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Family History

Family History

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Bazan Brothers and Weaving in Nuevo Mexico

The Bazán Brothers and Weaving in Nuevo México             During research to update the “Bazán Family in the New World,” an article by Geraldine Cuneo, a great deal more information regarding Ignacio and Juan Bazán’s contribution to the weaving industry in Nuevo México came to light. Enough, in fact, to justify a separate post on…

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Bazan in the New World

To understand the proud Spanish heritage brought into our family by the marriage of my grandfather St. George Creaghe to my grandmother Serapia Bazan y Ortiz it was necessary to review the historical records that date back to the first Spanish Conquest and the Re-Conquest following the Pueblo revolt of 1680.

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Bazan Marriage Records

The two leading Anglo-Irish families in Ireland have long been the
FitzGeralds and the Butlers. From being comrades in arms of the invading Strongbow1, they became by degrees rival barons, and fierce contestants for the vice-sovereignty of their adopted country. In the War of the Roses, the Butlers sided with the white rose…

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Creaghe Family in Ireland – Papers of Percy F.S. Creaghe

Most of what we know of our 18th and early 19th Century ancestors can be found in the information collected and recorded by Percy Creaghe. It appears that many of the sources were drawn from documents and belonging to his father, Philip C. Creaghe. Percy was working on this project in the 1930’s, and some…

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The Creaghe, Butler, Blunden & Other Related Names in Ireland

In Ireland (in the Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork, Limerick regions) the Creaghe and Butler names go back to the English-Norman invasion in 1166! From then until the reign of Henry VIII (16th century) both the invaders and the invaded people of Ireland were Catholic. When the Church of England split from Rome, almost all English…

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Origin of the Coat of Arms of the Creaghes

When the three brothers of the Hy Niall – that is the Clan of the Northern O’Nialls – (O’Neils). Pierce, Patrick and James came with might of men and with arms to drive the Danes from the city of Limerick where they had firmly established themselves in the 10 Century.

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Creaghe Research

What follows is a summary of information gathered by Michael Barnett during a journey to Ireland and England that he and his wife, Merril took in 1997. Michael’s grandmother was Emily Caroline Creaghe, later Barnett (1860-1944) – see “Ancestors”. This relationship led to his interest in Creaghe family history, both in Ireland and Australia. His…

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Family of Creagh or Creaghe

The family of Creagh, or Creaghe, is of Milesian origin, descended from Herimone, 3rd son of Milesius and Scota, his wife, daughter of a Pharaoh of Egypt, through “Niall of the Nine Hostages,” Monarch of Erin A.D. 377.

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Creaghe – Creagh

The final E appears only to have been used by the Creaghes of Rheens and Tipperary Branches. The last representations of the Senior branch of the Rheens family – John Fitzstephen Creaghe.

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Dick Creaghe, Family Information

The Creaghs became established in Limerick in the time of the Danes. They were originally O’Nialls from the North, an old Milesian family. The MILESIANS invaded Ireland from Spain about BC 753. These O’Nialls defeated the Danes, and drove them out of the City of Limerick. As they were returning from…

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A Great Feud and its Ending

The two leading Anglo-Irish families in Ireland have long been the
FitzGeralds and the Butlers. From being comrades in arms of the invading Strongbow1, they became by degrees rival barons, and fierce contestants for the vice-sovereignty of their adopted country. In the War of the Roses, the Butlers sided with the white rose…

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The Creaghe Name in the United States

The Creaghe name in the USA dates back to 1872 when St. George Creaghe (1852-1924) and his brother Gerald (Paddy) Creaghe (1856-1880) left their parents’ home in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland and settled in Apache County, Arizona Territory after one-year sojourn in the mining camps of western Colorado. They were citizens of Great Britain as…

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