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Lowthers & Munnellys of County Mayo

22 December 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

I am trying to untangle the connections with the Lother/Lowther family, who were in Griffith’s Valuation in Rathglass West. According to some census records, the earliest Lowther was born in Co. Mayo in 1841–which is the earliest indication of when they were in Co. Mayo. There was a George Lowther from Scotland who was buried in Kilmoremoy in 1827 at the age of 27, but that’s it.

Two Lowthers married Munnellys.

Judy Munnely married Andrew Lowther before 1845. Had daughter Bridget in Ballysakeery in 1845 (witnessed by James Kearny & Bridget Kearny). They had Patrick Lowther in 1856 in Ballysakeery, witnessed by Michael Lother and Sibby Monly.

Babby Monly married Patrick Lowther before 1855. Had daughter Elizabeth in 1855 (witnessed by James Karny & Nancy Monly).

Because these are all women, it’s a bit difficult to decipher how they were all related, and I was hoping you might have some insight.

There was a Nancy Monally from Mount Jubilee would married a Thomas Donohue in Belmullet on 7 Feb 1839 (witnessed by Martin Murphy & Anne Donohue). Because of the distance, I doubt There was a 26-year-old Sibby Monelly from Knocknacally (dau of John Monelly, farmer) who married a 34-year-old Michael Kelly from Yawnanddy Duff (son of Patrick Kelly, farmer) on 6 Feb 1875 in Moygawnagh, Ballycastle, with Michael Kelly & Catherine Farrell as witnesses. I think it’s pretty obvious that this Sibby is not the same Sibby as the earlier witness.

  1. Neal Umstot
    11 January 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I am the ggrandson of Bridget Lowther who married John Swift aka John Foody. Bridget’s
    mother was Judy Manley, father Andrew Lowther. ..Bridget and John settled in Ellerslie
    Maryland. Manley cousins settled about 2o miles from Bridget and John in Midland and Frostburg, Maryland. Bridget’s siblings were James (settled in Pittsburgh, Anna(married Thomas Mc Nulty), Maria(married Richard W. Mc Andrew,) Patrick (Married Bridget Browne).

  2. Neal Umstot
    11 January 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Wonderful to see your comments. I have photos of Judy Manley, and Andrews children.

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