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Date Posted:Monday, July 25, 2016
Author:Michael Roche
Author Details:crannseasta@gmail.com
Message (#610):JohnjRoche My family were also Roscommon Roches on which Ive researched a bit. I would be interested in sharing information.

Date Posted:Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Author:Kristen Hagerott
Author Details:dkhagerott@gmail.com
Message (#609):Hi all, I was doing some research on my dads family. My uncle gave me a letter that my My great grandfather received from his brother that has a ton of info on the Roche family history. Its difficult to read but goes back to the Norwegian history. I will try and type as much of it as I can read. Its really difficult to read and if they would let me post a scanned picture of it I would. My great grand father is George Roche, My grandmother is Catherine Roche. So here we go. My apologies a head of time if I typed any names or information wrong... 2-1-31 Dear Bro, I have been so busy that I find it hard to get at this. Early 800 a Norwegian chieftain took his own following and (can’t read) that would go with him and landed in Norway. Normandy was a (can’t read) and county at the time Rollo and his followers took over Normandy and in 885 laid siege to Paris. IN 1060 Duke William was a ruler and made a visit England. He must have liked the country for in 1066 he laid came to the throne of England and landed his army. At the battle of Hastings he defeated the Saxon King Harrold and took possession of all the England. Among his knights where some brothers of the family of De La Roche. They were given large grants of land in the West of England on the Wales border. Name Changes to De Roche in England. In 1168-9 four brothers of the Roches join the Earl De Clare called Strongbow from his great strength in an invasion. The receive permission from Henry 4th the King of Eng. After a few (lashes?) they media treaty and Strongbow married the king of Irelands Daughter. Four Roche brothers received large grants of land in different parts of Ireland. Our Ancestor was located in South Cork and built his Castle on the beautiful Blackwater river the place is called Castletownroche but is fast coming Castletown. He must have had a large grant as the first land passed on entering Cork (can’t read) is Roches point. The castle is still standing and is in good repair and I think owned by the Baron of (can’t read) a Roche who bought the title of Baron from the British crown. There seems to have been less trouble in Cork during the next 400 years than in any country Ireland. Roches of those days being Anglo-Irish thought more of religion then freedom of Ireland. In 1395 Roche was treasurer of Ireland and head of the Brotherhood of the Cistercian Order. The largest order in Ireland. On June 13th (can’t read) We find Lord Roche and several more Lords and Cheifs voted the Union of Ireland and England. This was the first union In April 1599 Lords Roche, (can’t read) De Lacey and Chief Sullivan defeated the English Earl of (Can’t read) who had been sent by Elizabeth to conquer Ireland and run him back to Dublin. In 1641 we find all Ireland in open rebellion and council of 500 chiefs and lords mel-in Dublin to appoint commanders for the armies and form a government. A supreme council of six members composed of lords of Roche, (can’t read), Gormanstown the Arche bishops of Armagh Dublin and (can’t read) were selected as a final court. They has a body guard of 500 foot soldiers and 200 horse. Ireland fought a good fight for three years and then agreed to a 12 month truce. The council finally media a settlement. The Anglo Irish who formed the majority of the supreme council connected by blood and (can’t read) wage with Eng. had entered the war purely as one of religious liberty. So they got a satisfactory settlement along those lines and signed up. May 12 1652 the stronghold finally fell before Bromwells troops. Lord Roche was killed in the defense and Lady Roche after a hard battle was forced to the surrender the Castle. (Can’t read maybe cannon) against stone walls and the long bow that the Normans themselves brought into England where the undoing of the Irish. In 1798 John Roche led an attack on Clonmell bit was repulsed. Later in the same year John Roche and Father Murphy won the battle of vinegar hill. They sure got satisfaction there. Ina final battle we find John and Father Phillip Roche who at one time commanded 20000 (can’t read) making a last stand Father Phillip and Grogan and some more surrendered and their heads where cute off and for a long time decorated spikes on the top of Wexford courthouse. And that is that. (from this point it gets personal nothing about the history but I find his closing amusing so I will add it) The writer of this history of Ireland was a real Irish man and did not give I think the Anglo Irish as much credit as they are entitled to however they were invaders but they improved (can’t read) country they came to. Jack Roche

Date Posted:Thursday, July 14, 2016
Author:john j roche
Author Details:johnjrochedmdms@optonline.net
Message (#608):My father was James Francis Roche. His parents were from Roscommon or Longford Mary Feehily and Thomas Roche. My maternal grandfather was Henry Flanagan from Longford or Cavan. Just seeing if there is any relation to Roche's. They immigrated to NYC/Bronx.

Date Posted:Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Author:Jim Kiley
Author Details:snowleopard98@gmail.com
Message (#607):Hello Roche Family, My name is James Patrick Kiley, I go by Jim. In a box of archives I Found a letter addressed to : W.J Roche Keame Glenville County Cork Ireland My Father Recently passed away.... Joseph Edward Kiley, he was 84. My brother Tim just sent out 4 Boxes of Kiley Archives and Photos some dating back to the 1880s. I am trying to find out the origin of the Kileys I am related to. I know they came from County Cork area and settled in Upstate New York area ...Oneonta and Cooperstown .Do you have any Information on WJ Roche? Thank You ! Sincerely the Kiley Clan!

Date Posted:Friday, May 13, 2016
Author:A.Roach
Author Details:dear.unknown.nz@gmail.com
Message (#606):i Heard that the Roche family was in France at some point long long ago and killed a lot of the kings and royal family along with their enemies and the Roche's who done this moved to Ireland and changed their last name to roach so no french people could track them down and carried on being total badass's and killing their enimies, is this true?

Date Posted:Monday, May 2, 2016
Author:Dana Roach
Author Details:danamarieroach@yahoo.com
Message (#605):Well hello! I never imagined so many Roaches would be searching for their families ties! My father (James A. Roach III of Philadelphia, PA) recently passed away and it prompted my search to figure out the family tree. HIs parents also lived in Philadelphia, PA (James A Roach II & Elizabeth Caden Roach). I believe the generation before my grandparents were the first generation to arrived in America via Ellis Island. (I'm guessing around 1816) My great grand parents names were James A. Roach and Ella Roach (Carroll). I know the family was originally from County Louth area of Ireland and has some ties to the Castleroche. Ella Roach (Carroll) was also a relative of Archbishop Carroll. I'm wondering if any of this information ties into anyone else's story? I'd love to hear about it and maybe put some of the pieces of the puzzle together. Thanks!

Date Posted:Thursday, April 21, 2016
Author:Margaret Jackson
Author Details:drifters4@bigpond.com
Message (#604):Wondering if anyone has my 2x g/grandmother on their tree: Margaret Roche(or similar spelling!)who married John Hoolihan 1798-1878 (guessing marriage in mid 1830s).They farmed at Bushy Park, Ennis.Son Patrick born about 1842,married Mary Commane in 1872 and had several children incl my g/mother Catherine Houlihan in 1880 .

Date Posted:Thursday, April 14, 2016
Author:V Gatzke
Author Details:vgatzkemly@gmail.com
Message (#603):I am looking for information on my ggg-grandfather Thomas Roche Birth: 1823 abt County Cork, Ireland Death: Apr. 3, 1916 Harpers Ferry Allamakee County Iowa, USA Thank you for your help and time!

Date Posted:Friday, March 25, 2016
Author:Stephan Huff
Author Details:shuff3@charter.net
Message (#602):I am tracing my grandmother Catherine Roche, from Castlemartyr - County Cork. She came to the USA around 1912 with her sisters Rose, and May. They had a brother, John, that remained in Ireland, or England, I'm not sure. I'm looking to find relatives still in Ireland.

Date Posted:Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Author:Diane Morin
Author Details:Mollysquiltinmomma@gmail.com
Message (#601):I am trying to find genealogy on my family . I have James Joseph Roche born 1829 Ireland married Eliz Mahony nee Broderick. Daughter Susanna may have been born 1852 in Cork area. There apparently was a issue in the family that caused them to leave Ireland and move to England and move from the Catholic Church to the Anglican church. My fear is due to this dispute James may have been disowned from the family. I may be the first Catholic in the family since them. My dream is to find my Irish roots and come to Ireland from Canada and find so relatives.

Date Posted:Friday, March 18, 2016
Author:Lorraine O'Donoghue
Author Details:Lod13@me.com
Message (#600):I think Joseph was the son of William and Alice Roche of the Wexford Irelqnd area. My mother -in -law 's family her name was Margret born Jan12 1919 d/ 20 14 in Missassauga Ontario Canada and moved to Toronto Canada in the 50's , iMichelle , Alice, , Elizebeth If you think this is part of your family I. Can give you as sending family in Canada

Date Posted:Thursday, March 17, 2016
Author:Murray Thomas Roche
Author Details:ear@rideau.net
Message (#599):My father, Kenneth Thomas Roche, did not know his father but was given his last name and middle name. He felt that it was important to give me the same, though he never explained why. I have examined the information that is available on the internet and would appreciate any other information about; what could be my unknown family history on my father's side. Respectfully, Murray T Roche.

Date Posted:Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Author:michael james roache
Author Details:mickroache1@aol.com
Message (#598):Hi looking for any link with your family,have all ways been told that the family came from Ireland. was told recently by my father patric henery james roache that my great grandfather use to have something to do with the Curragh but was that a miss understanding and could it have been Curraghanearla. my grandfathers name was james.

Date Posted:Saturday, January 30, 2016
Author:Robin Turner
Author Details:robin.turner@bigpond.com
Message (#597):Hello from Australia. I came across your web-site by chance while researching the history of the Roche family in Australia - and was astonished that I could find no links to "my' Roches on this site. Then I realised that our Roche family came to Australia before your tree starts, and thought you might like to find a way of adding our side to the group. I am the great-great granddaughter of Laurence ROCHE (1813-1893) from "Cooleen", Kilkenny. My grandmother was Ethel Anne ROCHE and we believe her daughter (my mother) to be the oldest member of the Roche Clan in Australia. Laurence was the youngest of the four known children of John ROCHE and Anastasia O'NEILL - all of whom migrated to Australia between 1842 and 1852. These were Patrick (1800), Bridget (1803), James, who became Father John Paul (1807) and Laurence. This information comes from a family history book "The Roches of Adelong" which was produced for an Australian "muster" of the Roches in April 1987. I was very fortunate, more than 20 years ago, to have the opportunity of visiting Ireland for a couple of days and caught up with Christie Roche, who showed me around Castletown Roche, and the author Richard Roche who kindly gave me a copy of his book, "The Roches of Wexford". Sadly, most of my records of these meetings were stolen shortly before I left the UK in 1994 and I have been unable to re-establish contact since then. It would be wonderful to establish links with other Roches in Ireland. I have an Ancestry account (My User Name is RobinT67). Anyone interested in finding out more is welcome to view my tree A.G.R Uglow (I have Cornish ancestry on my paternal side). I look forward with hope to establishing links with my Irish cousins. Kind regards Robin

Date Posted:Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Author:Bobby Roche
Author Details:Hello21086@yahoo.com
Message (#596):Just looking for any info on my family tree . I've never looked into it really . But now am very curious on my family tree .

Date Posted:Thursday, December 24, 2015
Author:Barbara Wilks
Author Details:billwilks@bellsouth.net
Message (#595):Looking for any information on John P Roche. Born in Charleston, SC. Born 5-8-1851, Died 1-26-1918. Married to Mary A Riley born 1861, died 1931. I'm pretty sure she was from south Carolina as well. Thanks to anyone who might know. Barbara Wilks

Date Posted:Monday, December 21, 2015
Author:Conor Roche
Author Details:conor.roche@ymail.com
Message (#594):Conor Roche, 1996, Wicklow, Son of Patrick Thomas Roche, 1971, Wicklow

Date Posted:Sunday, November 15, 2015
Author:Thomas Roche Aberdeen
Author Details:trainyyc@hotmail.com
Message (#593):I've been told I was named after an Uncle who immigrated to New York, USA in the late 1940's or early 1950's. Just Curious.

Date Posted:Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Author:Jennifer
Author Details:Jen1977lf@yahoo.com
Message (#592):Looking for info on David Roche married Catherine Meade had child Catherine Roche born in corky Country Ireland in 1877

Date Posted:Friday, July 24, 2015
Author:Christine Bennett
Author Details:chrishp755@hotmail.com
Message (#591):Hi I am looking for relatives of my Grandmother Nora Bridget Raftery nee Roche. Nora was born in Mulberry Lane, Mitchelstown in 1892 and had siblings who were Mary, Margaret,Denis,Patrick, William, Bryan, Bridget. Nora married James Raftery. If anyone can help it would be very much appreciated.



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