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Grady family name spelt specifically as "Gready"

Grady family name spelt specifically as "Gready"

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Posted Wed 24 Jan 2018 12:35 AM
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Good evening. Thank you for letting me join. I am specifically looking for the geographic area in Ireland where the name Gready was the real family name. I have two instances Canada in 1780's through 1840's where this spelling was used. I believe these two gentlemen are related.
The only thing I know for certain I one is listed as being born in Ireland. One was a loyalist soldier mustered out in Prince Edward Island but took a land grant in Nova Scotia. The second also took a land grant in Nova Scotia. As I have seen several variations of the Grady name I almost let it go BUT!!!!! In searching the name I came across a sight from Ireland, that suggests there was a small branch of the family that came from another source that went by Gready. Seems they might have been up at some time. Looking for the Gready oasis to see if the light at the end of the tunnel is a train or not. Thank you for any help, guidance, direction or answers.

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Hi Graham,

How exciting!

We have some Members who have extensive knowledge when it comes to research like this. I am sure they will have some great tips for you.

Maybe this article from Saoirse will provide you with some great places to start your search for the Gready name in Ireland.

Let's find this oasis! 😊
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Hi Graham

An excellent starting point for surname research is the Irish Ancestors website at https://www.johngrenham.com/surnames as John's ‘Surname search’ option enables you to examine the location, frequency and history of Irish surnames.

A search with surname Gready reveals the following number of households of the name in mid-19th century Ireland:
Clare  2; Cork 2; Galway 2; Kerry  1; Kildare 1; Mayo 9; Offaly 2; Sligo 1; Tipperary 3 and Waterford 1






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My grandmother's family spelt their surname Gready during the 19th century. Later on they changed to Grady and O'Grady. The family lived in Clashavadra or Shanballard near Ballyclerahan. There's an old Gready family headstone in Mortlestown graveyard between Ballyclerahan and Cahir which is probably the same family. That headstone commemorates John Gready who died 26th August 1807 aged 67 and his son Maurice died 11th February 1807 aged 25.https://d2b4i25io5fq3v.cloudfront.net/25-07-2020/b5527b4a-5272-476c-8d36-4b34.jpg



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Many thanks for adding the image of your Gready family gravestone, Mick!

With so few of that surname, it would be lovely to see if they are indeed relations.

Thanks again to Brian for his knowledge on where to look, hopefully, Graham will be back to tell us some good news. 🙂




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