Recently Added: The San Francisco Gartlan

I recently added the stories of George Henry Gartlan (1809 – 1893) of Cabra House, Co. Down, and of one of his sons,  James Joseph Gartlan (1849 – 1937), “the San Francisco Gartlan” who immigrated there in 1881 and practiced law there for 40 years.

Posted at 1:24 pm on October 18, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Uncategorized | Continue reading

…and again, Another Mystery Solved! James Gartlan of Monalty’s Death

For many years now, we believed James Gartlan of Monalty died “Aug Ye 1834 Age 93” as recorded in several publications . Last week, Joe Callan, who works at the Carrickmacross Workhouse discovered James’ obituary in the Newry Examiner. He died in Gresham’s Hotel in Dublin August 7, 1837. In addition, Joe went back to […]

Posted at 5:37 pm on March 5, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Additions, Mysteries, Solved | Tagged: , | Continue reading


This Blog/Website focuses on some of the Gartlan families who lived in and around Carrickmacross, County Monahan, Ireland, and eventually migrated around the world.

While there are still Gartlans living there, many others immigrated to England, Australia, Canada, and the U.S. in the 1800s.

My great, great, grandfather, James Gartlan, was born in Carrickmacross in 1823 and immigrated to Canada in the early 1840s and a good part of this web site focuses on him and his descendants living mainly in and around Stayner, Ontario

For many years our family believed that our James was a son of James Gartlan of Monalty, Carrickmacross and even corresponded with his descendants.  Now, however, it is clear that our James was not related at that level.

In the course of my research, I have found 5 other people who have a James Gartlan from Carrickmacross and surrounds in their ancestry. We continue to search for our common connections.

Peter Dean

Toronto Island, Ontario


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