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Margaret Nolan

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Narelle

Narelle Report 29 Nov 2012 21:59

My gg grandmother Margaret Nolan married Andrew Bleakley 1837? in Killishandra Co Cavan Ireland. My G Grandfather was born in 1838.
By 1841 Andrew was single? which should imply his wife died.
Who was Margaret Nolon-when and where was she born, when died and her son Andrew born in 1838 disappears until his marriage to Elizabeth Montgomery in 1858. Where was he for 20 years.
His father died in 1843 and he was not listed on the 1841 census.
This is a conundrum which has frustrated the Bleakley family for a long time
It would be great if someone could help
Narelle

Catherine

Catherine Report 29 Nov 2012 22:43

Are you sure his father died in 1841?

If this is the case, then it is possible that his mother remarried and Andrew took his step father's name untill his marriage when it would be normal to use his correct name?

Narelle

Narelle Report 29 Nov 2012 23:50

Thank you Catherine. Andrew died in1843 but he was listed as single in the 1841 census.
We have been down the the track of Margaret marrying again but have found no suitable candicates
The only time we see her name is when she married Andrew Bleakley but with no history about her. She appears to have no substance just appears for a moment (or two) and disappears again

Reggie

Reggie Report 30 Nov 2012 00:07

1841 census does not record marital status

Lynski

Lynski Report 30 Nov 2012 00:18

It looks as though the Irish census did, Reggie.

The 1841 census

Who was recorded: Every member of the household was included in the 1841 Irish census, together with their name, age, sex, relationship to the head of household, occupation, literacy, birthplace and marital status (including date of marriage). This population census also recorded members of the family who were not at home that night – including those who had died since 1831.

What was recorded: A grading system was applied to the standard of the home. There were four categories. Mud huts without windows were the lowest.


What has survived: The only original returns to survive are those for parts of Killeshandra, Co.Cavan. These are in the National Archives in Dublin. There are also a number of transcripts of the originals, mostly for locations in the south of Cos. Kilkenny and Monaghan, but also for a few isolated households in Cos. Cork, Fermanagh and Waterford.

Lynski

Lynski Report 30 Nov 2012 00:26

Have you seen this?

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,391746.10.html