Re: Francis McGourty
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I'm not sure if there is a connection here or not, but here is some possibly related information.
My great grandfather, Michael Dolan married Margaret McGourty in the church at Aughnasheelan in 1858.Aughnasheelan is in Co Leitrim near Ballinamore.
Michael's parents were Michael Dolan and Anne Sweeney.Anne's parents were John Sweeney and Nancy Moran.
My people lived in the townlands of Altakeeran, Gubnaveagh, and Ballynameeltoge.There were other McGourties and Sweeneys in the area at the time.
Griffiths (1857) shows:
Thomas McGoortyand Patrick McGoorty in Altakeeran;
Thomas McGoorty and James Sweeney in Ballynameltoge; and Francis McGoorty in Gubnaveagh.
The Tithe Applotment Book (1833) shows:
John Sweeney in Ballinameeltoge.
The Census of 1901 shows in Altakeeran:
Patrick McGourty, Thomas McGourty, Mary McGourty, and Peter McGourty.