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03/12/2020 11:03 am
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Murtagh / Loftus
Good Morning All,

I hope you are well.

I am wondering if anyone can help me with the below post I found on the Mayo Roots forum:

"Agnes Loftus - search for her family (born 1903)

Agnes, here's what I have on Kiltimagh. Note that the name"Loftus" appears several times. KevinPatrick Murtagh was born about 1805. He was 96 years old duringthe 1901 census. He was married to Julia Loftus who was born about1837 and died on 24 Sept 1897 (at age 60). Note that Patrick was32 years older than his wife, Julia. He was 56 years old when theirfirst child was born and 66 years old when the last child was born. I would guess that Patrick had more children for which there are norecords.Griffith's Valuation (1856) shows that Patrick was a joint tenant,with Thomas Murtagh, James Murtagh, Martin Rooney and James Langan of54 acres in the townland of Cuillalea. They rented from PatrickTuohy, who in turn rented from Anthony Ormsby of Ballinamore. I have no record of when Patrick died. Patrick was the fatherof 5 children that I know about. They are:A. John Murtagh (my line) was born about 1861. He marriedCatherine Cavanagh (born about 1866) in Claremorris Parish on 5January 1889. Their witnesses were James Murtagh and BridgetCavanagh. No record on when John or Catherine died. Iam given to understand John was brought to the states by his sonAndrew and lived with him.B. Michael, baptised 17 September 1863, sponsors Michael McGrealand Sally Roche.C. Anne, baptised 11 October 1866, sponsors Mathew Loftus andHonor Loftus.D. Bridget, baptised 18 February, sponsors Thady Lavelle and MaryLoftus.E. James, baptised 15 June 1871, sponsors Martin Mathew Loftusand Mary McGreal.John Murtagh and Catherine Cavanagh (my line) had seven children.They are: Michael, baptised 5 October 1890, sponsors James Murtaghand Kate Costello; Andrew, baptised 17 December 1891, sponsors AndrewKeveney and Mary Loftus; Bridget, (know later as Aunt Viola) baptised 6 July 1893, sponsors Patt Murtagh and Bridget Kavanah; Mary(Kevin Crowley's grandmother), born 26 August 1895, baptised 5September 1895, sponsors James Greally and Julia Murtagh; emigratedto Jersey City, married James Breheney, 5 children; died 16 December1961; James, baptised 26 September 1897, sponsors John and KateCostello; John, baptised 3 September 1899, sponsors Tom Mullen andKate Murtagh; Catherine, baptised 19 January 1901, sponsors JamesKeveny and Mary Mullen"


I believe this to be my Great Grandfathers family (James being my GGF) but I am struggling to find any additional information. Unfortunately this was posted in 2003 and although I have asked for the person to contact me I believe they may have left the site.

Many thanks.

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