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Hi. I am searching for details of my grandparents John and Mary Scanlon (Gallagher). They had 3 children Bridget, John(Sonny) and Edward (Ted) my father. My father Ted married my mother Lily Convey but I’m not sure whether that was in London or in Ireland. 


Monday 5th March 2018, 05:04AM

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  • I couldn't find the marriage on but did so on free UK BMD:

    Surname  Given Name  Spouse  District  Volume  Page 

    Marriages Jun 1937

    ScanlonEdward PConveyBirmingham6d1209

    The district Birmingham is in the county of Warwickshire; information about it can be found here

    John & Mary's marriage is on roots:

    Date of Marriage:27-Feb-1908
    Parish / District:CARRACASTLE
    Husband John Scanlon Address Cloontia Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Wife Mary Gallagher Address: Cloonlarhin Roman Catholic
    Husband's Father Matthew Scanlon
    Wife's Father: John Gallagher

    Witness 1Thomas Scanlon
    Witness 2 Bridget Gallagher

    Carracastle is 25km from Killasser so I'm hoping this is the correct record; if it is the correct marriage (which mostly took place in bride's parish if different from groom's) then this is a possible baptism for John senior:

    Name:John ScanlonDate of Birth:25-May-1874
    Registration Date:06-Jun-1874Address:CloontiaParish/District:LOWPARK DISTRICTGender:MaleCountyMAYO
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Mathew ScanlonMother:Bridget Conway

    No luck with parents' marriage

    This looks like it could be Ted in the 1911 Irish Census:

    Residents of a house 8 in Claremorris (Claremorris, Mayo)

    Scanlon Edward 30 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic

    Scanlon Delia 24 Female Wife Roman Catholic

    Scanlon John 2 Male Son Roman Catholic

    Scanlon Edward Male Son Roman Catholic

    You may like to have a closer look at the censuses which are free online at as there are quite a few Scanlons in Mayo in the 1901 & 1911 censuses





    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 5th March 2018, 05:56AM
  • Thank u Col that is very helpful. My father Ted was born 02/05/1914. I will have a look on the sites u mentioned. 



    Tuesday 6th March 2018, 04:15AM