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Hello to all in Lusk,

I have strong connections to the Parish and have been visiting Lusk and the local area all my life, as it was home to my Mum.

I am researching my families origins and started with my Brady line. I am hoping that there is some local guidance in helping me to discover what life in Lusk would have been like over the last couple of centuries.

My Mother, Margaret, and my older sibling's lived at Colcotte, Lusk before moving to England in the 1960's.

Her Parent's are MARY BRADY and Michael Condron, who lived at OBERSTOWN, LUSK. They are both buried in LUSK Graveyard, along with some of their children. MARY was born in 1894 in FLEMINGTON, BALBRIGGAN.

MARYS Parent's are EDWARD BRADY and Elizabeth Gormon, who had also lived at OBERSTOWN and are buried in SKERRIES Graveyard.

EDWARD BRADY was born in SKERRIES ( one of ten) to EDWARD BRADY(2) and Maria Duff.

EDWARD BRADY (2) was born in BALBRIGGAN (one of eight) to LAURENCE BRADY and Mary McCormick.

LAURENCE BRADY (one of nine) was born in LUSK in 1811. His Parent's are JOHN BRADY and Catherine Connolly.

JOHN BRADY was born in SKERRIES in 1783 and his Parent's are JAMES BRADY and Mary Colman.

JAMES BRADY was born in LUSK in 1762 and his Parent's are PATRICK BRADY and Frances Mooney

I am fascinated to know what LUSK was like during the later half of the 18th century and earlier 19th century. Can anyone recommend any sources?

To date this is the longest 'branch' in my family tree that I have established and I still have family in the area's mentioned.If any BRADY's think they may be connected to mine do get in touch. I have some evidence of the births of the siblings to 'MY' Brady's.

Good luck to all,

Josie

JRonan

Monday 31st August 2015, 04:11PM

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  • Apologies for the very long delay in answering your message. Have you learned any more about the above?

     

    Best wishes

    Clare Doyle

    Genealogy Support 

    Clare Doyle

    Tuesday 29th September 2015, 12:02PM
  • Hi Clare,

    I have not yet got any furthur with this branch of my family, do you have any suggestions?

    Regards,

    Josie

    JRonan

    Tuesday 9th February 2016, 01:11AM
  • Hi Josie

    That is great research and a good long line! Have you considered if obituaries could lend anymore information to the above? Sometimes a death notice can add further info as well as a bit of colour and context. You can have a look on the Irish Newspaper archives:

    https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

    You can take out a short subscription so it doesn't have to be a year long payment. 

    You could also have a look at Rootsireland.ie to see if there are any further records. The marriage of John and Catherine is there on 13-Jul-1810 but unfortunately their parents' names are not recorded. 

    Best wishes

    Clare 

    Genealogy Support 

    Clare Doyle

    Wednesday 10th February 2016, 10:07AM
  • Hi Clare, thanks for your suggestions.

    I will look at newspapers as its a source I have not yet used. I have collected all the available records from Rootsireland......

    this is still my longest branch and it goes on for two generatrions past mine, making that 11 generations within a few miles of each other! Im surprised that this is the first time I have counted them!

    Best wishes,

    Josie

    Currently I am researching my Condron line and have received a lot of help from Shanew147. This site is brilliant! Thankyou so much.

    JRonan

    Thursday 28th April 2016, 09:54AM
  • Hi Josie, I am a Brady but not from Skerries, however I can tell you the folowing, Pat Brady and Frances Mooney were married in Skerries on 9-2-1759 James was born 25-7-1762 Sponsors Thos Connor Mary Callaghan . Id like to get mine back as far as I can get yours. Best. Myles Brady

    searcher

    Saturday 15th October 2016, 09:37PM
  • Hi Myles, thankyou so much for the info, you have made my day! It's great when you get another name...There are a lot of Brady's out there so I hope you find your's...whereabouts are they from? I wish you all the best with your research, Josie

    JRonan

    Sunday 16th October 2016, 10:36PM
  • Dear Myles and Josie

    Feel free too to add any information you have to the XO Chronicles. You can learn more HERE

    Best wishes

    Clare 

    Genealogy Support 

    Clare Doyle

    Monday 17th October 2016, 09:01AM
  • Hi Josie, IM sure you can find more yourself,Skerries is a good parish to look at. I seem to be throwing this piece of information around the place at the moment, but if you go into the National Library site, just put in NLI  and the register of Catholic parishes comes up, put in Skerries or go in by way of the map. They are the microfilmed copies of the parish registers  covering a number of years. When I first looked at these in the National Library many years ago , I had to get written permission from the Bishop, I still have it somewhere. Some of the parishes are very hard to read,like Glendalough. As to my own, Im stuck with an Andrew Brady born about 1812, but I really enjoy the search. Irish Genealogy is becoming a very good site.  Anything else I can do , Best Myles Brady

    searcher

    Monday 17th October 2016, 10:36PM
  • Thanks Myles. If either of you wish to add to our XO Chronicles you can learn more HERE

    Best wishes

    Clare Doyle

    Genealogy Support 

    Clare Doyle

    Tuesday 18th October 2016, 08:46AM
  • Hi Myles, I know what you mean when trying to decipher some records! Sounds like you have been doing this for quite a while as you previously got permission from the Bishop....Its amazing how much information is now available online and Irish Genealogy are making it freely available....how wonderful. Glendalough is a beautiful place, shame their records are difficult to read....good luck with your searching, if I discover an Andrew I will let ya know.
    Clare, I will have a look at the chronicles, as you advise..
    Best wishes to ya's,
    Josie

    JRonan

    Tuesday 18th October 2016, 01:27PM
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    Hi Josie

    I am also researching my Brady family roots and got got as far as 1822 when Peter Brady was born in Dublin, my 3rd Greatgrandfather. After that I can't find any records of his parents except for one possible record which is the baptism of Peter Brady in June 1821 to John Brady and Catherine Connolly in Lusk. The date fits to the approx birth of Peter Brady based on 1901 Census in Dublin. The name of his father, John, also fits as for generations the first of the family has rotated from John to Peter Brady and so on. Also there is an abundance of similar names from our more recent family; James, Patrick, John, Peter and so on.

    I wonder do you have any information of the Lusk Bradys moving to the Dublin Mansion House area? Any help would be appreciated.

    Best Regards

    John

     

     

    J Brady

    Wednesday 11th January 2017, 07:22PM

    Attached Files

  • You can read a little about Lusk in 1837 HERE

    Best wishes

    Clare Doyle

    Genealogy Support

    Clare Doyle

    Thursday 12th January 2017, 10:51AM
  • Hi John and Clare,

    Thanks for getting in touch John, unfortunately I do not know if 'my' Peter moved to the Mansion Street area.  I only have his Baptism record and I know little else about him.

    There are some PETTY SESSIONS COURT REGISTERS available at www.findmypast.co.uk which mentions Peter in1857,1858 and onwards. I expect this is my Peter and he seems to be living in Navan in 1873. Fortunately two of these records state he is a beehive maker which connects the records. I have not checked them all.

    Does your Peter have any connection to beehive making??

    The record's at find my past are FREE to look at until tomorrow and they may help you. Look at the originals as sometimes they do contain extra details that can be helpful.

    In my direct line I do not have any record of the name Peter being used again although I do not have any records of their siblings children. I will let you know if I discover anything more.

    Best wishes,

    Josie

    JRonan

    Saturday 14th January 2017, 02:08PM
  • Hi Josie

    Thanks for the reply. What is interesting is that 'my' Peter Brady moved to Dublin and had a son John who was married in 1887, the same year that his father Peter died. On the marriage registry there was a Laurence Brady who signed instead of his father and that could be his uncle Laurence who in your family tree was also the brother of your Peter Brady. I still have some older relatives in Ireland who I will talk to and I will keep in touch.

    Best Regards

    John

     

    J Brady

    Saturday 14th January 2017, 11:22PM