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Gavin Family of Co. Mayo.

Gavin Family of Co. Mayo.

Wayne Fitzgibbons (View posts)
Posted: 1093373895000
Classification: Query
I am looking for information on the Gavin family that came from Co.Mayo and settle in Chicago, IL. about 1895. The father name may of been Phil Gavin but do not know if he came to US with them. The children were Ellen, Bridget, Margaret, John and Patrick. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.

Wayne Fitzgibbons

Re: Gavin Family of Co. Mayo.

Jeremy Freehill (View posts)
Posted: 1095177224000
Classification: Query
I am researching the Gavin family of Mayo County. My name is Jeremy Freehill and my relation Patrick Friel married Mary Gavin before 1813 in county Mayo. I am unsure of her parents. She lived and died in County Mayo. Three of her children came to America and settled in Chicago and eventually northern IL. Please let me know. Jeremy

Re: Gavin Family of Co. Mayo.

Wayne Fitzgibbons (View posts)
Posted: 1095276785000
Classification: Query
Dear Jeremy,
Not sure how I can help.I do not have any Mary Gavin in my list. There are a lot of Gavin's that setttle in Chicago in the early 1900's. Will keep your name in case something comes up.

Wayne Fitzgibbons

Re: Gavin Family of Co. Mayo.

Posted: 1185451902000
Classification: Query
I have a Bridget Gavin in my tree but very limited details. She may well have gone to the States. I do know that she married John Kennedy and had a large number of children.

Hope this helps

Maria Cummings

Re: Gavin Family of Co. Mayo.

Posted: 1196293638000
Classification: Query
Griffiths Valuation (Property Occupiers) Index Extracts, Gavins, County Mayo, 1856-7:

Surname First Name Townland Parish County

Gavin James Cuilleen Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Daniel Boheh Oughaval Mayo
Gavin John Knockfin Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Michael Bellataleen Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Michael Bellataleen Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Austin Farnaght Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Austin Carrowmacloughlin Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Michael Cunnagher, South Turlough Mayo
Gavin Michael Garraghill Turlough Mayo
Gavin Michael Ross, West Turlough Mayo
Gavin Thomas Garravlagh Tagheen Mayo
Gavin Michael Bellataleen Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Michael Carrowkeel Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Philip Bellataleen Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Peter Carrowbaun Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Philip Carrowkeeran Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Philip Shanvallybeg Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Thomas Carrowkeeran Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Patrick Murrisknaboll Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Patrick Bellataleen Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Michael Carrowkeeran Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Michael Carrowkeeran Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Michael Carrowmacloughlin Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Michael Cuilleen Oughaval Mayo
Gavin Thomas Roonah Kilgeever Mayo
Gavin Thaddeus Cross Kilgeever Mayo
Gavin Luke Farnaun Annagh Mayo
Gavin Peter Collector's Lane Aglish Mayo
Gavin Thady Ballyshane Breaghwy Mayo
Gavin Honoria Cong North Cong Mayo
Gavin John, Sr. Woodstock Crossboyne Mayo
Gavin Winifred Boheh Aghagower Mayo
Gavin Richard Derryilra Aghagower Mayo
Gavin John Derryilra Aghagower Mayo
Gavin Margaret Boheh Aghagower Mayo
Gavin Mary Knappaghmanagh Aghagower Mayo
Gavin Patrick Boheh Aghagower Mayo
Gavin Michael Guardhouse Park Crossboyne Mayo
Gavin Thomas Woodstock Crossboyne Mayo
Gavin William Corracrow Kilcommon Mayo
Gavin Martin Tullynahoo Kilconduff Mayo
Gavin John Graffy Kildacommoge Mayo
Gavin Daniel Kilgeever Kilgeever Mayo
Gavin Stephen Corracrow Kilcommon Mayo
Gavin Bryan Tullaghanbaun Kilcommon Mayo
Gavin Catherine Glenulra Doonfeeny Mayo
Gavin Patrick Glenulra Doonfeeny Mayo
Gavin John Mace, Lower Kilcolman Mayo
Gavin Bridget Doohooma Kilcommon Mayo
Gavin James Keel East Achill Mayo

Mayo Records:

Census: None before 1901

Civil Registration: None before 1864

Records Search Source before 1864: Church parish records for birthplaces.

Re: Gavin Family of Co. Mayo.

Posted: 1197165317000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gavin, Cromwell
I have a John Gavin in my tree. His daughter, Mary Margaret Gavin was my grandmother. Mary was born in Chicago in 1895 and moved to Cincinnati where she met and married my grandfather, Robert Cromwell of Cincinnati.
Match anyone?

Re: Gavin Family of Co. Mayo.

Posted: 1197220227000
Classification: Query
There was a John GAVIN listed in Griffith's Valuation for the townland of Knockfin. This townland is just outside of Westport Town on R335. Descendants of this Gavin line still reside there. We often rent the renovated original cottage when we are in Mayo visiting family

Re: John Gavin b?, daughter Mary Margaret Gavin b 1895 US

Posted: 1197378968000
Classification: Query

Since Mary Margaret Gavin was born in the US, if her father John was born in Ireland he must have emigrated.

Do you have his date of birth and parents names from his and his children's US records? Was he born in County Mayo or Ireland? His US Naturalisation records may help identify his birthplace in Ireland or County Mayo. There's a list of the names of all the towns and townlands in County Mayo and Ireland at and pick Mayo or any county in Ireland as your search county.

If he was born after 1864 and his birth was registered in Irish civil registrations records (many weren't), there may be an Irish civil birth record for him.

Re: Gavin Family of Co. Mayo.

Posted: 1197416317000
Classification: Query
Joan: There is a major error in your Posting.
Mary Gavin (Ill 1895) was born to John Gavin (Ill 1873) & Margaret [unk] Gavin (Tenn 1873).
In 1930 Mary is married to Robert Cromwell, living in Cinn, Oh. Her Parents were born in Ill & Tenn.
The 1920 Census clearly has John Parents born in NJ & Mass & Margaret's Parents born in Ireland.
In 1910 They are living in Nashville. (John, Margaret & Mary).
When & How did you determine Co. Mayo?

Re: Gavin Family of Co. Mayo.

Posted: 1197832114000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gav in, Moran, Prendergast
Thank you all for your helpful suggestions.
Family tells me that the family is from County Mayo and when I saw the lists of Gavins here, I jumped the gun a bit.
I am sure that Mary Margaret Gavin's mother was born in Ireland. She was Margaret Moran. I believe that John Gavin's family came from Ireland but it would be his grandparents who emigrated.
I will return to the thread when I have more specific information.
I recently found that my paternal ancestors, Prendergasts, were definitely from Ballyeragh, County Mayo. I guess I wanted the Gavins to be found, too.
Thank you.
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