Brigid Moraghan aka Morahan 1813

Brigid Moraghan aka Morahan 1813

Place of migration:
Stayed in Ireland

Bridget Moraghan (pronounced Morahan) was the wife of Patrick Barrett Jr. (1812-1863) of Ballinvilla.

They raised a family of 13 on farm #6 in the east of Ballinvilla townland near Croghan during the ravages of the Great Irish Famine (1845-52). Their children were baptised in the Catholic parish of Killucan (now Croghan RC parish) just south of Boyle. 

Brigid Moraghan survived her husband by 23 years and saw many of her children emigrate to the USA, mainly the parish of Rapides in Louisiana. She died of a cold, age 73 in the presence of her daughter-in-law, Eliza (wife of James Barrett).

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1813 (circa)  
Date of Death 9th Mar 1886 VIEW SOURCE
Associated Building (s) Ballinvilla townland  
Names of Siblings Catherine Moraghan |  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)    
Number of Children 12 or 13  
First Child John Barrett (1836-1919) of Kirwee, Christchurch, NZ VIEW SOURCE
Names of Children Edward James Barrett (1842-1925) aka Major Barrett of Alexandria, Louisiana VIEW SOURCE
Names of Children    
Occupation Wife of a gentelman farmer / grazier / stock grower  
Place of Death Ballinvilla, Croghan, Boyle, Co. Roscommon VIEW SOURCE
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Census 1901: DIL Eliza Barrett @ Ballinvilla Ireland VIEW SOURCE

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