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Subject: Re: [LEITRIM] Leitrim names
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:12:05 -0000

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Author: irvinejim
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"Michael Higgins brother died at his home in Doumadurn(?) a few weeks ago - he did not survive his brother John."

Doumadurn could well be Drumadurin in Cloone parish. There was a Michael Higgins there married to a Mary Shanley. In the parish records they had a son Thomas there on 7th Dec 1844. There were several other Higgins men in the townland including a couple of Johns. Unfortunately the legibility of the entries for the Johns is not good so I am not sure of wive's names. Of all the Higgins families having children in the parish between 1820 and 1864 80% lived at Drumadurin.

If you can work out a rough date for Michael's death I can look for it in the parish records.

As for Providence, looking at the Ellis Island site, it looks like it was a favourite destination for Leitrim folk.

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