Where do the Malones of Cootehill, Cavan, Ireland come from?

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Hey all - I'm looking for info on the Malone family of Cootehill. I have a 3rd great-grandfather, Patrick Malone of Pennsylvania (b. 1836 in Augeslan, Cootehill) who was the son of a Daniel Francis Malone (b. 1802) and Kitty McCue (b. 1796) of Cavan. McCue has also been spelled as McHugh, Magary, McGrough, and McKeough. They also had at least two other children (Thomas in 1843 and Daniel in 1846, both born in the same place).

I'm finding records that line up suggesting they may originally have come from Milltown, Westmeath about 80km southwest. Records from Griffiths in 1857 suggest there are a number of Malones who were tenants on land held by Richard Coote. For those better educated in the time and place, does a move like this sound likely? It would have happened between 1805 and 1830 or so. Was it common to move counties then? Does anyone else have these folks or other Malones of the area in their lineage?
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in Genealogy Help by Christopher Roberts G2G2 (2.3k points)

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As Irish Tenant farmers, I do not think they would have moved away from lands held by Richard Coote. Check Griffith Valuations, googling "Richard Coote" to get some idea of the people farming on the townland properties he owned. http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/#

"Augeslan" does not appear in modern lists of Cavan townlands; I suggest you look at "Aghagashlan" parish of Drumgoon, County Cavan, Augeslan &  Aghagashlan are pronounced in much the same way.

by Valerie Willis G2G6 Mach 8 (87.7k points)
edited by Valerie Willis
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Hi Christopher my 4 x great grandparents James McCue & Catherine McCue(nee Summers) came from southern Ireland & an ancestor of mine Thomas Mchugh emigrated to Pennsylvania shortly after he married in December 1879
by Anthony Carroll G2G5 (5.7k points)
Tony - thanks for answering. Any idea if any of them came from Cavan or Westmeath? I've got potentials for my Catherine McCue / McHugh in both but haven't been able to nail in down. I know they weren't in the south though - I think further up north - both in and around Ulster.
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My family were Malones. My great great grandfather was Peter Malone who was born in Ardcarne, Boyle Roscommon around 1801. After serving many years in the army he emigrated to New Zealand in 1846. I am not sure, but I think Ardcarne is close to Cootehall which could be the same place your ancestor is from, even though yours is spelt Cootehill. Possibly?
I've seen huge spelling variations in both place and people's names, so that's totally a possibility. Looking at google maps though, I think there is a Cootehall in Roscommon that's about 100k from the Cootehill area I think my Malones were from. I'll see if I come across Roscommon anywhere in my notes though.

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