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Looking for family roots

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Posted Wed 15 Jul 2020 7:33 PM
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This is what I believe to be accurate. Mathew Griffith born about 1813 Cavan county was married to Martha Bird (burd) B:1823 in Ireland and emigrated to Ontario, Canada and lived in York County. I believe these children were born in Ireland according to Ontario census taken in 1851. James, Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary & Frances. Hopefully someone will be able to provide more information. I have no information on their parents.

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Posted Thu 16 Jul 2020 12:29 PM
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Hi James,

It is fantastic that you are researching your Griffith ancestors! It is also very helpful that you already know where they came from.

Before 1864 records were kept in the form of church and parish records; while some of these have regrettably been lost over the years, all the surviving records have been sorted into county-based genealogical centres. In your case, the genealogical centre would be the Cavan Genealogy Centre.

Because you know the place they were born at, you can also search the Church records on the Irish Genealogy website.

Have you been in touch with the Cavan Genealogy Centre yet? 

I hope this is helpful, please let us know how the search goes.

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Hi James

I see that the tithe applotment books, which are in effect a rural census of Ireland for the 1830s, which can be searched free of charge at http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/home.jsp  records 14 Griffith households in County Cavan in the time period 1831-1833: 9 in Drumgoon parish; 3 in Castlerahan parish, 1 in Castleterra parish and 1 in Killashandra parish.

However, it must be said as this source only names head of household it provides insufficient information to confirm the nature of the link between any of these Griffith households and your Mathew Griffith who was born c. 1813. However it is possible, but not proven, that one of these householders is the father of your Mathew. 

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Thank you Brian for the information!


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