Hi, I have found further information on a number of Colgan/Colligan families in Meigh and Aghayalloge, Co.Armagh.First one is my direct line.The other Colgan/Colligans were living in the same area around the same time and maybe related by I can't work out how at this stage.Any help linking the families would be appreciated. Regards Danny
My direct line. Michael Coligan married Mary McKeown 10 January 1854 and had eight children: Stephen b.1854, Joseph b. 1856, Bridget b.1857, Owen b. 1859, Patrick b.1861, James b. 1863, Judith b. 1864 and Henry b.1866. James b. 1863 married Ann Dowey in 1892. Had one child: James Colgan b. 1889 and married Bridget Rice b. 1898. James and Bridget are my grandmother and grandfather.
James Colgan married Catherine Rice on 4 December 1836. James and Catherine had seven children: Michael b. 1837, Bridget b. 1839, Patrick b. 1841, Mary b. 1843, Owen b.1846, Thomas b. 1848 and Stephen b. 1850. Stephen married Bridget Lee on 4 January 1878. Stephen and Bridget had three children: Mary b. 1879, Patrick b. 1881 and Stephen b. 1889.
Thomas Colgan married Ann circa 1830s. Thomas and Ann had seven children: Mary b.1839, Michael b. 1841, John b. 1844, Margaret b. 1846, Judith b. 1849, Henry b. 1852 and Thomas b. 1849. I think Margaret married Peter Hanlon in 1879 in Meigh, Killeavy, Co. Armagh.
Michael Colligan married Margaret McNulty on the 10 January 1865 in Meigh, Killeavy, Co.Armagh.Child: Ann Coligan b. 20 October 1865 Meigh.
Thomas Coligan married Brigid Rice1857. Thomas and Brigid had seven children:Elizabeth b. 1868, William b.1871, Bridgetb.1865, Peter b. 1864, Thomas,Alice b. 1868 and Kate b. 1866. Joseph Colligan married Ellen Rice circa 1840s.Joseph and Ellen had two children:Henry b. 1849 and Mary b. 1851.Henry married twice. First marriage to Anne Cannelon on 15 February 1880 and had three children:Joseph b. 1882, Rose Ellen b. 1884 and Mary A b. 1887. Second marriage to Mary Haughey on 4 August 1893 which produced seven children:Bridget b. 1896, Owen b. 1894, Peter b. 1898, Margaret b. 1900, Kathleen b. 1902, Emma b. 1907 and Mary Josephine b. 1909.
Michael Colgan married Bridget Hughes on 15 February 1857.Michael and Bridget had 10 children with six known: Edward b. 1867, Bridget b. 1874, Jane b. 1864, Mary b. 1871, Michael b. 1872 and Thomas b. 1869.Michael married Mary Ann Mallon on 25 January 1910 and had three children:Michael, Margaret and Edward b. 1911 married Bridie.