Gahagan (Goghan, Goaghan, Geoghegan, Gaughan) Surname in Swinford (Meelick and Kilconduff) Roman Catholic Parish Records, County Mayo, Ireland

The Swinford Roman Catholic Parish Records are covered in two different microfilms: Microfilm Number 1279233 items 5-9 and Microfilm Number 926020. Microfilm Number 1279233 is listed as covering the following according to the LDS website: Baptisms 1841-1915 and Marriages 1846-1878. Microfilm 926020 covers Baptisms 1822-1900 and Marriages 1808-1915. I will order Microfilm 926020 at some later date. Swinford is also referred to as Meelick and Kilconduff Catholic Parish. Kilconduff Civil Parish and Meelick Civil Parishes are both covered in this Catholic Parish.

I have a page specifically on the Town of Swinford, a major town in Kilconduff Civil Parish, (one of County Mayo's Primary Market Towns in the 19th Century) in my County Mayo Market Town section.

Item 5 of microfilm 1279233 is listed as covering Baptisms May 1841-November 29, 1846. The early years of this film are nearly impossible to read, the ink is smeared and they are so faded I am having a hard time deciphering what is written. If you think your family came from this parish I would recommend that you order this microfilm and make sure I haven't missed or misinterpreted anything!

Item 6 includes marriages of Kilconduff and Meelick July 3, 1846-March 31, 1878. Reverend Dean Bernard Durcan is listed in association with these records.

Item 7 covers the baptisms for Kilconduff and Meelick. Reverend Bernard Durcan, parish priest of Swinford, is documented as being associated with these records as well.

Item 8 covers Baptisms in Swinford Parish from July 1859 to September 1875. There are many blurry, pale pages in this section that are nearly impossible to read. If you believe your family is in this parish, be sure to order this film to make sure I haven't missed anything as I am having quite a difficult time deciphering many records.

Item 9 begins with October 1875 and has pretty thorough records up through 1914 and then there are scattered records from abroad and in Swinford after that. Item 9 is a vast improvement over the previous three items.

Summary of Findings for 1279233: Upon completion of item 5 of microfilm 1279233, I have not found any Baptismal records for the Surname Gahagan or any of its Variations. I have completed all five items of this film and will begin microfilm 926020 at a later date. Those records will be added to this compilation. I have identified 10 Corcoran families in this microfilm.

I have identfied three Goggins families: Martinus Goggins and Honoria Cosgrove (1859), Martinus Goggins and Honoria Egan (1852 Swinford) and Thomas Goggins and Catherina McDonnel (1871). There were two Gahagan families: Patritius Gahagan and Maria McDonough (1866) and Anna Gohagan and Johannes Healy (son Thomas in 1860). There were two Geoghegan families: Rosa Geoghegan and Patricius Heany (1858 Lissanumera Kilconduff) and a Doyle and Geoghegan family in 1858. There were three Gaughan families: Michael Gaughan and Sarah Divany (1868), Jacobus Gaughan and Elisabeth Gallagher (1874) and Patritius Gaughan and Anne Kelly (daughter Marie in Tullanahoo Kilconduff, 1855). Finally, there was one Gagan family: Maria Gagan and Thomas Early (son Michael, 1867, Newcastle in Meelick Civil Parish).

Haughagan, Hagan, Hohegans Identified: I have noted a Tom Houghegan sponsoring the baptism of John Brennan October 10, 1849 in Tullanacorra (Kilconduff Civil Parish). There are numerous Haughagans in Item 6. I don't consider them variations of Gahagan but am noting them here to be thorough. There was the marriage of Joanus Gallagher and Catherine Haughagan (witnessed by Catherina Brenan in 1853), Rosa Haughagan married Patritius Healy in 1856, Michael Haughagan married Margarita Brenan? in 1856 (witnessed by Eugenius Brenan), Maria Haughagan married Dominicus Manion in 1858, Michael Haughagan married Catharina Murtagh in 1865 (and possible child, Honoria in 1866), Catherine Haughagan married Joanus Gallagher in April 1853 and Thomas Haughagan married Maria Branan in 1867. In Item 7: Joannes of Johannes Healy and Anna Hohegan was baptized in 1851, Hugh of Michael Mulligan and Honoria Heanigan was baptized in 1851, Michael of Michael Mulloy and Maria Henagan was baptized in 1851, Michael of Jacobus Haughagan and Anna ? was baptized in 1853, Catharine of Jacobus Hohagan and Anna Gavaghan? was baptized in 1858, Joannus of Thomas Haughagan and Maria Graffarty was baptized in 1854 and Margarita in 1865- (item8), Maria of Jacobus and Anna Hoghagan was baptized in 1856 in Lisbane (Lisbaun in Meelick Civil Parish), Michael of Joannus ? and Anna Haughagan was baptized in 1857 (Lisbane). Margarita of Joannis Haughan? and Anna McG-ll-y? was baptized in 1856. Maria of Ed Haughagan? and Anna McGlynn was baptized in 1857 in Meelick, Jacobus of Michael Hoghagan and Maria Brenan was baptized in Lisbaun in 1858, ? of Michael Houghagan and Margarita Byrne in 1858. Item 8: Michael (1859) and Maria (1866) of Dominicus Mannion and Maria Haughagan was baptized in 1859, Anna of Jacobus Hohagan and Anna Hoolihan? (looks like Kevlihan in 926020) was baptized in 1860, Michael of Michael Hoghegan and Maria Brenan (1860), Maria? of Michael Haughagan and Brigita? Berne? (1861); Brigida in 1866, Margarita (1872) of Michael Haughagan and Margarita Byrne, Maria of Johannis Gallagher and Kitty Hoghagan (1861), Antonius of Joanus Gallagher and Catherina Haughagan (1871), Brigida? of Dominicus Broderick? and Marie Haughagan (1862), Joannes (1864) of Antonius Houghagan and Brigida Lynsky, Andrias of Joannus Healy and Anna Haughagan (1866), Anna (1867) and Brigida (1871) of Michael Haughagan and Catherina Murtagh, Michael (1867) of Patritius Gallagher and Catherina Haughagan, Patritius (1868) and Joannus (1872) of Dominicus Moran and Maria Haughagan. Item 9: Michael of Michael Haughagan and Winifrida? Berne March 2, 1877, John (2/83), Catherine (1888), Bridget (1891), Mary (1892), Ellen (1895) of Thos Hohegan and Mary Feeny (Brennan Sponsors) and Anne 1/1885, John (1883), Patrick (1888) of Hugh Loftus and Catharine Houghegan, Mary (1889), James (1892) of Hugh Loftus and Catherine Hohegan, Michael (1885), Thomas (1886), Bridget (1892) of John Hohegan and Mary McGlynn, Mary (1888), James (1894) of John Hohegan and Mary Glynn. in 1908 there was a Martin, son of Mary Houghegan and ? (no father given). They were from Lislackagh in Meelick CP. Thomas Hohegan married Maria Feeny February 27, 1882. James Hohegan married Maria Glynn January 24, 1885. Michael Heohegan married Catherine Coleman on April 7, 1904 (from Tempeh?). Thomas of Dominicus Manion/Maria Haughagan was baptized October 12, 1875- Lisbaun. Michael of Jacobus Kelly/Catherina Hohagan was Baptized October 22, 1876-Cloonlara. Michael of Michael Haughagan/Winifrida Berne was baptized March 2, 1877- Lisbaun. John, son of Thomas Hohegan and Mary Feeny was baptized February 11, 1883 (Lisbane). John, son of Hugh Loftus and Catherine Houghegan was baptized July 17, 1883 and their son Patrick was baptized on January 21, 1888 (Lisanumera).

I have also identified the surname Hagan in this compilation. Brigida Hagan married Martinus Heany in January 1862 and Thomas Hagan married Maria Stanton in February 1868. There is a marriage record in February 1863 for a Johanna Fox to a Brigida Gahagan or Gallagher and a baptizmal record for Maria of Martinus Conaye? and Brigida Gallagher or Gahagan in 1852. Both of these pages were extremely blurry (appear to be a bad scan rather than the age/quality of the record) so I cannot be sure which surname is correct. There was a baptismal record for James, Son of Thomas O'Hagan and Mary Feeny on February 8, 1898 and a Maria of Joannes Gallagher and Catherina O'Hagen on January 17, 1865. Dominick son of Dominick Byrne and Ellen Hagan baptized August 13, 1882.

Gahagan, Geoghegan, Goggins, Goughans Identified: Upon completion of Item 6 of this film I have identified two Gaughan, 1 Goggins and 1 Gahagan family in the marriage records. There was a Thomas Goughan documented as a witness for the 1865 marriage of Michael Kennedy and Brigida Gallins? in item 6. Upon Completion of item 7 I have identified a total of 3 Gaughan families, 1 Geoghegan family, 1 Geohagan family, 1 Gahagan family and 2 Goggins families.

Item 7 includes the Baptismal records for Kilconduff and Meelick (Swinford Parish). A note regarding Bernard Durcan Parish Priest precedes the records. There are some extremely blurry records that are nearly impossible to read. There is an 1855 baptismal record for what appears to be Sabinius of Antonius? Gallagher or Gahagan and ? Byrne. I think it is most likely Gallagher but I can't be sure do to the poor quality of the page.

Microfilm 926020 Findings: Jacobus Gahagan witnessed the marriage of Jacobus McLoughlin and Maria Kelly in February 1822 and Jacobus Gahagan and Maria Gahagan witnessed the marriage of Henricus Lynski and Mary Groarke in April 1824.

Pat Hohagan and Cath'e ? were married on February 4, 1826 (Lisbane). Tom Hohagan married Cath Broderick (Lisban) January 14, 1835, Anne Hohagan married Thos Healy (Lisanumera) February 22, 1835, John Hahegan? married Ann Tolan January 16,1837 (Swinford), Ann Hohogan married John Healy 1?/29/1845, Jas Healy, son of John Healy and Anne Houghegan was baptized 9/5/1848, James (9/5/1848), Thomas (6/12/1860), Johannes (8/12/1851) of Anne Houghegan and John Healy and Andreas (7/21/1866) of Joannis Healy/ Anna Haughagan. Maria of Jacobus Houghagan and Anna Hoghagan was baptized 3/17/1856 with Jacobus/Brigida Brenan sponsors, and Michael their son was baptized 6/26/1857. Catharina, Daughter of Jacobus Hohagan and Anna Gavahan was baptized February 1858 (Thomas Hohagan Sponsor, Lisbaun Townland). Michael Haughagan married Margarita Berne on January 22, 1856. Thomas their son was baptized November 9, 1856 and Martin was baptized October 1858 (Lisbaun), daughter Brigida was baptized July 3, 1866, daughter Maria on June 6, 1869 and Margarita on September 28, 1872. Brigida of Thomas Hogegan/Maria Griffiths was baptized December 10?, 1859. Michael of Michael Hoghegan and Maria Brenan was baptized July 22, 1860 (Lisbaun). Maria of Kitty Hoghagan and Johanis Gallagher was baptized May 19?, 1861 (Cloongalloon), Joannes Gallagher married Catherina Haughagan on April 17, 1853 and Michael, their son was baptized on September 24, 1867- Lismanacur? and Antonius on March 25, 1871 (Tullanacur?). Brigida of Dominicus Mannion? and Maria Houghegan in Irelawn February 2, 1862 and Patritius August 8, 1868 in Lisbaun. Dominicus Manion married Maria Haughagan November 25, 1858. Margarita, daughter of Thomas Haughagan and Maria Graffarty was baptized June 1865. Thomas Haughagan married Maria Grafferty on February 20, 1854. Anna of Thomas O'Hagan and Maria Grafferty was baptized August 8, 1862 (Lisbane). Eleonora of Michael Hagan and Brigida Colman was baptized in the latter half of 1865. Maria, daughter of Dominicus Manion/Maria Haughagan was baptized 9/28/1866 Lislacagh and Joannes was baptized May 22, 1872, Lisbawn. Michael of Thomas Hagan and Maria Stanton was baptized 11/15/1868- Curryane. Brigida of Dominicus Byrne and Eleonora Hagan was baptized December 1870 and Thomas on 12/20/1873. There was a Michael of Maria O'Hagan and Thomas Coghlin baptized on November 15, 1873 and a son Silvester Thomas on what appears to be March? 1?, 1875. Jacobus Hohegan married Anna Kevlilan? February 19, 1851. Rosa Haughagan married Patritius Healy on January 12, 1856. Johanus Fitzpatrick married Brigida Hagan February 24, 1859. Martinus Heany married Brigida Hagan January 17, 1861. Maria Brenan married Thomas Haughagan on March 5, 1867, Thomas Hagan married Maria Staunton on February 6, 1868. Hugo Loftus married Catharina Haughagan on February 20, 1879. Mary of John Hohegan and Mary Glynn was born November 13, 1888 and baptized November 17, 1888. Catherine of Thoams Hohegan and Mary Feeny was baptized August 11, 1888. Patrick of Hugh Loftus and Catherine Hohegan was baptized on January 21, 1888. Thomas of John Hohegan and Mary McGlynn was baptized on November 27, 1888. Michael of John Hohegan and Mary McGlynn was baptized October 14, 1885. Anne of Thomas Hohegan and Mary Feeny was baptized January 3, 1885. Mary of Hugh Loftus and Catherine Hohegan was baptized September 15, 1889. Bridget of Thomas Hohegan and Mary Feeny was born January 14, baptized January 17, 1891. James of Hugh Loftus and Catherine Hohegan was born March 26, baptized March 26, 1892. Bridget of John Hohegan and Mary McGLynn was born December 10, Baptized December 13, 1892. Mary of Thomas Hohegan and Mary Feeney was born December 28, baptized December 31, 1892 and married in Swinford April 10, 1932. James of John Hohigan and Mary McgLynn was born and baptized on August 18, 1894. Ellen of Thomas Hohegan and Mary Feeney was born May? 19, 1895 and baptized the 23rd. James of Thomas O'Hagan and Mary Feeney was born/baptized on January 6/8, 1898.

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 Brennans; 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 are 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