monaghan, to the northwest of county Armagh, to the west of the southern part of Lough Neagh, to the south of county Derry, and to the northeast of county Fermanagh. County Tyrone is one of the six counties of Ulster that form the United Kingdom part of Ireland.
"It is about 43 Irish m.* long, and from 18 to 33 broad, and contains 35 parishes. A great portion of it is rough and mountainous; in many parts the soil is rich and fertile, and equally calculated for tillage or for pasture. Principal rivers, the Blackwater, Foyle, Mounterlouny, Drimna, Fentona, Owenreagh, Longfield, Derg, and Fin. The linen manufacture is in a most flourishing condition through the whole extent of the district. Pop. 259,691. Capital, Dungannon." [From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]" Quoted in the county of Tyrone page of GENUKI.
*"Irish mile— the traditional mile in Ireland is 6720 feet, which is 1.272 727 English mile or 2.048 256 kilometers. The discrepancy arose because the Irish perch, or rod, was standardized at 21 feet instead of the English figure of 16.5 feet. Just as in England, the Irish chain was equal to 4 perches (84 feet instead of 66 feet), the Irish furlong was equal to 10 chains (840 feet instead of 660 feet) and the mile was equal to 8 furlongs." From How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement © Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
As in county Armagh, the more common spelling of the surname in county Tyrone in the 1800s was McGeough, rather than McGough, which was more common in counties Monaghan and Louth.
A good general source is The County of Tyrone Ireland Genealogical Research Website. See also: CoTyroneIreland-L Archives: March 2002.
Some History and Geography of the County Tyrone Environs includes a map of Northern Ireland, and a separate map showing the rivers and towns of county Tyrone.
PRONI publishes pages on the Parishes in Northern Ireland with links to the map that shows the relative location of a parish within the county, and and links to a list of townlands in each parish. PRONI also publishes lists of townlands in county Tyrone. Ulster Ancestry publishes an enlargeable map of county Tyrone. Download the large version of this map. Most of the townlands listed below can be found on this map.
The Ulster Historical Society publishes a map of the civil parishes of county Tyrone. See also: RootsWeb. The Ireland Story publishes a map of Tyrone showing only the main towns, roads and mountains, and a map showing the administrative divisions of Northern Ireland. (The key to this map is on another page.)
A list of and links to townland maps of most of the Tyrone parishes will be found at the Index of Database Information with links to county Tyrone. I include a link to these pages on a stand-alone line under each parish listed below.
The Irish Grid Reference System is used on this page to identify locations in the 1:50 000 maps of the Discoverer Series published by the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland. These maps of that series are essential to gain full benefit from this page: sheet 13, The Sperrins, which includes the towns of Cookstown and Omagh; sheet 18, Enniskillen, which contains the towns of Fintona and Sixmilecross; and sheet 19, Armagh, which includes the towns of Dungannon and Aughnacloy. Other maps in the series to which I make reference are: sheet 12, Strabane, which includes Newtown Stewart; and sheet 14, Lough Neagh, which includes Stewartstown.
A partial list of Catholic parishes in county Tyrone will be found at: County Tyrone—Roman Catholic Records. See also: Church Records By Parish for county Tyrone.
For more links, go to GenUKi and County Tyrone—Fianna. A comprehensive history of county Tyrone will be found in Tyrone: History & Society Interdisciplinary essays on the History of an Irish County by William Nolan and Henry A. Jefferies (Ed.) (1993) 900 pp, over 100 illustrations. ISBN 0 906602 71 8.
The McGoughs, McGeoughs and McGeoghs in county Tyrone (mostly from the 1800s) are listed below, first by barony, then by parish, then by townland. The major headings in the table of contents of this page are the names of baronies. The subheadings are the names of parishes. Although baronies are obsolete administrative units, they are nonetheless a convenient basis for subdividing the county.
In the sections below, a number before a name is the reference number from my table at McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in Ireland in the 182030s and 185060s: By County, Parish, and Townland. If CD appears instead of a number, the name is from a CD Rom disk, usually CD #262, Family Tree Maker's Family Archives: International Land Records: Tithe Applotment Books, 1823—1828. The spelling of the surname below is the same as the spelling in the source. The spelling of townlands has been changed to conform to modern usage. After a surname listed below is the townland (if available), then the parish, then the county. T stands for Tithe Applotment Books. G stands for Griffith's Valuation. These are the two major sources of the names listed here. I have added other names, however, from any other reliable source that I have found, with the general limitation that I have not ordinarily used names of persons born after 1900.
The civil parish of Arboe includes Cookstown. The parish is also known as Ardboe.
James McGough was listed in the Catholic Directory of 1842 as a curate in the Roman Catholic Parish of Arboe. The post town was Stewartstown. Otherdays.com, available on the website of the Godfrey Memorial Library.
Map of Townlands in Derryloran Civil Parish
The civil parish of Derryloran is on the northeastern boundary of county Tyrone, and includes townlands in county Derry. The city of Cookstown (H810 780 on sheet 13, The Sperrins) is in Derryloran. See A Brief History of Cookstown on the homepage of the Acheson Genealogical Society.
497 Robert McGeough Cookstown Derryloran Tyrone G 1860. [There was a Robert McGrough, a protestant, listed in the Ireland 1766 Religious Census Record in the parish Derryloran, diocese of Armagh, county Tyrone, townland of Culreagh.]
498 John McGeough Cookstown, Town of Derryloran Tyrone G 1860.
499 Mary McGeough Cookstown, Town of Derryloran Tyrone G 1860.
Maria McGeogh. Cookstown, Tyrone East, signed the Ulster Covenant of September 28, 1912, opposing home rule, at the Cookstown Orange Hall.
Fras McGeough, a protestant, is listed in the Ireland 1766 Religious Census Record in the parish Derryloran, diocese of Armagh, county Tyrone, townland of Culreagh. Francis McGeough is listed in the parish of Derryloran as a 1740 Protestant Householders, which list is available at PRONI.
Thomas McGeough and Widow McGeough are listed in the parish of Derryloran as 1740 Protestant Householders, which is available at PRONI.
The civil parish of Desertcreat is in the eastern part of county Tyrone, and is immediately south of the parish of Derryloran, which contains the city of Cookstown, and immediately north of the parish of Pomeroy.
Map of Townlands in Desertcreat Civil Parish.
The townland of Lime Hill (H688 740 on sheet 13, The Sperrins), forms the northwest corner of the parish. Lime Hill is 2 kilometers north of the town of Pomeroy.
501 Arthur McGeough Lime Hill Desertcreat Tyrone G 1860. This may be the same person as 514 Arthur McGeough Cavanakeeran Pomeroy Tyrone G 1860, who was married to Rose Armstrong. Lime Hill is only two kilometers north of Cavanakeeran. See the parish of Pomeroy under the barony of Dungannon Middle, below.
Mary McGough is shown by the IGI as being born in about 1807 in "Desertcreight, Derryloran, Londonderry, Ireland" and marrying James Donly in about 1828 at "Desertcreight And Derryloran Rc, Tyrone, Ireland."
The subsidy rolls of county Tyrone in 1666 for the barony of Dungannon show that Robert McGeogh paid two installments of a subsidy to the king, each of of £3 0 11, on property in the civil parish of Kildress. Elsewhere in the same document, also under the parish of Kildress, the name of the same payer in the parish of Kildress of another installment was reported as Robert McGorke. Since only three persons in Kildress were making payments—obviously all men of affluence—I am almost certain that Robert McGeogh and Robert McGorke were the same person.
Robert McGnogh (?) is listed on the Hearth Money Roll of 1664 and/or 1666 for the townland of Kildress in the parish of Kildress, county Tyrone. See: Hearth Money—Dungannon. (Check LDS film #1279356. This was probably Robert McGeogh.) A co-tenant was James Broun. Several McGorks and McGorkes (including a Hugh McGork) are listed in this Hearth Money Roll for Kildress parish. There were more than a dozen McGorks listed in the parish of Kildress in the Ireland 1766 Religious Census (available on Ancestry.com). (Irish Ancestors does not list McGork or McGorke as a name commonly found in modern Ireland. Neither McGork nor McGorke appear in the Full Index to Petty's ‘1659 Census’ of ‘Principal Irish names.’)
The civil parish of Lissan is on the northern boundary of county Tyrone, and includes townlands in county Derry. Lissan is immediately west of the parish of Derryloran, which includes the city of Cookstown. Lissan (H798 823 on sheet 13, The Sperrins, of the Discoverer Series of 1:50 000 maps), is 4 kilometers north by northwest of the town of Cookstown. Here is a map showing the general location of Lissan.
Map of Townlands in Lissan Civil Parish.
The townland of Dunmore is on the north edge of the parish, abutting county Derry. The map does not show a townland of Killybaskey. There is a townland of Killybasky in the part of the parish of Lissan that lies in county Derry.
CD Robert McGeugh Dunmore Lissan Tyrone T 1827
CD Rev. [James?] McGeough Killybasky Lissan Tyrone [should be Derry] T 1827. The townland of Killybasky is in the part of the civil parish of Lissan that lies in county Derry. PRONI lists the townland of Killybaskey (sic) as part of the Staples estate. The Irish National Register of Archives refers to the Staples family as baronets, of Lissan. The Staples estate in Lissan straddles counties Tyrone and Derry. See The Staples Papers at PRONI. See also How it all began—arrival of the Staples in Ireland. The Staples estate in Lissan can be traced back to 1610 when Thomas Staples, a young lawyer from Yale Court near Bristol, England, the youngest of 11 children, first settled in Moneymore and then decided to rent land in Tatnagilta. Also listed as part of the Staples estate are the townlands of Cluntyganny, Drumgrass, Lissan (listed as "Demesne"), Tamnyhagan, Tatnagilta, and Unagh, which are located in the part of the parish of Lissan that lies in county Tyrone. These latter six townlands are contiguous to each other, and Drumglass, Lissan and Tamnyhagan, lie on the Tyrone-Derry border, a short distance north of Cookstown. The roster of Parish Priests and Curates of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Armagh in 1836 lists a curate named M'geogh, first name unknown, in the Catholic parish of Lissan. The post town is listed as Cookstown, and the county as Tyrone. The boundaries of the Catholic and civil parishes appear to be the same. (The Archdiocese of Armagh includes the greater part of county Tyrone, and four parishes in Derry. Here is a map of the Archdiocese of Armagh.) In 1846, there was a different curate in the parish of Lissan, and James M'Gough was a curate in the parish of Ardboe, with a post town of Stewartstown. Ardboe is a few kilometers to the east of Lissan, abuts the western shore of Lough Neagh, and corresponds to the civil parish of Arboe. James McGough is probably the same curate who was listed by the Tithe Applotment Books in the parish of Lissan in 1827. (There is a Killybaskey Road in Ardboe that joins with Turnaface Road at Drumard.)
The list of Flax Growers of Ireland, 1796, for County Tyrone, list no McGough in the parish of Lissan, but these McGeaghs are listed: John McGeagh; Robert McGeagh; Robert McGeagh, Sr.; Robert McGeagh, Jr., and Thomas McGeagh.
Map of Townlands in Clonfeacle Civil Parish
The civil parish of Clonfeacle is mostly in county Tyrone, but the part on the east side of the Blackwater river is in county Armagh. The townland of Moy is on the eastern edge of the part of civil parish of Clonfeacle that is in county Tyrone and on the western boundary of county Armagh. The town of Moy is in this townland. Across the river to the east, and a short distance to the north, is the townland of Derrycaw in county Armagh, which is also in the parish of Clonfeacle. Moy in county Tyrone is sometimes identified as the location of The Argory, which was built between 1819 and 1824 by Walter McGeough, who assumed the additional name of Bond upon completion of the house. The Argory is actually in Derrycaw in county Armagh, and was originally known as Derrycaw House. See The Argory on my page McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in County Armagh.
James Curran and Bridget McGeough were the parents of Catherine Falls whose family originated in the townland of Moy (H842 564 on sheet 19 Armagh) (or perhaps Charlemont, which is immediately east across the Blackwater river in county Armagh), parish of Clonfeacle, barony of Mid Dungannon. Catherine Falls was 70 years old when she made an Old Age Pension Claim in the Barony of Dungannon. Catherine was probably 2 to 10 years old at the time of the census of 1851. A note about that census says: "Family not found - father died when claimant was born & family will probably be found in mother's household - Bridget CURRAN." [Kathleen Rummel says that a Bridget Curran, born in Ireland, was listed as witness at the baptism of Catherine McGeough and William Cassidy's son John in 1854 in St. Patrick's church in Montgomery Co., PA. See the civil parish of Killeeshil, below.]
The townlands of Drumnashaloge and Carrycastle (H740 548 on sheet 28, Armagh) are both on the western edge of the civil parish of Clonfeacle. Carrycastle is about 12 kilometers west by southwest of the town of Moy and about 9 kilometers west by northwest of the town of Benburb. Drumnashaloge is one townland removed from, and to the north of, Carrycastle, near the northeast shore of Mullycar Lough. They are on the boundary of the civil parish of Aghaloo to the west. Aghaloo is in the barony of Lower Dungannon.
496 Bridget McGeough Drumnashaloge Clonfeacle Tyrone G 1860
495 Thomas McGeough Carrycastle Clonfeacle Tyrone G 1860
Thomas McGough and Mary Donelly are listed by the IGI as parents of James McGough born on May 16, 1866, in Benburb, Tyrone, Ireland.
CD Thomas McGough Carrycastle Clonfeacle Tyrone T 1833 [Armagh on the disk, but should be Tyrone]
The Flax Growers' List of 1796 lists an Arthur Megough in the parish of Clonfeacle.
Henry McGeough of Carrycastle died on December 22, 1893, and an inquest was held on December 23, 1893. Pre-1910 Coroners Inquests at PRONI. (TYR/6/1/1/1/111).
The civil parish of Donaghenry is in the west central part of county Tyrone, and a short distance west of the southwest part of Lough Neagh. Donaghenry adjoins the parish of Desertcreat, which is to the northwest. Stewartstown (H855 705 on sheet 14, Lough Neagh) is in the parish of Donaghenry. The town of Coaslisland (H842 665, sheet 19, Armagh) forms its southwestern tip.
Map of Townlands in Donaghenry Civil Parish.
Boyd's Farm is immediately southwest of and adjoins Stewartstown. Killymurphy (H855 722 on sheet 14, Lough Neagh) is 2 kilometers north of Stewartstown, one townland removed.
506 John McGeough Boyd's Farm Donaghenry Tyrone G 1860
505 James McGeough Killymurphy Donaghenry Tyrone T 1828
The civil parish of Donaghmore is in southeastern county Tyrone, immediately south of the civil parish of Pomeroy, and immediately north of the civil parish of Clonfeacle. (Donaghmore in Tyrone should not be confused with the parish of the same name in county Down.) The town of Dungannon (H800 625 on sheet 19, Armagh), is on the eastern edge of the parish of Donaghmore, partly in the parish of Donaghmore and partly in the western part of the parish of Drumglass.
Map of Townlands in Donaghmore Civil Parish
Killygavanagh is about five kilometers north by northwest of the town of Dungannon, and about two kilometers northeast of the town of Donaghmore (H770 655). Tullynure is about one kilometer southwest of the town of Donaghmore. Derryhoar is the southern tip of the parish. Cullenramer and Lisgallon adjoin Derryhoar to the northeast and northwest respectively. Cullenramer is about 8 kilometers southeast of Dungannon at H740 582. Tullyallen (H720 608) is to the north of Lisgallon, one townland removed, on the west edge of the parish. Derryalskea is on the northern boundary of the parish, to the west, between Moghan Bridge and Reclain at about H715 648, about 5 1/2 kilometers west of the town of Donaghmore, and four kilometers west by northwest of the town of Castlecaulfield. Clonavaddy is about 3 kilometers west by southwest of, and one townland removed from, Derryalskea.
Mary McGough is listed by Family Search's Ancestral Files as the mother of John McGough born on May 13, 1864, at Clonavaddy, Donaghmore, Tyrone, Ireland.
Bernard McGeough and Bridget Kelly are listed by the IGI as parents of Jane McGeough born on March 17, 1867, in Clonavaddy, Donaghmore, Tyrone, Ireland.
Nicholas McGeough and "Isbel" are listed by the IGI as parents of Thomas McGeough born on March 23, 1761, at Donaghmore, Tyrone, Ireland. Nicholas McGeough is also listed as the father of Thomas McGeough born on July 11, 1763, at Donaghmore, Tyrone, Ireland.
Patrick McGough and Catherine Hughes are listed by the IGI as parents of Sarah Ann McGough born on February 9, 1864, at Clonavaddy, Tyrone, Ireland.
Patrick McGough and Ann Woods are listed by the IGI as parents of Elizabeth McGough born on February 27, 1864, at Clonavaddy, Tyrone, Ireland.
CD Charles McGoughy Cullenramer Donaghmore Tyrone G 1860
CD Denis McGoughy Cullenramer Donaghmore Tyrone G 1860
CD James McGoughy Cullenramer Donaghmore Tyrone G 1860
CD Thomas McGoughy Cullenramer Donaghmore Tyrone G 1860
CD Terence McGoagh Derryalskea Donaghmore Tyrone T 1826
CD Daniel McGoagh Derryhoar Donaghmore Tyrone T 1826
CD Felix McGoagh Killygavanagh Donaghmore Tyrone T 1826
CD Felix McGough Killygavanagh Donaghmore Tyrone T 1826
508 Felix McGeough Killygavanagh Donaghmore Tyrone G 1860
CD Patrick McGoagh Lisgallon Donaghmore Tyrone T 1826
CD Patrick McGoagh Tulleyallan Donaghmore Tyrone T 1826
CD Stephen McGoruphy Tulleynure Donaghmore Tyrone T 1826. McGoruphy may well be a garbled version of McGough.
Michael McGough and Alice Dennis are listed by the IGI as parents of Elizabeth McGough born on November 16, 1864, in Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland; Susan McGough born on November 16, 1864, at Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland; and William McGeough born on August 2, 1867, at Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland.
Thomas McGeogh and Mary Jane McGeogh McChrakon are listed by the IGI as parents of Isabella McGeogh born on June 10, 1879, at "Dunyannon, Tyrone, Ireland."
Thomas McGeough and Mary Jane McMahon are listed by the IGI as parents of Patrick McGeough born on January 3, 1866, in Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland.
The civil parish of Drumglass is immediately north of the parish of Clonfeacle, immediately west of Killyman, and immediately east of Donaghmore. The town of Dungannon is on the western edge of the parish of Drumglass, on the southern part of the boundary. The town of Dugannon also lies partly in the parish of Donaghmore. There were coal fields in the civil parish of Drumglass that were mined in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. See my page: Coal Mining and Canal Building in County Tyrone in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.
Map of Townlands in Drumglass Civil Parish.
I will deviate from my usual practice of not naming McGeoughs born after 1900 by mentioning one: Gerry McGeough was born in 1958 near Dungannon, county Tyrone and was educated at St Patrick's Academy, Dungannon. Here is an excerpt from a letter in The Militant of September 18, 1995:
"Gerry McGeough joined the Republican movement in 1975 at age 16 and since that time has lived a life of activism broken by periods of imprisonment, torture, and exile. In 1988 Gerry was arrested on frame-up bombing charges in Germany. After four years of pretrial imprisonment, Gerry was acquitted and extradited to the U.S.A. on a warrant dating back to the 'Freedom Five' case of the early 1980's.
"While out on bail, McGeough toured as a speaker, organizer, and fund raiser for Republican causes in North America. In 1994 he was sentenced to three years in prison and will face deportation when he is released in 1996. Like the other 26 imprisoned Irish activists in the U.S.A., Gerry is very much a victim of collusion between the British secret police and the FBI. When British and American imperialism are getting along well, indictments, provocations, and frame-ups rain down on Irish activists in the U.S.A. However, when U.S. - British relations cool, Gerry Adams gets invited to the White House."
Gerry McGeough was freed in February of 1996. For his picture and biography, see the An Phoblacht/Republican News of December 16, 1999. Here is an excerpt:
"Gerry McGeough has been deported from Britain and has been imprisoned in the Six Counties, Germany, and the United States. He endured isolation and hard time in both Germany and the United States but emerged as confident and unbowed as when he went in. An Phoblacht's Roisín De Rosa spoke with Gerry about his penal time in foreign climes. ...
"Gerry McGeough is a Tyrone man, from the Brantry, the eldest of four children. As kids, they re-enacted 1916, each following day, after the TV showings of the 1966 commemorations of the Easter Rising, playing the parts of the leaders, in his granny's hayshed."
While in a Louisiana Deportation Center, Gerry wrote his first book: The Ambush and other Stories, published in March of 1996 by Jay Street Publications. His second book, Defenders, was written after he was deported from the United States to Ireland. For an excerpt from Behind the Iron Mask: The IRA and Sinn Fein by Peter Taylor, see PBS' The IRA & Sinn Fein.
Another Irish Republican Prisoner from Tyrone was John James McGeough, of Pomeroy. In November of 1997, he was serving a seventeen year sentence in Long Kesh prison, and was was scheduled to be released in October of 2000. He was released on October 21, 1998 (or perhaps 2000).
Margaret McGeagh is listed is listed as leasing a house, office, yard, and small garden from _____ Moneypenny on Scotch Street in the town of Dungannon, townland of Drumcoo, Drumglass parish, in Griffith's Valuation of 1860 (Dungannon, Valuation of Tenements, page 221).
Mary McGeagh is listed as leasing a Boiler-house on Milltown Street from Margaret White in the town of Dungannon, townland of Drumcoo, Drumglass parish, in Griffith's Valuation of 1860 (Dungannon, Valuation of Tenements, page 226).
Mary McGeagh is listed as leasing part of a house in Ranfurly Terrace from John Dickson in the town of Dungannon, townland of Drumcoo, Drumglass parish, in Griffith's Valuation of 1860 (Dungannon, Valuation of Tenements, page 227).
509 Mary McGeogh Drumcoo (T/Dungannon) Drumglass Tyrone G 1860. Mary McGeogh is listed as leasing a house and cellar from John Quinn on Scotch Street in the town of Dungannon, townland of Drumcoo, Drumglass parish, in Griffith's Valuation of 1860 (Dungannon, Valuation of Tenements, page 221).
Mary McGeogh is listed as leasing a house and yard from James Sloane on Washingford Row in the town of Dungannon, townland of Drumcoo, Drumglass parish, in Griffith's Valuation of 1860 (Dungannon, Valuation of Tenements, page 224).
Michael McGeogh is listed is listed as leasing a house, office, and yard from Elizabeth Dawson on Geraghty's Lane in the town of Dungannon, townland of Drumcoo, Drumglass parish in Griffith's Valuation of 1860 (Dungannon, Valuation of Tenements, page 216).
510 Peter McGeogh Drumcoo (T/Dungannon) Drumglass Tyrone G 1860. Slater's Directory of Dungannon for 1846 lists Peter M'geogh as a butcher on Sloan Street. Peter McGeogh is listed as leasing part of an office, and also as leasing a house, detached office, and yard, from representatives of Thomas Sloan on Sloan Street in the town of Dungannon, townland of Drumcoo, Drumglass parish in Griffith's Valuation of 1860 (Parish of Dungannon, Valuation of Tenements, pages 222, 223). Peter McGeough's wife was Anne. Peter and Anne emigrated in 1864, according to Ann McGeough Harney.
Edward McGough was born on August 4, 1818, in Dungannon, Drumglass, Tyrone, Ireland. (IGI).
John McGeagh married Margaret Dickson on August 12, 1851, in Drumglass, Tyrone, Ireland, according to the IGI.
The civil parish of Killyman is on the eastern boundary of county Tyrone and extends into county Armagh. Killyman is immediately east of the parish of Drumglass and immediately north of the parish of Pomeroy.
Townlands in Killyman Civil Parish
The townland of Cohannon in Killyman is near the border with county Armagh, separated from the border by the townland of Tamlaughtmore. The townland to the immediate west of Cohannon appears on modern maps at H862 623 on sheet 28, Armagh, and Cohannon would probably include junction number 14 where the road to Coalisland (A45) exits from the M1 Motorway from Belfast.
512 William McGeough Cohannon Killyman Tyrone G 1860
The civil parish of Pomeroy is in east central county Tyrone, immediately north of the parish of Donaghmore, immediately east of the parish of Termonmaguirk, and immediately south of the parish of Desertcreat. The town of Pomeroy (H694 723 on sheet 13, The Sperrins) is in the northwest part of the parish, on the boundary with the parish of Desertcreat..
Map of Townlands in Pomeroy Civil Parish
The townland of Cavanakeeran is the northwest corner of the parish, and includes the town of Pomeroy.
CD Arthur McGough Cavanakeeran Pomeroy Tyrone T 1829
514 Arthur McGeough Cavanakeeran Pomeroy Tyrone G 1860. His wife was Rose Armstrong. This may be the same Arthur McGeough who held property two kilometers north of the town of Pomeroy, in the townland of Lime Hill, parish of Desertcreat, barony of Dungannon Upper, in 1860. 501 Arthur McGeough Lime Hill Desertcreat Tyrone G 1860. See above.
Joan T. Sullivan of San Francisco has investigated a possible connection between her great-grandfather James McGeough of San Francisco, and the barony of Lower Dungannon in Tyrone. James McGeough married Ellen Whitfield, who was then 17, in San Francisco, in the summer of 1854. Joan Sullivan has traced Ellen Whitfield McGeough's roots through Sydney, Australia, to Dungannon. She sets out much of the history of James McGeough and his wife, Ellen, in a posting of February 19, 1999, on RootsWeb.com, now on the Internet under CoTyroneIreland-L Archives. Here is an outline of what she says there and in other postings on the web:
James McGeough was born in Ireland on March 16, 1825, and a Catholic. He died in San Francisco in 1913. His parents (according to his death certificate) were Arthur McGeough and Rose Armstrong McGeough. [This seems to be the Arthur McGeough listed in the townland of Cavanakeeran in 1829 and 1860.] James emigrated to New York City, arriving in 1846 at age 22. [A James McGeough, a laborer, age 22, whose last residence was Ireland, arrived in New York from Liverpool on November 23, 1846, aboard the Cornelia.] He was naturalized in New York City in December of 1851. Patrick McGeough of New York City was a witness to his residency in the United States. The 1850 Census shows Patrick McGeough and James McGeough living in New York City with Owen Kelley, Owen's wife Helen, and their three girls. In 1854, James married Ellen Marshall Douglas Whitfield.
The 1900 census of San Francisco shows James McGeough, age 75, born in Ireland in March of 1825, living with his wife, Ellen, age 64, born in Ireland in May of 1836, and their daughter, Rose McGeough, age 32, born in California in December of 1867, and their son, James Jr., age 30, born in California in January of 1870. The census says that James and Ellen had been married 46 years, that James had emigrated to the United States in 1850 and Ellen in 1851. James' occupation was shown as a "capitalist" and he was listed as owning his home free and clear. Renting a house next door was John F. McGeough, another son, age 28, born in California of Irish parents in March of 1872, and his wife Amy, age 26, born in California in May of 1874, whose parents were also born in Ireland. John's occupation was listed as the manager of a shoe store. Note that these dates don't fit exactly with other data, but this is not unusual in census records.
James McGeough's wife, Ellen Whitfield, was the daughter of Thomas W. Whitfield, who was born in 1807, and Margaret McCann, who was born in 1810. Both were born in Dungannon, Tyrone. Thomas' father was also Thomas W. Whitfield, and his mother was Ellen Marshall, both of Dungannon. The elder Thomas Whitfield's ' mother was a Douglas from Scotland. Margaret's parents were Henry McCann and Mary (Mollie) McGlone, both of Dungannon. In 1844, Thomas W. Whitfield (the younger) and Margaret McCann emigrated to Australia with their three children: Ellen, Henry and Mary. They traveled to Australia aboard the William Metcalfe. The ship's papers indicated that the parents of the younger Thomas Whitfield were deceased, but the parents of his wife Margaret were alive. Thomas' parents were believed to be Quakers. Thomas and Margaret were Catholic.
Magistrates and clergymen who certified the correctness of the emigration papers of the Thomas Whitfield family were: John G. Burgess, Parkanaur*; Rev. John Young, Killeeshil, Ballygawley; and Rev. F. Devlin, RC.C., Tullyallen, Dungannon.
*Parkanaur Forest Park (H740 613) is today located in Ballygawley, 6 kilometers west by southwest of the town of Dungannon, county Tyrone, and is just off the A4, Belfast to Ballygawley Road. The Parkanaur demesne was owned by John Ynyr Burgess in 1844. Parkanaur house (H 739 615) was built in 1802, and extended in 1821–2, when the Burgess family made it their permanent home. There are maps of the demesne from about 1833 and 1906, and an essay, at pages 521–8 of Tyrone: History & Society Interdisciplinary essays on the History of an Irish County by William Nolan and Henry A. Jefferies (Ed.) (1993). The essay is part of chapter 16: Place and Mentalité: The 'Big House' and Its Locality in County Tyrone by Lindsay Proudfoot. Slater's Directory of Dungannon for 1846, under "Nobility and Gentry," lists: Lady Caroline Burgess and John Burgess, Esq., both of Parkanaur. [Peter M'geogh is listed as a butcher on Sloan Street.] A coat of arms issued to John Ynyr Burges, Esq., of Parkanaur in 1829 describes him as "J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff co. Tyrone, 1829, son and heir of John Henry Burges, Esq., of Wood Park, co. Armagh, by Marianne, his wife, daughter and co-heir of Sir Richard Johnston, Baronet."
In May of 1852, Margaret Whitfield brought her daughters, Ellen and Mary Whitfield, to San Francisco as young girls and put them in the care of the Notre Dame Sisters of San Jose, California, for their education—some 40 miles from San Francisco.
"In the summer of 1854, after two years with the Sisters, at age 17 yrs., she [Ellen Whitfield] married James McGeough, a Roman Catholic, b. Ireland 1823. [Joan later revises this year to 1825.] MOST LIKELY the McGeoughs knew the McCanns and/or Whitfields of Dungannon, Tyrone. There were McCanns from Tyrone in the SF Bay Area in the early 1850's."
Joan T. Sullivan lists the eight children of James and Ellen Whitfield McGeough, all of whom were born in California, as follows:
Mary V. McGeough, born in 1855, the oldest, my grandmother, married John T. Sullivan in 1882. All of their descendants are accounted for. [Mary V. McGeough married John Thomas Sullivan in San Francisco. Their son, Thomas Whitfield Sullivan, was born in San Francisco on November 1, 1884, and died there on April 14, 1959. The funeral home records spells his mother's name as Mary V. McGough. California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985. The family is listed in the 1910 census of San Francisco at 759 Buena Vista Avenue: John T. Sullivan, age 54, born in Massachusetts to parents born in Ireland, married 28 years, a merchant in the shoe business; his wife Mary V. Sullivan, born in California to parents born in Ireland, and four sons, all born in California, including Thomas W. Sullivan, age 25. a clerk in the shoe business. At the same address are James A. McGeough, age 86, widower, born in Ireland, immigrated in 1842, naturalized, with no occupation; his daughter, Rose T. McGeough, age 44, born in California, a teacher in a public school; and a son, James A. McGeough Jr., age 42, single, a clerk in the U. S. transport business.]
Rose McGeough, born in 1858. (The 1900 census says 1867.) [See my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGues in the 1900 Census of the United States under California - San Francisco County - San Francisco City, 37th District.]
Arthur McGeough, born in 1860.
Thomas McGeough, born 1862.
James A. McGeough, born in 1864. (The 1900 census says 1870) [See my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGues in the 1900 Census of the United States under California - San Francisco County - San Francsco City, 37th District.]
John McGeough, born in 1869. (The 1900 census says 1872.) [See my page: McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGues in the 1900 Census of the United States under California - San Francisco County - San Francsco City, 37th District.]
Alice McGeough, born in 1872.
Hugh McGeough, born in 1875.
Here are more listings for the parish of Pomeroy from my table:
CD Hugh McGough Cavanakeeran Pomeroy Tyrone T 1829 [This may be the father of Hugh McGough and Arthur McGough, brothers, who were in New York City in the 1850s. Hugh McGeogh, age 21, a laborer, arrived in New York from Newry on May 10, 1849, aboard the James. Hugh McGough is listed in the 1856 index cards of accounts in the New York Emigrant Savings Bank (account number 11398, opened April 29, 1856). He is listed as a sawyer, living on 13th Street in New York City. "Native of Pomeroy, county Tyrone, Ireland. Arrived 1st time May 14, 1849, per ship St. James. Parent—Hugh ... (mother?) Ann McGough (rest is illegible). He opened the account with a deposit of $485.56, which he withdrew on May 7, 1856. There was no other activity on this account. He opened another account, number 11452, on May 1, 1859, at which time he was listed as a laborer, living on 46th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, native of Cavanagh Kerin (townland Cavanakeeran, civil parish of Pomeroy), county Tyrone, Ireland; arrived May 26, 1857, per ship "Columbus" from Liverpool. Parents dead. Father Hugh machinist. Married to Mary Hart, with children. The account was opened with a deposit of $350, and closed by withdrawing the same amount on June 16, 1857. Hugh McGeogh's brother, Arthur McGeough opened account number 2782 in the New York Emigrant Savings Bank on September 21, 1852. He was a laborer, single, who lived in apartment A between 13th and 14th Street, New York City (probably with his brother Hugh). He was a native of Cavanacor (should be Cavanakeeran), county Tyrone, Ireland, 6 1/2 miles from Dungannon. He had arrived in New York on May 6, 1852, aboard the ship Columbus, from Glasgow. His father was Hugh McGough, who was dead. "Mother lives in Ireland (?) Anne. McGeough." 1 brother in New York, Hugh McGough. 1 brother in Ireland, 1 sister in Ireland, Mary McGough.].
CD William McGough Cavanakeeran Pomeroy Tyrone T 1829
515 William McGeough Cavanakeeran Pomeroy Tyrone G 1860
1851 Northern Ireland Census Abstracts, Part II - 1851 Census from Old Age Pension Records, Page 345, from Genealogy.com
William McGeough (head) Cavanakeeran Dungannon Mid Pomeroy Tyrone
Bridget McGeough (wife)
Peter McGeough (son) age 5 [claimant]
Sarah McGeough (daughter) age 4. William McGeough and Bridget McGeary are listed by the IGI as parents of Sarah born about 1850 in Ireland; the IGI shows Sarah McGeough married Michael McGeary on February 9, 1867, in Pomeroy, Tyrone, Ireland; and that Sarah died on June 9, 1919.
Barney McGeough (son) age 2
William McGeough and Bridget McGeary are listed by the IGI as the parents of Bridget McGeough born on March 4, 1856, in Tyrone, Ireland. Bridget McGeough died on March 4, 1942.
The townland of Killey (H702 706 on sheet 13, The Sperrins) is two kilometers south by southeast of the town of Pomeroy, and one townland removed from the townland of Cavanakeeran (in which the town of Pomeroy is located).
516 John McGeough Killey Pomeroy Tyrone G 1860
1851 Northern Ireland Census Abstracts, Part II - 1851 Census from Old Age Pension Records, page 345, from Genealogy.com:
John McGeough (head) Killey Pomeroy Tyrone (Possibly a tenant of the Lowry family—perhaps James Lowry of Rockdale. See: Green, Lowry, and Alexander Papers (D645 and D1035) (Landlords, tenants, soldiers and clergy—Lowry of Pomeroy leases, 1744–1849) at PRONI.
Mary McGeough (wife)
Pat McGeough (son) age 10
Hugh McGeough (son) age 8
John McGeough (son) age 6
Ann McGeough (daughter) age 4 [Yvonne Kapernick (nee Vallely) of Cecil Plains, Australia, is exploring the possibility that this is the Ann McGough, born in county Tyrone in about 1847, who married Hugh Vallely and was the mother of James Vallely who, according to the IGI (batch no. C701252, source call 0101101), was birth was registered in the dispensary district of Sixmilecross, county Tyrone, on February 2, 1865. In an email of June 4, 2010, she points out: "Killey is not very distant from Sixmilecross* & given that Hugh was only 18 when James was born, it is unlikely that Ann was much younger." She also says: "James later migrated to England and became a steel works labourer." The 1891 census of England shows James Vallely as a 24 years old steelworks labourer at 66 Beeby St, Workington, Cumberland, England, living with his wife Catherine (Parker), age 22, born at Newcastle upon Tyne, and 2 children, Catherine, age 1, and James, age 3 months. James and Catherine had at least 9 more children. James died on April 10, 1926, in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
*"Six Mile Cross [TYR] Omagh" is on the "Alphabetical listing of sub-districts, also known as dispensary districts or registration districts" in Registration Districts of Ireland—An Alphabetical List of the Registration Districts of Ireland with Details of Counties, Sub-districts, and Adjacent Districts by Michael J. Thompson, page 20 (PDF). At page 14, under Districts/Poor Law Districts in 1871—REGISTRATION DISTRICT (Sub-districts / Dispensary districts—Adjacent Registration Districts, is this listing:
"Omagh, TYR. (Dromore, Drumquin, Fintona, Omagh Nos. 1-2, Six Mile Cross)
(Adjacent Registration Districts) Strabane, Gortin, Cookstown, Dungannon, Clogher, Enniskillen, Irvinestown, ..., Castlederg"
The registration district of Dungannon, which is adjacent to the registration of Omagh (to the east), had sub-district offices in Dungannon and Coalisland, as well as in Ballymagran, Benburb, and Clonavaddy.
The boundaries of Registration Districts corresponded to the boundaries of Poor Law Unions, and the townland of Killey in Pomeroy parish was in the Poor Law Union of Cookstown, the registration district to the north of Dungannon. See the IreAtlas Townland Data Base by Sean Ruad.
Arthur McGeough (son) na [d. 1849]
The townland of Shanmaghry (H710 688 on sheet 19, Armagh) is about 4 kilometers south by southeast of the town of Pomeroy, to the south of Killey, and one townland removed from Killey.
513 Francis McGeough Shanmaghry Pomeroy Tyrone T 1829
CD Michael McGeough Shanmaghry Pomeroy Tyrone T 1829
CD Thomas McGeough Shanmaghry Pomeroy Tyrone T 1829
CD Daniel McGough Shanmaghry Pomeroy Tyrone T 1829
517 Francis McGough Shanmaghry Pomeroy Tyrone G 1860.
1851 Northern Ireland Census Abstracts, Part II - 1851 Census from Old Age Pension Records, Page 345, from Genealogy.com
Francis McGeough (head) Shanmaghry Dungannon Mid Pomeroy Tyrone
Rose McGeough (wife)
Mick McGeough (son) age 18
John McGeough (son) age 14
Mary McGeough (daughter) age 10
Rose McGeough (daughter) age 7
Bridget McGeough (daughter) age 4. [claimant m. Hughes]
518 John McGough Shanmaghry Pomeroy Tyrone G 1860
Francis McGeough of Pomeroy, county Tyrone, arrived at the Port of New York on April 22, 1912, aboard the Cameronia from Londonderry. Francis was 21 years old and single. He was going to join his aunt Bridget Grimes at 15 East 56th Street, New York City. He listed as his nearest relative in the country from which he came Francis McGeogh of Pomeroy, county Tyrone. (Ellis Island web site). This may be the Francis McGeough who was born on May 1, 1890, in Dungannon, Ireland, according to his draft registration on June 15, 1917, in Quincy, Norfolk county, Massachusetts. He described himself as married and as an accountant employed by the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 on Ancestry.com.
Super Index of Irish Wills, 1270–1860, a compilation of Irish will indexes by Gloria Bangerter, lists the will of John McGeogh of Shanmaghry (spelled there as Shanemaghery) in 1828.
The townland of Cornamaddy (H692 688 on sheet 19, Armagh) adjoins the townland of Shanmaghry to the west.
Patrick McGeough. Frank McGough of Philadelphia says that his great-grandfather was Patrick McGeough of the townland of Cornamaddy, civil parish of Pomeroy, county Tyrone. He was born in Cornamaddy in 1858. He died in Philadelphia in 1900, and is buried by his wife Mary Maguire McGeough. His parents were Patrick and Bridget. He had a sister, Mary, who was born in 1860. Frank's branch of the family dropped the e from the name in 1910. Genforum posting of July 31, 2001. I believe the name of Patrick's father was listed as Patrick McGoughy in Griffith's Valuation of 1860. See the line immediately above #516 in my table in McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in Ireland in the 1820–30s and 1850–60s: By County, Parish, and Townland:
Patrick McGoughy Cornamaddy Pomeroy Tyrone G 1860
The townland of Tullnagall (H763 682 on sheet 19, Armagh) is in the eastern part of the parish of Pomeroy, 6 kilometers east of Shanmaghry, and about 2 1/2 kilometers north of the town of Donaghmore (H770 655 on sheet 19, Armagh), which is in the civil parish of Donaghmore.
CD Patt. McGough Tullnagall Pomeroy Tyrone T 1829
CD Thos. McGough Tullnagall Pomeroy Tyrone T 1829
The civil parish of Aghaloo is the southeastern tip of county Tyrone. It lies to the immediate southeast of Clonfeacle. The southwestern edge of Aghaloo is part of the Tyrone-Monaghan border, and the southwestern edge is part of the Tyrone-Armagh border. The town of Caledon (H758 453 on sheet 19, Armagh) is in Aghaloo, at its southeastern tip, and lies on the borders of counties of Tyrone and Armagh to its east, and on the borders of counties Tyrone and Monaghan to its south. Caledon is 12 kilometers east of the city of Armagh, and is at the southeastern tip of county Tyrone.
Map of Townlands in Aghaloo Civil Parish
The list of Flax Growers of Ireland, 1796, for County Tyrone list two McGoughs (spelled M'Gough), both in the parish of Aghaloo: Terence McGough and William McGough. See: Aghaloo Parish Tyrone Flax seed entitlement 1796.
The townland of Knocknaroy is at the northern tip of the parish of Aghaloo. Adjoining Knocknaroy to the east is the townland of Carrycastle in the parish of Clonfeacle. There was a Thomas McGough family family in Carrycastle in 1833 and 1860. Super Index of Irish Wills, 1270–1860, a compilation of Irish will indexes by Gloria Bangerter, lists lists wills for Gildernew McGeough in 1718 and Isabelle McGeough in 1774 in the townland of Knocknaroy, Armagh. The only townland in county Armagh (or diocese of Armagh) that now has a similar name is Knockaconey. The reference is to the townland of Knocknaroy in the parish of Aghaloo, county Tyrone.
Here is part of an email of Gerry McGeough of Ireland forwarded to me by Joan Sullivan on August 11, 2006:
"You know, I'm one of the Carrycastle, Brantry McGeoughs and my Dad, God rest him, once told me that the ruins of the original homestead in the area was home at one point to a family of thirteen (as I recall the figure) boys and that most of the McGeoughs in the general region stemmed from them. We may be relatives after all.
I noted in Hugh McGough's excellent site a reference to one Gildernew McGeough from the Index of Irish Wills 1260-1850ish. This man apparently died in 1718. There is mention of the fact that he was from Knocknaroy, but no-one seemed to know where that townland was exactly. Well, it's the townland next to Carrycastle so he may have been a common ancestor."
The townland of Culligan is near the southern tip of the parish of Aghaloo. The townland of Derrykintone adjoins it to the north. Culligan and Derrykintone adjoin to town of Caledon to the west. Cronghill is in the northern part of the parish, nine kilometers north by northeast of the town of Caledon, and six kilometers east by northeast of the town of Aughnacloy. Edenageeragh is two kilometers west of Cronghill. The townland of Rehaghy and Rehaghy mountain lies between Cronghill and Edenageeragh. Edenageeragh is four kilometers east by northeast of the town of Aughnacloy, which is in the civil parish of Carnteel.
CD Eleanor McGough Cronghill Aghaloo Tyrone T 1825
CD Hugh McGough Culligan Aghaloo Tyrone T 1825
CD Terence McGough Culligan Aghaloo Tyrone T 1825
CD William McGough Culligan Aghaloo Tyrone T 1825
CD Hugh McGough Derrykintone Aghaloo Tyrone T 1825
CD William McGough Derrykintone Aghaloo Tyrone T 1825
CD Bryan McGough Edenageeragh Aghaloo Tyrone T 1825
The civil parish of Carnteel is on the southern border of county Tyrone, adjoins county Monaghan, is immediately northwest of the civil parish of Aghaloo, and contains the town of Aughnacloy (H667 523 on sheet 19, Armagh).
Maps of Townlands in Carnteel Civil Parish
The town of Aughnacloy (H666 523 on sheet 19, Armagh) is in the southern part of the civil parish of Carnteel.
493 Patrick McGough Derrycush (T/Aughnacloy) Carnteel Tyrone G 1860 Rented from William Wildridge a house and small garden for £1.15.0
The civil parish of Killeeshil is immediately north and immediately west of the civil parish of Carnteel, and immediately southwest of the civil parish of Donaghmore. Going east from Killeeshil, after crossing a narrow strip of the civil parish of Carnteel, one enters the civil parish of Errigal Keerogue. Ballygawley (H631 575) is on the eastern boundary in the parish of Errigal Keerogue, but Killeeshil is often referred to as part of Ballygawley.
Maps of Townlands in Killeeshil Civil Parish
Killeeshil Parish Householders Index contributed by Harry Doyle includes two entries for the surname McGeough in the 1860 Griffith's Valuation of Killeeshill parish.
The townland of Fasglashagh is on the northern edge of the civil parish of Killeeshil, to the east. Fasglashagh lies between the townlands of Ahaginduff to the west and Cabrah to the east, and is approximately H700 610 on the Irish grid system., about 8 kilometers northwest of the town of Ballygawley (H631 575).
Michael McGeough Fasglashagh Killeeshil Tyrone. In a web postings of March 25, 2001, April 8, 2001, and April 23, 2001, on the Mcgeough Family Genealogy Forum, Elizabeth McGue says:
"From info we have gathered on McGue family, we learned name was originally McGeough. Michael Mcgeough was my great, great grandfather and was from Co. Tyrone, townland of Fas Glasliagh, Killeeshil parish. He married a Susan Loughran on Dec. 4, 1823 in Killeeshil parish. A son, Daniel, was born in Nov. 1824 and baptized at Most Holy Trinity Church, where his parents were married. They left Ireland in 1828, ended up in Albany NY and had more children. . . . "
April 8, 2001. "Susan's father, Patrick, died in 1828, owned a pub in the townland of FasGlasliagh, Killeeshil parish. Don't know anything about Michael's siblings nor hers, except think she had a sister Jane. Joseph McGeough died in Ire. in 1972 buried at cemetery near St. John's Church in Galbally." (Probably the townland of Galbally in the civil parish of Pomeroy in the barony of Dungannon Middle to the north.)
April 23, 2001. "I am listing my grandfather's generation. But my great-grandfather Daniel had a brother Michael S. that I know of who owned a cigar store at 21 Lodge St. (Philadelphia) before his death in approximately 1902. He was married to a Catherine Clarke.
"My grandfather's siblings were: (Children of Daniel and Margaret Kearney McGeough)
Michael b. 1855 d. 1899 married Mary Carlin-two children William b. 1881 d. 1908 and Mary
Daniel b. 1870-d. 1909-don't have any other info
Edward b. 1858-no other info
Catherine b. 1860-d.1932 married to Thomas McDermott-four children: Mary, Robert, Margaret and Ellen
Ellen b. 1862 d. 1925-never married
John b. 1866-no other info
Anna b. 1873 married Peter Nash-had 3 children: Catherine, Margaret and James. I know Margaret married Ralph Daum and had son ralph jr. who was battalion chief in Alb. fire dept. when he retired in 1987.
Susan b. 1878 d. 1945 married Edward Colfels—no children.
"I know one of my great-grandmother's sisters, Mary Kearney married a Nicholas Williams (Mac Williams?) and had 4 kids: Mary b. 1851; Nicholas b. 1852; Margaret b. 1854 and William b. 1858."
The McGeoughs listed immediately below emigrated to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and are ancestors of Kathleen Eliff Rummel of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania < KRummel1503@aol.com>. Most of the information on this family comes from posting on the Internet by Kathleen Rummel.
511 Patrick McGeough Fasglashagh Killeeshil Tyrone G 1860. His wife was Anne. Patrick McGeogh is listed by the IGI as having been born in about 1837 in "Killeshall, Ballygawley, Tyrone, Ireland." He married Anne McGeogh in about 1863 in "Ballygawley, Tyrone, Ireland." Anne was born about 1842 in "Killeshall, Ballygawley, Tyrone, Ireland." Patrick and Anne sailed on the Lady Emily Peel, April to July of 1864. Patrick and Anne McGeough appear in the 1880 federal census of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Here is information from that census:
McGeough from Killeeshil, Co. Tyrone.
Patrick McGeough, age 45, Laborer, born Ireland
Annie McGeough, age 38, Housekeeper, born Ireland
Mary McGeough, age 19, Weaver, born Ireland
John McGeough, age 16, Works in mill, born USA
Patrick McGeough, age 8, at school, born USA
Maggie McGeough, age 5, born in USA
Frank McGeough, age 3, born in USA
"Lived in Swedeland, Upper Merion Township, Montgomery Co., PA. (Swedeland was a small village, almost all immigrant Irish, just north of Philadelphia.) I haven't made a family connection to my McGough/McGeough family yet except for Killeeshil, Co. Tyrone and they all came to Swedeland." K. Rummel
According to Kathleen Rummel, Catherine, James and William McGough of Killeeshil, listed immediately below, were brothers and sister.
William McGeough Killeeshil Tyrone. Great-great grandfather of Kathleen Rummel. Probably born between 1800 and 1810. She says that she found no evidence that he emigrated. Father of Margaret McGeough , Catherine McGeough, Mary E. McGeough, and Ann McGeough
Catherine McGeough. Sister of William McGeough, above, and James McGough, below. Probably born between 1800 and 1810. "Long since passed away by 1889." Married Owen Daily. Lived in Killeeshil. Never emigrated.
James McGough Killeeshil Tyrone. Born in 1805. Brother of William McGeough. James Arrived in the United States around 1838. He lived in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. There was a naturalization application by James McGeough, age 34, on March 21, 1839. He died on August 4, 1871. His widow, Mary (maiden name?) McGeough, died in January 1888. James and Mary had no children.
A posting by <KRummel503@aol.com> of September 13, 1999, with some minor editing:
Subject: [CoTyroneIreland-L] My McGeough's of Co. Tyrone and Montgomery Co., PA
Revision of my McGeoughs (all church records that I have found [so far] in the archives of St. Patrick's RC Church in Norristown, Montgomery Co., PA list the name as McGeough, except for one which lists Mageough. Civil records list McGough. My GGrand Father William (2) was not the brother of James and Catherine, but a nephew, his Father, William (1) was their brother. (I've had to number the Williams to keep them straight.)
Margaret, Catherine, Mary and Ann were not William's (2) daughters, they were his sisters.
William McGeough Killeeshil Tyrone. Son of William McGeough, above. Born in 1833. Emigrated to the United States at age 20. He arrived in Philadelphia on January 24, 1853, aboard the Florida from Liverpool (with his sister, Anne, age 21). He was naturalized on January 27, 1855, at age 22. In 1860, he married Mary Murphy who was born in Ireland in 1835. They lived in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. William and Mary are the great-grandparents of Kathleen Rummel. They had five children: ?, ?, ?, Annie b: 1867, and William (3) b: May 1868. William married Winifred Hayden, and they are the grandparents of Kathleen Rummel. This William McGeough has four sisters: Margaret, Catherine, Mary, and Ann. Here is part of an email from Katherine Rummel of July 26, 2003:
"My ancestors were William (My GGrandfather) and his sisters Margaret, Catherine, Mary, and Ann, and their Uncle James. I also found Patrick and Ann Woods McG*, and Hugh and Ann. I'm searching St. Patrick's cemetery now and found a very large Celtic Cross head stone for James McGough, Uncle of my GGrandfather William. I could read the name, but have to figure out how to read the other information on it, very worn from the weather. It was very impressive to see though. It was over 6' tall.
[*Patrick McGough and Ann Woods are listed by the IGI as parents of Elizabeth McGough born on February 27, 1864, at Clonavaddy, Tyrone, Ireland. See the Civil Parish of Donaghmore, above.]
"One thing jumped out at me was the name Curran. A Bridget Curran, b. in Ireland, was listed as witness at the baptism of Catherine McG and William Cassidy's son John in 1854 in St. Patrick's church in Montgomery Co., PA. I found it interesting. Just wondering out loud if she was connected to the Curran's you listed. Just another piece of the big puzzle." [See the entry under the civil parish of Clonfeacle, above, on the Bridget McGeough who married James Curran .]
The Ireland List Roll Call Pages—Letter "M"
McG(e)ough, William born 1830s, in Co. Tyrone. Kathleen Eliff Rummel. Married Mary Murphy born in Co. Carlow, in 1860. Known sisters: Margaret born 1822, (Mar. John Cahill). Catherine, born 1824, (Mar. William Cassidy), Mary, born ? (Married Michael Burns), Ann, born ? (Mar. John Rogan) Parents William and ? McG(e)ough.
Uncle: James McG(e)ough, Aunt: Catherine McG(e)ough (Mar. Owen Daily in Killeeshil.)
Margaret McGeough Killeeshil Tyrone. Daughter of William McGeough. Born about 1822. Emigrated at age 18 in about 1840, possibly on the Champlain. Married John Cahill on April 19, 1845. James McGeough was a witness. Children: Mary Cahill - baptized November 1, 1846; Margaret Cahill - baptized December 10, 1848; John Cahill - baptized March 9. 1851; William Cahill - baptized August 21, 1853; Thomas Cahill - baptized December 3, 1858.
Catherine McGeough Killeeshil Tyrone. Daughter of William McGeough. Born about 1824. Emigrated at age 16 in about 1840, possibly on the Champlain. Married William Cassidy. Son: John, born December 23, 1853, baptized on January 1, 1854. A sponsor at his baptism was William McGeough.
Mary McGeough Killeeshil Tyrone. Daughter of William McGeough. Married a man named Burns. Children: Cecilia Burns. Born?
Ann McGeough Killeeshil Tyrone. Daughter of William McGeough. Married John Rogan on November 9, 1856 (Witness: William McGeough).
Harry Doyle <email@example.com> posted these notes from the records of Killeeshil parish on CoTyroneIreland-L Archives on September 13, 1999, in an email addressed to Kathleen Rummel:
" I have found a few more McGeoughs for you and the others. Note of marriage of Charles McCoole and Anna McGeough in 1825. Didn't take a note of the date.
16 Mar 1839 Peter McGeaugh sps at bapt of Mary Doyle.
18 Dec 1859 Patrick McGough* Wts at marriage of Michael Doyle.
21 Feb 1860 Patrick Wts at marr of Catherine Doyle.
29 May 1867 Ann McGough* sps at bapt of Mary Doyle.
17 Mar 1871 Joanne and Ann McGough sps at bapt of Ann Doyle.
All from Killeeshil Parish records.
from Harry in Hamilton"
Henry Doyle married Bridget McGeough on November 12, 1826, in Killeeshill parish.
*Patrick McGeogh is listed by the IGI as having been born in about 1837 in "Killeshall, Ballygawley, Tyrone, Ireland." He married Anne McGeogh in about 1863 in "Ballygawley, Tyrone, Ireland." Anne was born about 1842 in "Killeshall, Ballygawley, Tyrone, Ireland." This Patrick McGeogh and his wife Anne are listed in Irish Passenger Lists, 1847–1871, William McCorkell & Co. Passenger Lists, 1847–1867, page 183, as follows:
"McGEOGH, Patrick. Killeshall, Ballygawley P.O., Co. Tyrone. 4/64. Lady Emily Peel. 6/64.
Kathleen Rummel lists these other McGeoughs in the records of St. Patrick's RC Church, Norristown, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, and census records of Montgomery County:
Hugh and Anna McGeough—Son William baptized on August 27, 1853; sponsors John Cahill and Margaret McGeough Cahill. Kathleen Rummel says: "They were all listed as living in the small village of Swedesboro, Upper Merion Township, very close to Norristown, which is the capital of Montgomery Co. St. Patrick's Church in Norristown was the earliest Catholic church in that area."
Possibly, Hugh was a brother of William, James, and Catherine, and an uncle of the second William McGeough who married Mary Murphy.
Patrick McGeogh and Anne McGeogh of Killeshall (sic), Ballygawley, sailed (or signed to sail) from Londonderry to Philadelphia on the Lady Emily Peel on April 8, 1864, and arrived in Philadelphia on June 28, 1864 (?). They were both 32 years old.
The civil parish of Clogher form the south central tip of county Tyrone. Its southeastern border is part of the Tyrone-Monaghan border. Its southwestern border is part of the Tyrone Fermanagh border. The parish includes the town of Clogher (H540 515 on sheet 18, Enniskillen), which is about 15 kilometers southeast of the town of Fintona. The Clogher & Five-Mile Town Slater's Directory of 1846 lists under the heading of Nobility Gentry & Clergy: M'GOUGH Rev Anthony Clogher.
Map of Townlands in Clogher Civil Parish
The townland of Caldrum (H588 544) is the easternmost point of the civil parish of Clogher, about three kilometers east by northeast of the town of Augher, and a little over 6 kilometers northeast of the town of Clogher. Caldrum is a little over 5 kilometers northwest of the townland of Mullaghselsana in the civil parish of Errigal Trough in county Monaghan, where there were a Bernard McGeough in 1826 and an Arthur McGeough in 1860.
CD Andrew McGoghey Caldrum Clogher Tyrone T 1825
CD John McGoghey Caldrum Clogher Tyrone T 1825
Hugh McGough, 1762, is listed in Coletrom by Super Index of Irish Wills, 1270–1860, a compilation of Irish will indexes by Gloria Bangerter. Caldrum is the closest spelling of a possible townland. The book also lists John McGeough in 1776 and Miles McGeough (McGough is listed as an alternative spelling) in 1778 in Shees in county Tyrone. The closest modern spelling of a townland is Sess, of which there are two in county Tyrone. The reference may be to the townland in the civil parish of Clogher that is a about 2 kilometers north by northwest of Fivemiletown. Sess is in the Catholic parish of Aghintaine on its boundary with the Catholic parish of Pobal. Sess is 11 kilometers south of the town of Fintona.
Patrick McGeogh and Anne McGeogh of Killeshall (sic), Ballygawley, sailed (or signed to sail) from Londonderry to Philadelphia on the Lady Emily Peel on April 8, 1864, and arrived in Philadelphia on June 28, 1864 (?). They were both 32 years old. (See the parish of Killeeshil, above. Killeeshil is often referred to as part of Ballygawley.)
Passenger Lists of McCorkell Line Ships Londonderry Ireland 1864.
The civil parish of Donacavey (sometimes spelled Donaghcavey) is immediately northwest of the civil parish of Clogher. Donacavey's southern border forms part of the Tyrone-Monaghan border. The town of Fintona is in the civil parish of Donacavey. Fintona will be found on sheet 19, Enniskillen, of the 1:50 000 map of the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (H445 614).
Map of Townlands in Donacavey Civil Parish
Peter McGeogh Donacavey Clogher Tyrone 1780. Graveyard inscription published in the "Clogher Journal" in 1970.
John McGeough Donacavey Clogher Tyrone. 1673–29 Jan 1733. Graveyard inscription published in the "Clogher Journal" in 1970. His wife was Mary McGeough, below.
Mary McGeough Donacavey Clogher Tyrone. 1733. Graveyard inscription published in the "Clogher Journal" in 1970. Her husband was John, above.
Rodger McGoagh Donacavey Clogher Tyrone. 1688 12 May 1750. Graveyard inscription published in the "Clogher Journal" in 1970.
The townland of Agharonan (H493 607) is about 5 kilometers east of the town of Fintona.
503 John McGough Agharonan Donacavey Tyrone G 1860.
504 Owen McGough Fintona, Town of Donacavey Tyrone G 1860.
The townland of Derrybard lies about halfway between the town of Fintona and the townland of Agharonan to the east—less than 10 kilometers east of the center of Fintona.
502 Art. McGough Derrybard (H472 616) Donacavey Tyrone T 1827
A. McGough was listed in the Catholic Directory of 1842 as a curate in the Roman Catholic parish of Donacavey. Otherdays.com, available on the website of the Godfrey Memorial Library. The post town was Fintona. Could this be the McDuogh, a parish priest, who was reported by the Tyrone Constitution of November 6, 1846, to have been at a well-attended famine-relief meeting in Clogher on October 12, 1846:
"The Rev. Mr. McDuogh, P.P., wished to know what the starving poor were to do in the interim before the public works were commenced. The people were starving in that town, in Augher, and throughout various parts of the country, and many were living solely on cabbages. (Cheers from the galleries.)" The Great Famine in County Tyrone by James Grant, which is chapter 19 of Tyrone History & Society, edited by Charles Dillon and Henry A. Jeffries (Geography Publication, Dublin 2000), page 592.
CD Edward McGough Derrybard Donacavey Tyrone T 1827
CD James McGough Derrybard Donacavey Tyrone T 1827
CD Patt McGough Derrybard Donacavey Tyrone T 1827
The townland of Raneese (H476 612) is to the immediate southeast of Derrybard.
CD Bryan McGough Raneese Donacavey Tyrone T 1827
CD Owen McGough Raneese Donacavey Tyrone T 1827
CD Pat McGough Raneese Donacavey Tyrone T 1827
CD Shane McGough Raneese Donacavey Tyrone T 1827
Hugh McGough. A gravestone inscription in St. Mary's Catholic cemetery in Troy, Renssalaer County, New York, reads as follows:
Erected by Jane McGough in mem. of husband
Hugh McGough d. Mar 20, 1850 aged 35. Native of
Ireland co. Tyrone Parish of Fintown (sic—Fintona)
Tombstone Inscriptions In Cemeteries In Troy, Rensselaer County, NY Indicating a Foreign Place of Origin compiled by Loretta M. Nial (1976) on Connors Genealogy. According to a posting on Rootsweb, this Hugh McGough was the grandfather of "Geraldine. Brooklyn NY. (Gara1931@aol.com)."
Super Index of Irish Wills, 1270–1860, a compilation of Irish will indexes by Gloria Bangerter, lists the will of Hugh McGough of "Ransee" as proved in 1810. Also listed for Raneese is Hugh McGeogh, 1807, and Patrick McGough, 1799.
The IGI lists the birth of a Hugh McGough in Fintona, county Tyrone, Ireland, in 1815, and his marriage there to Jane in about 1840, and his death on March 20, 1850. The IGI lists a Mrs. Jane McGeough born in Fintona in about 1819, who married Hugh McGough of Fintona in about 1840. See the entry under 1815 on my page Hugh McGoughs in History. An ancestor of this Hugh may have been the Hugh McGeough of Raneese, Fintona, listed under 1737 on the same page. Hugh McGeough, Rances, Tundonagh (1807) and Hugh McGough, Ranees (or Kanees), Findonagh (1809) Will # 521B, pg. 361, were listed by Michelle McGoff on her now-inactive web page: Wills & Administrations in county Monaghan (1734 - 1881). My guess is these entries should be: Hugh McGough, Raneese, Fintona. If he lived the biblical allotment of three score and ten years, he would have been born around 1737.
Susan McGough. "My g grandfather, James G. Carroll, was supposedly born [in Fintona] abt 1840/42. The LDS film of church records for Fintona begins a half dozen years later. His father, Patrick McCarroll, and mother Susan (McGough) McCarroll, supposedly lived on Patrick's father's (James Carroll) farm in Fintona. The family immigrated to U.S. abt 1850/51." [CoTyrone] Fintona, Tyrone-McCarroll/Carroll/Gough/McGough, a posting of May 30, 2001, under Co TyroneIreland-L ArchivesCoTyroneIreland-L Archives on RootsWeb.
There is a townland of Beagh (H510 625) just across the northwestern edge of the parish of Donacavey, on the southern edge of Clogherny parish, about 2 kilometers northeast of Agharonan, and about 4 kilometers east by northeast of Derrybard. See the map of Townlands in Clogherny Civil Parish. This raises the possibility that the Arthur McGough, age 33, and family, who sailed from Drogheda on the east Coast of Ireland to America in March 1865, listed as from Beragh, parish of Cappagh, county Tyrone, was a son or nephew of the Art. McGough listed in Derrybard in 1827. See the discussion under Donacavey parish under the barony of Clogher.
Super Index of Irish Wills, 1270–1860, a compilation of Irish will indexes by Gloria Bangerter, lists the will of Arthur McGeough (listed as Art.) in 1743 in the townland of Lisnacreeve (parish of Donacavey, county of Tyrone, south by southeast of the town of Fintona). The townland of Raneese adjoins Lisnacreeve. The northeast boundary of Lisnacreeve is the southwest border of Raneese.
Bernard McGough Fintona Donacavey Tyrone. Here is a posting of Robert Carroll on June 1, 2001 on the Mcgeough Family Genealogy Forum:
"I have a Bernard McGough, b. probably bef 1800 in Ireland. Had a daughter, Susan McGough, b. abt 1820, maybe in Fintona, Clogher Parish (sic), Co. Tyrone. Susan married Patrick McCarroll abt 1840. Family immigrated to NY (Newburgh, Orange Co.) abt 1850/51." (Note that the parish of Donacavey is in the barony of Clogher.)
The civil parish of Errigal Keerogue is to the immediate northeast of the civil parish of Clogher, and immediately west of the civil parish of Carnteel. The town of Ballygawley is on the eastern boundary of the parish (H630 575 on sheet 19, Armagh). The townland of Errigal ((H578 578 ) is closer to the western boundary of the parish, about 5 1/2 kilometers east of Ballygawlley, and about 13 kilometers east by south east of Fintona.
Maps of Townlands in Errigal Keerogue Civil Parish
CD Hugh McGeoghey Errigal Errigal Keerogue Tyrone T 1833
CD Hugh McGoghey Errigal Errigal Keerogue Tyrone T 1832
The civil parish of Termonmaguirk is in central county Tyrone, immediately west of the civil parish of Pomeroy. The town of Sixmilecross (H568 678 on sheet 18, Enniskillen) is on the southern boundary of the parish, and the town of Carrickmore (H615 725 on sheet 13, The Sperrins) is in the center of the parish. Carrickmore is 8 kilometers west of the town of Pomeroy, and 16 kilometers east of the town of Omagh.
Map of Townlands in Termonmaguirk Civil Parish
The townland of Drumlester adjoins the townland of Carrickmore to the southwest, is about 2 kilometers northeast of the town of Sixmilecross, and is on the south shore of what appears to be a large bog on the townland map (Grove Bog?).
CD Peter McGough Drumlester Termonmaguirk Tyrone T 1825
The townland of Carrickmore is on the southeast shore of a bog, and contains the village of Carrickmore (H615 723) on sheet 13, The Sperrins). The townland of Tonegan adjoins Carrickmore to the south and Drumlester to the east.
519 Bernard McGeough Carrickmore Termonmaguirk Tyrone G 1860. Bernard McGough and Catherine Bradley are listed by the IGI as the parents of Bernard McGough born on September 20, 1865, at Six Mile Cross, Tyrone, Ireland; and Ellen McGough (mother's name spelled Bradley) born on January 22, 1867, at Six Mile Cross, Tyrone, Ireland. The Catherine Bradley who married Bernard McGough may be the Catherine Bradley who was born on June 25, 1839, to Francis Bradley of Mullaghslin and Margaret Rafferty of Eskerboy, Sixmilecross. Email of February 18, 2008, from Mary Peckett entitled From down under re: Bradley. According to the email, after their marriage Bernard moved onto Catherine's property, and Mckeown's have Bernard's property now. Catherine's "siblings I know of are John, Ann, Patrick, Francis, Miriam and Bridget and because there is a gap of 9 years there may be others. One girl I believe married a Maguire and another married a Rafferty but I have no proof as yet." Eskerboy is a townland in the civil parish of Termonmaguirk
520 Francis McGough Carrickmore Termonmaguirk Tyrone G 1860. Francis McGeough married Mary McKenna and appears in the Kumler Family Genealogy. (This website is inactive, but I leave the link because it can be accessed through the Internet Archives Wayback Machine.) The marriage was at Lonegan, Carrickmore, county Tyrone, Ireland (date unknown, but probably a year or two before 1860), where the family lived. Their children were: Peter McGeough; Francis McGeough; Catherine McGeough; Patrick McGeough; and Mary McGeough (and Rose McGough*). Their daughter Mary McGeough married Ephraim E. Myers in Newton, New Jersey, around 1890, The Myers family lived at Newtown, New Jersey and Silver Springs Township, Pennsylvania. Family Search, in an entry submitted by Susan L. Ingram of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, lists Mary McGeough, born on May 12, 1867, at Lonegan Carrickmore, county Tyrone, Ireland, who died on July 6, 1959, as marrying Ephraim E. Myers. [This information was verified by email of August 11, 2003, by Norman D. Kumler, the great-grandson of Mary (McGeough) Myers—and the webmaster of Bigdad-1.com.]
*Francis McGough and Mary McKenna are listed by the IGI as parents of Rose Mc Gough born on April 20, 1873, in Tyrone, Ireland.
521 Francis McGough Tonegan Termonmaguirk Tyrone G 1860
The civil parish of Dromore is on the southern part of the western border of county Tyrone. The western border of Dromore forms part of the Tyrone-Fermanagh border. The parish of Donacavey, in which is located the town of Fintona, is to the immediate east of Dromore. In the center of the civil parish of Dromore is the town of Dromore (H350 630 on sheet 18, Enniskillen).
Map of Townlands in Dromore Civil Parish
The townland of Tullymagough (H310 601 on sheet 18, Enniskillen) is located on the southwestern edge of the parish of Dromore, 5 kilometers southwest of the town of Dromore. See the map in McGoughs, McGeoughs, and McGeoghs in Ireland in the 1820–30s and 1850–60s: By County, Parish, and Townland.
Here are some other forms of the name of the townland of Tullymagough from Placenames NI - The Northern Ireland Place-Name Project:
1835c - Tulaigh mic Eochadha "Magough's Hill"
1835c - Tulli (McGough) (Mr Hamilton)
1835c - Tullymagough (Mr Wilson)
1920c - Tulaigh Mhic Eochadha: Keogh's Hill
1977 - the Hill of the Son of Eochadh or of McKeogh
1977 - Tulach mhic Eochadha:
2003 - Tulaigh Mhig Eochadha "Mac Geough's hillock"
According to one source (which I can no longer find), in 1835 the townland of Tullymagough was called Tully McGeagh. There were no McGoughs or McGeaghs shown in Dromore by the Tithe Applotment Books, but a significant number of Catholics were expelled from county Tyrone to county Mayo after the Battle of the Diamond in county Armagh in 1795:
"In the Altamont estate at Westport in County Mayo, a list of those arriving from the north was compiled which revealed that of the 1074 named individuals almost half had come from County Tyrone. Most of these were drawn from the Dungannon baronies and from along the western shore of Lough Neagh, but as many as eight families had originated in the parish of Longfield, near Omagh, and another nine families from the parish of Dromore."
Chapter 24. From the Flight of the Earls to the Famine: Tyrone's Migration History 1600 to 1845 by Patrick Fitzgerald, in Tyrone—History and Society (editors Charles Dillon and Henry A. Jefferies, Geography Publications, 2000), page 472, citing T. O. Fiach, Migration from Ulster to County Mayo in 1795–96, in Ulster Local Studies, (Winter, 1990), pages 7–19. See: McGoughs in County Mayo under Exiles from Ulster?
Dromore Roman Catholic Church Records transcribed from Dromore RC church records on LDS film No. 0926052 by Michael O'Donnell contain these entries:
Date Surname Name Father MotherName MotherSur Town
3/8/1871 McBrien Patrick Patrick Cecelia? Sisly? McGaughey Dromore
3/25/1866 McBrien (O'Brien) Margaret Patrick Cecelia McGaughey Dromore
10/1/1874 McSorley Mary William Susan McGough (McGrath) Dergany
The civil parish of Cappagh is in the central part of county Tyrone, immediately west of the civil parish of Termonmaguirk. The town of Omagh (H450 725, in the southwest corner of sheet 13, The Sperrins, and the southeast corner of sheet 12, Strabane) is on the southwestern boundary of the civil parish of Cappagh.
Map of the Townlands in Cappagh Civil Parish
The townland of Beragh (H799 398) is nine kilometers north by northwest of the town of Omagh, on the western boundary of the parish of Cappagh, and 3 kilometers east of the Ulster American Folk Park.
Arthur McGough Beragh Cappagh Tyrone 1865
Here is a message posted by Ann Harney on May 24, 1998:
Michael McGough age 10
Frank McGough age 14
Mary McGough age 12
Sarah McGough age 6
Alexander McGough age 4
Arthur McGough age 33
U McGough age 32
Leaving from Drogheda on the East Coast of Ireland from Beragh to America in March 1865
Beragh, Parish of Cappagh, county Tyrone
These notes are from Diana Hanson in January this year—just found them.
[Could this possibly be the townland of Beagh in Clogherny parish? Beagh is just a few kilometers from the townland of Derrybard in Donacavey parish where there was an Arthur McGough in 1823. See the discussion under the civil parish of Donacavey.]
A Samuel McGough, whose address is given as Beragh, is listed as sailing in 1849 from Londonderry to Philadelphia aboard the Superior . Ships of the J & J Cooke Line and the McCorkell Line, by Brian Mitchell, page 54 (Genealogical Publishing Co., Philadelphia 1988).
John McGeough. John McGeough was born about 1835 in county Tyrone, Ireland, and died about January 22, 1874, in Laurel Hill, Queens county, New York. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens county, New York. He married Mary McCort and their children were Margaret M. (Maggie), James J., John J.
"My earliest documented McGeough ancestor is John McGeough, recorded as the owner of Lot 64 of 400 lots of the tract known as Laurel Hill, according to the Queens County (New York) Lands Records of 1858. It is unknown when John McGeough arrived in the United States or New York City, or when he married Mary (maiden name?). Between 1862 and 1868, John and Mary had three children: Margaret M., known as Maggie, James J., and John J. Sons James and John died several months apart in 1891; both were single. Maggie married in December 1884 to George Grassick; they had four children: John George, Jessie Loretta, Margaret Mary, known as Marg, and Anna Margaret." From Welcome to the McGeough Family Page.
Here are part of postings by Chris McGough beginning on April 07, 2001, on the Mcgeough Family Genealogy Forum. The dialogue is with Elizabeth McGue about her great-great grandfather, Michael McGeough, and his son, Daniel McGeough, of the townland of Fasglashagh, civil parish of Killeeshil, barony of Lower Dungannon, discussed above. Michael McGeough married Susan Loughran on December 4, 1823 in Killeeshil parish. A John Loughran was buried in or near Philadelphia around 1900 with Chris McGough's great-grandfather , Patrick McGeough, raising the possibility of a connection between the families, a connection of this family with the parish of Killeeshil.
"My ggrandfather, Patrick McGeough, is. buried with his brother Frank Mcgeough. Also in the grave is a child John Loughran. Patrick died in 1900, Frank his brother married to Annie died in 1892 or 1893. Had a brother James. Other relatives with names, Hugh, William, Owen, Mary and Catherine. Nugent, Mcwilliams, Black, Malley, Mc swiggan, McGough and Loughran are names in cemetery plots. The cemetery plots are in Phila. Pa. and Holy Cross cemetery in Yeadon Pa. I believe there is a good chance our McGeough's And Mcgough's came to N.Y. first. The Loughran in our cemetery plot leads me to believe there is a connection."
April 8, 2001. "Patrick McGeough, around 1880's' was also in the wines and liquor business. Pub in Philadelphia on Ktn Avenue. All male relatives occupations listed as wines and liquors, or bartenders. I imagine they made the wine and whiskey back then. The trade of manufacturing whiskey, beer and wine may have been a family recipe passed down from earlier generations."
" John Loughran a child, and Francis J. Mcwilliams, parents listed as John and Mary are buried in the same grave. I don't have the information in front of me I think D.A.'s are late 1890's early 1900. Patrick Mcgeough my ggrandfather died 1900 around age 42."
April 16, 2001: "I am told my Ggrandfather's brother Frank McGeough, married to Annie Nugent, was from Tyrone County. I'm thinking my Ggrandfather Patrick Mcgeough is from Tyrone also. I have a John Mcwilliams buried with my family."
John McGeogh and Mary McDonald are listed by the IGI as parents of Bridget McGeogh born on October 12, 1873, in Tyrone, Ireland.
Thomas McGeough and Mary Donnelly are listed by the IGI as parents of Mary McGeough born on April 24, 1874, in Tyrone, Ireland.
and McGoughs in County Tyrone
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