Coffee (Coffey, Coffy) Surname in Kilmovee Roman Catholic Parish Records, County Mayo, Ireland

The Kilmovee Roman Catholic Parish Records are covered in microfilm #1279230 items 7-9. The film is listed in the LDS film catalog as Parochial Registers of Kilmovee, 1854-1925, Catholic Church, Parish of Kilmovee. Item 7 of this film is listed as including Kilmovee Baptisms 1899-1910 and Kilmovee, Glann and Kilkelly 1910-1913. Item 8 of the Kilmovee RCP film covers Kilkelly and Glann Baptisms 1854-1910 and Item 9 covers marriages of Kilmovee Parish 1855-1925.

Summary of Findings for LDS microfilm number 1279230 items 7-9: I have identified 44 Families with the Coffee, Coffey or Coffy Surname in this microfilm. The surnames Conry, Casey and Corley and Duffy were also present in significant numbers in Kilmovee Catholic Parish making transcribing them challenging at times! The vast majority of the Coffee, Coffey and Coffys that I identified were in the eastern portion of Kilmovee Civil Parish, with heavy concentrations in Magheraboy and Ballinrumpa.

The following families had Magheraboy associated with their records: Martin Coffey and Ann Rush; Catherine Coffey and John Rush (witness from Magheraboy); Tom Coffey and Bridget McCann; John Coffey and Ann Griffin; Thadeus Coffey (Coffy) Catherine Duffy; Thomas Coffey and Bridget Cafferky; James Coffey (Coffy) and Cath Coleman and one of the witnesses for the marriage of Maria Coffey and Thomas Finnergan. The other witnesses for the marriage of Maria Coffey and Thomas Finnergan came from Clooncarha that is north of Magheraboy (separated by Leeveelick). Catherina Coffey and Eugenius or Rogerinus Doherty was also in Clooncarha. North of Cloonlarha in the Town of Raherolus I found Thomas Coffee and Margaret Higgins and Mary Ellen Coffey and Michl Horkin. West of Raherolus (separated by Cashelanenny) in Rusheens (unsure if east or west) was Thomas Coffey and Mary Bones. In Carrownlacka that borders Rusheens West to the north was a witness for the marriage of Thady Coffey and Bridget Sheil and Ellen Coffy and Henry Cassidy. Ballinrumpa that lies just south of Rusheens West had a heavy concentration of Coffeys: Michael Coffey and Elenora Horan, James Coffey and Ellen Hopkins had a witness at their marriage from there; Thomas Coffey (Coffy) and Maria Jordan; Mary Coffey and John Lowry had a witness from Ballinrumpa; Michael Coffey and Anna Mullen; Maria Coffey and John Regan had a witness from Ballinrumpa; Pat Coffey and Cath Rush baptized 8 children there; Catherine Coffy and John Rush; Martin Coffey and Bridget Visardane; Patrick Coffey and Norah Cassidy had one witness from Ballinrumpa; Thady Coffey and Bridget Shiel; Thomas Coffey and Maria Sourdon; Mary Coffey and Thomas Duffy; Tom Coffee and Mary Durkin and Michael Coffey and Honora Frain had 5 children baptized in Ballinrumpa. Bordering Ballinrumpa on the west in the Townland of Sraheens were Mary Coffey and John Regan (9 children baptised here). Bordering Sraheens on the north in the Townland of Cloonierin were Mary Coffey and Michael Dooham and it was listed as the Townland in the marriage record of Mary Eliza Coffey to Thomas. Bordering Cloonierin on the southwest was Margaret Coffey and Thomas Tigue in the Townland of Uggool. The following Coffee families were listed in Kilmovee (this could refer to Kilmovee Catholic Parish or the Kilmovee, a townland just south of Ballinrumpa: Malachias Coffey and Brigitta Coffey; a witness at the marriage of Martinus Coffey and Bridgida Jordan; Honoria Coffy and Thomas Duffy and Bridgeitta Coffey and Joannes Duffy. In the Townland of Culliagh that borders Kilmovee on the south were Mary Coffey and Martin Cafferkey and Mary Coffey and Thadeus Cafferkey. Bordering Culliagh to the south in the Townland of Aghadiffin was Bridgitta Coffey and Patritius Tuffy. Bordering Aghadiffin to the South in the Townland of Tullyganny were Mary Coffey and Michael Moran; Thomas Coffey and Margaret Regan and Bridget Coffy and Thomas Gavaghan. Sonvolaun, centrally located in Kilmovee Civil Parish was the home to one of the witnesses in the marriage of Mary Coffey and John Lowry. In the western part of Kilmovee Civil Parish in Kilmore (listed as Culmore in the record) were John Coffey and Margt Tigue and in Carrowbeg (bordering it to the east) were Jacobus Coffey and Maria Moran. Thomas Costello and Bridget Coffy were listed as being in what appears to be Deralahan in one record and Dera in another. There is a Derragh and a Derrynaleck in Kilmovee Civil Parish, but I am unsure if either is the Townland referred to.

The Coffee, Coffey, Coffy Surname appears to become more prevalent as one gets closer in County Mayo to the Roscommon border. It will be interesting to see how many are in Ballaghaderreen, a Townland that was transferred to County Roscommon in 1898. That will be my next film.

I have done my best to correctly transcribe these records, but after five or so hours behind a microfilm reader, the likelihood of mistakes in both interpretation and transcription most certainly increases. I have the microfilm and item numbers on which the records were found so you can confirm the information. In an attempt to minimize download times I have limited the information presented on each family. The records in this section will document Baptisms (B) and Marriages (M). I also have documented all of the baptisms and marriages sponsored/witnessed by anyone with the Coffee (Coffey, Coffy) Surname; although these are not included online, they can yield valuable clues such as "circles of friends" and possible townlands that might provide a missing link. There are additional details in these records such as date of birth, sponsors, priests, and at times notes in the margin detailing marriages and deaths. If you feel that your family is in this compilation, please feel free to contact me and I will share with you the additional details.

These records will be presented by spouse's surname:

Surnames A-C Surnames D-F Surnames G-I
Surnames J-L Surnames M-N Surnames O-R
Surnames S-T Surnames U-Z