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Coghlan and O'brien Miltown, Malbay, Clare
Posted by: Lisa Smith (ID *****7738) Date: February 25, 2011 at 01:34:19
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Hello Everyone

I am researching the roots of my Great Great Grandmother, Bridget Catherine Coghlan (or Coghlin, or Coughlin or Coughlan etc etc .....oh how I wish there was not so many ways to spell it)

Bridget's parents were Simon Coghlan and Kate O'Brien.
According to her death certificate, Bridget was born in Miltown, Malbay, Clare, Ireland,and the age on the certificate makes her born abt 1862. Simon her father is listed as a farmer.

Bridget came to Queensland, Australia & married Alfred Folder there in Aug 1882, I THINK she came to Australia February that year and she may have had a sister named Mary as there is also a Mary Coghlan on the same boat (may be a coincidence though) All the other Bridget Coghlans I have found arrived in Australia after 1882.

I believe through a search on familysearch.org Bridget had a brother named John. I found a John Coghlin born Miltown, Malbay, Clare, Ireland in 1866 parents listed as Simon Coghlin and Kate O'Brien.

Anyone have any connection?

This is my first Irish Ancestor, so this is Irish researching is new to me. If anyone can help that would be great :) Even if you know a good Irish website.

Thanks
Lisa


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