According to her civil registration birth record, Elizabeth Olwell was born in the Cootehill Union Workhouse, County Cavan, on 21 June 1877. Her mother is Catherine Olwell. Owell is Catherine’s maiden name, not her married name. This indicates that Catherine was not married when Elizabeth was born, and that Elizabeth was born out-of-wedlock. Unfortunately, the birth record does not state where Catherine was living before Elizabeth was born in the Cootehill Union Workhouse.
The person who reported Elizabeth’s birth to the registrar, was William Gardiner, Chief Medical Officer of the Cootehill Union Workhouse. The registrar, James Sharpe, M.D., recorded Elizabeth’s birth in the Cootehill Registration District on 25 June 1877. You can access a copy of the original birth record from the irishgenealogy.ie website after following the prompts at: https://tinyurl.com/5n922z8t
Elizabeth’s birth is number 2 in the register.
Your information shows that Elizabeth was born on 1 June 1877. That could be correct as I’ve found that civil registration birth records can be off by a few days, or even several days.
The Cootehill Union Workhouse not only had accommodations for the poor and destitute, but also included a hospital, an infirmary, an R.C. Chapel, that is, a Roman Catholic Chapel, and a burial ground.
For more information about the Cootehill Union Workhouse, as well as a map of the workhouse from the year 1910, go to the workhouses.org.uk link at: https://www.workhouses.org.uk/Cootehill/
Cootehill, County Cavan was located in the Civil Parish of Drumgoon. The Catholic Parish is also Drumgoon. I’m not sure what religious denomination the Olwells had been, but I looked for Elizabeth’s baptism transcription at the Find My Past website. You can search Roman Catholic baptisms in Ireland for free at FMP. Most of the baptisms are from the 1800s, but some go back to the 1700s and some registers to the 1600s. The R.C. Chapel in the Cootehill Union Workhouse would have belonged to the Drumgoon Catholic Parish. I didn’t find Elizabeth’s baptism at the FMP website. Her mother may had had her baptized in another religious denomination, such as Church of Ireland, Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, etc.
I also looked for Elizabeth Olwell/Allwell/Alwell, etc., in the 1901 and 1911 Irish census returns but I could not identify her in either census. She may not have been counted in the 1901 or 1911 census.
Do you have any further information about Elizabeth? Knowing where she lived after being born in the Drumgoon Union Workhouse in 1877, might lead to further records about her and her mother Catherine. The religious denomination of her family may possibly be a help as well.