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I am looking for information on the Silk family from Galway and believe they were either from Tuam > Dunmore.    The father was John Silk (1837-1884) and mother was Mary Bodkin (1833-1918).    I believe John's parents were Thomas Silk and Bridget Ward, while Mary's parents were John Bodkin and Bridget Nolan.   Mary was born in 1833 and baptised on Oct 8, 1833 in Oranmore, Galway.   She married John Silk in March, 1857.  John was born abt. 1837.

John and Mary had 4 children.   Peter (1858-1928), John J (1862-1930), Bridget also called Delia (1863-1941) and Augustus (1864-1942).    I have found Augustus baptismal record in Dunmore from August 5, 1864 but could not find any for the other children.   I know the family eventually migrated to Ohio between 1864 and 1880 as the 1880 U.S. Census on shows them living in Hamilton, Ohio.

I am specifically looking for information on Delia Silk in Ireland.


Monday 29th Aug 2022, 06:20PM

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  • Madkins1868:

    Civil registration of births in Ireland started in 1864. I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland and could not locate any baptismal records for the four children. The only record I located was the 1864 civil birth record for Augustus. Name was shown as Augustine Sylk. John Sylk was a blacksmith.

    The Dunmore RC baptismal records have a gap between 1859 and 1877 according to the parish register index.   I think this gap explains not being able to locate any baptismal records.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 29th Aug 2022, 07:02PM

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