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Searching for "Redmond" ancestors

Hello, my gr, gr grandfather was likely born in Killenagh, all the kids were baptised in the Roman Catholic Parish or Ballygarrett in Wexford county which I understand is not that far from Killenagh. His Name was John Redmond and wife was Marjorie Kinsella, Their children were Bridget Redmond (b1829) and she married John Deveraux 11-26-1854 in the RC parish of Ballygarrett. (in the description of their wedding it says she was from Killena (which I assume is the old spelling of the township). Peter Redmond (b1833), Thomas Redmond (b1834, Catherine Redmondd (b1837), John (jr b 1839)

John Redmond (sr) may have had a brother James that was a sponsor of the baptism of John (jr). I have the baptismal records for all kids but Peter and Bridget. Not sure if anyone can give me any clues where to look next but I am kind of stuck. I dont know if John (sr) and Marjorie left when my ancesstors did or not, and where they may have gone. I cannot find any death records for either of them.

Peter was my direct relative

Any help/clues/hints would be greatly appreciated




Friday 24th January 2020, 09:10PM

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  • Bri:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    Have you scanned the parish register for Ballygarrett?   I just went thru the register for 1829 and 1833 and did not see a record for Bridget or Peter. I also have an impression that not all baptisms made it to the parish register. Too many gaps. Record keeping was not as exact 190 years ago as it is now.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon

    Saturday 25th January 2020, 12:53AM
  • I did go through that as well, I am thinking they may have moved to that area while the other (younger) kids were being baptised? I cannot find a death record for John Redmond or Marjorie Kinsella either anywhere, so not sure if they left Ireland at some point as well. At least I got back as far as I have for now. ]

    Thanks for your help



    Saturday 25th January 2020, 04:53PM
  • Bri:

    Civil registration of deaths began in 1864. The free site has index records for deaths from 1864-1877 and the full record images from 1878-1969. If they died pre1864 ther would be no record unless the church kept death info.


    Castlemore Roscommon

    Sunday 26th January 2020, 03:38PM