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Joseph Makin. W/Bradford area, Manchester abt 1875

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Anthony Report 5 Feb 2013 11:14

Anyone connected to or have knowledge of a Joseph Makin who was in West Bradford area of Manchester, Lancashire in May 1875. He must have been of 'adult age' as he registered the death of Rebecca Cummins, aged two (2) years, who had died at Hamilton Street, West Bradford. She was the daughter of William and Anne Cummins (nee Delahunt). Joseph Makin described himself as a cousin of deceased girl and if this is accurate he must be connected to the Cummins or Delahunt families who originated from Limerick City, Ireland. Any information appreciated.


AnnCardiff Report 5 Feb 2013 11:17

what exactly are you looking for?

anyone connected with or having knowledge of these people are unlikely to see this posting - you have to look for them - you can use "Search" top right hand corner to find any connections on this site

Mike *

Mike * Report 5 Feb 2013 11:26

name: Rebecca Cummins
gender: Female
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place:
birth date: 17 Apr 1873
birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
father's name: William Cummins
mother's name: Anne Delahunt

Mike *

Mike * Report 5 Feb 2013 11:29

Possible marriage but no name of groom

name: Anne Delahunt
registration district: Limerick
event type: MARRIAGES
registration quarter and year: 1872


Anthony Report 6 Feb 2013 17:33

Thanks for the above info and advice.
Regards Tony.


mgnv Report 7 Feb 2013 11:26

name: Anne Delahunt
registration district: Limerick
event type: MARRIAGES
registration quarter and year: 1872
estimated birth year:
age (at death):
mother's maiden name:
film number: 101251
volume number: 15
page number: 265
digital folder number: 4179384
image number: 00555
Citing this Record
"Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 07 Feb 2013), Anne Delahunt, 1872; citing vol. 15, p. 265, General Registry, Custom House, Dublin, Ireland; FHL microfilm 101251.

Now a free search at Ancestry in Limerick RD, 1872 with keyword=265 gets:

Exact Search Results - Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958
You searched for 265 Refine your search
All Birth, Marriage & Death, including Parish Results Viewing 1-9 of 9
View Record Name Registration Date Registration district
View Record Eliza Benson year Limerick
View Record Patrick Coonerty year Limerick
View Record William Cummins year Limerick
View Record Anne Delahunt year Limerick
View Record Charles Fegan year Limerick
View Record Mary A G Keough year Limerick
View Record Bridget Nash year Limerick
View Record Eliza Riordan year Limerick
View Record George Wade year Limerick

One can purchase certs (or cheaper still, the uncertified images of the rego) via:


Catherine Report 7 Feb 2013 12:38

could this be her in 1911?

1911 England Census about Anne Cummins
Name: Anne Cummins
Age in 1911: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Civil parish: Wandsworth
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address: 13 St Alphonsus Rd, Clapham S W
Marital Status: Widowed
Registration district: Wandsworth
Registration District Number: 26
Sub-registration district: Clapham
ED, institution, or vessel: 20
Piece: 2270
Household Members:
Name Age
Anne Cummins 58
Anne Cummins 25 - 1886 Birth Place: Manchester, Chester
Margaret Cummins 79 - Boarder Birth Place: Walsall

Married for 42yrs
Children:- 4 (2 living and 2 died)

EDIT:- Maybe not as if she was married in 1872, then that would make 39yrs. and not 42yrs as is stated here??

and also:-

1881 England Census about Ann Cummins
Name: Ann Cummins
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Relation: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Limerick, Ireland
Civil parish: Gorton
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street Address: 18 Haigh St
Condition as to marriage: Married
Occupation: Char Woman
Registration district: Chorlton
Sub-registration district: Ardwick
ED, institution, or vessel: 33
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3901
Folio: 50
Page Number: 8
Household Members:
Name Age
Ann Cummins 26
Mary Jane Cummins 7
Ann Cummins 1

Did the couple have any other children?

What else do you know about them so we can establish a date and place of birth for them both.


Anthony Report 7 Feb 2013 20:26

mgnv and Catherine. Thanks a lot. That IS the family. The Mary Jane Cummins is my paternal grandmother. My only issue now is that William Cummins, born August 1847 at Limerick (son of John and Rebecca) seems to have done a bunk from family. He is not mentioned on this census and Anne is recorded as married - NOT widowed. No trace of him with family after birth of young Ann. Also there was another child Rebecca born Limerick April 1842 and died West Bradford, Manchester May 1875 BUT have no details or knowledge as to fourth child mentioned above as dead. Unless that child was a twin with Rebecca then he/she must have been born/died in Manchester? Much obliged to you both. Tony.


Anthony Report 7 Feb 2013 20:47

As regards the Makin part, I had hoped that another branch could open up if I could establish the 'cousin relationship' and determine if Joseph akin was related to Cummins or Delahunt side of families.