Who was Tadhg's Dad ?

Help needed - Please!

    If there is anyone out there with knowledge of Griffin families in County Kerry, Ireland, please help solve the puzzle and email me : "Email Chuck"

     The following is an outline of the facts we have to date. It is our hope that someone reading this outline will know, or remember something and offer to help with this research. With that said, I thank you for any help you can offer and for reading this query. I hope you gain some knowledge from our home page.

     Our Griffin family are from County Kerry, Ireland;
Placename:            Drombrane
Civil Parish:           Glanbehy
Poor Law Union:     Cahersiveen
Barony:                  Iveragh.

     The Tithe Applotment Books (a land survey compiled between 1823 and 1837) showed no Griffins living in Drombrane.

Griffiths Primary Valuation (a household survey conducted in 1852) showed no Griffins living in Drombrane.

Civil Registration of Births, Deaths, and Marriages (mandatory from 1864) showed John, son of Timothy Griffin and Mary Griffin of Drombrane, was born on the 8th January 1870.

1901 Census returns for Drombrane showed the family of Timothy and Mary Griffin living at Drombrane.

From the above searches it seems that the Griffin family moved to Drombrane sometime between 1852 and 1870.

1)      Was Timothy (Tadhg) Griffin the first Griffin on the Drombrane property?

2)      Where did Timothy (Tadhg) Griffin come from? perhaps another part of County Kerry?

3)      The 1901 census listed John Joseph Griffin as living with or visiting Timothy and Mary. John Joseph is listed as "nephew" and as married. John Joe was actually living in another small house on the Griffin property in Drombrane.

4)      John Joseph Griffin was married to Mary O'Brien and lived in Drombrane across the road from Timothy Griffin.

5)      John Joseph and Mary O'Brian had a child, Patrick (Gaffer) Griffin, who later on married Sheila O'Shea.

6)      Timothy (Tadhg) Griffin had a brother Joseph Griffin (father of John Joseph Griffin mentioned above). Did Timothy (Tadhg) have any other brothers or sisters?

7)      Where did Joseph Griffin live.? What was the name of his wife?

     If anyone can answer any of the above questions, or add thoughts and recollections to this fact sheet, we may be able to continue our quest for the elusive ancestors of Tadhg Griffin. One possibility is to wait for the Glenbeigh Parish Registers to be indexed, after which the Killarney Genealogical Centre will have another look for us.
     Another option would be to revisit the Tithe Applotment Books and Griffiths Primary Valuation for an area or Parish other than Drombrane (A place where Tadhg and his family may have lived before Drombrane).

Thank you for your time,

Irene and Chuck

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