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In the Parish of Bekan under Greenwood is a Mary Lyons on the Valuations of Tenements. You don't see many women listed. Could someone please explain to me some of the possibilities a women is listed ? Could it mean her father had passed with no living sons? Trying to better understand.

Thank you!

HillBoston

Thursday 9th September 2021, 05:02PM

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  • She could have been the widow of Mr. Lyons.

    Patricia

    Thursday 9th September 2021, 08:54PM
  • HillBoston:

    Welcome back!

    As Patricia mentioned, in almost all situations, a female record was likely a widow. I think the unmarried daughter situation that you describe would have been fairly rare but possible.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 9th September 2021, 09:58PM
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    Hello Patricia and Roger,

     

    She (Mary Lyons) would of been married at the time of the record. She was married to James Mulkeen . 1 record suggests her mother was Brig Finn and her father Austin Lyons. However no other records exist with that same mother father combo. I'm assume she was the youngest of her family of possibly her mother died, and her father remarried. Austin is also puzzling as I see it change from Agustine to Austin, or then you will see Patrick Austin . I'm determined not to give up but I really am running out of ideas.

     

    HillBoston

    Friday 10th September 2021, 03:51PM
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    Hello Patricia and Roger,

     

    She (Mary Lyons) would of been married at the time of the record. She was married to James Mulkeen . 1 record suggests her mother was Brig Finn and her father Austin Lyons. However no other records exist with that same mother father combo. I'm assume she was the youngest of her family of possibly her mother died, and her father remarried. Austin is also puzzling as I see it change from Agustine to Austin, or then you will see Patrick Austin . I'm determined not to give up but I really am running out of ideas.

     

    HillBoston

    Friday 10th September 2021, 03:51PM
  • On rootsireland, there is the transcription of a baptismal record for Margaret, child of Austin Lyons and Bridget Finn. She was baptized 14 Jan 1833 in the RC parish of Bekan in Co. Mayo.
    Witnesses; Mary Lyons, Patrick Kelly. You can see the church record at irishgenealogy.ie.

    Patricia

    Friday 10th September 2021, 09:51PM