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Jacky Report 27 Nov 2012 15:57

hi catherine
i will indeed do that & hopefully will beable to crack this one
once again thank you


Jacky Report 27 Nov 2012 20:29

good evening
after makeing a lot of phone calls i have been give this infomation without me propmpting any name i ahve been told that evelyn ewing married george spokes


owen mahon
was indeeed catherine,s father but no concreate name for her mother

i have looked for the above marriages but can.t find one but one has been found for owen spokes how do i confirm that the owen spokes marriage is right

many thanks in advance for time & help given


Eringobragh1916 Report 27 Nov 2012 20:37

Jacky...Do you mean Owen Mahon...not Owen Spokes...?


Jacky Report 27 Nov 2012 20:39

omg sorry Eringobragh1916
yes owen mahon its me making mistakes in my giddyness lol


Eringobragh1916 Report 27 Nov 2012 20:58

Jacky...Catherine has supplied probable marriage of Owen Mahon (1934) see thread from yesterday 16.34.
Mohill is in the Co.Leitrim...not the Co Donegal.


Jacky Report 27 Nov 2012 21:06

thank you
will check this one out in more detail if i can once again thanks for the point in the right direction :-)


Catherine Report 27 Nov 2012 22:32

Glad to hear that Owen is indeed the father of Catherine :-)

There are also these two births registered with mmn McCabe:-

Helen J Mahon Oct-Nov-Dec 1936 Dublin South

John P Mahon Jul-Aug-Sep 1938 Dublin South

..............although they are not in the same area it could be that the family moved away from Mohill for a while, which could explain the time difference between the birth of Annie in 1935 (Mohill) and Catherine in 1942 (Mohill)

To be absolutely sure of mother's name, you would need to buy a copy of the birth certificate of Catherine.


Catherine Report 27 Nov 2012 22:42

How sure is your source that George Spokes did indeed marry Evelyn Ewing?

If that is the case then the George Spokes in the newspaper report will not be your man, as his wife was noted as being Mary :-(

I would still be very interested to know what Raymond gives as his father's name and occupation on his marriage certificate!


Catherine Report 27 Nov 2012 23:21

Just to add to info already found:-

Apart from the births Spokes/Ewing that I posted on previous page and the birth that E1916 found:-
Name: Florence Eileen Spokes
Registration district: Inishowen
BIRTHS registration quarter and year: Apr - Jun 1924

.............I have also come across the following which may also be another sibling:-

name: Charles Walter Spokes
registration district: Inishowen
event type: BIRTHS
registration quarter and year: Oct - Dec 1927
estimated birth year:
age (at death):
mother's maiden name:
film number: 101230
volume number: 2
page number: 51
digital folder number: 4195645
image number: 00380
............unfortunately no mmn given but coudl very well a brother.


Jacky Report 28 Nov 2012 06:38

morning catherine
thank you so much for all the infomation going to take my grandson to school & come back & have a proper look at it all & cross referance it all its just awaiting the arrival of the marriage cert now
once again thanks so much for all your help