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This couple baptized what appears to be their first child, Bridget, on 7 October 1833 in Scrabby, Cavan and Longford(Diocese of Ardagh). Can anyone point me in the correct direction for their Marriage record  and where I might look for their baptism records please? Many thanks.

Fiona

Sunday 3rd October 2021, 05:46PM

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  • Fiona:

    The only Co. Cavan marriage for John Brady and Mary Smyth/Smith on the subscription site Roots Ireland was January 15 1815 in Cavan town parish. I assume that marriage was too early for your ancestors?? 

    The marriage records for Scrabby/Loch Gowna RC parish do not start until 1855.

    Looking at baptismal records there were a number of baptismal records where the parents were John Brady and Mary Smyth/Smith in Co. Cavan from 1823 on. Both surnames were very common in Co. Cavan so I'm wondering if there were two, three or four couples with those names. You believe that Bridget was the first child. I see five possible younger siblings with baptismal records in Loch Gowna: Anne 1835 Peter 1835 Bridget 1837 James 1839 Mary 1843.

    Roger McDonnell

     

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 3rd October 2021, 11:46PM
  • Hi Roger, Thank you but I suspect 1815 is too early. I believe that Elphin and Meath are the neighbouring Diocese, do you think it is worth searching these or am I looking for a record that isn't anywhere? Many thanks. Fiona

    Fiona

    Monday 4th October 2021, 10:55PM
  • Fiona:

    I just went back to the subscription site Roots Ireland and searched for all  John Brady/Mary Smyth marriages in Ireland and the only one before 1833 was the 1815 record I previously mentioned.

    I don't think church records are available for your family.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 5th October 2021, 10:06PM
  • Many thanks for this and thanks for looking anyway. If I skip the marriage is it still possible to find their Baptism records? Can you suggest where I should look for these? Thank again. Fiona 

    Fiona

    Thursday 14th October 2021, 08:45PM
  • Fiona:

    The problem is that both names are very common so there would be no way of determining if you had the correct record. Also, they were likely born 1810 plus or minus 5 years and many RC parishes do not have records back to that time period.

    Roger

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 15th October 2021, 03:12PM
  • Hi Roger,

     Ok thanks anyway. I will focus on his siblings and see where I get with that.

    Fiona

    Fiona

    Monday 18th October 2021, 06:39PM
  • Fiona. I was able to identify county and townland and children's birth records at Cath Church for 1850 USA immigrants john gillroy and Mary Smith gillroy his spouse via a US 1868 NYC newspaper death notice for John gillroy.

    Bill

    Thursday 18th November 2021, 11:53PM
  • Fiona. I was able to identify county and townland and children's birth records at Cath Church for 1850 USA immigrants john gillroy and Mary Smith gillroy his spouse via a US 1868 NYC newspaper death notice for John gillroy.

    Bill

    Thursday 18th November 2021, 11:53PM
  • Fiona. I was able to identify county and townland and children's birth records at Cath Church for 1850 USA immigrants john gillroy and Mary Smith gillroy his spouse via a US 1868 NYC newspaper death notice for John gillroy.

    Bill

    Thursday 18th November 2021, 11:53PM
  • Fiona. I was able to identify county and townland and children's birth records at Cath Church for 1850 USA immigrants john gillroy and Mary Smith gillroy his spouse via a US 1868 NYC newspaper death notice for John gillroy.

    Bill

    Thursday 18th November 2021, 11:53PM
  • Fiona. I was able to identify county and townland and children's birth records at Cath Church for 1850 USA immigrants john gillroy and Mary Smith gillroy his spouse via a US 1868 NYC newspaper death notice for John gillroy.

    Bill

    Thursday 18th November 2021, 11:53PM
  • Fiona. I was able to identify county and townland and children's birth records at Cath Church for 1850 USA immigrants john gillroy and Mary Smith gillroy his spouse via a US 1868 NYC newspaper death notice for John gillroy.

    Bill

    Thursday 18th November 2021, 11:53PM
  • Fiona. I was able to identify county and townland and children's birth records at Cath Church for 1850 USA immigrants john gillroy and Mary Smith gillroy his spouse via a US 1868 NYC newspaper death notice for John gillroy.

    Bill

    Thursday 18th November 2021, 11:53PM
  • Hi Bill,

    Ok thanks. Do you believe I am related to these people too? Can you clarify the connection please? Many thanks, Fiona

    Fiona

    Monday 22nd November 2021, 06:55PM