John Colfer 1881

Place of migration:
Migrated to/Born in UK

John Colfer was born in Wexford in 1880/1881.  No birth records found.

He married Johanna Cooney 1902 in Bannow. The Parish recorded his name as John(Synnott) Colfer, labourer.  No father's name recorded.  He lived in Bannow, she lived in Cullenstown.  They had a son in 1904, John Colfer.  She died in 1904. 

He married Margaret Grace from Cullenstown on 21st June 1908. Her father Michael Grace, was a fish vendor.  John Colfer's address at that time was Coolhull.  The Cooneys were also at Coolhull.  His father's name was recorded, John Colfer deceased, farmer.   John and Margaret had two sons in Wexford.

James Joseph born 22nd July 1908. 

John Colfer(my grandfather) born 24th September 1910.

1911 census Margaret Colfer was living with her sons and brother, Laurence Grace in Bellary, Duncormick.

John Colfer was living as a lodger in Swansea, Wales.

Margaret Colfer travelled to Swansea with her brother Laurence and sister Bridget.  John and Margaret had another three children in Swansea.

Mary Kate, 17th September 1914.

Mark, 8th december 1916.

Margaret Mary, 28th March 1920.

John Colfer died in Swansea on 26th august 1935 aged 53.

My DNA shows matches to descendants of Nicholas Bernard Sinnot and Johanna Brady, farmers in Ballmadder, Bannow. This proves they are my 3rd great grandparents.

There are also possible links to John Colfer, farmer, Bannow.  He could be my great great grandfather, but I have been unable to find any birth records for my great grandfather.




Additional Information
Date of Birth 1881  
Date of Death 2nd Aug 1935  

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