Saturday, 29 October 2011

Cork Baptisms

Over the years I have transcribed a large number or records. Listed below are a few with the surname Carver form St Mary & St Anne's Cathedral (R.C.) which is commonly known as "The North Cathedral" which is located in Cork City.

Baptisms Parents

1837-18-01 Brian Carver Brian Carver and Elizabeth Clancy

1828-12-09 Hannah Carver Brian Carver and Elizabeth Clancy

1831- 01-04 Margaret Carver Brian Carver and Elizabeth Clancy

1817-21-04 William Carver Denis Carver and Ellen Delaury

1794-07-04 Ann Carver John Carver and Sarah Millerd

1800-04-05 Ellen Carver John Carver and Sarah Millerd

1801-06-09 Mary Carver John Carver and Sarah Millerd

1792-30-06 Mary Carver John Carver and Sarah Millerd

1798-18-02 Sarah Carver John Carver and Sarah Millerd

1805-07-09 Catherine Carver John Carver and Sarah Miller

1796-16-03 Elizabeth Carver John Carver and Sarah Miller

1815-25-06 Jean Carver John Carver and Sarah Miller

1812-04-09 John Carver John Carver and Sarah Miller

1810-02-07 Margaret Carver John Carver and Sarah Miller

1803-27-11 William Carver John Carver and Sarah Miller
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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Headstone of Great Grandparents

Below is a photo of the headstone of my Great Grandparents and a couple of their daughters.

St Peter's cemetery, Drogheda, Co Louth.

Photo kindly supplied by Kathy.

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Baptism of Great Grandfather

Here is the baptism of my Great Grandfather Bernard McCormack 1849 Tallanstown, Co Louth. (3rd entry down)

The previous year the parents (Thomas &Annie) had another son Bernard who obviously died. This proves that it was very much the norm to name an infant after a previous child who had died.

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Your photographs and records.

If anyone has a photograph and/or record they would like to share relating to Irish ancestors then I would consider publishing to the blog.

If you would like me to put up any examples of records I can do that too.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Bernard McCormack 1849 - 1908 Gx1 Grandfather

Bernard McCormack was the son of Thomas McCormack and Anne Mathews and was baptised on the 20th January 1849 at Tallanstown, Co Louth. This period was towards the end of the "Great Hunger."

The family moved onto Dunleer (see a previous blog regarding a great grand aunt) and then onto Drogheda.

Bernard was a cattle dealer and publican (bar on Trinity Street, Drogheda) it was also mentioned that he was 6' 6" tall and  a sister at 6' too, quite a height for then.

I enclose Bernard's  obituary from the "Drogheda Argus" March 21st 1908.

It is with extreme regret that we chronicle the death of Mr Bernard McCormack of Trinity Street Drogheda. Deceased was a popular figure not only in this town but thoughout counties Louth and Meath where he was universally known and esteemed.  He ranked amongst his friends all classes of the community. Of a sterling character, genuine honest temperment, and sunny disposition, deceased moved amongst the people and was ever welcome. Amongst his colleagues in the cattle trade he will be greatly missed. The late Mr. McCormack who attained his 60th year, was attacked with an incurable disease and despite the surgical skill of Dublin experts, his end came on Sunday last when he passed away surrounded by his sorrowing family. The remains of the deceased were removed to the Mortuary Chapel, St. Peter’s on Monday night. Requeim Mass was celebrated on Tuesday last for the repose of his soul and the funeral that afternoon was largely attended by the principal citizens of the town, also representatives from Ardee, Dunleer, Balbriggan and the surrounding districts. To his bereaved widow and family we tender our most sincere sympathy in their bereavement. RIP

*I hope to obtain an image of the headstone soon.
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Today I had success going through town and trade direcotories of 1800's Ireland.

Not only are there parish records, civil registration, griffith's valuation, newspapers, tithe applotment records but also directories.

It really is a case of putting a jigsaw together at times.

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Friday, 7 October 2011

Great x3 Grandfather

This is a photo of  my Gx3 Grandfather 1808-1898 who lived on the English side of the English/Welsh border.
He was a stone mason and was married 3 times (previous two wives died young) and he had at least 21 children. The last of which were born when he was in his 70's.

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