While viewing church records for county Armagh, IRL, Upper Killevy parish, I found records for relatives of mine where over a period of 20 years the surnames were often misspelled.I am searching for more information on the following family.
Thomas McQuade, born ca 1840, IRL married Anne Hoey, chr 11 Oct 1843, Meigh, Upper Killevy, Armagh, IRL.They were married circa 1860 and had the following children: Owen (1860), Peter (1862), Sarah (1864, Patrick (1867), John (1869), Ann & Mary (twins 1873), Rose (1876) and Margaret (1880).There could have been more children but the entries ended in 1880.
Owen and Peter were christened in Meigh.The rest were christened in Lower Fathom, Upper Orior, Newry.We know that Owen, Peter, Sarah and Bernard immigrated to New York City.These children were sponsors listed on their first cousin's childrens baptismal records.What happened to the rest of the Hoey's?Where did they go?
The McQuade surname is also spelled McQuaid The Hoey surname is also spelled Haughey and Hoy.
Hoping that someone out there recognizes this family and can enlighten me more.