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What info is included on a death cert from 1889 ?

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Blue1 Report 15 Nov 2012 17:07

Sorry Kath
my mistake,Bridget's husband was John Graham.
I'm also ordering certs for the Harringtons and got them mixed up!



KathleenBell Report 15 Nov 2012 16:44

Was her husband John Graham or John Harrington? You give both names in your last post.

Kath. x


Blue1 Report 15 Nov 2012 16:43

problem solved
just proves that posting on this forum is very helpfull indeed.
I shall order her daughters birth cert instead.
Why didn't I think of that!

Thank you



KathleenBell Report 15 Nov 2012 16:33

If they had children born in England have you looked to see if any of their children's births were registered? If so then Bridget's maiden name would be on the children's birth certificates.

Have you got them on any census record? Sometimes family members might be staying with a couple and you can find names that way.

Kath. x


Blue1 Report 15 Nov 2012 16:26

Thank you Kathleen,

That's the end of the line for her then.
I don't have her maiden name just her forename and married name.
I've tried searching in Ireland for a Bridget to John Harrington but it's impossible.
They had one child Mary also born in Ireland and she was much older than the children born in this country. So, have no idea of when they married or where in Ireland.
At least I will save some money on this cert and buy a different one instead

Thanks for your help


ps thanks for the link will have a look and save it for future ref


KathleenBell Report 15 Nov 2012 16:17

I only have experience of English certificates but on these you would not get a woman's maiden name at that time. It was 1969 before maiden name was added to a woman's death certificate.

Have a look here to see what information is on English certificates (don't think Irish ones would be much different):-

Kath. x


Blue1 Report 15 Nov 2012 16:07

Please could some one answer this question for me.
I havn't bought a death cert before only marriage certs.

I have a grt grt grandmother born in Limerick.If married then married in Ireland.
I only have census info for her

I have found what I believe to be her death oreg and that of her husband John Graham.

I was sort of hoping that who ever the informant was gave Bridget's maiden name if they knew it.

Many thanks