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Descendants of James & Mary Barlow

of Rosmilan Kelbegnet Co Galway

Information concerning Barlows living in the Co Galway/Co Roscommon border area, Ireland

Especially Rosmilan Township

Contributed by: Alex Barlow


Generation No. 1

1. JAMES1 BARLOW

He married MARY OF ROSMILAN, CO GALWAY

Notes for JAMES BARLOW:

  • Elphin Census 1749-6 children under 14 yrs
  • Protestant
  • Farmer, of Rosmilan, Kilbegnet, Co Galway

Notes for MARY OF ROSMILAN, CO GALWAY:

  • Elphin Census 1749- wife of James Barlow

Children of JAMES BARLOW and MARY OF ROSMILAN, CO GALWAY are:

2. i. JAMES2 BARLOW

ii. GEORGE BARLOW

Notes for GEORGE BARLOW:

  • Mentioned in deed "see Edward", BUT IS brother of James, possible son of James (Elphin census)

iii. EDWARD BARLOW

Notes for EDWARD BARLOW:

  • Lt. 6th. Reg. of Foot. mentioned in deed - lease of land - 7/10/1777 - 213559, book 316, page 409,
  • Rt Hon St George Caulfield of Dunamon, Co Galway to James Barlow of Rosmilan, Co Galway.
  • UNCLEAR IF BROTHER, possible son of James(Elphin census)

Generation No. 2

2. JAMES2 BARLOW (JAMES1)

He married JANE FETHERSTON, daughter of JOHN FETHERSTON and ANNE MAGAN.

Notes for JAMES BARLOW:

  • Possible son of James (Elphin census), of Rosmilan, Kilbegnet, Co Galway
  • Married Jane Fetherstonhaugh 20/01/1777, youngest daughter of John Fetherstonhaugh,
  • Dardistown, Ballimore Parish, Co Westmeath
  • Source:Prerogative Marriage Licence Bond Bethams Abstracts of PML.

Children of JAMES BARLOW and JANE FETHERSTON are:

i. JOHN3 BARLOW, m. CHARLOTTE FETHERSTON

Deed of Marriage Settlement 6/9/1810

Notes for CHARLOTTE FETHERSTON:

  • 4th daughter Cuthbert Fetherston, eldest son of Cuthbert Fetherston, Mosstown Co Westmeath and Mary Wolfe.

3. ii. CUTHBERT BARLOW, b. May 07, 1795; d. 1865, St Sedan, France.


Generation No. 3

3. CUTHBERT3 BARLOW (JAMES2, JAMES1) was born May 07, 1795, and died 1865 in St Sedan, France.

He married MARY ANN LAMBERT, daughter of THOMAS LAMBERT and LYDIA FETHERSTON.

Notes for CUTHBERT BARLOW:

  • Youngest son, first Communion 7/6/1810
  • Occupation: Army
  • Entered the Royal Navy at the age of ten as a Midshipman (Officer Cadet) under the command of Sir Peter Parker of HMS Weazel.
  • Whilst engaged with a Spanish Brig of War off Cadiz he was wounded by musket ball through the leg and cutlass wound in the shoulder.He recovered after somewhile in Haslar Hospital.
  • He entered the Army on 7th June 1810 at the age of 14.
  • Served in Wellington's Peninsular Campaign from 1810-1812 with 2nd battalion 66th Regiment.
  • Served in Candian War (Ceylon) in 1814 as Adjutant.
  • Joined 17th Foot in Bengal and served through the Goorkahar and Nepaul 1815.
  • Was engaged at the Battle of Jubblepore in 1817, served through the Mahratta War 1817-1818.
  • Returned with Regiment as Acting Adjutant in 1823.
  • Married Mary Ann Lambert 6/4/1824 in Dublin (Church of Ireland)
  • Was appointed Paymaster of the 54th Regiment in India 1828 until the Regiment returned to England.
  • Joined 57th Reg.of Foot in1840, transferred to the 10th Reg. of Foot in Calcutta 1843.
  • Was present at Meerat in the Punjaub 1845.
  • Presented with medal at the Battle of Sobraon.
  • Served with the 9th Lancers at the Passage of the Chenab, Ragmugger, hillianwallah and Goojerat.
  • Presented with Medal and Clasps in the Sutley Campaign.
  • Having fought in 38 engagements in all and retired from the Army with the rank of Major.

Notes for MARY ANN LAMBERT:

  • Married 06/04/1824, Dublin

Children of CUTHBERT BARLOW and MARY LAMBERT are:

i. JANE4 BARLOW, b. February 13, 1825, Dublin.

4. ii. CUTHBERT BARLOW, b. February 25, 1829, Cannamore; d. 1900, Brighton, Sussex.

iii. THOMAS LAMBERT BARLOW, b. July 25, 1831, Cannamore.

iv. MARY CECILIA BARLOW, b. May 04, 1836, Trinchinopoly.

v. ALICE ELIZA HELEN BARLOW, b. May 04, 1836, Trinchinopoly.

vi. CHARLOTTE PRETYMAN BARLOW, b. July 26, 1838, Trinchinopoly.

vii. JOHN WILLIAM NIXON BARLOW, b. March 17, 1841, Fort St George.

viii. EDWARD HAMILTON BARLOW, b. April 25, 1843, Fort St George.


Generation No. 4

4.CUTHBERT4 BARLOW (CUTHBERT3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born February 25, 1829 in Cannamore, and died 1900 in Brighton, Sussex.

He married CHARLOTTE LAMBERT, daughter of JOHN LAMBERT and ANNE FETHERSTON.

Notes for CUTHBERT BARLOW:

  • Married Charlotte Lambert 28/08/1855 at Killinane, Co Galway
  • Occupation: Army
  • Joined 10th Regiment as Ensign 1845 Lt. 1847 Capt. 1858 Major 1864Lt-Col. 1873
  • Retired full pay 1875.
  • Punjaub Campaign, 1848-49.
  • Siege operations before Mooltan, action of Soorjkoond, carrying the heights before Mooltan,
  • capture of the Dowlat Gate(grape-shot wound) and surrender of fortress
  • Battle of Goojerat. Medal and 2 clasps
  • Indian Mutiny, 1857-58
  • Capture of Jugdespore with Eyre's force, capture of Atrowleea, actions at Chanda, Umeerpore, Sultanpore
  • and Douraha; siege and capture of Lucknow; relief of Azimghur and operations near Jugdespore.
  • Medal and clasp.

Notes for CHARLOTTE LAMBERT:

  • 2nd daughter, married Killinane, Co Galway 28/08/1855

Children of CUTHBERT BARLOW and CHARLOTTE LAMBERT are:

i. ANNIE EMILY5 BARLOW, b. 1857.

ii. CHARLOTTE ALICE BARLOW, b. 1860.

iii. BESSIE CAROLINE FETHERSTONHAUGH BARLOW, b. 1862.

iv. CUTHBERT CHARLES LAMBERT BARLOW, b. 1869.

Notes for CUTHBERT CHARLES LAMBERT BARLOW:

  • Occupation: Army
  • Joined 10th Regiment 2nd Lt. 1890 Lt. 1892 Capt. 1897 Major 1907
  • Nile expedition, 1898
  • Battle of the Atbara
  • Medal; Egyptian medal and clasp
  • Uganda, 1900. Nandi expedition. Medal and clasp

v. JOHN MILES STAVELY BARLOW, b. 1876


Information concerning Barlows living in the Co Galway / Co Roscommon border area, Ireland especially Rosmilan (a number of spellings) Township

Rosmoylan, Kilbegnet (Parish), Ballymoe (Barony), Elphin (Diocese)

A number of Townships in this area were transferred from Co Galway to Co Roscommon in 1898
The Local Government / Ireland Act 1898

1700s - Book of Survey and Distribution

George Gore purchased Rosmullane, Kilbegnett in 1703. Land forfeited in 1688.
246 - unprofitable acres
78- profitable acres
George Gore held other land in Ballymoe Barony

1749 - Survey Diocese of Elphin

Kilbegnet / Rosmilan:
James Barlow - Farmer, Protestant
wife - Mary, six children under 14 years old.

Kilbegnet / Creggane:
Elizabeth Barlow - Widow, pap.

Kilbegnet / Gurrane:
William Barlow and Catherine - paps.

1762 - Deed of Lease and Release (255) (I have a photocopy)

1st and 2nd July 1762, land including Rosemellen transferred from John Gore, Theobald Wolfe, James Grattan and ? Warring with consent of Sir Edward King of Rockingham to Rt Hon George Caulfeild of Dunnamon, Co Galway.

1777 - Deed of Lease (213559 book 316 page 409) (I have a photocopy)

27th October 1777; land including Rossmilan, Shanvaladen, Carneglagh, Stone park, Ballyglass, transferredfrom Rt Hon George Caulfeild to James Barlow of Rossmilan, Co Galway.George Barlow is mentioned as a brother of James but unclear if LtEdward Barlow of 6th Regiment of Foot is also a brother.

1777 - Article of Agreement (214157) (I have photocopy)

27th November 1777; made between James Barlow of Rossmilan, Co Galway, Jane Fetherston daughter of John Fetherston, late of Dardistown, Co Westmeath deceased and Cuthbert Fetherston of Mosstown,Co Westmeath and Edward Fetherston of the City of Dublin.This deed recites deed of27th October 1777 re lands including Rossmilan.

1810 - Deed of Marriage Settlement (436250) (I have photocopy)

6th September 1810; made between John Barlow of Rossmilan, Co Galway, Charlotte Fetherston of Mosstown, Co Westmeath, 4th daughter ofCuthbert Fetherston, son of Cuthbert Fetherston of Mosstown and Edward Fetherston of Moate, Co Westmeath.

Marriage intended between John Barlow and Charlotte Fetherston
Recites deed of 27/10/1777 concerning land including Rossmilan brought into the marriage.

1813 - Griffith’s Survey and Patents of Bogs in Ireland

Bogs around Rossmoylan - Capt. Barlow

Census Returns - 1821

Townland of Dunamon,
Subdivision Bracklin in the Parish of Dunamon, Co Galway
One acre

James Barlow 56 yrs Labourer
Mary Barlow 40 yrs wife Flax spinner
John Barlow 14 yrs son Labourer
Adam Barlow 15 yrs son Musician
Mary Barlow 11.5 yrs daughter Flax spinner
James Barlow 9 yrs son
Ann Barlow 6 yrs daughter
Jane Barlow 1.5 yrs daughter

Same Townland, Bracklin Village

George Barlow 29 yrs Tutor

Bridget Barlow

25 yrs

wife Flax spinner
James Barlow

1 yr

son

Mary Barlow

2 yrs

daughter

John Barlow

22 yrs

brother Labourer

Sobrina Barlow

74 yrs

mother

Same Townland
10 acres and 46 acres - Highlough

Daniel Lilley and family 65 yrs Farmer

Ann Barlow

23 yrs Servant / maid

1832 - Tithe Applotment Books

(I assume that these are the same people owning more than one parcel of land.)

Kilbegnet Parish
Rosmoilan - John Barlow - 78 acres
Cartreen - Messrs Barlow - 47 acres

Dunamon Parish
Shanballadeen - John Barlow - 30 acres
Carrokeel - George Barlow
Ardmore - John Barlow - 27 acres (good), 8 acres (poor)
Homepark - John Barlow - 30 acres

1854 - Rosmoylan Estate sold under the Incumbered Estates Act (I have photocopy)

John Barlow Esq, owner, Ralph Montague Smyth, petitioner (? same as husband of Elizabeth Charlotte Barlow of Parsonstown, King’s County, see Deed below dated 2/4/1846).
Estate sold at the Court of Commissioners, 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin, on Thursday, 16th November 1854 at 12 o’clock, noon.
The sale was reported in the Galway Mercury on Saturday, 18th November 1854.
Mr. Edward Gear was the purchaser in trust at 5,600.
Mr. John Smyth, Solicitor had the conduct of the sale.

The estate comprised of 697 acres 2 rods 38 perches (Statute measure) in Rosmilan, Cartrons and Shanvaladen.

Tenants -

Cartrons; Thomas Egan, Denis Timulthy, Michael Kelly.
Shanvaladen; Michael Ward, Martin Conry, Patrick Ward
Rosmilan; Widow Barlow, Widow Priest, Michael Cuddy, Hubert Gaffey, John Connelly, Patt Gaffey

1856 - Griffith’s Primary Valuation of Ireland

Kilbegnet Parish
Rosmoylan - Shiels
Derryhippo - John Barlow (land)

Dunamon Parish
Bracklin - James Barlow(House and Land)
Carrowkeel - John Barlow(House and Land)

Ballynakill Parish
Clooncah - Thomas Barlow
Cloonfaghna (Cloonfaughna) - Thomas, Patrick and John Barlow

Information from Grave Inscriptions: Kilbegnet

  • Thomas and Maria Barlow - formerly of Cloonfaughna (Cloonfaghna), no dates.
  • John Barlow - of Rosmoylan, born 1816 and died 15/7/1885.
  • Patrick Barlow, died May 1885 and wife Ellen, died October 1898.
    Children - Bridget, died November 1880-Mrs. Furey, died 1898-John, died July 1909
  • James Barlow, born 1821 and died 28/2/1880
    Children - James, born 1856 and died 10/6/1885-Bridget, born 1865 and died 8//4/1885 -Thomas-John-Pat

Family trees for Barlow families living in this area

There were at least two not directly related Barlow families:

My Barlow relations

  • James, wife Mary
    Elphin census 1749, six children under 14 years of Rosmilan (Protestant)
  • James of Rosmilan (no confirmed link to above but likely to be related, possibly son)
    Married Jane Fetherstonhaugh 20/11/1777 - Prerogative marriage licence bond(Benthams abstracts)
    Brother George mentioned in deed, lease of land - 27/10/1777
    Possible brother Edward (Lt 6th Reg of Foot) in same deed
  • Had issue
    Eldest son: John of Rosmilan married Charlotte Fetherstonhaugh 1810, 4th daughter of Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh and Mary Wolfe
    Youngest son: Cuthbert,born 7/5/1795, married Mary Ann Lambert, daughter of Thomas Lambert and Lydia Fetherston-haugh, in Dublin 6/4/1824.
    In Army: Paymaster 10th Regiment of Foot.
    Died 1865
  • Had issue
    Four sons and four daughters; Eldest son Cuthbert (my great great grandfather) born 25/2/1829,
    In Army:Lt Col 10th Regiment of Foot
    Married Charlotte Lambert, daughter of John Walter Henry Lambert of Aggard House, Craughwell, Co Galway and Anne Fetherstonhaugh 28/8/1855 in Killinane, Co Galway.

A number of other Barlows have been linked to this tree by circumstantial evidence in Deeds generally referring to land transfer.

  • James Barlow of Parsonstown (Birr), Co Offaly (Kings County) in Deed of 1856.
  • Marriage Settlement 26/7/1849; between Theobald Fetherston of Newgrove, Co Tipperary
    1. Jane Margaret Barlow of Parsonstown, Kings County, spinster
    2. James Barlow, Surgeon of HM 5th Dragoon Guards and William McLoughlin.

Trustees of last will of John Barlow late of Bushy Park, Co Roscommon

  • Deed of Marriage Settlement dated 2/4/1846 between Ralph Montague Smyth of Harrington St., Dublin, Solicitor (1st) and Elizabeth Charlotte Barlow of Parsonstown, Kings Co. (2nd)
  • A memorial of Deed of Settlement on marriage of John Barlow with Miss Margaret Fetherstonhaugh dated 12/2/1846 between John Barlow of Hazelbrook, Co Roscommon (1st) and Margaret Fetherstonhaugh of Pembroke St., Dublin. One of the younger children of Theobald Fetherstonhaugh formerly of Mosstown, Co Westmeath, Cuthbert F. of Dardistown, Co Westmeath, heir at law of Theobald F, JamesBarlow of Bushy Park, Co. Roscommon and Theobald F. of Newgrove, Co Tipperary.

Notes from Helga Mullins (present owner of Bushy Park)

  • Bushy Park house is the oldest inhabited “Big House” in the Suck Valley area.
  • She reports that the Barlows lived here in fine style with a pack of Harriers, but subsequently lost their money and emigrated to Australia sometime before 1864.
  • The Frenchs from Monivea Castle Co Galway moved in in 1864.

Trustees of last will of John Barlow late of Bushy Park, Co Roscommon

Deed of Marriage Settlement dated 2/4/1846 between Ralph Montague Smyth of Harrington St., Dublin, Solicitor (1st) and Elizabeth Charlotte Barlow of Parsonstown, Kings Co. (2nd).

A memorial of Deed of Settlement on marr. of John Barlow with Miss Margaret Fetherston dated 12/2/1846 between John Barlow of Hazelbrook, Co Roscommon (1st) and Margaret Fetherston of Pembroke St., Dublin. One of the younger children ofTheobald Fetherston formerly of Mosstown, Co Westmeath, Cuthbert F. of Dardistown, Co West-meath, heir at law of Theobald F., James Barlow of Bushy Park, Co. Roscommon and Theobald F. of Newgrove, Co Tipperary.

The other initially came over from England. When a Barlow from Derbyshire went to be Gardener to the Shiels family of Kilbegnet House in approximately 1825. (1856 - Griffiths Primary Valuation:Shiels; Rosmoylan).He lived near Kilbegnet House. The family of his son (or possibly grandson) was evicted from house to a cottage on the edge of bog in Rosmoylan.

The next generation were:

John, born 1854 and died 1933; Maria; Margaret; Annie; Pat; James; William; Ellen

Ellen married a local Farmer Muldoon but died soon after. The other girls went to America. Maria and Margaret lived at Woonsocket Rhode, Island. They both were Dressmakers but never married and died in 1944. Annie was also a Dressmaker and married late in life to a widower with a family of nine. They lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts

All the boys eventually emigrated to England. Pat and Jim went to Liverpool. Pat married and had a Pub. Jim later went to America and had at least two daughters, Margaret and Celesta.

William lived and died (1933) at 16 Hazylett (?) Road, Kensington, West London. He had a daughter May (Mrs. Pond or Bond) and a son William (Billy). Billy married and lived in Merton Park.

John had four sons and one daughter. One son James was born in 1909. He came to Manchester, England in 1933 and worked as a Joiner. James had two sons and three daughters all married and living in/near Manchester. He had at least eleven grandchildren.

This information is from a letter written, by James Barlow (as above) of Manchester, England, in 1988.

Thursday, November 22, 2001


Edward Barlow, youngest son of Captain John Barlow of Bushy Park, Co Roscommon and Rosmilan Park, Co Galway moved to Port Phillip. Barlow m. Jane, eldest dau of William Lilburne, a Melbourne merchant.

From the book "Port Phillip Gentlemen: and good society in Melbourne before the gold rushes" by Paul de Serville.


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