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McGreavey Sligo Ireland

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Valerie Report 25 Feb 2010 09:01

Good Morning
Sorry out to dinner last night so didn't get back online. I am presuming Catholic as my father was baptised Catholic.
Many Thanks


Valerie Report 24 Feb 2010 19:18

Hi , Ann was born between Bridget & Mary in 1845. I live in Nigeria so can't order anything until I return to the UK. Post takes forever & goes missing & we prefer not to pay online for anything due to hackers!!! This is reason for asking for assistance.
In 1861 the family were living in Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, Co. Durham. I have a print of the census. I also have a contact on GR who is a descendant of Catherine but she cannot find any further info either.
I do appreciate you trying to help me.
Kind Regards


Valerie Report 24 Feb 2010 12:06

Any information at all on this family would be helpful.
Her siblings are Thomas b. c1839 Ireland
James b c.1841 Ireland
Bridget b. c1843 Ireland
Mary b .c1850 Ireland
Catherine b. c1852 Sunderland.
Would really like to know who her mother was too.

Thank you for trying to help


Valerie Report 24 Feb 2010 11:34

Good Morning. Hope someone out there can help me. Looking for info on McGreavey (also have it spelled McGravey & McGreevey) family from Sligo Ireland.
My GG Grandmother Ann McGreavey was born in Sligo in 1845 and married William Moir from Montrose Scotland in Sunderland on 18/6/1866. He was a Master Mariner. From the 1861 Census I found her family, father Michael McGravey born Ireland 1809, no mention of mother. 5 siblings. From this census I believe they left Ireland for Sunderland between 1850 & 1852 (child born 1850 in Ireland another 1852 in Sunderland). I have looked at some Irish sites but found no mention of this surname.
Thanking you in anticipation.