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McCONAGHEY, Michael in Analoist
(About 1775-1836)
(About 1785-1847)
O'NEILL, Bernard in Cornakinnegar, County Armagh
(About 1775-About 1823)
(About 1780-)
McCONAGHEY, Michael younger, in Analoist (DNA Linked)
(About 1805-1872)
O'NEILL, Margaret (DNA Linked)
(About 1815-1895)
McCONAGHEY, Michael (DNA Link)


Family Links

1. CREANEY, Margaret

McCONAGHEY, Michael (DNA Link) 3

  • Baptised: 13 June 1841, Shankill RC Parish, County Armagh, Ireland 3
  • Marriage (1): CREANEY, Margaret on 5 January 1867 in Shankill Parish, County Down, Ireland 1 2
  • Died: 4 June 1885 at 8.00 am, Spoutscroft, Greenhill, Shotts Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland

   Cause of his death was cancer of the stomach of six months' duration.

   Other names for Michael were McCONACHY, Michael, McCONAGHY, Michael,5 McCONCHY, Michael,4 McCONNACHIE, Michael,6 McCONNAGHIE, Michael,7 McCONNECHY, Michael, McCONNOCHIE, Michael and McCONNOCHY, Michael.

   User ID: L223.

  General Notes:

"Church Baptism Record

Name: Michael McConaghey
Date of Birth:
Date of Baptism: 13/06/1841
Parish / District: SHANKHILL
Gender: Unknown
County Co. Armagh
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Father: Michael McConaghey
Mother: Margaret O'Neil
Sponsor 1 /Informant 1: John McAlinden
Sponsor 2 /Informant 2: Isabella Henderson
/ /
2015 Copyright Armagh Ancestry"


In the Church Baptism record (see above) transcribed and made available by the Irish Family History Foundation, there were two baptismal sponsors. The first was John McAlinden and the second was Isabella Henderson. The baptism was a Roman Catholic one that took place in Shankill parish.

In 1870 Michael's son Edward's birth certificate referred to him as a brick labourer.

In 1871 the census for Shettleston registration district in the Barony parish of Glasgow recorded the four members of the McConchy family. Michael McConchy, head of the household, was a labourer aged 29 years. He had been born in County Armagh in Ireland. Along with Michael, living at Easter Cardowan, was his wife Margaret and 2 very young children: John aged 3 and Edward aged 3 months.

In 1873 when his son John died aged 4, Michael was the one to notify the registrar. He was described in the death certificate as a labourer at a brickwork. In April of the same year a son Michael was born. His father Michael, who had been present, was the informant of his birth and made his X mark. His occupation was noted as in John's death certificate..

Michael's son Henry was born in 1875 at Greenhill, Shotts parish. Michael was the informant of his birth and made his X mark. Michael's occupation then was recorded as 'labourer at brick work'.

In 1878 another son, Arthur, was born. Michael was the informant on this occasion too and made his X mark.

In March 1881 Michael's daughter Margaret was born. Her birth certificate recorded that it was his father Michael who gave notice of her birth. His occupation was recorded as 'labourer at brickwork'.

The 1881 census for Shotts parish, Lanarkshire recorded Michael McConachy, his wife Margaret, and his family of 5 children resident at No 10 Greenhill Village. Michael was a married man aged 40 years and had been born in Ireland. He worked as a labourer in a brickwork.

In 1885 Michael's son Bernard was born at Spoutscroft in Greenhill. His father Michael McConnochie [sic] was the informant. Michael's occupation then was recorded as coal miner.

Michael was described as a labourer in his death certificate in June 1885. He was 44 years old according to this certificate.

In his wife's death certificate of 1910 Michael was described as having been a labourer.

Michael was described as a brickwork labourer by occupation in the marriage certificate of his son Michael registered 1899.

Michael's son Henry married in December 1899. Michael's occupation was recorded in the marriage certificate as 'brickwork millman'. He was of deceased by then.

In 1900 when his daughter Margaret married Michael was recorded as a "Quarryman (deceased)".

The 1901 marriage certificate of Michael's son Arthur recorded Michael as 'Brickfield worker deceased'.

In 1948 the death certificate of his son Edward recorded Michael as a 'brick labourer deceased'.

In his son Arthur's death certificate in 1950 and in his son Michael's death certificate in 1957, Michael McConnachie was recorded as a 'brickwork labourer'.

In the death certificate of his son Bernard McConnachie in East Lothian in 1968, Michael McConnachie was recorded as a coal miner. The informant then was John McConnachie, Bernard's son. 1 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11

  Medical Notes:

Dr James Duncan certified the cause of death.

Henry McConnachie, Michael's brother, who had been present, notified the registrar at Cleland, William Spence, on June 5 1885. 6

Michael married Margaret CREANEY, daughter of John CREANEY and Mrs CREANEY MS UNKNOWN, on 5 January 1867 in Shankill Parish, County Down, Ireland.1 2 (Margaret CREANEY was born in 1843 in County Armagh, Ireland 4 and died 14 February 1901 at 7.00 am in Salsburgh, Parish of Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland 8.). The cause of her death was cardiac valvular disease over 1 year.

  Marriage Notes:

In 1870 the birth certificate of their son Edward at Shettleston recorded their marriage as 25 December 1864 in Ireland. His father Michael was the informant.

Son Michael was born in 1873. His father Michael notified the registrar of his birth. His parents' marriage was recorded as '1866 December at Lurgan County Armagh'.

The birth certificate of their son Henry in 1875 at Shotts parish recorded this couple's marriage as 'married December 1866 at Lurgan County Armagh'. Michael, the father of the child, was the informant.

1878 brought the birth of son Arthur. Michael was once more the informant. This time their marriage was described as 'married January 6th Lurgan County Armagh'!

In 1881 their daughter Margaret's birth certificate recorded the couple as 'm 1868 January 6 Lurgan Co Armagh'.

Son Bernard was born in 1885 and Michael, his father, was the informant. The marriage of Bernard's parents was noted as '1867 Jan 6 Lurgan Co Armagh'.

The marriage record viewed at presents the following information:
"Type: Marriages
Date Of Marriage:05/01/1867
Husband Firstname:MICHAEL
Husband Surname:MCCONAGHY
Husband Denomination:Roman Catholic
Husband Marital Status:Not Married
Husband Father Firstname
Husband Father Surname:MCCONAGHY
Husband Witness Surname:MCCONAGHY
Husband Witness Firstname:ARTHUR
Wife Firstname:MARGARET
Wife Surname:CRANEY
Wife Townland / Street:CORNICINIGOR
Wife Denomination:Roman Catholic
Wife Marital Status:Not Married
Wife Father Surname:CRANEY
Wife Witness Firstname:CECILY
Wife Witness Surname:O'HANLON
Address1:SHANKHILL Roman Catholic
Address4:CO DOWN"



1 GRO Scotland, Birth certificate Shettleston parish RDS 622/3 No 171 1870/son Edward.

2, Marriage records County Down 1867.

3 Irish Family History Foundation, Church Baptism Record Shankill parish County Armagh Ireland 1841.

4 1871 UK census, Shettleston reg dist in Barony parish Easter Cardowan 622/3 en d 3 page 6.

5 LDS Family Search, IGI.

6 GRO Scotland, Cleland 1885 death certificate RDS 655/3 No 17 West Shotts parish.

7 GRO Scotland, West District of Shotts Lanarkshire Marriages 1900.

8 GRO Scotland, Death certificate RDS 655/3 No 130 Cleland 1957/son Michael.

9 GRO Scotland, Marriage 655/3 No 6 West Dist. Shotts 1901.

10 GRO Scotland, Deaths Carluke 629 no 190 1950.

11 GRO Scotland, Deaths Tranent 722 no 118 1968.

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