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Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘Friday 16th July 2021, 02:25PM
According to Irishgenealogy.ie, Francis Ignatius Johnston was born 27 Nov. 1913 to Edward and Hannah Johnston. The birth was registered in Dundalk. Hannah’s maiden name was Johnston, same as her married name. You can see the birth record at irishgenealogy.ie.
A transcription at rootsireland shows that Hannah Johnston and Edward J. Johnston married 7 July 1897 in the parish of Dundalk, Co. Louth. Hannah’s father was Arthur, Edward’s was James. You can see the marriage record at irishgenealogy.ie.
I did not see a birth or baptismal record for Margaret. Perhaps she was registered under a different first name? She may also be registered in a different year. People were often inexact in giving their ages.
I hope this helps.
PatriciaFriday 16th July 2021, 03:15PM
Peter, I looked at the 1911 Irish census and saw that Hannah and Edward had a daughter called Agnes. I was then able to find her birth record, as follows. It is possible that Agnes is you mother, even though the date does not match the one you have.
Date of Birth24 October 1908
Group Registration ID851024
SR District/Reg AreaDundalk
Mother's Birth SurnameJOHNSTON
PatriciaFriday 16th July 2021, 03:28PM
Hello Peter and Patricia, Roger mailed me with some information supplied to him by Shane so I can take no credit and I attach the extract from the register for follow up purposes and the detail he suppled Roger also.
There's no sign of Margaret Marie Therese Isobel Johnston's birth on the date given on IrishGen, but there is a very likely match in the area and quarter specified on the FamilySearch index, Dundalk district and page number as 288, Apr June qtr 1918
Selecting a birth in the same district close to that date, I checked on IrishGen and selected Margaret Corrigan born 10th June 1918 her birth is recorded on page 283, skipping forward to page 683 in the browse tool (FireFox required)
skip forward to 688 to show the correct page, and entry 284 (last on page) - Margaret Marie Therese Isabell Johnston, born 8th March 1918, (date specified in the post) , 12 Castle Road Dundalk, father Francis Patrick Johnston, mother Kathleen O'Grady, father's occupation Solicitor.
The parents married 1915 - St. Andrew's RC Dublin city
1911 census - Johnston family Bellurgan townland, Ballymascanlon, Francis is qualified solicitor (father deceased)
Thom's 1921 - Register of registered to practice pursuant to Solicitors (Ireland) Act 1890 61 & 62 Vic, C17
Johnston, Francis P. 20 Wellington Quay, Dublin (city), & Dundalk |* T 1903
(admitted to practice Trinity Term 1903, * member of the Law Society of Ireland, | = member of the Solicitors Benevolent Society)
All I can add if you are iterested is the site here giving a lot of information about Louth but the extract is attached.
St Peters LouthFriday 16th July 2021, 08:50PM
Peter sorry forgot to give the site, there was a lot of action too in the Dundalk area during the War of Independence if you want to search the Bureau of Military History, see also he lived in Ballymacscanlan (very small spot) but interestingly I have been in contact with a US lady whose ancestor was the postmaster there.
http://www.jbhall.clahs.ie/ If you see a grave mentioned I can access the inscription for most, there is one in St Nicholas Church Dundalk (C of I) but erected by 2 surviving mentions daughters
The website is here http://www.jbhall.clahs.ie/
St Peters LouthFriday 16th July 2021, 09:02PM
Great work, Pat.
Were you able to find her brother Francis as well?
PatriciaFriday 16th July 2021, 11:32PM
Thanks Patricia, the politician in me wants to bask in the reflected glory but Roger sent me the info from Shane so it was a copy and paste job only. On the other side I did not find the birth of Frank as I did not look but actually got in touch with a cousin of mine whom I thought may have known him and he did indeed, he knew him as a judge.
St Peters LouthSunday 18th July 2021, 03:41PM
I had posted my thanks yesterday, but I can't see them on here, so at the risk of duplication - I am truly grateful to you all for doing this. Prompt, effective and a real eye-opener.
Peter WalkerMonday 19th July 2021, 08:11AM