Fitzpatrick in Aghabog

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EAFIII
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Fitzpatrick in Aghabog

Post by EAFIII » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:33 am

My great grandfather came from Aghabog according to what my dad and aunt can remember. My grandfather was born in 1909 and my great grandfather allegedly left Ireland around 15 years of age, so unfortunately he would not appear on the 1911or 1901 census. His name was Terence Fitzpatrick and he may have had a brother named Thomas who left Ireland too. Does anyone know of any Fitzpatricks in or around Aghabog who may have been related to Terence? Also, my name is Edward Fitzpatrick III. My grandfather told me there were more Edwards in our family tree. Are there any Edward Fitzpatricks's in the Roman Catholic graveyards around Aghabog (Lathnamard?).

Thanks so much for any information.

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Re: Fitzpatrick in Aghabog

Post by EAFIII » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:35 am

Also, Terence Fitzpatrick settled and lived in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Re: Fitzpatrick in Aghabog

Post by Admin » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:05 pm

There is a Terence Fitzpatrick in the townland of Carn, Aghabog in Griffiths Valuation - see http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith- ... /index.xml, also several other Fitzpatricks in the parish.

You should have enough information on your Terence to look for a birth certificate from the General Register Office http://www.groireland.ie/

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Re: Fitzpatrick in Aghabog

Post by EAFIII » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:59 am

I found a book titled "Historical Sketches of County Monaghan" From the earliest records to the Fenian movement by Denis Carolan Rushe in 1895. On page 44 I read that the "Fitzpatrick" name may have (at some unspecified point in time) been a name changed from MacGillaPatrick, which may in turn have derived from the name Gilla patrick who was a son of Hugh Mc'Mahon, a tribal chief of Dartrey (page 6). I don't know the copyright laws, so I hesitate to cut and paste but it is a free book that can be downloaded. Hopefully this link will work:

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id ... pg=GBS.PP1

I also see that the Hearth Money Rolls of 1663 and 1665 have no Fitzpatricks in Monaghan, However.....I see a couple of O'Mulpatricks listed. My understanding is that Fitzpatrick can be a derivative of several Gaelic variations of "servant/follower/devotee of St. Patrick".

Specifically, Giolla Phádraig "servant of [Saint] Patrick" and Maol Phádraig "devotee (literally "tonsured one") of [Saint] Patrick". See link:

http://medievalscotland.org/problem/names/padraig.shtml

I'm just guessing, but perhaps the Fitzpatricks of County Monaghan are descended from O'Mulpatrick or Gilpatrick which in turn are derivations of Maol Phádraig and Giolla Phádraig. Both those names go back further in the area records and both are known as precursor names to Fitzpatrick. Does anyone else haveany clues or theories as to who the original Fitzpatricks in this area were and how they got there?

Regards,
E.A. Fitzpatrick III

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