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McShane - Co Donegal, Ireland

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Mark Report 1 Jan 2013 18:44

my g.g granmother was Bridget McShane. she married my g.g granfather (John Byrne) in 1893. She was 24 when they got married and i have found that her father was called Thomas McShane. i can not find any record of Thomas, or any record of his wife. Any assistance greatly appreciated.



brummiejan Report 1 Jan 2013 21:53

Have you tried looking for him on 1901/1911 census? If you have details of his occupation from her marriage record this can be used in the search.


KempinaPartyhat Report 1 Jan 2013 22:05

brummiejan theres two threads on here by this guy it seems very difficult to find them at all!!


Mark Report 1 Jan 2013 22:51

brummiejan - he was recorded as a farmer on the marriage record


Reggie Report 2 Jan 2013 14:10

What info is on your other thread?

And please stick to one per topic.....thank you


KempinaPartyhat Report 2 Jan 2013 15:05

No its a different family Reggie but its the same sort of problem and the families are difficult to find and Mark isnt giving us much to work with


Eringobragh1916 Report 2 Jan 2013 15:10

Mark...Where did the couple marry....?

I would be checking the Glencolumbkille area for McShane /Byrne.


Gins Report 2 Jan 2013 16:47

Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958
about John Byrne
Name: John Byrne
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1893
Registration district: Glenties
Volume: 2
Page: 83 (click to see others on page)
FHL Film Number: 101257

Bridget M'Shane


Mark Report 2 Jan 2013 20:54

Hello All,

and thank you for helping.

in terms of my Byrne/McShane side of the family i have the 1901 census record that has my g.granfather (Thomas, aged 4) with parents John and Bridget. i also have their marriage record (09/05/1893) which gives Bridget's father as Thomas McShane, John's father as John Byrne, and witness' John McShane and Patrick Byrne.

at that point i hit a dead end!



Gins Report 2 Jan 2013 22:21

I was wondering about this birth for her.

Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911
Name: Bridget Mcshane
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 4 Jun 1866
Birth Place: Carrick, Donegal, Ireland
Father's Name: Thomas Mcshane
Mother's Name: Catherine Mccunigan
FHL Film Number: 101126


Eringobragh1916 Report 2 Jan 2013 23:29

Mark...I am guessing this is the family 1911...

Residents of a house 14 in Ummerawirrinan (Glencolumbkille, Donegal)

Byrne John 43 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Shoemaker
Byrne Bridget 42 Female Wife Roman Catholic House Keeper
Married - 18 10 7
Byrne Mary 17 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Co Donegal -
Byrne Thomas 14 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Donegal
Byrne Peter 10 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Donegal
Byrne Michal 8 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Donegal
Byrne James 7 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Donegal
Byrne Patrick 3 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Donegal -
Byrne Con 2 Male Son

1901/1911 gives you the McShanes/Byrnes all living in the same area..unfortunately there are many inter connected will take some sorting.....