This section contains a list of people and families who seem likely to be members of the various family trees included in this study. However, there is no conclusive proof that they are actually related at this stage.
Many of the names are only known from the Pre-1858 Wills and Admons Index held by PRONI. The documents listed in this index no longer exist. Thet were destroyed in the fire at the National Archives in Dublin in 1922.
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At the time of Eliza's marriage in 1838, Eliza was living in Fernagreevagh, as was George CURRAN (who had married Mary Jones the year before). One of the witnesses to her marriage was George Curran.
George CURRAN is listed twice in the Pre-1858 Wills and Admons Index held by PRONI. Both entries (in 1835 and 1836) describe Geoge as a Farmer resident in Ternagreevy. There was not a townland in Armagh called Ternagreevy. The name is therefore most likely to be a corruption of Ternagreevagh (also known as Fernagreevagh), where George CURRAN (1811-1886) was living when he married Mary JONES in 1837 and where they both died (1886 and 1864 respectively). As Ternagreevagh is a relatively small townland, it seems unlikely that there would be more than a single family with the same names.
Bartholmew CURRAN is listed twice in the Pre-1858 Wills and Admons Index held by PRONI. The entry dated 4th March 1823 and 1827) describe Edward as resident in Ballygausey. It does not state an occupation. The entry dated 1827 describe him as a farmer resident in Ballygansey.
Edward CURRAN is also listed in the same Index. The entry is dated 1826 and describes Edward as resident in Ballygawsey. He is described as a farmer. The entry dated 1827 describe him as a farmer resident in Ballygansey.
There are no townlands called Ballygausey or Ballygansey in Co. Armagh. It therefore seems likely that they all refer to Ballygassey, in Loughgall Parish.
Mary Albina Curran is thought to have been born in 1874, the daughter of George and Sarah (nee. NEWPORT) CURRAN. It appears that her birth was never registered - The Registry Office in Belfast (GRO) have no record of it.
There is also an entry in the Births Register for an unnamed male child born to George and Sarah, born 10th March 1874.
George and Sarah's previous child (William Henry CURRAN) was born in very late 1872 or 1873. (He was 49 when he died on 22nd December 1922 according to his gravestone inscription The GRO have a record of an unnamed male child born to George and Sarah on 10th March 1874.
Their next child (Robert Jones CURRAN) was born on 14th December 1875.