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Hello there, I discovered recently that my great great grandfather Martin's father was called John and was a Master Painter from Horseleap. Martin was born in about 1820 and variously had the surname Smyth, Mahers, Meyers. This makes research very difficult but I am hoping that the Master Painter occupation might help. Thank you very much Monica Maddox.





Sunday 31st Oct 2021, 07:32PM

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  • Hello,

    Would it be possible to provide additional info about his family? His spouse, parents, children, grandchildren--with locations and dates whenever possible? Thanks.


    Monday 1st Nov 2021, 04:10PM
  • Hello Patricia,

    Thank you for the reply. I know a lot about Martin Mahers/Smith. He married Eliza O'Leary in 1853 in Cork South Parish and my great grandfather John was baptised in the same parish in 1854.  In 1961 the family are living in Cardiff, South Wales. Eliza died in 1888 and Martin married again. On the certificate his father's name is given as John Smith ,deceased, and father's occupation as Master Painter. I do not know Martin's mother's name. Martin died in Cardiff in 1914, age given as 93 and place of birth as Horseleap Westmeath. I was hoping that the Master Painter information might help to locate the family.  Any help or advice would be appreciated                                            



    Sunday 7th Nov 2021, 07:35PM
  • Sorry! Should be ". In 1861" of course, not "1961"!


    Sunday 7th Nov 2021, 07:38PM

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