I’ve written a good bit about my line of descent from Thomas ALLINGHAM. Thomas Allingham (c1798-1883) was a farmer in Sracreeghan, Killasnet Parish, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. This part of the parish was called Glencar or Glenlough. Now I want to briefly fill-in what I know of the rest of the family.
First thing I don’t know the name of his wife or for that matter if the same wife was mother to all these children. On his daughter Ruth’s death certificate it is stated that her mother in Jane Allingham. So I do have a first name for at least 1 child.
So here are the children I know. At least I believe these are correct with varying degrees of certainty. I’ll add a few words about why I think these are correct.
Elizabeth Allingham, 1826–1909
The only record I have in Ireland is her marriage to John McBrien in 1856. This took place in Glenlough, Leitrim, Ireland and Thomas was name as her father. Since several children were born in Ireland, there are those records but they don’t add anything to a discussion of which family she was born into. The McBriens emigrated to Ontario. Her death record also confirms Thomas as her father. I’ve estimated her birth year from the death record.
Jane ALLINGHAM, 1830–
I have very little on her. She married William Algeo in Killasnet, Leitrim, Ireland. The record list her father as Thomas so I think she belongs with this family. She had a child named Ann Algeo. I am not very confident about this one and the birth year is just a wild guess.
Ruth ALLINGHAM, 1835–1887
This one I am very sure about. Ruth is my 2nd great-grandmother and I’ve written about her several times (see glencarleitrim.wordpress.com and this blog. The birth year is an estimate. She married Matthew Greer in Glenlough, Leitrim, Ireland in 1854. After Matthew’s death she emigrated to New York City with her younger children to meet her older children who were already there.
Anne ALLINGHAM, 1838–
She was named executor of her father’s will I have little else but she definitely belongs in this family. I don’t believe she everymarried and the year of birth is a guess without any real basis.
Margaret ALLINGHAM, 1840–
She married William Irwin in Killasnet, Leitrim, Ireland and the record listed her father as Thomas. I don’t know much after that.
Robert Allingham, 1855–1890
I know very little except he was named as Thomas’ brother on a military record (see below). I also know he was a member of The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC). So I’m pretty confident he belong to this family.
John ALLINGHAM, 1861–1915
He married Sarah Martin in Dublin and named Thomas of Sracreeghan as his father. He was a member of the RIC and was present at the death of Thomas
Thomas ALLINGHAM, 1865–
Military record named John and Robert of RIC as brothers. And I am very sure about John. The record also gave year of birth and indicated he was from Leitrim.
So here is the list I said was coming.