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Can you help me at all? Ive traced my ancestors back to Ireland. 20/4/1851 is the stated date of marriage for William Bradford to Elizaeth Grier or Greer at Broadford.I see there are two Broadfords - one in County Limerick and one in County Clare. Can you help me with how I can continue my search at all?








Tuesday 16th Nov 2021, 05:33PM

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  • grannymillar:

    What was the religious denomination of the couple? Non-Roman Catholic marriages were required to civilly register as of 1845. I searched the free site but do not see a marriage for this couple.

    I also searched the subscription site Roots Ireland for an RC marriage for this couple but a record did not come up with a record yet records for both Broadford parish marriages is on the Roots Ireland database.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 16th Nov 2021, 05:55PM
  • Can you give us more information? Did the couple stay in Ireland, or did they emigrate (if so, to where?)  

    What were the names of their children? Approx dates of birth?

    Is 1851 correct?



    Tuesday 16th Nov 2021, 06:59PM
  • grannymillar:

    One of our volunteers, Shane Wilson, found a family in Co. Down which may be your family. The birth and marriage records Shane located were registered in the sub-district of Bryansford and possibly Bryansford was  misprounced as Broadford? This family lived in Clonachullion townland in Kilcoo civil parish.

    The records that Shane located raise some questions.

    First there is a birth record for Henry Bradford in 1865 where the parents are William Bradford and Eliza Grier. Then we have an 1870 marriage record for this couple and William was shown as a widower. Then we have an 1872 birth reocrd for a son Isaac. Did William have a son with Eliza while he was still married to another woman? Then she died and he married Eliza? In any event, let us know if this is your family.


    1870 marriage record…

     See sixth record  1865 birth of Henry Bradford…

    See fourth record for 1872 birth of Isaac Bradford…

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 17th Nov 2021, 04:56PM
  • im just checking that my reply was received  - it was in relation to Roger and Shanes searches on my behalf? 

    If not I will redo.


    Many thanks

    Granny Millar


    Saturday 19th Feb 2022, 04:07PM
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    It seems that you have found my ancestors! With information I have sent you could you see if it seems to match. Birth certificate realtes to youngest child born - in Scotland and lists place and date of marriage for William and Elizabeth - Can it be Bryansford after all?

    Census for 1881 lists all family and two children you have found are a match! Just the ages not agreeing but not far out.

    I do hope your hard work is the ancestors I seek.

    Many thanks indeed - Granny Millar


    Saturday 19th Feb 2022, 04:12PM
  • Granny:

    Looks like the correct family. Evan and Thomas are new.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 20th Feb 2022, 06:22PM
  • Thats great news - thank you Roger. Ive made a donation to the website in appreciation.

    A visit to Ireland can now be planned to make my findings more real.


    Appreciate the work that this provides - amazing stuff


    Granny Millar




    Monday 21st Feb 2022, 05:25PM
  • Granny:

    I will make sure Shane is aware of your appreciation.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 22nd Feb 2022, 09:37PM

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