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I am researching my Fathers side of the family.  His mother Marie (Mary) Christine O'Toole was born in Saggart in 1879 and died in 1952 she married John Coady who was from Kilkenny he also died in 1952.   From what I have researched Marie's parents were Patrick O Toole  b. 1845 and Catherine Cullen 1848.  I then think that Catherine's parents were John Cullen and Margaret Norton

I have attached a picture of Mary and of her husband John Coady who was a painter by trade.  I have also attached a picture of a gravestone in Saggart.  As a child I used to visit family in Saggart I always remember they had a wire haired fox terrier this would have been circa 1965 they also had some of my Grandfaters equipment he used to make his own paints.

If anyone could help me find out anymore information on this side of the family it would be great.  As a family we are now spread wide and far, so I am trying to put everything together so that my Grandchildren know their roots.


Saturday 16th April 2016, 03:59PM

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  • There's a baptism in Saggart/Newcastle-Lyons RC parish on the 30 December 1877 that fits the details - a Maria Christina O'Toole with parents Patricus O'Toole and Catherina Callan or Cullen.

    Residence is given as Saggart, date of birth as the 26th and godparents Thomas Byrne and Maria Fitzpatrick

    see : Saggart Baptisms reel 2 / page 66  (NLI Catholic Parish Register Images)

    shanew147, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 16th April 2016, 05:00PM
  • Baptisms with the same parents also listed in this parish include - Catherine Toole bapt. 17 Oct 1875 and Esther Toole bapt. 1879 (born 17 Nov), and James Toole Bapt. 17 Aug 1873. Mother's name is given as Cath/Kate/Catharina with surname as Callan.


    shanew147, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 16th April 2016, 05:13PM
  • a little earlier than I was expecting based on children found so far - a likely marriage for Patrick & Catherine in the same parish 28th May 1866, with witnesses Francis Waters and Bridget Toole. A civil marriage cert wold show a few additional details that could be useful - residences for the bride & groom, father's names and occupations, I'll have a look for the references on the BMD Index which you can use to orer a research cert.


    see : Saggart Parish reel 1, page 128 (NLI Register images, parts of the page are faded)

    shanew147, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 16th April 2016, 05:31PM
  • a probable match for the marriage on the BMD Index :

    Name: Patrick Toole
    Year  1866
    Registration district: Celbridge
    Volume : 7 / Page : 451

    one of the other names with these references is a Catherine Callan so a possible cross-match.

    For notes on how to order a research cert see option 1 here on the Irish Genealogy website.

    Partial civil birth extracts for several children of Patrick and Catherine appear on FamilySearch - Mary 1877, Bridget 1872, James 1873, Ellen 1879 and an earlier Mary in 1868

    see : this link

    These often include parts of the reference number needed to order research certs - e.g the 555 included for Bridget which is the page number.

    Marriage referenes for the marriage of John Coady and Mary, in case you need reference for a cert :

    Marriage of John Coady and Mary O'Toole 19 July 1903
    Group Registration ID : 1982220
    Registration District : Dublin South


    shanew147, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 16th April 2016, 08:08PM
  • Dear Shane,


    Thank you for all your responses, I have only just seen them, I will look at the info in realtion to my family tree and let you know,  Once again, many thanks and Merry Christmas!


    Thursday 15th December 2016, 04:22PM