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I am having great difficulty in trying to establish where my grandfather was born. 

His name: Charles Murphy, Born 25th September 1872.
His wife: Elizabeth Fardy, Born 22 September 1869

They were married at Rathgar Rd Church, Dublin 21st February 1897

Charles worked in Guinness. I got his date of birth from their records. The archivist there said that Guiness would not employ a person unless a birth or baptismal cert was produced. A handwritten note on Charles personal file cover looks like "handed baptismal certified 20/8/26".

Charles parents(Daniel lived at Batt St, Wexford, Elizabeth lived at Castle St, Wexford) were married in Wexford 1865.
On the 1901 and 1911 Census and living in Dublin, Charles declares he and wife were born in "Co. Wexford", all children born in Dublin.

They seem to have moved to Wales as they had a son, Peter, born in Neath 24th July 1867.
They then had another son Dennis, but he was born in Wexford 12th february 1870.
Then Charles was born in 1872, BUT where?

I've checked state and church records without success. 

Any advice on another path to follow in tracing where Charles was born?

Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 07:04PM

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  • I searched for civil and church records and like you did not find a record for Charles. Since you believe that he was born in Ireland, I suggest that you scan the parish register for the Wexford town RC parish (this is the parish where Denis was baptized in 1870) to see if you can locate the record.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 07:56PM
  • Hi Roger,

    Many thanks for your message.

    I did try the Parish records of several parishes but without luck. I'll try again as it is some tme since i last tried.


    Kind regards


    Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 02:25PM