Re: Tierney's from Inishbofin/Inishboffin
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Amazingly enough James is not one of the more comon names for the early 1800's that I can see.I don't know why not; John, Martin, Patrick, and Michael, however, are so common.
Jane, also, was not a common name.For the women the names of Bridget, Mary, Margaret, and Anne led.The only Jane I have in my database married a Patrick Connolly in the late 1800's.
I don't know how much research you've done on the area so I'll toss a couple of URL's here for you to investigate.Feel free to tell me you've been there, done it.
I've also passed your information on to my cousin, Tony Tierney, who may have more data in his files.I'll let you know what he finds.
One last question, before the URL's, You state that Mary left the Island; What did her parents do?Did they remain?
Information on Cleggan, Connemara, Inishbofin can be found at the following websites
http://www.connemara.net/http://www.connemara.net/ (Home page for connemara)
http://www.connemara.net/history/part1.htmhttp://www.connemara.net/history/part1.htm (history of Connemara)
http://www.inishbofin.com/welcome.htmhttp://www.inishbofin.com/welcome.htm (webpages for Inishbofin. There's a link with some infomation and a picture for St. Colman's in there.)
http://www.mayo-ireland.ie/http://www.mayo-ireland.ie/ (information about County Mayo which abuts Inishbofin)
http://www.countygalway.com/galway_map.htmhttp://www.countygalway.com/galway_map.htm (section of County Galways webpage which lists the towns)