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James Kavanagh/Elizabeth Smith

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rickett1943 Report 22 Nov 2012 13:57

My gr.grandfather JAMES KAVANAGH m. ELIZABETH SMITH approx. 1871(both born in Ireland but might have married in Birkenhead, England. They had 7 children ELLEN (1873),JOHN JAMES(1874),THOMAS(1876),WILLIAM(1879) - my grandfather,MARY ANN(1882),ELIZABETH(1884),MARGARET(1886). I would like any info. on James and Elizabeth. Also my grandfather WILLIAM m. BRIDGET WATTERS in 1904 in Birkenhead and I believe she was from DUNDALK?? Also there was a connection with a PADDY QUIGLEY also from DUNDALK. Any help with those 2 names would be great.


brummiejan Report 22 Nov 2012 14:02

Hi Angela, welcome to the boards.
First things first - you need to remove your email address, this site is not secure. It's against Genes rules to include it, for your own protection. People can reply on here or send you a PM by clicking on your name.
Have you looked for matches by using 'search all trees' option (in search box above).
You can look for a possible marriage in England on Freebmd:


Mike *

Mike * Report 22 Nov 2012 14:04

No marriage on freebmd

....except this one

Marriages Jun 1871

Flood Ann W. Derby 8b 774
Kavanagh Peter W. Derby 8b 774
Priddon James W. Derby 8b 774
Smith Elizabeth W. Derby 8b 774


brummiejan Report 22 Nov 2012 14:10

Have you found them on a census? It would help people 'tune in' to the family if we can see them.


GlitterBaby Report 22 Nov 2012 14:10

Name: James Cavanagh
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1872
Registration district: Birkenhead
Inferred County: Cheshire
Volume Number: 8a
Page Number: 654

Possible bride of Elizabeth Smith


rickett1943 Report 22 Nov 2012 14:11

I think they may have married in Ireland before emigrating to Birkenhead and unfortunately I don't know which part. This has been a real road-block for me but I'll keep trying.


GlitterBaby Report 22 Nov 2012 14:11

1881 just for info

Name: James Kavanagh
Age: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Elizth. Kavanagh
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland

Civil parish: Birkenhead
County/Island: Cheshire
Country: England

Street Address: 1 Bk Livingston St
Condition as to marriage: Married

Employment status: View image
Occupation: Dock Lab

Registration district: Birkenhead
Sub-registration district: Birkenhead
ED, institution, or vessel: 30a
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3581
Folio: 87
Page Number: 6
Household Members: Name Age
James Kavanagh 33
Elizth. Kavanagh 32
Ellen Kavanagh 8
John James Kavanagh 6
Thomas Kavanagh 4
William Kavanagh 2

Mike *

Mike * Report 22 Nov 2012 14:12

Ahhh ...

Marriages Mar 1872

***** Cavanagh James Birkenhead 8a 654
CRAMPTON Joyce Birkenhead 8a 654
Patten Robert Birkenhead 8a 654
Patton Robert Birkenhead 8a 654
Smith Elizabeth Birkenhead 8a 654

Marriage Jan 1872
Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UK Church of Saint Lawrences In the Presence of Thomas Waters and Annie Waters

Mike *

Mike * Report 22 Nov 2012 14:15

James Kavanagh
Birth abt 1848 in Ireland

Death Jun 1890

Patrick Kavanagh
1818 – 1872


brummiejan Report 22 Nov 2012 14:16

An Ancestry tree has this family. According to them James died at sea 1889 and Elizabeth died 9.3.1900.
They have the marriage as 31.1.1872 in Birkenhead, but no idea why!

EDIT just saw above reply! This is indeed the marriage they have:

Marriages Mar 1872 (>99%)
Cavanagh James Birkenhead 8a 654
Smith Elizabeth Birkenhead 8a 654


Mike *

Mike * Report 22 Nov 2012 14:16

Elizabeth Smith
Birth abt 1849 in Kings Co, Ireland

Death 1900 in Birkenhead

Mike *

Mike * Report 22 Nov 2012 14:24

Ftom a tree on Anst

Bridget Watters
Birth 1881 in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland

Death April 1949 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England


rickett1943 Report 22 Nov 2012 15:16

Wow!! I only just posted my message about an hour ago and so many replies!! I will check some of these - a couple of them sound very possible. Unfortunately my family seemed to have been restricted to about half a dozen names through 3 generations which makes it very difficult. Thanks, everyone!!