I am looking for Cravenstown where my ancestors lived in the 17-1800’s. It is near Tubbercurry but not found on any maps. Could any one give me directions from Tubbercurry please. Cheers Goldie
Hi,I am also interested in Cravenstown. My GGGrandparents are known to have lived there. 4 0f their family arrived in Australia 1850/60’s, have shipping lists. I know it be located in Ougham, outside of Tubbercurry (NE). I believe the farming land was occupied by the Craven family.I would like to swap information and photos. BJD.
Cravenstown also interests me. My grandmother Eileen Mary Craven’s father was Thomas Craven 1852-1913 (Mayo) whose father was John Craven 1819-1892 (b Rusheens,Sligo) who married Elizabeth Shaw (1830-1891)and had Samuel (went to Kent, Ontario Canada), William, Thomas, Bessie, John (went to North Adelaide Australia), Mary Ann, Sarah Jane, Charles, Rebecca and Susan. We are descended from John and Robert Craven, Sligo, who are listed as flax growers 1798 and John Craven (same one?)b 1768 Woohorn, Roscommon, who put in a claim for loss of horse during 1798 Rebellion (Woodfield, Sligo)Other Craven lands (farmed with Shaws) were Ougham, Achonry, Skreen and Rusheens, Sligo. In my research I’ve found on familysearh.org, ancestry, myheritage, rootsireland.ie, findmypast.com, other Cravens from that time period who emigrated, including William Craven b1800 who married Mary Allen and had William Craven 1823-1912 who married Margaret Ann Montgomery (1834-1912) and went to Ontario, Canada, a number of Cravens who went to Lancashire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire (where Cravens originated. Those websites reveal Cravens who went to the US as well. I hope this helps. There is very little pre 1790s; the Cravens only multiply in the 1800s,I believe from the few brothers or kin who came over from Lancashire/Yorkshire (as per family oral history as well)and settled in Sligo. From a few families, it all spread out. There are a number of Cravens from Antrim, but likely from earlier ancestral connections in Lancashire/Yorkshire.
Hi, I am also from this craven line. My mum was Margaret ormiston craven whose father was William golden craven, son of William, son of Richard. Any relatives please contact me!!
Hi Bev (and other relatives!)
I finally have been to Cravenstown! It’s pretty dilapidated, but you can still see the old stone cottage. You take the main road N17 North of Tobercurry and take the second road to your right. It will become unpaved; when the road splits, go right. The cottage is up the road on the left (you will see a gate). The Shaws lived close to where the road forked, I am told. I have a map, but I can’t figure how to upload the photo. If you get a map the megalithic tomb is marked on this road.
I am from the John Craven (1833) line. My grandfather, Robert (1888), came to the US. Our family keeps repeating John/Robert/Thomas/William, so the lineage is hard to process. This John was the oldest son of William and Kitty. His brother William went to Australia with the Royal Irish Constabulary, which may be the connection to Australia. I can’t figure out how this line connects to the Richard line.
Roberta Jill Craven, Lancaster, PA, US
Do you have DNA on ancestry or gedmatch? I would love to see if we are from the same Cravens, we can then try and find that connection. Contact me (or any Cravens from around Sligo) I would love to find Richard links. One lady from Tubercurry once contacted me but have lost the email she sent cos I couldn’t find the link at that time…