Background to Emigration from Mayo in the 19th Century

Cover 1991 of South Mayo Family Research Society, Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Ireland
Contents 1991 Family Research, Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Ireland

The Journal of the South Mayo Family Research Society was produced by the Family Research Centre here in Ballinrobe. The office is on Main Street, Ballinrobe and its manager Mr. Gerard Delaney kindly gave us permission to scan and re-produce a selection of their articles to this site.

This first article, from the 1991 Journal gives some idea of the of emigration from Mayo in the 19th century to the United States, South America and throughout the British Empire. Among these were two Mayomen who signed the American Declaration of Independence, one who received a French title and another ….. just click on the PDFs below to see full pages of article.

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  • A lovely bit of history here.  The Staunton and Stanton roots of our family are from the Westport area.  Well done and thank you. They left for Scotland, Edinburgh.


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