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Bridget Quinn, born 1831 in Galway.

this is the only information I have on her time in Ireland. the data comes from her tombstone with only County Galway listed. she is the proverbial needle in a haystack !

the 1900 U.S. census shows an inaccurate date of arrival in the U.S. — 1890 which is invalidated by other information I have of her life events in the U.S. from at least 1857 forward. that is the year she married my great-grandfather Thomas Bartholomew Mantle, born c. 1820 in County Cork (likely in Cork City) in Manhattan, NY. 

I have found one immigration record which could possibly be her. the problem is that she embarked from Limerick which, given the distance and lack of good transportation from Galway, seems unlikely. I’ll include it regardless...........

Name: Bridget Quinn ....Birth Year: abt 1831 ...Age: 018 .....Gender: Female ....Embarkation: Limerick ..Ship: Jane Anderson. Occupation: D..Passengers: 134 ...Compartment: Steerage...Native Country: Ireland...Destination: USA Arrival Place: New York, New York, USA ....Arrival Date: 27 Feb 1849 ....Transit Type: Staying in the U.S..

any and all help on identifying her roots in County Galway would be greatly appreciated...thank you !

Becky Mantle Starks, Punta Gorda FL USA











Monday 14th May 2018, 05:19AM

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  • Becky:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    You really need to know Bridget's parents names to confirm any baptismal records that can be located. I searched Roots Ireland (subscription site) and they did have the baptismal record below for a Bridget Quinn in Galway city. It is a good lead but you would need other information to confirm.

    Also, did not find a baptismal record for Thomas Mantle in Cork city. (free site) has available records for churches in Cork city. 

    Let me know what questions you have.

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:Bridget QuinDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:22-Dec-1831Address:GalwayParish/District:ST. NICHOLAS COMBINED N&EGender:UnknownCountyCo. Galway
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Patt QuinMother:Judy CarmodyOccupation:?
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    Monday 14th May 2018, 09:26PM