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I know Roach(es) are sometimes hard to find and multiply fast!

 I have been searching for my gr gr gr grandfather Dominick Roach/Roache who married Bridget Mulloy in Killedan, County Mayo, Ireland in Feb of 1835. They were farmers.  I found some documentation in the Petty Sessions Register and learned Thomas Fair was their landlord.

I have no verified dates other than the marriage for either Dominick or Bridget.

He is listed on Griffith's Valuation near Bohola, and I know he stayed in Ireland.  With the help of the North Mayo heritage center I was able to find my great grandfather James, b 1842, his sisters Bridget Roach Higgins, b. 1844 (they came to the USA in 1862 and went to Wisconsin)  and Mary Roach Kilgallen, b 1841 (resided in Swineford) and Michael Roach, b 1840 ?  who lived in Castlebar with his wife Honor Murphy.

Can anyone help? 

WikiTree profile: Dominick Roach
in Genealogy Help by Jean Roach G2G5 (5.5k points)
Did not find the answer you seek, but surnamedb.com has surname origin:

..."It derives from the French word roche, and describes somebody who lived by a rocky crag..."

Dominick Roche

 in the Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915

Name: Dominick Roche
Baptism Age: 0
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 1812
Baptism Date: 26 Apr 1812
Baptism Place: Castletownroche, Cork, Ireland
Residence Place: Killatty
Parish Variants: Ballyhooley, Ballyhooly, Castletownroche and Ballyhooley
Diocese: Cloyne
Father: James Roche
Mother: Ellen Roche

Esther Doyle

 in the Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915

Name: Esther Doyle
Gender: Female
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1803
Marriage Place: Bray, Ireland, Ireland
Diocese: Dublin
Spouse: Dominicus Roache

Subtracting twenty years from Dominicus' birthday I got this fella

Wm Roach

 in the Canada, British Regimental Registers of Service, 1756-1900

Name: Wm Roach
Age: 27
Birth Date: abt 1772
Birth Place: Tullow, Mayo
Military Date: 20 Aug 1799
Unit: 6th Foot Soldiers
Thanks, I suppose the birth in County Cork is a possibility.  I shall check it out.  The other dates do not work for the Canadian soldier or the marriage to Esther Doyle.

I appreciate the answers!
Appears the information about Dominick being  born in County Cork at Castletowneroche might work.

Thank you Betty Fox!

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