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Spain/Booth family

Am looking for a matthew spain born around 1800 hopefully from Nenagh as I have a marriage 25.04.1826 to a mary Heddorton R.C church in the parish nenagh and lisbounty
Then a 1861 census of a matthew spain born 1828 in ireland living in liverpool a a hannah shufflebottom with a son matthew spain born 1860
Can you help me find my ancestors
Difficult to find as they had the same name
Matthew had a daughter born in salford alice mary Spain born 1884 who married in Blackburn Lancashire 1903 my great grandfather harry Fishwick Booth born 1874.
Hope you can help

Wednesday 19th August 2020, 09:43PM

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  • Hi Wendy:  

    I have forwarded this reply to someone with local contacts who may be able to assist you.  

    They will reply directly to this thread. Good luck with your research and stay safe.  

    All the best,  


    Thursday 20th August 2020, 10:41AM
  • Matthew Spain and Mary Hedderton were maried in Nenagh in 1828. One of witnesses to the wedding was James Heddeton. There was a James Hedderton baptised in Nenagh 3 June 1793 parents Thomas and Margaret Spain. Whether or not this is the same James is unknown at the moment however it is certainly a possiblilty. Matthew Spain died 18 June 1871 aged 85 yeards according to his death cert. He is buied in Kenyon Street graveyard Nenagh which is an interdemonination graveyard. He was husband of Mary Spain and father of Daniel . Headstone was erected by Mary Spain daughter in law. The headstone transcitptions are available on on

    I will try and get a photograph of the headstone in the next few days and post here. 

    Kind regard


    Monday 24th August 2020, 12:56PM
  • Attached are pictures of the Spain/ Meagher headstone from Kenyon Street Graveyard Nenagh. I am also attaching a copy of Nora Spain Meaghers obituary from the Nenagh Guardian in 1964. A copy of Nora Spain and John/Sean Meaghers marriage in 1928 is available on

    I would like to acknowlede the help of Seamus O'Brien in locating the Spain/ Meagher headstone in the gravveyard.


    kind regards


    Saturday 29th August 2020, 02:52PM

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  • Thanks so much TippGal!!!!

    Monday 31st August 2020, 10:36AM