Michael Coyle b. c. 1820

St. Paul’s Ballymachugh Church, Co Cavan, Ireland. Several Children of Michael Coyle & Mary Cunningham were baptized here.The Michael Coyle Family in Ireland.

Michael Coyle, born c. 1820 in Ireland is, at this time, our primary ancestor in the Coyle line.  He married Mary Cunningham on 31 August 1833 in County Westmeath, Ireland. The witnesses at their wedding were Bridget Cunningham [most likely the bride’s sister] and Terence Brady [in the future their son would marry a Brady].

In 1837 Michael was still in County Westmeath, according to the voters register.After that they moved across the county border to County Cavan where their four children were born: James Coyle, Patrick Coyle, Margaret Coyle and Michael Coyle.

….. 1 Michael Coyle b: Abt. 1820 Ireland
….. + Mary Cunningham m: Abt. 1840 Ireland; d. 25 Jan 1848 Moate, Cavan, Ireland. Daughter of James Cunningham, Farmer, of Drumlummon.
…………2 James Coyle b: 1 March 1839 Ireland
……….. 2 Patrick Coyle b: 20 May 1841 Moate, Cavan, Ireland, d: 21 June 1925 Milford, CT
……….. + Margaret Brady b: c. 1855 Killakeen, Cavan, Ireland, m: 11 Feb 1870 Granard,  Cavan, Ireland, d: 22 Nov 1934 Waterbury, New Haven, CT
……….. 2 Michael Coyle b: 07 March 1847 Moate, Cavan, Ireland
…………2 Margaret Coyle b: 29 August 1843 Ireland

Selected Sources:

  • 1841 Irish Census, County Cavan, Township Corhanaght, page 4.
  • 1856 Griffiths Land Valuation, Townland of Moat, Parish of Ballymauchugh, Cavan Genealogy, Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan, Ireland. Michael & Patrick Coyle.
  • Roots Ireland.ie Church Baptismal records
  • Interviews with family members, family trees, groups sheets and other information from family members.
  • Microfilm #1279229, Parochial Registers of Drumlumman South and Ballymachugh, 1837 – 1935. (County Cavan), Item 7: Diocese of Ardagh & Clonmacnois, Carrick Finea Parish. Family History Library, Loudonville, NY.
  • Baptismal record for James Coyle, 1 March 1839, Register 33a, page 12, Ballymachugh Roman Catholic Church Records, Cavan Genealogy, Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan, Ireland. Parents: Michael Coyle & Mary Cunningham; Sponsors: Anthony McInery & Catherine Farrelly.
  • Baptismal Record for Patrick Coyle, 20 May 1841, Register 33a, Page 30, Ballymachugh Roman Catholic Church, Cavan Genealogy, Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan, Ireland. Parents: Michael Coyle & Mary Cunningham; Sponsors: Patrick Coyle & Catherine Coyle.
  • Baptismal record for Margaret Coyle, 29 August 1843, Register 33a, Page 48,  Ballymachugh Roman Catholic Church, Cavan Genealogy, Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan, Ireland. Parents: Michael Coyle & Mary Cunningham; Sponsors: Patrick Cunningham & Mary Denneny.
  • Baptismal record for Michael Coyle, 7 March 1847, Register 33a, Page 76, Ballymachugh Roman Catholic Church, Cavan Genealogy, Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan, Ireland. Parents: Michael Coyle & Mary Cunningham; Sponsors: James Denneny & Mary Denneny.

3 Responses to Michael Coyle b. c. 1820

  1. My GG Grandfather was Edward Coyle born abt 1840 to Michael Coyle. He married Rose Callery Nov. 1865 in Drung, Cavan, Ireland. They immigrated to Scotland and my G Grandfather Michael was born there in 1868. I do not know of his siblings. There should be some born before him. Could he be a child of Michael Coyle and Mary Cunningham.

  2. Judy, I would say it is a possibility. He could be the Michael Coyle b. 1847. Of course, Michael Coyle is not an uncommon name in Ireland. More evidence would be required to make a definite connection. I’d love to hear back if you discover anything & I will let you know if I uncover any more on the family. Thanks for contacting me.

  3. Colleen:
    I found the death certificate for Edward and cemetery record for Rose. It looks like their birth dates are wrong on marriage lic.
    Edward died Nov. 13, 1890 in Leith (age 48) and Rose died Oct 25, 1896 in Leith (age 44). So Edward was born in 1842 and Rose was born in 1852.
    Edward’s death certificate states his father as Michael Coyle and his mother as Margaret Coyle. Her maiden name is not quite readable. Looks like it might be McNaulty. Michael is listed as a farmer.

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