Connoboy Family

Yvonne Mickleburgh

I am searching for ancestors on behalf of my son. The information I have is Patrick Connoboy born c, 1832 (born a Catholic) Kilcummin he died in Pimlico, London 1895. On his marriage certificate his father is recorded as Timothy Connoboy occupation Shoemaker. I have found a death for Timothy 1871 Oughterard age 72 making him born c. 1799 (but am not sure if he is the correct father to Patrick). That is the only Irish information I have. I have all his UK records. I have seen the surname also spelt as Conaboy. Are there any census records for Kilcummin/Oughterard 1841-1871?

I would very much appreciate any help that may point me in the right direction to finding any information about my son’s ancestors. He is hoping to visit Oughterard later this year.

This page was added on 08/06/2020.

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  • Thank you for the helpful information provided by Jim Fahy . I will follow this information up.


    By Yvonne Mickleburgh (30/05/2021)
  • Hi Yvonne,

    Regarding Timothy Conaboy: Research Facility – Death Record

    Date of death:16th February, 1871, Oughterard, married, 72 years, Shoemaker. Death notified by Biddy Conaboy on 20th February 1871. Signed Francis Clarke.

    There is no information as to place of death, other than Oughterard and relationship of informant is not shown. It will be necessary to have the original register checked to see who this person was.

    There is a record of a Thady Conaboy marrying a Mary Conneely in Kilcummin on 13th April1857. Witnesses: James Barrett and Mary Laffy. In the baptism record for Bridget Conaboy in Kilcummin on 21st March 1858 the sponsors are John McDonough and Mary Laffy. Page 61

    Is it likely that Timothy Conaboy was married twice?

    A Martin Joseph Conboy was baptised in Kilcummin on 28th October 1828.
    Father: James Conboy – Mother: Mary Walsh
    Sponsors: Richard Walsh and Sally Walsh.

    Possibly a family connection here?




    By jim.fahy (28/11/2020)
  • Hi Hayley,

    Regarding your “Connoboy” family connection, there is a copy of a request from a John Connoboy with the address The Secretary, Scottish BD of Health, 125, George Street, Edinburgh for details of his birth.

    The request was received by the Irish Department on July 14th 1920. His parents were shown as Edward & Catherine Dermodie and they lived in the Barony of Ross, County Galway. His name was not found in the 1851 Irish census.

    A continuation shows that a Theady and a Catherine Conaboy married in 1849.

    Unfortunately most of those records were destroyed!




    By jim.fahy (10/11/2020)
  • Hi Yvonne,

    There are a number of families names “Conoboy” recorded in the 1901 census for the DED of Owenbrinn, Barony of Ross, Co. Mayo. This area is close to the town of Ballinrobe and the village of Tourmakeady and approx 20 miles from Oughterard.

    There is a Patrick Conboy baptised in Kilcummin August 1828 in the parish records. Sponsors 2 – Judy McHugh.

    In the marriage record for a “Theady Conboy his wife is recorded as Katty Hossie. This may be a variation of the surname “Hession” or “Hussey”.

    There are no census recordsfor Oughterard prior to 1901 and the name “Theady Conboy” does not appear in Griffith’s property valuations for c1850.

    According to Dr. McLysaght’s “Surnames of Ireland” the name is mainly associated with the Counties of Sligo, Mayo and Galway and has been recorded as Conaboy, Cunnaboy, Conoboy.

    You can access the census records at and Catholic Baptism records for Oughterard (Kilcummin) at records. They are available from 1809 – 1821 and from 1827 to c1880. Free Sites



    By jim.fahy (08/11/2020)
  • I’m a smyth-Connoboy my father is the Connoboy side. He is from Penicuik Scotland and his only living relative is his brother Stevie Connoboy. I’m really interested in finding out more about their name as it’s so unusual.

    Be great to hear for you 🙂

    By Hayley smyth-connoboy (31/10/2020)

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