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Catherine Birney from Ireland

GRGRGrandma Catherine Burney(spelling variations) married Wm McCain(spelling variations) with son Wm B came to Philadelphia,Pennsylvania abt 1837 since a daughter Catherine born on the sea. Family listed in 1840/1850 census as McKean...PER 1850 USFederal census in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania... William McCain(and variations) born abt 1815, wife Catherine born abt 1819 and son William B. born abt 1834 all in Ireland(we were told Northern Ireland)  There are Birneys in Philadelphia and a James Birney in Chester Co.,Pa. related and connected to my female dna, but cannot prove Catherine a sibling, as don't have  parents names.. We do not know when either William and Catherine Burney McKain(parents ,died and/or where) Many Wm McKain's listed in Phila deaths until1872,but can't prove... Thank you Lois Butler


Thursday 10th October 2019, 01:58AM

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  • Lois:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I searched on the subscription site Roots Ireland and did not locate a baptismal record for young William or a marriage record for William and Catherine. The surnames would point to Northern Ireland (as your note indicated). I think at this point, following DNA matches is your best chance for coming up with more info on your family.

    You may also want to add William and Catherine's story to our XO Chronicles site and possibly someone will see a connection.

    Roger McDonnell

    Thursday 10th October 2019, 05:52PM
  • Thank you Roger McDonnell for your help...can you please look at a "Church Baptism Berney Catherine 1813 Co. Kildare"

    the above in quotes was on an Irish website. at time I first asked, no one available here for Kildare...anyone now?

    Also a church marriage Berney Catherine 1834 Co. Kildare...thanks Lois Cain Butler


    Friday 11th October 2019, 06:15PM
  • Lois:

    From the subscription site Roots Ireland:

    Name:Catherine BerneyDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:09-May-1813Address:BrownstownParish/District:SUNCROFTGender:FemaleCountyCo. Kildare
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Richard BerneyMother:Jean UnknownOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Maly MahonSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Mary Nowlan

    The only 1834 marriage in Kildare for a Catherine Berney was to a Mark Hyland.

    Date of Marriage:13-Aug-1834

    Parish / District:SUNCROFT
    County:Co. Kildare

    Husband  MarkHyland
    Wife CatherineBerney
    Denomination:Roman Catholic

    Let me know if you need any other records.


    Castlemore Roscommon

    Saturday 12th October 2019, 02:16PM