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My great grandparents James Redmond and Margaret Brown probably married about 1856 in Wexford. My grandfather Francis Redmond was born in 1866 in Coolook, Ballycanew, Gorey Co. Wexford and I have his birth record. They all moved to new Zealand in 1875.

I am trying to locate the marriage record for James and Margaret as their death records have not named their parents so I cannot progress without further information.

Thank you



Saturday 12th January 2019, 02:17AM

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Ballycanew (Wexford)

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  • Anne:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I searched on two subscription sites, Roots Ireland and Find My Past and did not locate the marriage record for James and Margaret. If they were RC then the church marriage record would not show the names of the parents of the bride and groom. If the marriage was non-RC then the marriage should have been civilly recorded and would show the names of the fathers of James and Margaret.  As I indicated, I did not find a record.

    You may want to add the emigration story of James and Margaret to our XO Chronicles site and possibly someone will see a connection

    Have you considered DNA testing?

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Saturday 12th January 2019, 03:09PM