Thanks for contacting me. I too have a copy of the marriage registration and had some help from people in Ireland deciphering the handwriting. Thomas and Mary were married at the Drumkeen Meeting Hall in the Parish of Aghabog. William Connolly was from Coranewey (correctly spelled Corranewey), Parish of Ematris. Griffith's Valuation for Drumhillagh (pronounced Drum Hullock) shows Lot 1, 13 acres, occupied by Mary Connolly. The Crofton family are the landlords. I was told that Pogues lived in the area until 1950 and that the house is still there.
Also of interest, on the Ulster Covenant (a petition for Irish Protestants against Home Rule), I found the signatures of Charlotte (widow of James) and Mary (widow of Thomas) Pogue, signed at Ballyalbany Hall, Monaghan and their address is given as Drumhillock, North Monaghan. Mary actually just put her mark (X) rather than her signature.
One other interesting fact, I believe that Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas and Mary Pogue) did not marry Andrew Dudgeon as the family oral tradition has always stated. After considerable searching, I never found any info on such a union. However, I did find a marriage of Elizabeth Pogue to JOHN Dudgeon on Feb. 11, 1884 in Monaghan. They then emigrated to Canada in the same year on the Circassian, arriving at the Port of Halifax (National Archives of Canada Microfilm Reel C4512, Page 3). They are then found on the 1901 Canadian Census living at 164 Ontario Street, Toronto, Ontario (Reel 117, Toronto City, Sub-District B14, Page 03). I have not been able to find out where any of the other family members arrived in Canada.
Let's keep in touch to share information and perhaps save ourselves some time and money!
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