Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Faherty of Tullyvrick, Oughterard

So, I'm chasing my GG Grandmother Kate Faherty.  For years I thought her name was Flaherty and had no idea where she was from.  Recent messages from 2 different cousins confirm the name was FAHERTY and the family was from Camp Street, Oughterard (which is Faugh West in the Census districts).

I posted her details on the Oughterard Heritage webpage and got an interesting response, showing that there were Faherty children with Patrick Toole as a baptismal sponsor (he was Kate Faherty's husband) -- so this makes sense that he is acting as a baptismal sponsor to his wife's nieces/nephews.  These children are from Tullyvrick, which is just outside of Oughterard near Lough Corrib.

Griffith’s Valuations for 1855 has a record of a John Faherty being the owner of a garden and buildings in Barrack Street, Oughterard in the townland of Fough West. The house is occupied by Arthur Evans as tenant. This appears to be the only “Faherty” name there which is now known as “Camp Street”.
In the townland of Tullavrick, Oughterard there is a John Faherty recorded as having land to the value of £7.0.0 and buildings valued at £0.10.0.
Kilcummin parish records show a marriage between a John Faherty and a Mary Anne Molloy on October 24th 1842. No address! Witnesses: John Guinan and Mary Heraghty
Children with parents as above:
Margaret Faherty, Baptism September 9th 1852.
Sponsors: Patrick Toole and Ellen Molloy
Michael Faherty, baptism September 22nd 1859.
Sponsors: Patrick Toole and Mary Faherty.
No addresses for either.

It's possible that the family migrated into "town", and Camp Street has Faherty's living there by 1901 Census.

I checked my Ancestry DNA matches and found a connection to a person who descends from a Faherty of Tullyvrick -- so this makes me think I'm on the right track.

Also, a cousin who is now deceased once told us that our GG Grandmother was Mary Molloy -- she had her married to another line of the family, but now I think she may have gotten that confused, but there was a grain of truth somewhere, and the Molloy family relates to the Faherty's.  There is also some connection to McGauley/McGawley families in Tullyvrick.

Still sorting out all the families that I've found records for in Tullyvrick, but I somewhat suspect that based on naming patterns, Kate Faherty's father may be a John Faherty.

Stay tuned......

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