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Hello,

I'm searching for records for James Patrick Walsh born in Galway in the early 1880s. Gort is said to be where James was from but it could have been a surrounding village. His father was Martin and his mother was Mary. He emigrated in the early 1900s to Boston. I would be grateful for help in finding any record. 

Thank you!

Susan

Smcelaney

Friday 26th November 2021, 04:32PM

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  • Susan,

    Attached record of a "James Walsh" registered in Derrybrien, Loughrea, County Galway in April 1881. His father is recorded as a Tailor. His mother's maiden name is shown as "Walsh".  Derrybrien is off the road from Gort to Loughrea.

    Do you have any further information. a Baptismal record was not found.

    Regards,

     

    McCoy

    Friday 26th November 2021, 05:58PM

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  • Dear McCoy,

    Wow - this is definitely the right James - my grandmother's brother! I am so excited!!!! This is the first record of my grandmother's family we've seen and there is so much information ❤️  I have been searching for years. My family will be very happy and this info will be passed down.....

    We are celebrating Thanksgiving in the US and I am so thankful for you taking the time to search. Though my grandmother died in 1964 when I was 6 I feel a kindred spirit with her. Thank you! My husband and I will travel to Ireland within a year or two and with this info we'll be able to see where she lived and more. 

    Gratefully, 

    Susan

    Smcelaney

    Saturday 27th November 2021, 03:34PM
  • Hi again McCoy,

    The only other info I have about my grandmother's family are the names of her sisters - Delia born about 1887 and Norah born about 1901. Delia emigrated in the early 1900s and Norah visited Boston in 1934 and returned to Ireland. She never married. There may have been another brother  - Colman or Martin but I'm not sure. 

    Many thnaks again.

    Susan

    Smcelaney

    Saturday 27th November 2021, 03:40PM
  • Susan,

    I attach some records from the Civil Registration which may relate to your family. The parish for Derrybrien is Ballinakill, East Galway. You may be able to get church records at  catholicchurchregisters@nli.ie  - Free site.  Baptism Records are from April 1839 to October 1851 and from February 1859 to June 1881.

    I did not find any civil record for a Colman or Martin.
    Maria Walsh 1890 is explained at No. 53

    Credits:  www.irishgenealogy.ie  - Free site

    Best Wishes,

    McCoy

    Sunday 28th November 2021, 10:04PM

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  • Susan,

    I attach records - Census 1911 and birth records for a Martin and Patrick Walsh. As the surname "Walsh" is very common, you will need to ensure that they are members of your family. Martin is described as a "Farmer".

    The 1911 census records that Martin and Mary had been married for 30 years and that they had 8 children, one of which had died. Their address was Derrybrien West. Form B1 indicates that Martin owned his own home and was Class 3, which would be the normal for many rural families. 

    Credits: www.irishgenealogy.ie  and  www.nationalarchives.ie/census

    Regards,

    McCoy

    Monday 29th November 2021, 09:44AM

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  • Susan,

    Class of House should read 2nd , not 3rd.

    McCoy

    Monday 29th November 2021, 09:50AM
  • Hi McCoy,

    Thank you for continuing to look for my family's records! I am going through everything and am certain some of the records are my family's. I have to look more closely at some of the records because as you mentioned Martin Walsh is a common name. I'm almost thinking that Maria Walsh born in 1884 may have been the one child of the 8 who died, and my grandmother Maria born in 1892 was named in her memory. I'm loving seeing everything. I've also done some research on Derrybrien and will continue to look for info about the village in the late 1800s and early 1900s. 

    My grandmother married Francis McSherry from Gorteendarrah, Kinlough, Leitrim after arriving in Boston and I've been fortunate to find record of the McSherry family. I have also found records for my father's family (McElaney) who came from Inishowen, Donegal. 

    I can't wait to put the Walsh records together -- we've been searching to no avail until now with your help!

    Kind regards,

    Susan

     

     

    Smcelaney

    Tuesday 30th November 2021, 12:13AM