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JaneyCanuck Report 13 Apr 2011 14:18

Cover your eyes, EGB. ;) Jane Kelly comes to us from another thread altogether -- I'll remember what it's about when Elaine gets that cert and adds to the thread. ;)


Elaine Report 13 Apr 2011 17:59

hahaha..sorry erin. was just telling janey,cos she helping me trace my grandmas'(on mi mums side) family...she was either fostered or adopted..hoping the wedding cert i sent for might clear things! nothing at all to do with this wee thread. where in ireland you from? your expressions sound from the south,rather than the north! i'm in armagh


Eringobragh1916 Report 13 Apr 2011 19:17

Elaine...I tend to forget this is an "international board" and write as I speak...nearly started with Elaine....Alana...then realised what I was about...!!! Didn't notice the "expressions" until I read through the threads.....

Have been all over the Co Mayo/Co Galway....cannot locate/connect any Mahons listed above on the English Census..

Going back to Joseph and family...Wood St. Ince in Makerfield.....(Just in case there is a family connection to Dennis somewhere along this long long line)

1871...Shows a daughter Ellen married to an Edward McDonnell ...well she is also living at 19a Wood St in 1881...entry was listed on next Census Page...
Transcribed as "McDonald"
Ellen and Edward married 1868 Reg. Wigan
Edward died aged 32 Death reg March quarter 1875..
There was also a Catherine born 1871 reg Wigan

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Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Ellen MC DONALD Head W Female 34 Ireland Pauper
Annie MC DONALD Daur Female 11 Wigan, Lancashire, England Scholar
Patrick MC DONALD Son Male 7 Wigan, Lancashire, England Scholar
Edward MC DONALD Son Male 5 Wigan, Lancashire, England Scholar

Source Information:
Dwelling 19 A John Street
Census Place Ince In Makerfield, Lancashire, England
Family History Library Film 1341903
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 3777 / 50
Page Number 32


Elaine Report 15 Apr 2011 15:37

just received a copy of wedding cert of dennis mahon and catherine rice.1861...grooms father:-joseph mahon...brides father:-peter rice....both down as labourers. witnesses catherine lynch and james wheliless(v.difficult to read!)...also have copy of dennis' marriage to bridget farrell..1868..grooms father:-joseph mahon DECEASED..brides father:-peter farrell..DECEASED....witnesses james malone and elizabeth lynch(relative of catherine lynch,above?)


Elaine Report 9 May 2011 15:59

would like to know if its easier to trace family backwards? please dont laugh...i was given dundalk. co.louth. ireland as the possible birthplace of my gt gt grandma,catherine rice,and her father,peter rice. as i only live 16mls fr dundalk,i wondered about asking at the local RC church,for bygone rices or by paying a visit to foughart graveyard,where a lot of residents of dundalk are buried..& .making a list of any rices. would any of these ways be any use,or is it just me talking thro my a***!!!


Elaine Report 11 May 2011 23:37



Elaine Report 11 May 2011 23:37



jax Report 11 May 2011 23:55

I thought you wanted help on the cook family where is that thread then?



Elaine Report 12 May 2011 12:36

i tracing for a family friend,pat cooke...his father was walter joseph cook. it was walter joseph who was sank by a u-boat in 1943. he was in merchant navy aboard SS Harbury. i have traced pats g/mothers line back to his gt gt grandad...joseph bratcher, b.1844/5(he was married to rebeckah(rebecca?)tucker, 1847-1888. made it a little easier cos bratcher is a bit unusual. only got as far as pats' grandad, william joseph cook, on the cook side. suppose the thread is "killed by a u-boat" isnt it? i get v.confused about all these threads....never was good at needlework! hahaha


jax Report 12 May 2011 13:06

If it is still in threads.... nudge it up

Edit - Ok I found it for you and nudged it up



Elaine Report 12 May 2011 14:33

thankyou jax..much appreciated. x :-)