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The Crowe name starts in County Clare from Concradha and begins to spread from the county before records start in the early 1800s. Clare is the Homeland of the Crowes.


For researchers it is worth noting that more Crowes are recorded in Tipperary than Clare.

Crowes recorded in RC Parish Registers before1800 are almost certainly in cities and as such may well be the English version due to the number of English first names or may be Irish origin,  just adapting to the establishment system?


The Working Models (WM)

The images on these pages are Working Models, using blocks of family data and probable links (angle bars) and possible links (arrows) but they are up for scrutiny. If you have any issue with the data, please write and discuss it. None of these charts are set in concrete!

Numbers are years in the1800s from BMD records. Census 1901 green and 1911 red.

Locations at the bottom, sponsors names in red italics – possible family connections.


Clare RC PARISHES map

This is a hand drawn map I use for working on locations for records. It is basically a hand drawn version of the one you find online but in black and white. I then imported the image to annotate it with text in the presentation software you find in office suites. The same software used to create the images. As far as I am concerned it is for any researcher to use privately and not for commercial use.


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Walter's tree

Walter is an unusual name in the Crowe families until post famine years. It occurs in a well known tree that has several researchers looking for the origin of the name. In this tree Walter existed but not in Irish records. It appeared when the family migrated and is known to the descendants of the family. The reason for non-recording are many, ranging from neglect, to refusal to register children (or registering children under the unused name) to avoid control of the English Army.


So, this tree was a family block in the centre, for which I only had about 70% and sat alone, when I found this tree on Wikitree. I wrote to the author of the tree and then slowly found the remaining names through misspelling etc. Two names were not found, Walter and Mary, the latter was found under Minnie in the 1901 Census living close by. Walter eludes too but was known to the American descendants. This is not an unusual case, The fact is that American records start long before Irish ones and by the time immigration from Ireland to the USA was in full swing records were greater and more thorough. You had to be recorded when you bought your ticket and the records continue stateside.


I am happy to discuss this tree with anyone but the authority and creator of all but the centre block is found on Wikitree and I am sure she would love to hear from you? :)  Author's name on the diagram.


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Surnames: KELLY, DAVENPORT, EVANS, JORDAN, SAMMON



The Weavers

Occupations can be a route for researching your relatives. In the 1800s it was probable that a Tailor or Butcher would pass on the skills, trade or business to children. Here are some weavers I found and possible connections to them. Due to a late marriage of two widows, recorded in State records we can see that another James Crowe was weaving even earlier.


The second group from John has a second marriage to a woman who was a widow, though called Crowe she was nee Callaghan.


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Surnames: MADIGAN,, CALLAGHAN,, GRIFFIN, CULLINAN,MULLINS, MURRAY, McMAHON, FODGE, WALSH



Four Brothers- four pages, courtesy of other researchers - shown in orange.

I had a big collection of names in the east of Clare in the Parish of Killaloe (note an enthusiast has transcribed the whole of the RC Parish registers in Killaloe and they are publicly available and searchable on the Clare Library website). Eventually, I decided that they may be four brothers in this townland but there was only evidence for two.... here we go again, to America and Australia. Descendants had researched these families already and one tree stated that there were four brothers. Both family lore and records in the new countries support the brother story. The main problem looking from the Irish perspective is records only start in 1829 for this parish - earlier children are missed and because of emigration never recorded until they arrived in the new land.



Surnames: DONOVAN, DONELLY, WALSH, KELLY, MOLONY, FLANNERY,SMITH / SMYTHE, McKEOGH



Surnames: WALSH, KELLY, ROGERS, CALLINAN, SINNOT, O'BRIEN, O'SHAUGHNESSY, MOLONY, AHERNE



Surnames: MOLONY, WALLS, FINN, McKEOGH



Surnames:  FLANNERY,  CARROLL,  PURCELL,  GOSSER, SMYTH



Clonlara Patrick

Again a big group of Crowes associated with this name Clonlara and this is how I think it works. There were so many that the brothers or cousins of Patrick are listed on a second sheet. This then resulted in people living in nearby residences of Derrynaveigh, Ballycar and Glounagloss (with variations). The parishes of O'Callaghan's Mills, Doonas & Truagh, and the state record's district of Cooley Casey are relevant.


You will note on the second sheet that the schoolteacher has reverted to using Irish names? Including possibly the very first record of a Seamus Crowe as Seamus Mach Concrada!!  Sadly, it means I can not appear in Game of Thrones as......    Seamus Crowe, House of Concrada, first of his kind! Never mind, plain family historian will do fine :)


Also, on the second sheet is a Stephen Crowe which I have to investigate as there is a line of Stephens in Tipperary which may be associated.




Surnames: LYNCH, McINERNY, QUILLIGAN, GRADY, MACK, McNAMARA, RYAN



Surnames: HAMILTON, DWYER, CORRY, CONNELLY,  MULLINS, NIHIL



Francis Crowe

Good to have another, less common name. Francis Crowe is notable too  because his daughter Annie was recorded in a rare surviving fragment of the 1851 Census - one of only two I have found so far for all the Crowe records. However, I have two records that do not seem to fit together at this time -such is research?




Surnames: DILLON, HENNESSY, McNAMARA, NEENAN



Two Michaels

Miltownmalbay has almost too many Crowe names and there is much more to  come. In this case I was interested to follow the Tim Crowe line as my top ancestor has the same name and it would be great if I could find a Clare link. However these families and links are what I have found so far. The reference to Tim Crowe and Bridget Talty on this page, also from Miltownmalbay may or may not be significant.


The principal link here is Ellen Whyte


As a side issue I have struggled to find any links to surnames of colours (from DNA matches), Green, Brown, Black & White. Notably the last for which I had a correspondent write to me. Once I looked at Crowes in Clare I could see all these 'colours' connected!

At the centre of this sheet is Ellen Whyte and she is indicated as sponsor to other families that appear to be associated anyway through location in Ballyvaskin.




Surnames:  O'BRIEN,  WHITE / WHYTE,  MEAD, HOGAN,  SCANLAN,  CONNELL,  FORAN


Silveen (& Dromline)

Prime example of how a residence name can tie potential family members together retrospectively. Names for places are not just important to Irish communities, it is actually a part of the cultural brickwork but so many names are lost. In the Ballycar sheet above one family has the place Ballycar Crowe and I have seen this elsewhere and more commonly with other names, as that family dominates the landscape so the landscape is named to fit. Irish names for places represent things in the landscape in Gaelic and just sound strange to us. Translated they would end up as "red field" and so on. There may be many places with the same name so attaching an established family name to one, ties the family to the place and the place to a family.



Surnames: HARTIGAN, McMAHON, CASEY, HOGAN, FRAWLEY, BROOKS, REIDY



Redfield

This is not really anything other than a residence name but looking on Clare Library's website at the original OS maps in the right area for these people I found an old house called Redfield and wondered if the people living there were indentured to the house in some way. As the names grew in number I was in correspondence with two others. One stated that Redfield was really from another Townland nearby and another that it was close to Bridgetown. In truth we might all be correct, as it will be a common name across Ireland. Only matching families and places together can we prove or break the circular debate over places and names. Keep an open mind on place names but do look for place names that have traveled to other counties in Ireland and even countries?




Surnames: McNAMARA, MOLONY, WALL, HICKY,  SHEAHAN,  McINERNY



Denis & Rebecca

This was a relatively easy tree to put together, partly because the two names are uncommon in Crowe lines and their location. There are several Denis Crowes in Tipperary but I think this is the only one in Clare. Later in life both Denis and John become involved in trades used to control the Shannon and its boat traffic.

You will see here various information boxes with Griffiths information or death information that can not be fitted into the family boxes.




Surname:  O'BRIEN,  McMAHON,  DWYER,  NIHIL,  HANNAN,  HAYES,  CALLAGHAN, 



Another Michael?

This one is a work in progress, there are no definite links. The overarching dotted line indicates a possible family given by Michael as first male child, location and dates, plus some witness surnames which have to be connected together or given more credence in some way.


Rath is a popular area for Crowes,  being part of the terrain where the surname is believed to have started. I think for that reason I still have a large collection of unmatched families here  Ruan is another neighbouring parish with the same issues.


Surnames:  CULLINAN,  COMYN,  MARA,  HAYES,  O''LOUGHLIN,  FLYNN,  MEE / MOY,  TOUHY,  CAHIR,  LINNANE,  CONNOLLY



Cratloe

In south-east Clare this parish benefits from registers starting around 1804 which gives it a possible extra generation before the famine. It would appear to be a fairly tight group?

It has been possible to weave several families together here. You will notice the the greyed out box has a location of Sixmilebridge another parish and the same family box appears there where there may be other connections. This sheet is not ready for publication yet. indeed you can see number of arrows flying across this page in suggestions of information still to be found.



Surnames:  HADEN, HARTIGAN,  McNAMARA,  KENNY,  HALLORAN,  McMAHON,  KEANE,  CLANCY,  DALY,  SHANAHAN, GRADY

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