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McCann from Armagh to Australia

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Re: McCann from Armagh to Australia

Posted: 19 Jun 2012 7:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello duffusum,

I’m not a descendant, but found baptism indexes for eight children of James McCann and Mary Hughes at the Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF) website for County Armagh. All of the baptisms were recorded in the Armagh Catholic Church, which I believe would be the Armagh Cathedral, in Armagh City.

The IFHF website homepage can be found at: http://www.rootsireland.ie/

Before searching for indexes at the IFHF you have to register with the site. Registration is free. You’ll be able to access the index and those that follow at no cost, but will have to purchase credits in bulk to obtain the baptism transcriptions for Mary and her brothers and sister. The transcriptions will be sent to your computer once payment is made by credit card.

To see what a Catholic baptism transcription from the IFHF website looks like, go to the link at:
http://www.rootsireland.ie/index.php?id=samplerecords#baptis...

Most of the children recorded in the baptism indexes correspond with the names and ages of the children of James McCann and Mary Hughes that you had mentioned in your communication to the Ancestry.com message boards on 22 May.

The children I found, and their years of baptism, in chronological order include: Mary (1836); “Margret” (1838); John (1840); Elizabeth (1842); Anne (1844); John (1850); James (1852); and James (1856). The baptisms of two children named John and two children named James means that the first-born John and James had died young. You hadn’t mentioned the child named Mary in your communication, which means she may have married by the time her parents and siblings left for Australia in 1856, or she may have been deceased by that date.


The baptism indexes for the McCann children follow:


1 match for the search criteria: McCann (plus variants) Mary 1836 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: McCann
First Name: Mary
Father's Surname: McCann
Father's First Name: James
Mother's Surname: Hughes
Mother's First Name: Mary

Year: 1836

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: McCann (plus variants) Margret 1838 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: McCann
First Name: Margret
Father's Surname: McCann
Father's First Name: James
Mother's Surname: Hughes
Mother's First Name: Mary

Year: 1838

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: McCann (plus variants) John 1840 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: McCann
First Name: John
Father's Surname: McCann
Father's First Name: James
Mother's Surname: Hughes
Mother's First Name: Mary

Year: 1840

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: McCann (plus variants) Elizabeth 1842 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: McCann
First Name: Elizabeth
Father's Surname: McCann
Father's First Name: James
Mother's Surname: Hughes
Mother's First Name: Mary

Year: 1842

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: McCann (plus variants) Anne 1844 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: McCann
First Name: Anne
Father's Surname: McCann
Father's First Name: James
Mother's Surname: Hughes
Mother's First Name: Mary

Year: 1844

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: McCann (plus variants) Henry 1850 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: McCann
First Name: Henry
Father's Surname: McCann
Father's First Name: James
Mother's Surname: Hughes
Mother's First Name: Mary

Year: 1850

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: McCann (plus variants) James 1852 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: McCann
First Name: James
Father's Surname: McCann
Father's First Name: James
Mother's Surname: Hughes
Mother's First Name: Mary

Year: 1852

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: McCann (plus variants) James 1856 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: McCann
First Name: James
Father's Surname: McCann
Father's First Name: James
Mother's Surname: Hughes
Mother's First Name: Mary

Year: 1856

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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Next I looked for, but unfortunately didn’t find the marriage index for James McCann and Mary Hughes, but did locate the baptism indexes for Mary Hughes and eight of her siblings. All were the children of Henry Hughes and Jane Kearney. These children were also baptized in the Armagh Catholic Church.

From the oldest to the youngest, the children of Henry Hughes and Jane Kearney are: Margaret (1797); Patrick (1799); Isabell (1801); John (1803); James (1806); Bernard (1808); Jane (1810); Mary (1813); and Henry (1815).

The indexes are below:


1 match for the search criteria: Hughes (plus variants) Margaret 1797 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: Hughes
First Name: Margaret
Father's Surname: Hughes
Father's First Name: Henry
Mother's Surname: Kearney
Mother's First Name: Jane

Year: 1797

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: Hughes (plus variants) Patrick 1799 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: Hughes
First Name: Patrick
Father's Surname: Hughes
Father's First Name: Henry
Mother's Surname: Kearney
Mother's First Name: Jane

Year: 1799

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: Hughes (plus variants) Isabell 1801 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: Hughes
First Name: Isabell
Father's Surname: Hughes
Father's First Name: Henry
Mother's Surname: Kearney
Mother's First Name: Jane

Year: 1801

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: Hughes (plus variants) John 1803 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: Hughes
First Name: John
Father's Surname: Hughes
Father's First Name: Henry
Mother's Surname: Kearney
Mother's First Name: Jane

Year: 1803

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: Hughes (plus variants) James 1806 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: Hughes
First Name: James
Father's Surname: Hughes
Father's First Name: Henry
Mother's Surname: Kearney
Mother's First Name: Jane

Year: 1806

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: Hughes (plus variants) Bernard 1808 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: Hughes
First Name: Bernard
Father's Surname: Hughes
Father's First Name: Henry
Mother's Surname: Kearney
Mother's First Name: Jane

Year: 1808

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: Hughes (plus variants) Jane 1810 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: Hughes
First Name: Jane
Father's Surname: Hughes
Father's First Name: Henry
Mother's Surname: Kearney
Mother's First Name: Jane

Year: 1810

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: Hughes (plus variants) Mary 1813 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: Hughes
First Name: Mary
Father's Surname: Hughes
Father's First Name: Henry
Mother's Surname: Kearney
Mother's First Name: Jane

Year: 1813

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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1 match for the search criteria: Hughes (plus variants) Henry 1815 Parish: ARMAGH (RC)

Record Type: Baptism/Birth Records for Co. Armagh
Surname: Hughes
First Name: Henry
Father's Surname: Hughes
Father's First Name: Henry
Mother's Surname: Kearney
Mother's First Name: Jane

Year: 1815

Parish/District: ARMAGH (RC)
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I also looked for the church marriage index for Henry Hughes and Jane Kearney in but didn’t find it. In addition I also looked for the individual baptism indexes for Henry Hughes and Jane Kearney, but didn’t find them, nor did I locate the baptism indexes for John McCann and Margaret Moran.

Best Wishes,

Dave Boylan
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