Header image

Felix Quigley, Rose (McKenna) Quigley and Peter McKenna

 

 

Quigley

 
 
Home
Family History Promotion
Townlands
Forum
Roslea
Mass Cards
Documents
Information Wanted *NEW*
Links

Contact Me

Accommodation
The Records
St. Tierney's

Maps

Quigley Records


 

QUIGLEY (Ó Coigligh): The Quigleys wre once herenachs of Clontivrin and are still common in the Clones area. The name was sometimes anglicised Fivey. Between Quigley and Fivey there are 50 voters in Fermanagh today.

(From the Fermanagh Story by Peadar Livingstone)

This page is dedicated to the Quigley family of Drumacritten and related families. I have recently been in contact with several descendants of the Quigleys of Drumacritten and they have very kindly donated numerous old family photos as well as lots of information. If you think you may be related to this family or have any information to add, please Contact Me. I am sure the family would be delighted to hear from you. I am not related to this family as far as I know but I have learnt over the past 10 years of research to keep an open mind as anything is possible. I will be adding to this page as new information and photos come in so come back often so as not to miss anything.

P.S. I am always aware of rights of privacy and will ask that if any information and/or photos appear that you are not entirely happy with, please let me know and I will amend or remove it. It is not my intention to cause offence or intrusion, merely to share in the hope of providing long lost relatives with information they may not otherwise be able to find and also to put relatives in touch with each other.

 

I will start with the descendant tree of Michael Quigley who was married to a Jane ? This is the earliest ancestor we have at the moment but I am sure when we find out which townland they hailed from originally we will be able to get back even further. There are no Quigley names listed in Drumacritten in the Tithe Applotments 1823-1837. There is a Jane Quigley listed in the Griffiths Valuation 1848-1864 (this may be the same Jane, wife of Michael). We would be very interested to hear from anyone who might know where this Quigley family were living prior to the Griffith Valuation years.

For record information page go here

Descendants of Michael Quigley

1  Michael Quigley                 

..  +? Jane                 

........2  John Quigley  1824 - 1911

............+Ellen Swift            - 1901

...................3  Patrick Quigley   1869 -

...................3  Mary Jane Quigley  1870 -

...................3  John Quigley  1872 -

...................3  Kate Quigley  1875 - 1943

.......................+James Rooney  1865 - 1918

.............................4  Mary Ellen Rooney 1899 - 1977

.................................+? Murphy                 

.............................4  James Patrick Rooney 1900 - 1972

.............................4  John Thomas Rooney  1902 - 1918

.............................4  Michael Rooney 1914 - 1969

.............................4  Bernard Rooney  1906 - 1977

.............................4  Annie Rooney   1908 - 1977

.............................4  Kathleen Rooney  1911 - 1982

.................................+Michael Connelly                 

.............................4  Francis Rooney  1916 - 1918

...................3  Michael Quigley  1877 - 1925

.......................+Rose Anne McKenna  1874 - 1955 *Rose Anne came from Drummans in Monaghan*

.............................4  John Francis Quigley  1907 -

.................................+Mary Dowdy  1917 -                                   

.............................4  Mick Quigley  1909 - 1995

.................................+Maggie Connolly  1912 - 1993

.............................4  Felix Quigley  1911 - 1981

.................................+Elizabeth Murphy        - 1977

.............................4  Patrick Quigley  1912 - 1945

.................................+? Mason                 

.............................4  Louis Quigley  1913 - 2001

.................................+Alice Maguire  1920 -

.............................4  Cissie Quigley  1919 - 1988

.................................+Jimmy McMahon  1919 - 1999

...................3  Rose Anne Quigley  1879 -

...................3  Margaret Quigley  1885 -

........2  William Quigley                 

............+Helen Sherry                 

........2  Mary Quigley                 

............+John Smyth      

           

 

Michael and Jane Quigley

Not much is known about Michael Quigley only that he would most probably have been born around the late 1700s or early 1800s since his son John was born in 1824. We know about Michael's existence due to his name appearing in the marriage details of his children. A bit of detective work was needed in working out the children and while each of the following is from Drumacritten and have father listed as Michael on their wedding entries, I cannot 100% state that there was not another Michael who had children and was living in Drumacritten round the same time. What I will say is that I personally think it is very unlikely. You will find the marriages as well as any children from these marriages between the years 1862 – 1881 below. Bullet point denotes child of Michael and Jane Quigley.

  • John was born about 1824 and married Ellen Swift (daughter of Philip and Helen Swift) on 9th Feb 1868. John's residence when he married was Drumacritten, Ellen Swift was from 'Unchina' which we think is a variant of Enshina (Enshina's modern name is Annaghmartin). Witnesses were Edward Madden of Annashanco and Terence Leonard of Pottiah. I found this document which lists a John Quigley in Drumacritten in 1898. It's possible this is the same John. This couple remained in Drumacritten after marriage and had the following children:

Mary Jane b. 10 March 1869 - Godparents were William Quigley and Anne Keenan
Mary Jane b. 5 Aug 1870 (the other may have died in infancy) - Godparents Michael Creehan and Margaret Leonard
John Quigley b. 30 Mar 1872 (went on to marry Theresa Brown from England, in New York).
Catherine b. 8 March 1875 - Godparents Bernard Murray and Eliza Keenan - Catherine Quigley married a James Rooney of Derryartry son of Patrick Rooney and Ellen McKenna on 13 Feb 1898 - died 13 March 1943 in Derryartry.
Michael b. 17 Apr 1877 - Godparents James Smith and Mary McCaffrey
Rose Ann b. 14 Jan 1879 - Godparents Patrick Murray and Elizabeth Keernan

Below you will see John Quigley and Ellen Swift's daughter Catherine with her husband James Rooney and their family, living in Derryartry, Co. Monaghan. Catherine is entered as Kate.

Surname Name Relation to Head Age Y.O.B. Religion Status Occupation County of Birth
Rooney James Head 44 1867 Roman Catholic Married Farmer Monaghan
Rooney Kate Wife 35 1876 Roman Catholic Married Blank Fermanagh
Rooney Mary Ellen Daughter 12 1899 Roman Catholic Single Scholar Monaghan
Rooney James Patrick Son 10 1901 Roman Catholic Single Scholar Monaghan
Rooney John Thomas Son 8 1903 Roman Catholic Single Scholar Monaghan
Rooney Michael Son 6 1905 Roman Catholic Single Scholar Monaghan
Rooney Bernard Son 4 1907 Roman Catholic Single Blank Monaghan
Rooney Annie Daughter 2 1909 Roman Catholic Single Blank Monaghan

 

  • William Quigley of Drumacritten married Helen Sherry of Rellan (daughter of Thomas Sherry) on 23rd April 1871. Witnesses were John Smyth of Mullabrady and James Gunn of Roslea (James Gunn was the sexton of St. Tierney's Church). This couple went to live in Rellan, where the following children were born:

Patrick b. 15 Apr 1872 - Godparents Eliza Murray
Mary Anne b. 23 Jun 1873 - Godparents John Smyth and Bridget Higgins
Catherine b. 6 Mar 1875 - Godparents James McKenna and Elizabeth Murphy. (strange that John also had a Catherine born 2 days after William’s daughter). This Catherine went on to marry James Smyth, son of Owen Smyth of Mullabrady, on 26 Nov 1907 . *You’ll notice that Catherine’s Aunt Mary also married a Smyth from Mullabrady.*
Jane b. 23 Jan 1880 - Godparents James McKenna and Anne Murray

 

Below is an aerial photo showing Drumacritten Lake.

Below are William Quigley and Ellen (nee Sherry) in the 1911 Census. According to the census information, they had 8 children in all and they are listed with their son John Thomas, who was born outside the years of the Church records.

Surname Name Relation to Head Age Y.O.B. Religion Status Occupation County of Birth
Quigley William Head 64 1847 R Catholic Married Farmer Fermanagh
Quigley Ellen Wife 70 1841 R Catholic Married Blank Fermanagh
Quigley John Thomas Son 24 1887 R Catholic Single Farmer's Son Fermanagh

Below is the family of William and Ellen's daughter Catherine and her husband, James Smyth, living in Mullaghbrady.

Surname Name Relation to Head Age Y.O.B. Religion Status Occupation County of Birth
Smyth James Head 52 1859 R Catholic Married Farmer Fermanagh
Smyth Catherine Wife 34 1877 R Catholic Married Irish Lace Dealer Fermanagh
Smyth Mary Elizabeth Daughter 1 1910 R Catholic Single Blank Fermanagh
Smyth James Joseph Son 5 months 1911 R Catholic Single Blank Fermanagh
Quigley William Servant 29 1882 R Catholic Single Farm Servant Fermanagh
Smyth Mary Servant 29 1882 R Catholic Single General Servant Domestic Fermanagh
  • Mary Quigley of Drumacritten married John Smyth of Mullabrady (son of Michael and Helen Smyth) on 7th Feb 1864. Witnesses were Dennis Callaghan of Roslea and Helen Quigley of Drumacritten. (perhaps this Helen was a sister or cousin of the bride or her father?).This one is interesting in that while most of the wedding entries only have the father of the bride and groom, this is one that had both parents. This is the marriage that tells us that Michael's wife was Jane. This couple lived in Mullabrady and had the following children:

James Smyth b. 25 Feb 1865 - Godparents James Quigley and Ellen Quigley
Michael Smyth b. 31 Jul 1866 - Godparents Edward Quigley
John Smyth b. 23 Jul 1867 - Godparents William Quigley and Martha Smyth
? Smyth b. 14 Nov 1869 - Michael Smyth and Helen Smyth
Helen Smyth b. 4 Jun 1874 - Godparents James Smyth and Mary Quigley (Helen went on to marry on 7th ? 1911. *From
     what I can make out on the priest’s notes, Patrick or Peter Reilly is
     mentioned as either the groom or groom’s father and possibly
     Smythboro Tydavent. It is quite difficult to read the writing in places
     and that together with the fact that they are in Latin makes it even
     moreso.*
Mary Anne Smyth b. 27 Jul 1876 - Godparents Patrick Murray and Elizabeth Brady
Vincent Smyth b. 26 Nov 1878 - Godparents Patrick Murray and Margaret Lardner (I was not certain this was Vincent in the register only that's what it looked like).

 

Here you will find various photos of the Quigley, and related families. Some of these were donated by members of the family. I would like to say a big thank you to Mary (Quigley), Hugh McKenna and Monica (McCabe) for their contributions. Click on each photo to see a larger copy (you will need to click the back button to get back to this page).

This is a photo of Felix Quigley and Elizabeth (nee Murphy of Rellan townland) on their wedding day. The best man (left) is Peter McKenna of Drummans. This is Jim and Catherine (Maguire) Grew and family when they emigrated to Canada. The family were from the Roslea area. The Grew family are from Greagholia townland in Roslea. This family were close friends of the Quigley family both in Ireland and in Canada after emigration. Indeed Alice Maguire who married Louis Quigley is Catherine Maguire's sister. This is John Quigley and Mary (nee Dowdy) on their wedding day.
This is a photo of Louis Quigley and Alice Maguire on their wedding day, 21 July 1951. the best man is Peter McKenna of Drummans. This is Michael Quigley and behind him is his brother Louis. The same Louis who is shown on his wedding day to the left of this photo. This is Patrick Quigley, brother of Louis and Michael.
This is Peter McKenna with his wife Margaret Teresa (McEntee) on their wedding day in February 1952. The couple with them, on the right, are Sean Brannigan and Kathleen McEntee, a sister of the bride. This is a photo of (left to right) Felix, Rose Ann 'Sissy', John, Rose (McKenna) and Michael Quigley. This is an aerial view of the Quigley home.
This is the mass card of Rose Ann 'Sissy' (nee Quigley). This is Rose Ann 'Sissy' Quigley's wedding day with her husband James McMahon. In this photo are Rose Ann 'Sissy', John, Rose Ann (nee McKenna) and Felix Quigley. It is not know who the two men are on the outside left and right or the man kneeling on the right. If you recognise any of them, please contact me
Here are Rose (nee McKenna), Louis, Rose Ann 'Sissy' and Felix Quigley. This is the Old School house in Roslea and where the Quigley children as well as the other children in the village would have attended many years ago. The building has been renovated and is now the Roslea Heritage Centre. It's situated next to St. Tierney's Chapel. You can find out more here. This is the mass card of Rose Quigley (nee McKenna). She lived in Drumacritten but her family was from Drummans.
Here are Felix and Louis Quigley making hay in the 1940s Louis Quigley using the scythe in the 1940s Here are Louis, Rose Ann 'Sissy' and Felix Quigley
This is Alice (nee Maguire) and Louis Quigley with their eldest daughter in 1954. On the far right is John Nolan. John Nolan lived in Mullaghfad, County Tyrone. He worked for the forestry. He may have moved to England at some point. The gravestone of Felix Quigley and his wife Elizabeth (nee Murphy) The gravestone of Michael Quigley and his wife Rose (nee McKenna) also of their sons Patrick and Michael and Michael's wife Margaret (nee Connolly)
This is a photo of a 17 year old Alice Maguire with her brother Frank, taken in a studio in Clones in 1937. Alice married Louis Quigley, son of Michael Quigley and Rose Anne (McKenna) in 1951. This is a photo of a class in 1927 at Aghnashalvy School in County Monaghan. If you click on the photo you will be able to read the names of the pupils. Photo of another class in 1927 at Aghnashalvy School in Monaghan. The two photos were kindly sent to me by Hugh McKenna.
This is the house in Drummans that was built by Hugh's grandfather, Hugh McKenna. Rose Quigley (nee McKenna) moved in here in 1940. This is the same house in Drummans taken by Hugh McKenna in 2009. Here you can see Felix Quigley (2nd from right) at Drumacritten lake. I would be interested to know if any of the boys with him were McConvilles from my father's family.
Another photo of Felix Quigley (left) at Drumacritten Lake. The boy on the right looks very similar to my brother when he was younger. Although I know it's not him, it may be one of my family. This is John Quigley and Cissy Rooney at Drumacritten Lake. I think they were cousins. This photo was taken at the Quigley house in Drumacritten. The lady (3rd from right) standing begind the little girl is Rose Quigley (nee McKenna). The others are no doubt family members.
This is John, Rose and Felix Quigley. In this photo are Rose and Cissy Quigley. This photo was kindly sent to me by Mary (nee Quigley). It was taken at the wedding of Theresa Quigley in October 1957. Theresa is the granddaughter of John Quigley (brother of Michael who was the father of John, Felix, Louis, Michael and Rose Ann of Drumacritten). The women in the back row (from 3rd from left) are Anne (Quigley) Elwell, Annie (Quigley) Sheehan and Margaret (Quigley) Ward.
   

This is a photo of the Westenra Hotel in the 1930s.

"In The Diamond was the Kings Arms, owned in 1826 by George Little, and the Westenra Arms owned by Peter McPhillips in the middle of the 19th Century."

From the Monaghan Story by Peadar Livingstone (Page 484)

   

 

Below you will find a few more photos containing Annie Sheenan (nee Quigley). This Annie was an aunt of John, Felix, Louis, Michael and Rose. These photos, and many others, were donated by Hugh McKenna after Felix Quigley's daughter kindly let him copy them. I feel very privileged to be allowed to display them and hopefully they will be able to make contact with other family members who come across my site!
Annie (Quigley) Sheehan, on the left, along with Mary and Annie. Taken in 1947 at Atlantic Highlands. Annie is on the far right of this photo. Annie (Quigley) Sheenan taken in 1944 at Atlantic Highlands.
Annie (Quigley) Sheehan is standing to the right with her husband and their children in 1927. Annie in 1944 at Atlantic Highlands Annie is on the right in this photo.
 
In this photo are Joe, Mary, Annie (Quigley) Sheehan and Annie. Taken in July 1948 Taken in 1947 at Atlantic Highlands. Left to right are Mary, Dennis, Annie, Annie (Quigley) Sheehan and Joe.  

 

Below is an aerial photo showing Drumacritten Lake.

 

Quigley Records