Lawrence Cook(e)

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Lawrence Cook(e) married Margaret Regan sometime in the early 1800's. They had at least one daughter, Elizabeth Bessie Cook(e) who was born in Ardkill Dec-15-77. Elizabeth married Pat J. Towey, born Dec-14-78. They immigrated to the US and had at least three daughters, Patricia, Eleanor and my mother Winifred Mary Towey who was born in Butte Montana, Dec 08-08.

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  • Lawrence was from Palmfield (also known as Gortanure) known as Gortanure) Palmfield/Gortanure is one of the five townlands on the east end of Kilbeagh civil parish that were transferred to Co. Roscommon as part of the Local Government Act of 1898. I have located six civil birth records for children of the couple: Catherine 1867 Michael 1870 John 1872 Laurence 1874 Brigid 1876 Winifrid 1879. I also located a September 5th 1868 baptismal record for a daughter Mary. The baptisms for the children were all in the RC parish of Carracastle which is close to Palmfield/Gortanure but is on the Mayo sie of the border. Very likely Bridget was your Elizabeth Bessie Cooke.

     

    Residents of a house 9 in Gortanure (Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon)

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    Surname Forename             Age        Sex         Relation to head   Religion

    Cooke     Michael  28           Male       Head of Family     Roman Catholic

    Cooke     Maria     24           Female   Wife       Roman Catholic

    Cooke     Winifred                Female   Daughter              Roman Catholic

    Cooke     Margaret               65           Female   Mother   Roman

    Tony Arnold

    Thursday 30th July 2020, 01:51AM

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