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Meath or Westmeath?

The 1901 UK census records the birthplace of my great grandma, Mary Fitzgerald, as West Rathwine, Meath, which I can't locate, but see there is Rathwire, Westmeath. Comments appreciated.


Saturday 20th June 2020, 12:40PM

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  • wildkev:

    I found this baptismal record transcription on the subscription site Roots Ireland. If this record is for your Mary Fitzgerald then Rathwire townland in Killucan civil parish Co. Westmeath is the correct location.

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:Mary Bidilia FitzgeraldDate of Birth:16-Aug-1879
    Date of Baptism:17-Aug-1879Address:RathwireParish/District:KILLUCANGender:FemaleCountyCo. Westmeath
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Francis FitzgeraldMother:Bridget Not RecordedOccupation:Not Recorded

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Saturday 20th June 2020, 02:47PM
  • Thanks for checking, Roger, but my great grandma was born 1866-1867.  I'm assuming the census taker was confused and wrote Meath instead of Westmeath.





    Sunday 21st June 2020, 02:44AM