Re: HOULDCRAFTS: Monaghan, Ireland
So sorry - just found this post.The North of Co.Louth & South of Co.Monaghan share borders.
My ancestress, Rebecca Houldcraft (born c.1802 - name also spelled Holdcroft) married a Clement Charleton, whose father was a Captain in the English army.
Unfortunately, I have very little info. on the Houldcraft/Holdcroft family as yet.
There is a Samuel Holdcraft of Clones, Monaghan mentioned in the 1796 Flaxgrowers of Ireland roll.
Griffiths Valuation in 1860 mentions:
Holdcroft, George, Derryleedigan (Jackson), Clones
Holdcroft, Joseph, Derryleedigan (Jackson), Clones
Oldcraft, Charlotte, Clones, Anlore Street, Clones
Oldcroft, George H., Derryleedigan, Clones
Oldcroft, Joseph H., Liskeabrick, Clones
Steene, Hugh, Killyleck (Anketell), Errigal Truagh
Steene, Isaac, Davagh Etra, Errigal Truagh
However, as yet, haven't been able to join up any of this info. or link it to my Houldcraft/Holdcroft family.