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I found the baptism of John O'Brien aka George and on his baptism record is as address mentioned VAGUS meaning gypsy, traveller or tinker folk
John was baptised on 2 December 1829 in Dunmanway parish, parents John O'Brien and Mary Leary, sponsor was Ellen McCarthy and
Sister Julia was baptised 24 June 1832 in Killavullen sponsors Connor O'Leary and Ellen O'Leary , also a son James baptised 30 Sep 1835 in Milford, sponsor James O'Leary and Margaret O'Brien
Sponsors were often siblings of the bride and/or groom. Unfortunately I was not able to locate a marriage record for John and Mary O'Leary
Thank you Anne Marie ...much appreciated.
Are you able to check for another sibling please...Michael Brien bc1832 BANDON? (same parents John & Mary Brien (nee Leary)
I learnt of him purely because his dau Mary Ann Brien appears as '20yr niece visitor' b1860 Gravesend - at 'George's home in Lambeth 1881.
I found HER parents Michael & Ellen Brien ( b Bandon) and their dau Mary Ann Bryan b1861 Gravesend.. on 1861 census
Valerie Anne Marie ... is it possible for you to check whether another researcher has links with mine please?? Maureen has these gg/parents:
Jeremiah Brien & Catherine Brien (nee Sheehan) married c1838 in Dromaleague/Drimoleage/Dunmanway/Bandon areas (same as mine)
chn: 1839 Margaret..... 1840 HenryPatk .... 1842 Bridget (Eliza) ......1844 Catherine (Caroline) .... 1846 Michael 1850 Jeremiah ....1852 John
Why I'm asking is that MY John & Mary Brien appear as 'Sponsers' (think on Bridget's baptism).... I'm wondering if we have a link!! (both our Brien families moved to England c1850's -we're trying to establish a link between her 'Glos' rellies & my 'London' ones!