John Ford
Death Date : Not Available
A. Donnellan
Death Date : Not Available

Co. Galway

Spelling of names in Ireland in the 1800's was unreliable and variations are often found and we have examples of Ford, Foard and Forde being used.  Similarly we find Donlon, Donellan, Donnellan, etc.  It seemed to depend on the persom recording a birth or marriage.  Many of the people in that era were not literate.  Hence name and address spellings were often very varied.

It is thought the first Ford in the Ballynacurragh area was John Ford who came from Raheen, just West of Athenry, Co. Galway.  He married A. Donnellan.  They had 17 children and the eldest and youngest were Priests in Co. Galway.

Children included:-

Fr Patrick (1804 - 1846).  Parish Priest of Kinvara, 1844 - 1846

Martin married Mary Mullin 

Edward married Ellen Carr and after her death married Mary Daly

Rosa married Peter Donlon (Donnellon) 

Ellen married Patrick Keely 

John married Honor Callanan 

Bridget married John Buckley 

Margaret married John Callanan 

Michael married Bridget Keating 

Fr. Francis (1830 - 26 Dec 1884).  Parish Priest of Ballindereen, 1876 - 1884


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