Hi there, I wonder if anyone can help me I am trying to find out where in Ireland my family roots are. My 2nd great granparents were Patrick Carrigan wife Bridget McGowan . I only know of one child my 2nd great grandfather Charles Carrigan married to a Elizabeth Calderwood he had 4 childern Sarah 17years, Marie 15years, Charles 12years and Hugh 4 years this I got from the census for Glasgow in 1901. Charles was a widower by then aged 39years. using Charles age at time of 1901 census he would have been born around 1860.
On his death certicate it gives his parents as Patrick and Bridget but no other details. I have noticed that there were a lot of Carrigans and McGowan in Roscommon in the mid 1800s when Charles would have been born as shown by the Griffith's Valuation Index (1847-1864) but it cannot tell me about any marriages then. So if anyone could help find out if Roscommon is where they come from I would ever so grateful