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Thelma

Thelma Report 10 Apr 2021 14:02

Looking for a Bernadette nee McDonnell. Not sure if she married or not. Anyone help me in trying to find out if she did. I'm sorry I'm new to this not got a clue were to start.

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 10 Apr 2021 14:12

Where was she living when you last had contact - and when was that?

When was she born? (Just the year will do - don't post full DOB on here, please).

Where was she born?

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 10 Apr 2021 16:54

If the poster's birth location is any indication - Lancashire

BUT, the name is inherently Irish............

IF this is an England/Wales search, look for info using freebmd


https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 10 Apr 2021 17:01

No birth in England/Wales for Bernadette McDonnell with MMN which matches either of Thelma's parents' surnames

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 10 Apr 2021 17:06

Almost certainly Thelma's father in 1939

61 Rydal Street, Newton-Le-Willows, Newton-Le-Willows U.D., Lancashire, England
Arthur R Payne 17 Nov 1925 Male At School Single 108 4

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 10 Apr 2021 17:21

1939

39 Cole Avenue, Newton-Le-Willows, Newton-Le-Willows U.D., Lancashire, England
Peter Coghlan 09 Jun 1886 Male Blacksmith Striker Generel Labourer Married 176 1
Margaret Coghlan 01 Dec 1885 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 176 2
Thomas Coghlan 25 Apr 1917 Male Universal Mitler Single 176 3
The record for this person is officially closed.
Peter Grealish 12 Jul 1865 Male General Labourer Foundry Widowed 176 5

The closed record is possibly Thelma's mother, but even if it isn't - the surname allied to the other 1939 is relevant.

1911
Bridget Morrissey Head Married Female 62 1849 Boarding House Keeper Clare Killa Col Resident
Margaret Coghlan Daughter Married Female 26 1885 - Lancs Newton Le Willows
Peter Coghlan Son In Law Married Male 25 1886 Labourer Gasworks Lancs Seaforth
Peter Grealish Boarder Married Male 34 1877 Bricklayers Labourer Galway Turloughmore Resident


Just trying to help with getting a 'handle' on the woman being sought

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 10 Apr 2021 17:24

MORRISSEY, MARGARET CALLIGHAN
GRO Reference: 1885 M Quarter in WARRINGTON Volume 08C Page 174

Thelma

Thelma Report 12 Apr 2021 11:58

Thanks everyone for your replies. Bernadette was born in 1958 ISH . Last known address was in Newton le willows. I don't know if she got married or not. She had a sister called Patricia McDonnell born in 1954. Her parents were Ann and Vincent McDonnell.

I've never seen them since the early 60s would love to know what happened to them. Also for their extended family to fit in my tree.

Many thanks

Thelma x

Thelma

Thelma Report 12 Apr 2021 12:01

Thanks everyone for your replies. Bernadette was born in 1958 ISH . Last known address was in Newton le willows. I don't know if she got married or not. She had a sister called Patricia McDonnell born in 1954. Her parents were Ann and Vincent McDonnell.

I've never seen them since the early 60s would love to know what happened to them. Also for their extended family to fit in my tree.

Many thanks

Thelma x

Maddie

Maddie Report 12 Apr 2021 12:16

parent
Name: Vincent McDonnell
Death Age: 63
Birth Date: 18 Oct 1932
Registration Date: Nov 1995
Registration District: Wigan and Leigh
Inferred County: Lancashire
Register Number: A1B
District and Subdistrict: 0181A
Entry Number: 240

vincent married 1953
in 1939 living in newton le willows

Maddie

Maddie Report 12 Apr 2021 12:29

bernadette m born 1958 st helens
possible marraige 1984 knowsley
on er for prescot 2005

patricia a 1954 st helens
possible marriage 1973 wt helens
on er st helens 2002

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 12 Apr 2021 13:00

Must be a distant cousin, unless one of her parents is a half-sibling to one of yours

Marriages Sep 1953 (>99%)
Fairclough Ann M McDonnell St.Helens 10f 1098
McDONNELL Vincent FAIRCLOUGH St.Helens 10f 1098

Please remember that you can't add to your GR tree any living person who has not given you his or her permission