Foley

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A surname of England, Ireland and Guernsey (Channel Island); in England and Guernsey, ? a variant of FOLLETT; in Ireland (O) Foley, Ó Foghladha, Ir. foghlaidhe - plunderer, though in Co. Roscommon a synonym of Mac Sharry, MacSearraigh, from searrach - foal. MacLysaght states that "The distinguished English family of Foley is said to be of Irish origin," but Cottle suggests that the Worchestershire family has probably another origin. (MacLysaght, Cottle, Bardsley, Turk). See also FOWLER. Traced by MacLysaght in the south Munster and Co. Roscommon, by Cottle and Bardsley in Worchestershire and neighbouring counties, and by Spiegelhalter in Devon.

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At Caplin Bay: Voter's List for Caplin Bay: 1840, 1841, 1842, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1849, 1852, 1855, 1859 - Patrick Foley.
  Lovell's 1871 Directory: Thomas Foley, fisherman.
  McAlpine's 1894 Directory: Thomas Foley, fisherman.
  McAlpine's 1898 Directory: Thomas Foley, fisherman.
  McAlpine's 1904 Directory: Thomas Foley, fisherman.
  Voter's List for Caplin Bay: 1908 - Thomas Foley.
Family History: Thomas Foley, according to an old map of Caplin Bay, had several pieces of property on the north eastern end of the Old Woman's Pond. Very little is known of this family but Rossiter family history indicates that John Foley, married Bridget Rossiter (both of Caplin Bay), lived in Bristol, CT., and had sixteen children, six of whom died young. Some of this information is verified as factual by data recorded in the US Census of 1900. No death record could be found for Thomas Foley, so it is not known if he died at Caplin Bay or moved away to the USA. In the Newfoundland Census of 1921, there is no record of the surname Foley at Caplin Bay.

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