Gavin Family Website

This website is dedicated to providing information and resources to anyone searching for families who originated in  Islandeady or Castlebar, County Mayo. 

We are currently involved in searching for the ancestors of Martin Gavin and Margaret Bourke who were married 4th December 1857 in Islandeady.  We have traced their descendants from Islandeady to Chester,Liverpool, Chicago and Canada, New York and Japan, along with Arizona and San Francisco.  The information we have uncovered is contained in the following pages.  If you have any connections or leads, no matter how small, please contact us.  We also have found numerous details of other families living in these areas during the course of this search. 


Does anyone have any information on John Kelly, son of John Kelly and Lilias Davidson, born between 1904 and 1909 in Ayr, Scotland.  John Kelly, Sr died in 1908, and Lilias married Martin Gavin, in 1909 and they moved to Liverpool.  John left Liverpool, possibly for Canada, circa 1929.  We have no further information about John, and would greatly appreciate any leads.  For more details, email Chris Purcell.

Table of Contents

*last updated 30 Jun 03*

Gavin Family Tree

Map of Castlebar

Castlebar Baptisms

Castlebar Marriages

Islandeady Baptisms

Islandeady Marriages

Irish GRO LISTINGS from 1864-1890

Kelly Births - British GRO

Kelly Deaths - British GRO

Gavin Births in Westport and Castlebar

Gavin Deaths in Liverpool

Overleigh Burials:  Chester

MIs Overleigh Cemetery

Gavin Marriages

St. Werburgh Baptisms Chester

Griffiths Islandeady Names

1891 Chester Census

1901 Chester Census

1901 Tawnyeeny Census Co Mayo

*UPDATED 12/1/02*Pictures

American Christenings and Weddings

Pictures of Margaret's trip to England