A Less Than Perfect Ancestor

There are times when it is hard not to feel a bit disappointed in your ancestors. I have written about my great grandfather Patrick Cosgrove before. He died when my granny was just a baby so she never got to know him and so none of the family ever knew much about him. I've learned … Continue reading A Less Than Perfect Ancestor

Ann Keenan 1862-1934

My great granny Ellen (Helen) Keenan was one of 10 children of Patrick Keenan and Agnes Haughey. Her sister Ann was the fourth of those children. Ann was born in Newmains on 27 May 1862. By the 1871 census there were 10 people living in the family home at 9 Stonecraigs Row. Despite the modest … Continue reading Ann Keenan 1862-1934

My Granny – Catherine Cosgrove 1900-1975

Catherine Cosgrove was my granny Brawley.  She's my mother's mother and the only one of my grandparents still alive when I was born. She was born in Glasgow on 16 July 1900 to Patrick Cosgrove, a labourer, and Sarah Helferty.  Patrick was born in Ireland as was Sarah's mother.  Catherine was Patrick and Sarah's only … Continue reading My Granny – Catherine Cosgrove 1900-1975