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I am looking for information about my grand uncle, John Prendergast and his wife, Bridget (Forristal) Prendergast. Particularly about their children and grandchildren.

What I know about John and Bridget so far is the following:

John was born on August 24, 1903, in Thomastown, Inistioge, Kilkenny. His father was Patrick Prendergast who was a farmer and his mother was Julia (Hayden) Prendergast. John was one of five children. His other brothers were William Joseph (my grandfather who emigrated to the United States), Peter who became a Catholic priest and was assigned to the Diocese of Brentwood and Nicholas whom I know nothing about other than he was born on September 29, 1900, he never married and died on December 11, 1965. John had a sister Margaret whom I know nothing about other than she was born On December 4, 1898 and never married. I do not know when Margaret passed away.

I believe John was a farmer and later a retired taxi driver. He passed away on November 9, 1969.
 

Bridget Forristal was born on December 8, 1902 in Thomastown, Inistioge, Kilkenny. Her father was Richard J Forristal whom I believe was a shopkeeper/baker. Her mother was Anne (Malone) Forristal. I do not know if Bridget had any brothers or sisters. I know nothing else about Richard and Anne. 

I believe Bridget passed away on July 16, 1962 at the age of 59 but I am not 100% certain.

John and Bridget were married on August 21, 1929 in Thomastown.

They had two children, John and Paddy. I know nothing about John and little about Paddy other than Paddy married a woman named Clare. I believe John married but I do not know to whom. I do not know when they were born and whether they are still alive or have passed away.

I believe they both had children and likely grandchildren. I know nothing about their children who would be my first cousins in Ireland.

I believe a Marie Prendergast, who owns/owned a bed and breakfast in Mullinavat, Kilkenny, is a relative. 
 

Anyinformation about John and Bridget and their children and grandchildren is very much appreciated.

As is any information about these families of Prendergasts, Haydens, Forristals and Malones.

In the interim, I will continue to research my families in Ireland.

Thank you.

Bill Prendergast

Prendergast

Thursday 13th May 2021, 07:38PM

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  • Bill:

    We can start with the Forristals first.

    Richard Forristal and Alice Malone married in 1900  see first record    https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_ret...

    Richard died in 1903  first record  https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_retur...

    The 1911 census shows Alice and Bridget but Alice indicates two living children. However, I was unable to find another Forristal civil birth record with Richard and Alice as parents   http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Kilkenny/Inistioge/Inis...

    I did not find a good lead on a death record for Alice.

    Prendergast

    Patrick died 1925  third record   https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_retur...

    Julia died in 1943 first record   https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_retur...

    We only have access to civil records as follows on the free site www.irishgenealogy.ie  births thru 1920, marriages thru 1945 and deaths thru 1970. Likely Margaret died post 1970. We won't find the birth records for John and Bridget's children since post-1920 and their marriage records would be post 1945.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 13th May 2021, 08:12PM
  • Roger,

    Thank you for this very helpful information. I very much appreciate it. I have used www.irishgenealogy.ie for some of my research but I sometimes do not have enough information to narrow my research. Thank you for narrowing it!
     

    Can you help direct me to where I can find information about John and Bridget Prendergast's children John and Paddy?

    Thank you again!
     

    Bill

    Prendergast

    Friday 14th May 2021, 05:01PM
  • Roger,

    Thank you for this very helpful information. I very much appreciate it. I have used www.irishgenealogy.ie for some of my research but I sometimes do not have enough information to narrow my research. Thank you for narrowing it!
     

    Can you help direct me to where I can find information about John and Bridget Prendergast's children John and Paddy?

    Thank you again!
     

    Bill

    Prendergast

    Friday 14th May 2021, 05:01PM
  • Bill:

    There are no other records online to help you. Have you contacted Marie Prendergast?

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 15th May 2021, 01:47PM
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    Roger,

    Do you have a phone number or email address for Marie Prendergast so I can contact her?
     

    Thank you.

    Bill

    Prendergast

    Monday 17th May 2021, 07:59PM
  • Bill:

    Most Internet sites for B+Bs do not show the owner's names. I found one B+B here https://www.therisingsun.ie/   but you need to do some searches to see if there are more.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 18th May 2021, 02:42PM