Mary Francis Gormley 1868

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Mary Francis Gormley was born in Fermoy, Co. Cork in 1868 to Edward Gormley (1824-1897) and Mary Casey (1841-1888)

She was one of six children. Her siblings were,

Her father was employed as the Master of Fermoy Union Workhouse, a position that was later taken up by her brother Francis Martin. 

In 1892, Mary Francis married Christopher Shaw. The pair relocated to New York where they had four children, but only one, Herbert Francis Shaw (1901-1980) survived to adulthood. 

Mary Francis' husband Christopher died in 1904 in Philadelphia. 

The 1911 Irish census shows that Mary Francis and her son Herbert Francis moved back to Ireland and lived in her ancestral home of Fermoy. Prior to this they had been living in Liverpool from 1904 to 1910. 

Back in Fermoy, Mary Francis remarried, this time to a man named Christopher Joseph Healy (1867-1923).

Her date of death is unknown. 


Additional Information
Date of Birth 1868  
Associated Building (s) Irish Workhouses: Fermoy Workhouse  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Edward Gormley  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Mary Casey  
Townland born Fermoy, Co. Cork  
Names of Siblings John James, Michael Patrick, Francis Martin, Patrick, Denis.  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Christopher Shaw  
Names of Children Herbert Francis Shaw  
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