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Andrew and his wife Winifred McManus appear to have lived in/near Swineford County Mayo for most of their lives. They were married on Feb 19, 1855 in Swineford. They had nine children in Swineford between 1855 and 1874: Ellenora (1855), Maria (1857), Bridget (1859), Judith (1860), Patrick (1864), Thomas (1867),  Honor (1867), Andrew Joseph (1874). The ninth child is not known.

Andrew worked as a farmer and was Roman Catholic.

The 1901 and 1911 Irish Census list them living at house 34 and 31 respectively in Carrowcanada, Swinford.

Can anyone determine their dates and places of birth?

Can anyone find the name and birthdate of their ninth child?

Thanks

 

nmmartin

Monday 8th February 2021, 07:58PM

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  • nmmartin:

    The subscription site Roots Ireland has a December 6 1822 baptismal record in the Kilconduff/Swinford RC parish for an Andrew Kenny with parents John Kenny and Bridget McNicholas. There is a 15 year gap in baptismal records for the parish from July 1826-May 1841. If Andrew's age in the 1911 census (81) is fairly accurate then the record I located could be for a different Andrew Kenny since the census would indicate an 1830 year of birth. However, this record is a lead. Maybe he was closer to 88 in 1911.

    There were no Winifred McManus baptismal records earlier then 1864 so likely her record was in the gap period.

    Roots Ireland only shows eight children but it is possible a record was missed. What I located was Eleanor 1855 Mary 1857 Bridget 1859 Judith 1860 Patrick 1864 Thomas 1867 Honor 1870  Andrew 1874. You may want to search the Swinford parish register  I would start in 1861-1863.  https://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0133

    FYI. House number in the two censuses had no meaning. RIC constables would go into a townland and the first house visited was House 1, the second House 2 etc.  This informal numbering system usually resulted in the same house having different house numbers for the two censuses.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 8th February 2021, 09:07PM
  • Thank you so much for your information. More research for me.

    Nora

    nmmartin

    Tuesday 9th February 2021, 12:19AM
  • Thank you so much for your information. More research for me.

    Nora

    nmmartin

    Tuesday 9th February 2021, 12:19AM
  • Thank you so much for your information. More research for me.

    Nora

    nmmartin

    Tuesday 9th February 2021, 12:19AM