On a recent visit to the Church of Ireland burial ground in Ballinglough I found a headstone to the memory of a family by the name of Mears. The names on the headstone included a Jerimiah who died in England 10/12/1993.
My ancestors were from Castlerea and I can trace them back to a Jerimiah in the 1800's. My family spelt the name Mairs, though it was always said that some members of the clan changed the spelling (not sure which was the original)
As the name Jerimiah is relatively rare I wondered if there might be a relationship between my family and the Mears buried in Ballinglough.
Is there anyone out there who knows of a family of that name still living in the area.
Would like to hear from you,