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Parishes in Galway

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Glen Report 6 Jun 2008 04:00

I have a 4x grandfather Michael Rabbitt who, as listed on his army discharge papers was born 1825 in the parish of Killimore Daly in the town of Loughrea.

I have found a baptism record for a Michael Rabbit (1825) in the parish of Abbeyknockmoy in the town of Loughrea.

Killimore Daly & Abbeyknockmoy are relatively close on the maps I've found and it seems as though the juristiction of parishes changed/merged over time.

Would I be clutching at straws to think the baptism record is my man?

Any info on parishes etc. would be of great help!


Thistledown Report 7 Jun 2008 02:45

HI Glen,

do you know who his parents names were, please.



Glen Report 9 Jun 2008 02:10

Hi Betty,

No unfortunately I don't know his parents' names


Thistledown Report 9 Jun 2008 03:17

Hi Glen,
he dates are too early to look up on register in GRO, but found these on IRISH FAMILY HISTORY SITE.
Rabbit Michael Birth 25/9/1823
Parish Abbeyknockmoy.
CO.Galway R.C.
Father Michael Rabbit.
Mother Catherine Ford.
Sponsors Peter Rabbit---------Honor Rabbit.
Michael Rabbit 7/2/1825 Abbeyknockmoy, Co. Galway.R.C.
Father Peter Rabbit
Mother Mary Cany
Sponsors Peter Cany Sabina Devany.
Michael Rabbit.21/9/1828 Abbeyknockmoy. Co. Galway.
Father Thomas Rabbit.
Mother Catherine McGlynn.
Sponsors. James Milan------ Honor Clancey.
Michael Rabbit 16/4/1829 Date of Birth/Baptism
Parish Abbeyknockmoy Loughrea Co. Galway.
Father Martin
Mother Mary Murray.
Sponsors Edmund Dillon.----- Anne Madden.
All Roman Catholic.
I would say that the first one is yours and some if not all the rest are rellies
Peter Father of one sponsor to another Honor Rabbit Sponsor to one then Honor Clancey 1828 sponsor to another could she have married in between times?.
Good luck.


Thistledown Report 9 Jun 2008 23:19



Thistledown Report 11 Jun 2008 01:12



Glen Report 17 Jun 2008 04:46

Thank you so much for your help Betty!


Thistledown Report 17 Jun 2008 12:54

Hi Glen,

Glad to have been of help to you.
Good luck in the future.


Martin Report 19 May 2013 20:49


Hope that you are still logged on

Abbeyknockmoy and Killimordaly are a great distance apart when it comes to having genealogical connections