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Grady Family

Hello. I'm interested in finding more information about Daniel Grady father of John Grady (John's dob 1828 ish). Our family story is that we came from County Clare, and after doing a lot of research I have found baptism records of John Grady born to Daniel Grady and Helen Lemoon, although the script on Helen's surname is quite smudged.

John was living in Manchester, England in 1851 and I do know he married Mary Waldron in 1855 in Manchester. On the marriage certificate, Daniel Grady was deceased, and occupation was a labourer. John and Mary later moved to Birmingham.  I would love for some help with this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Dawn

Dawn

Thursday 30th April 2020, 10:53AM

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  • Dear Dawn:

    If you could give us more dates and where you found the baptism records, that would be very helpful.

    Kind regards,

    Jane

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Monday 6th July 2020, 01:00PM
  • Hello Jane

    I have baptism records via Ancestry.uk.  Catholic parish register. Baptism date - 6.5.1832, baptism place - Milltown malbay, parish variants - kilfarby, Diocese - Killaloe.  I do hope this information helps.

    Thank you for you help.

    Dawn.

    Dawn

    Tuesday 7th July 2020, 02:15PM
  • Hi Dawn:

     

    That is very helpful information as it narrows down the parish to Kilfarboy which is the civil parish name and Miltown Malbay, the Catholic parish.  

    Those parish registers are avilable as transcriptions online through the Clare Library.  I have looked at the transcription and I do see the record for Daniel.  Unfortunately, there were no baptismal sponsors noted, but the townland of Milford is a very good clue for you to look at further, and I also noted that further down another child from Milford was baptised and her sponsors were Daniel Grady and Margaret Grady.  These two may be connected to your Grady family and I would recommend that you look more closely at the registers for Grady families from Milford.  

    The link to Kilfarboy Civil parish is here:  http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/places/kilfarboy.htm

    There are a number of resources in the above link which might be helpful for you. 

    Please also consider creating an Ancestor profile for Daniel on the XO Chronicles.  The link to do so is here:  https://irelandxo.com/ireland-xo/history-and-genealogy

    If you need any further assistance, please let us know.

    All the best,

    Jane

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Wednesday 8th July 2020, 09:31AM
  • Hello Jane

    Thank you for the link.  Unfortunately i'm struggling.  I can't seem to find any information on the townland of Milford.  I have found Daniel Grady in Carhukeal in 1826 and again in Caherhurly in 1827.  I have looked at the 1839 census and found the family of John Grady and Ellen Mckay but not Daniel Grady and Helen Moon.  I haven't been able to find any marriage records for Daniel Grady and Helen Moon either.  The more I look into it, the more questions I have, but it has been so interesting.  Myself and my brother are planing to take our Father over next year (should have been last month !).

    If you have any further information, I would be so grateful.

    Thanks again.

    Dawn.

    Dawn

    Monday 20th July 2020, 11:30AM
  • Hi Dawn:

     

    I will ask a local person and get back to you.  Milford does not appear in any lists.  

     

    All the best,

     

    Jane

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Tuesday 21st July 2020, 11:49AM
  •  

    Hi Dawn:  thanks to our wonderful librarian Peter at the Local Studies Centre here is some information about Milford for you. 
    Milford House was an estate located in the townland of Carrowkeel, Kilfarboy. Hugh Weir has written a book about the houses of Clare and here is a library reference for it:  http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/places/townlands/carrowkeel_kilfarboy.htm

    The surnames associated with this house were:  Comyn, Morony and O’Loghlen.  Another name recently mentioned is Ellis.  The census reference is here:  http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Clare/Miltownmalbay/

    There was a local traditional music band known as the Milford Ceilí Band.  
    As your  ancestors noted  Milford as their place of residence, they may have lived very close to the house.  

    I hope that this information helps.

    All the best,  

    Jane 

    Jane Halloran Ryan

    Tuesday 21st July 2020, 05:07PM