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does anyone have any information of a John McGinley (born around
1808 living in Tauhgboyne, Co. Donegal, died Strabane, Ireland in
1888). His father may have been a Michael McGinley born c1770's.
John McGinley son was Thomas McGinley born c1830, married 27th Nov
1845 Tauhgboyne, Co. Donegal and died Glasgow 1905.
am looking for any connections to the McGinley family in Wilkes-Barre,
Pa prior to WW2. My father was Leo,his siblings, Francis (Hank),
Bobby, John, Joe, Winnie, Mary & Helen. Father and mother were
Patrick McGinley & Winifred Foy McGinley. The family owned a
store "McGinley Bros" in Wilkes-Barre. Msgr. McGinley
of Kings College was my fathers uncle. My grandfather had 9 or 10
brothers. His father had many brothers as well. Some in the US some
in Ireland. My great grandmother was Briget O'Donnell McGinley.
Family lore has her twin sister leaving Donegal for Australia where
she had 10 daughters. Very little is known about the family since
the death of my grandfather back circa 1930 in Wilkes-Barre.Regards,
Michael McGinley, Ardmore, Pa. USA
to find my Irish roots. My great grandfather John McGinlay married
Helen Lang or Lawn in Glasgow 1874. Both were born in Ireland. His
parents were Hugh and Margaret McGinlay. Hugh's parents were John
McGinlay and Hannah Brogan -all I presume from Ireland. This is
all the info I have and would be grateful if anyone can help.
am the granddaughter of Hugh McGinley, son of Bryan and Mary, nee
McCausland. Mary was daughter of Michael and Catherine McCausland.
My grandfather was born in Dunfanaghy in 1901 and came to the US
in the early 1920's with two of his older brothers, John and Michael.
I still have family in Dunfanaghy and have been traveling there
on and off for 30 years. I was lucky enough to meet my grandfather's
youngest brother, Patrick, several times. He died in April 2003,
three months shy of his 100th birthday. My great grandparents are
buried in the famine graveyard. My ggf, Bryan, died in the early
1920's and was listed as a farmer. My ggm died in 1940 and was listed
as a homemaker.
My Dunfanaghy family doesn't really know anything more than I do.
I would like to progress further in my research. There is a caretaker
at Glenveagh Castle named James McGinley. There was a comment that
he might be a distant cousin. Someone said Bryan McGinley was from
Creeslough and Mary McCausland from Kildarragh (sp). One of my father's
first cousins, Mick, moved his family to Dublin. He is the father
of the professional golfer, Paul McGinley.
for any help anyone can offer.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
great grandfather was Michael McGinley born on 1 Jan 1817 in Donegal,
Ireland. He came to the USA in 1835 (I still can't find the ship
he came over on) and married on 29 Apr 1849 Jane Johnson. He died
on 8 Dec 1907 in Houston Twp, Adams Co., Illinois. I would love
to know who is parents are as this is a major stumbling block in
Jane Johnson was born on 29 Apr 1833 in Fermanagh Co., Ireland and
came to the USA in 1846 (again cannot find ship). She died on 23
May 1923 in Lorraine, Adams Co., Illinois. I have headstone photos
for both Michael and Jane and all dates were in the family bible.
Her parents were Robert Johnson and Mary Thompson of Ireland.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
anyone identify the Francis McGinley from this World War II era
photograph? The names on the folder this photo was held in are:
C. T. Thompson, James E. Culver, Manville Pike and Francis McGinley,
but the names might not be in order. ?If you can identify which
of these men is Francis McGinley, or if you have any information
about the Francis McGinley in this photo or of his descendants,
name is James P McGinley my father was Neil Anthony Mc Ginley born
in Ballymoney Co. Antrim Northern Ireland. in January 1930. His
father was also James Patrick McGinley born Dunfanaghy/Carrigart
area of Co Donegal I know he went to Scotland in his early years
to work in the potato industry and on his return settled in North
mom’s maiden name is spelled Maginley and our family is generally
from the Scranton, Pennsylvania area. I was wondering if anyone
else has seen this spelling and where it may have originated? My
great grandfather was Thomas Jefferson Maginley and he was born
around 1902. I was wondering if our family was also from Donegal?
I have a lot of Maginley cousins whose names appear to be commonly
used throughout generations as I’ve seen on this website and some
of the resemblances of the pictures that are posted and my family
are uncanny. I really enjoy researching my families’ roots and any
information would be much appreciated.
would like to compliment you on your web page for the McGinley Clan.
I live in Perth, Western Australia with strong family links to Donegal.
My Grandmother was Rose McGinley and she married John Duffy in 1898
and then moved to Glascow for work and later (in 1912) migrated
to Perth, Western Australia. Rose McGinley's father was Charles
McGinley and her mother was Rose Boyle. If any members of your clan
have any information about my ancestors, I would love to get it
from them. I have a good history of the descendents of Rose and
John Duffy in Australia.
for any information on how the McGinleys got to Fanad (Clondavadog
parish). The townland of Ballymichael has numerous (appprox 6) McGinley
families going back as far as the Tithe Aplotments. There are a
few othe McGinley families scattered around the Parish also. There
is no mention of this territory on the clan website. It has been
suggested that they may have come across from Mevagh as it was a
noted clan location.
Charles (b 1821), Patrick (b 1825) and Andrew Bernard McGinley (b1828)
all came to America from Ireland together in 1843. Brother Andrew
Bernard McGinley came as a stow-a-way on the same ship as his brothers.
By 1860 all three brothers are married with families and living
in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Father's name may be John McGinley
- mother unknown. They all came from County Donegal. Looking for
information about family who did not immigrate and other siblings
St. Cloud, MN
appreciate any information about Henry McGinley (probably died about
1830ish), married to Catherine Theresa Campbell, who were parents
of Michael, Cornelius, Thomas Colin, Sarah and possibly a Bridget.
Cornelius emigrated from the Killybegs area to Kingston, New York
area (then Horicon and Adirondack, New York) about 1846, later joined
by wife Sarah Ellen Duncan and son Patrick. Sarah also emigrated
at some point and settled in New York City. Her daughter, Sara,
was the mother of a Father Robert McCormick. Would like to know
anything about the above, but especially Henry and Catherine. Thanks.
into finding Margaret Mc Ginley from Gweedore area. Born in 1878.
Married Daniel Mc Garvey of Brinleck sometime in the 1900 or after.
Died in 1966 aged 88 years. Any information given would be great.
many years I have been searching for more info on my gggrandfather's
line. Ambrose Sweeney was born in Ireland (don't know where in Ireland)
either 12 Oct 1846 or Nov 1847. I do not know his parents or siblings.
He came to America on the ship Britannia entering through the New
York City port in Nov of 1865 and settled in Greene County, Pennsylvania
where he was a coal miner for a number of years. He married Rachel
Lough in about 1883 and they had 6 children, Mary Elizabeth (my
ggrandmother), Donna C., Sarah A., James, John and Clara. Ambrose
died January 12, 1915 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, and is buried
there also. Any information on where he came from in Ireland or
who his parents or siblings may have been will be greatly appreciated.
name is Amy McGinley, I married Michael McGinley he is the son to
Paul McGinley, son to Raymond McGinley, son to Andrew James McGinley
(born May 23, 1881 in Horicon Warren, New York and he died April
15, 1964), son to Andrew McGinley (born Mrch 1853 In New York no
date of death), son to Cornelius McGinley who was born June 19,
1819 in Ireland, and he died Dec. 3, 1906 in Adirondack New York
in Ireland, he married Ellen Duncan. His father was Henry McGinley
(born and died in Ireland), his mother was Catherine Theresa Campbell.
His brother was Thomas Colin McGinley the Writer/Scholar born in
1830 around the time of his fathers death. I am looking for anyone
who might have more inforamation on this particular line, and might
know more information on Henry and Catherine to bring the line further
back. I know my husband's family still has ancestors over in Ireland,
his grandfather Raymond as well as some of his Aunts/Uncles have
to Ireland and have visited with them.
would love to hear from anyone who may be connected with this family
or have information they are willing to share. Thank you and hope
to hear something soon.
my name is Rob McGinley and my dad recently passed away. My dad
was called Joeseph McGinley and he was born in Glasgow in 1936 he
had 3 sisters (Margaret, Mary and Juliet), he also had a brother
called John. I believe they lived in Hollybrook Street Govan Hill.
All Iknow of my granparents was my grandad was called Denis. My
dad moved to Milton Keynes in 1965 and my dad was very vague with
details of past McGinleys or any other relations. I am looking to
find out more about my family tree and the McGinley name as the
name means so much to me. Any help would be much appreciated.
I am trying to trace my Irish ancestors in Donegal but I dont know
where in Donegal they come from so am posting on here hoping for
a clue. My GGGrandfather was John McGinley b 1835 son of James McGinley
and Mary Tinney in Donegal. He had a brother called Christopher
b 1837, John and Christopher went to Glasgow, Scotland in the mid
1850's and settled there. John married a Mary Haggarty in 1853,
Strabane, dont know if this was in Strabane or just the administrative
area as some parts of Donegal were. Can anyone help please.
in Oklahoma, would like to know more about my family history. Great
grandfather was J. K. McGinley who was married to Margaret O/Daughtery.
trying to find out about my great great grandparents. My great great
grandfather was James McGinley, born in Ireland about 1841. He lived
most of his adult life in Port Glasgow, Scotland, and had two daughters:
Mary and Bridget. He was either married to Sarah or Dorothea Sweenie
(or both!), as both names show up in the records at various times.
She could also have been 'Sarah Dorothea' or 'Dorothea Sarah', who
went by either first or second name at various times. She (or they)
was also born in Ireland, and spent her adult life in Port Glasgow.
daughter Bridget married David McClanaghan and they had a son call
Bernard, born in Port Glasgow in 1917, who lived most of his life
in Leeds. Thanks
for any help you can give me.
is April 13, 2010 and I’m inquiring about my Grandfathers family
for which we know very little about..His name was Charles J.McGinley
and lived in Altoona, Pa with my Grandmother Matilda C.Linck. My
father was Leo Linck McGinley and played baseball in Altoona, Warriors
Mark, Spruce Creek and Lakemont PA..I believe all of my fathers
sibling are also deceased..Richard McGinley, Alma McGinley Watson,
Johanna McGinley Hodges, Erma McGinley(?) and Helen McGinley Reagan..Any
help will be appreciated.
name is Daniel McGinley and I am looking for information on James
McGinley b.1843 in Donegal Co. He Married Julia McLaughlin around
1863. The had 6 children.
Hugh M McGinley b.21 May 1863 Londonderry
James McGinley b. Bet 1865-1868 Londonderry
Daniel McGinley b. 09 Dec 1869 Londonderry
John McGinley b. 1871 Londonderry
Elizabeth McGinley b. 1874 Londonderry
Hannah McGinley b. Abt 1877 in Donegal
In 1880 Hugh came to America and settled in Kansas City Missouri.
Followed by John, Daniel, Elizabeth and Hannah in early 1900s.
James and Julia are my 2nd great grandparents and this is where
I hit the wall. No records for either of them I can find. Only mention
is their names on some of the US docs I found on the ones in the
Elizabeth passenger record has friend listed as Mrs. McKay, 45 Stanley's
Any info on James and Julia would be greatly appreciated. If I can
find the Parish they are from maybe I can break down that wall.
2nd great grandmother Sarah McGinley, born 1850 Ireland, was in
Albany, New York from 1868 until her death. I believe her parents
were John McGinley, born 1824, and Nancy Bowers. I have not had
any success linking the family back to Ireland. Any help would be
got an e-mail a while back regarding the McGinley clan meet 2010
from a McGinley in Philadelphia. Ihave lost his e-mail, Ithink they
own a business. Can you put this up to see if any one remembers
it. My father is Patrick McGinley and we live in killybegs, Co.
am looking for information about Rosannah McGinley, born about 1790
in Ireland. She married Constantine O'Donnell in Maryland in 1809
and they had a large family. In 1830 they were living in Franklin
I am related to the daughter of Rosannah McGinley and Constattine
O'Donnell. Her name was Rosanna O'Donnell born in Antietam Maryland.
She married Edmund M Reilly. I tried to email BHAWP162aol.com but
it won'y go through. Anyone help me with this family? My line is
their son Daniel Frederick Reilly who married Sarah Elizabeth Stickles.
Their daughter Maud Irene Reilly was my grandmother. I have more
information but need to connect with someone who is working on this
for information for my grandad Denis McGinley he appears on the
1911 Ireland Census in Keeldrum Upper Gortahork. His father was
James McGinley who was married to Mary (nee Gallagher).There is
also his brothers and sisters listed (Tague, Catherine, Magie and
Patrick). Also on my grandads marriage certificate his best man
was Joe Whoriskey and Ican find the Whoriskey connection in Keeldrum.
Any information would be very much appreciated as I have come to
a stand still in my search.
am trying to find out more about a male Byrne who married a Mac
Ginley girl in Killybegs area of Donegal in c. 1830-1840. It is
believed that The Mac Ginley girl was daughter of Sinott/ Mac Ginley
but dates don’t add up for it to have been TC Mac Ginley and Margaret
Sinnott who I believe married in 1864. Any information would be
anyone identify the people in the photograph below. It was taken
c. 1900?, of McGinleys from Killybegs, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
They are believed to be related to Bishop McGinley. Any help is
am trying to locate any info James Patrick McGinley who was born
in Ireland, unk where possibly Cork, in 1830. He married Margret
McFadden and they moved to the US and had several children, one
daughter was Margaret Agnes McGinley who was born in US in 1863
or 1864 and she married James Paris Kidwell in 1882.
am trying to find out some information on ancestors of mine who
left Glasgow for New York. Catherine
married James McGinley in February 1878 and had a son named Charles
(born Dec 1878) in Glasgow before moving to Manhattan, New York
in 1882 on the SS Furnessia. On the 1900 census of Manhattan, New
York she was known as Kate (aged 40) and was a widow. Also there
are Charles (son, aged 21) born Scotland, Margaret (daughter,aged
16) born NY, Andrew (son, aged 11) born NY, Thomas (Andrew's twin,
aged 11) born NY, James (son, aged 7) born NY and Frances (daughter,
aged 4) born NY. Catherine's husband must have died between August
1895 and the census. Catherine then went on to marry a William Donohue
on Christmas day 1904 in Manhattan but I cannot find them on any
other census returns. Margaret McGinley (born March 1884) married
a John McPherson on 17 November 1904 in Manhattan. John was originally
from Birkenhead and his father was Bartholomew McPherson (1837-1884
died in Birkenhead, Cheshire) and his mother was Mary Rogan. If
anyone has any information your help would be much appreciated.
0.5 acre site for sale in the townland of Swillybrin between Creeslough
and Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal overlooking good country views with
majestic Muckish mountain in the distance. This is subject to Section
47 or possibility of holiday home planning. It may be of interest
to a McGinley returning home permanently or having a holiday home.
Further details available from Eamon McGinley.
have precious little information on my family tree. Any info would
be greatly appreciated!
My great grandfather was Michael McGinley, born in Ireland in 1827.
He came to the US and married Roseanne Katrina Gates, also born
in Ireland in Sept. 1827. I don't know when they married but they
did live in PA in 1800's.
A son, John McGinley, was born in Pittsburgh around 1858. He married
Mary Henry who was born in Ireland (County Cork?). They eventually
lived in Clayton Co. of WI. John died at an early age in March of
1861. That left Mary to raise their four children: Mike, Anna, Willie,
& Mary. Mary Henry McGinley later married Eugene Fresch whose
parents were French. She died at Gays Mills, WI in 1934 andis buried
in the Catholic cemetery in that village.
Above mentioned Willie was my father. He was born near Gays Mills
WI in late 1890's He married my mother, Grace Gorman in 1930 at
St Philiips Church in rural Soldiers Grove WI. Dad died in Viroqua,
WI in 1968. Mom died in 2008 at the age of 101 years. They are both
buried in the Catholic cemetery in Gays Mills, WI.
That's about all I know. Perhaps someone out there can add new information.
McGinley aka Austin McGinley
like to have more detailed info regarding where the following places
are located in Ireland i. e. County et. al: Ardtrea,
Ballymagh... Magh... felt, Ballymedday
The above is taken from documents circa mid-1800's. My
sincere thank you, in advance, for your help.
am the granddaughter of Linda McGinley Coogan (1889) and Francis
Coogan of Monaghan Ireland.
McGinley Francis approx. 1912. Linda McGinley had two brothers and
a sister that I'm aware of: Sarah McGinley, Eugene McGinley and
McGinley Coogan moved to Paisley Scotland in 1913 and Johnstone
Renfrewshire Scotland in 1917. She emigrated to US in 1923 with
some of her children.
Eugene and Joseph emigrated at a later date. Joseph
and Eugene never married and lived their life in New York.
McGinley emigrated to the US with her niece (my mother), the daughter
of Linda McGinley Coogan "Sarah Ann Coogan". Sarah McGinley
later married Michael Marinara. They had two sons Edward and Michael.
information about other family members would be appreciated. My
mother Sarah Ann Coogan Crawford passed away Dec 1, 2010 and I've
been trying track her family (mother McGinley and father Coogan)
back to Ireland and Scotland.
green at this but fairly certain Robert C. McGinley [8-15-1851 --
7-9-1925 ] married Martha Metcalfe Hiner 12-2-1874 in Indianapolis.
Hope to go beyond this he may be son of Amos W. McGinley [1822-1861]
and he may be son of Amos A. McGinley [1778-1856] ?????
Not 100% sure Robert was Robert C. but the marriage date is good.
Could rest easy if the trail does go back to old Amos A. Any information
I am the great grandson of Jack McGinley, who passed away in 1957.
I am unsure of his birth date, but he lived in Chipman New Brunswick
at the time of his death. If there are any other McGinleys from the
East cost of Canada, or anywhere with information of family members
preceding Jack McGinley, the information would be greatly appreciated.
My name is Carol Hann(Ryan) My grandmother was Mary Mcgimbley married
to James Ryan in Ferryland Newfoundland.I grew up in an orphanage
so I didn't get to find out much about my ancestors, but from what
i have learned no one seems to know much about Mcgimbley ,,, actually
nothing, I can not seem to connect the name at all.I was just wondering
if in your research you found the name and maybe could help me.I
figure she would haver passed at least 50years ago, she did have
several children james, john, thomas, frank, margaret, catherine
, all long passed, if you have any information i would love to know
I was hoping to find some information on my Great Grandfather, Francis
J. McGinley. He emigrated to the United States in August 1911, and
moved to Anaconda, MT. I think he was from Meanacross or Glencolmcille
and was born about 1890 or so. If anyone has any information on
him or his family, please contact me at
email@example.com Thank you.
John F. Haffey
any of the Clann or family have any details of Cú Uladh viz.
PT McGinley? I am researching the early days of Conradh na Gaeilge
(Gaeilic League) in Belfast.
so contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. uk
Thanks Dr Stiofán Ó Direáin
is a letter my father found amongst my grandfather's belongings
when he past (about 20 years back). He had written this, we believe,
to his cousin Ann Meehan, Who was married to an american and settled
in Florida. My father met their son Edward a couple of years a go
when he visited Florida. The letter was written in 1985. My granfasther
is called Peter Ginnelly, from Co Mayo.
mothers maiden name was BRIDGET RYDER and my fathers name was MICHAEL
GINNELLY. The English people say it with a soft G, for example GIN-NELLY
but I assure you it’s sounded with a hard G: GINNELLY.
I was the youngest of the first family and my mother died in childbirth
when I was born. There was eight in the family, five brothers and
three sisters, to-day, 1985, only three of us survive, Greta, John
and myself. My father married again and his second wife’s
name was KATIE McNEILL and they had two children: PATRICK and ELIZABETH
who were my half brother and sister.
All of my Uncles on my fathers side went to the USA bar MARTIN he
stayed in Ireland and died about 1966 age 99yrs. All of my uncles
on my mothers side, RYDER, went to Australia and New Zealand bar
PADDY RYDER. My step mother, KATIE, had some brothers in the USA,
I only met one of them, MICHAEL, when he was in Ireland on holiday,
I was very young at the time.
My brother WILLIE also went to the USA where he died quite some
years ago but his son and his sons daughter were in Ireland not
so long ago, I believe this is NANCY. She called to visit me at
My Father, MICHAEL, had a general stores when I was a youngster
and he used to build cottages in the local area.
When the civil war broke out in 1916 and both sides took what they
wanted at gunpoint, when the British pulled out in 1932 nobody reimbursed
my father for the goods that had been taken. He, Michael, died of
a tumour on the brain in 1937.
I went to England in 1932 at the age of 18 and spent my working
life as a building contractor, mainly doing groundwork and roads
and sewers. I had a good life and was very happy with my wife Margaret
Edna, who everyone knew as Edna. She died in 1975 and I did not
do much work after she was gone. We had two children, Michael and
The name originated in Northern England.
I was born, County Mayo, one of the five counties of Connaught.
Hope this gives you some information, I could go on forever. Remember
to send me a bottle of American Rye Whiskey, I used to get it off
the American forces during the war."
If anyone feels they are descendents
of any of my family I would be delighted to hear from you.