Re: Ratigan Clondoogan
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Thank you for your reply re Ratigan Summerhill Meath
Iam very appreciative.....I was only "putting out feelers" in regards to Ratigan, because they have been so difficult to find!!!
In front of me I have some copies of microfiche with some of the Ratigan names on them & it looks like "ours" came from Clondoogan & it seems also Clonmahannear Summerhill (this was in mid 1800's)
My g/g/grandfather Patrick Ratigan (Father Matthew.....occupation Farmer on Patrick's death certificate) Married Rose Byrne
1.Matthew Bapt 3/2/1839 Westmeath Ireland
2.Maria (Mary) Bapt 1840 MeathIreland
3Richard Bapt 24/4/1843 Meath Ireland
4.Michael Bapt 24/11/1845 Meath Ireland
5.Elizabeth Bapt 10/3/1848 Meath Ireland
6Rose Bapt 19/9/1852 Meath Ireland
The district is Summerhill, Meath, Trim Ireland , Parish of Laracor, Town Clondoogan
Other names associated with our Ratigan's are Byrne & Martin ie on the baptisms as sponsors
Our folk came to Australia & settled initially in Morton Plains Victoria before taking up residence in Mountain Hut Victoria
My husband & I visited Summerhill & some of the cemeteries in the area last year. No graves were found in the area & nobody seemed to know about any Ratigans!!!!
However I did find 2 Byrne graves
Maybe the Ratigans originated from elsewhere?
Thank you for your response & I have now provided all I have .