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12/07/2009 4:24 pm
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Joined: 12/07/2009

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CLarke Family Mountshannon
I am lookin for any information about the origin of this family before early 1800s. I believe they lived at a place called Cregg (Cregg House?), Mounshannon between Mountshannon and Whitegate. One or two brothers moved across Lough Derg in the 1840s and settled around Dromineer, County Tipperary - one may have been involved in supervising famine relief work possibly road building. Also one of them, probably a Robert or George, married into the Fletcher family of Shannon Halland the descendants still live there. Another part of the family, four brothers, - possibly uncles of the above- emigrated to Canada as part of the exodus of Protestant families from North Tipperary (and from this part of County Clare) in the 1800s
15/12/2009 4:11 am


Clarkes of Mountshannon
I am descended from one of the Clarkes who moved from MountShannon to Canada in 1819 (my ggg grandfahther was George Clarke b 1777. I know much of the Clarkes in Canada, and something about the Clarkes who moved to Tipperary, but wish to push back further in time.

George's father was Robert Clarke (of Cregg, Co. Galway lease 1789 (100 acres))and his father was another George Clarke(of Ballyheige, Co Clare lease 1746 of Clonolia, Co Galway (97 acres)). I don't have birth or death dates for either of these, not sure of the spouses, and there is some confusion regarding which are Robert's siblings. I'm especially interested in knowing if another George Clarke is Robert's brother. I have a George Clarke (of Whitegate c1797-1866 and married an Abigal c1810-95) who I can connect to my family if I can assume his father (also likely Gerge) is Robert's brother. This all makes sense to me as every generation has a George, but I have no record of one in Robert's generation. i.e I have a reasonable story, but no proof. The missing George would have been born around 1770, perhaps at Cregg.

It may be that George of Ballyheige was christened at Killaloe diocese, Killmore, Tipperary, Ireland, around 1706-10. Would anyone know if these records still exist?

p.s. I think "Ballyheige" may be misspelled and should be "Ballyteige" - any thoughts on this?

I'd be happy to share what I have on the Clarkes, but am very hopeful someone can help me point back to the 1600's with this family.

Hope you can sort through all the Georges.

Thanks in Advance

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