McIntyre Farm, Lislea

McIntyre Farm, Lislea
Farm vacant in 1998

About Lawrence McIntyre and Mary Ginty

About Lawrence McIntyre and Mary Ginty

Lawrence McIntyre was baptized (and possibly born) on August 12, 1854 in Lislea, Kilmacteige Parish, County Sligo, Ireland. His parents are listed as Michael McIntyre and Mary McIntyre on his baptismal record. No other information about his parents is known with the exception of a possible nephew or cousin, Patrick McIntyre, who came to the U.S in 1863.

Lawrence's wife, Mary Ginty, was born September 3, 1850 in Carrowbeg, Killasser, County Mayo, Ireland. Her parents are John Ginty and Margaret Convey(Conway). In addition to their daughter Mary, they had three other children: Margaret (Bridget), Catherine and Patrick.

Lawrence and Mary were married in Killasser on March 1, 1877 and resided in Lislea where they raised their family. They had six known children, all born in Ireland. Thomas Joseph (1878-1939); Catherine (1879-c1915); Mary (1881-1927); Bridget (1881-c1945); Lawrence J. (1890-1943); and John (c1892-?). Lawrence and Mary died in Ireland in the early 1930s.

The descendents of Patrick McIntyre (c1831-1901), mentioned above, and his wife Bridget Stevens (c1833-1908) are also represented on this McIntyre-Ginty Blog. Patrick's farm in Lislea, County Sligo, was to the right of the house in the photo at the top of this page. A separate blog has also been created for Patrick and Bridget and may be viewed at

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Patrick McIntyre Inquiry, 1863

Lawrence McIntyre's father was Michael McIntyre.  It is believed one of Michael's nephew or cousin was Patrick McIntyre, the occupier of the property next to Michael's as listed in the Griffith's Valuation c 1858.

Patrick and his family arrived in New York City on April 18, 1863.  The following "Information Wanted" ad appeared in the New York newspaper the Irish-American on November 21, 1863.

"Of Mary McIntyre, a native of the Parish of Kilmactige, County Sligo, who married Hugh McGlauhin, of County Meath, Ireland. Also of her sister Bridget, who married Samuel Smith, an American by birth.  When last hear from, they resided in the State of New York.  Any information of them will be thankfully received by their brother, Patrick McIntyre, who lately arrived, by writing to him in care of Patrick Foy, 81 Baxter Street, New York."

  • Could Mary McIntyre McGlauhin and Bridget McIntyre Smith be sisters or cousins of Michael too?
  • Who is Patrick Foy?
  • Who is Hugh McGlauhin?
  • Who is Samuel Smith?
  • Who else lived at 81 Baxter Street, NY
  • Did Patrick ever locate Bridget and Mary?

Source: DeGrazia, Laura Murphy, compiler.  Irish Relative and Friends: From "Information Wanted" Ads in the Irish-American, 1850-1871. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogy Publishing Co., 2001.  Page 186.

Patrick McIntyre's 1863 Passenger List

On April 18, 1863, Patrick McIntyre (probable brother of Michael McIntyre) along with his wife Bridget and their five children, Edward, Barty, Mary, Dominick and Cath, arrived in New York Harbor on the SS Orient leaving out of Liverpool, England.

Source: New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Year: 1863; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: 227; Line: 29; List Number: 305. National Archives, Washington, DC. Patrick McIntyre entry, accessed: May 19, 2013.