Catherine Mullervy 1839-1910

My great, great grandmother, Catherine Mullervy was born in Drumlish  in the Parish of Killoe, County Longford, Ireland in January 1835.  She was baptised on the 19th of January that year.  Her sponsors are recorded as Edward and Elizabeth Malervy.  (There are many different spellings of the surname recorded.)  Her parents were Owen Mullervy and … Continue reading Catherine Mullervy 1839-1910

Born On This Day – Catherine Cosgrove 1875-1876

Catherine Cosgrove was the first of my great grandfather’s siblings to be born in Scotland and her birth record allows me to estimate when the Cosgrove family left County Longford in Ireland. She was the 6th of ten children born to Peter Cosgrove and Catherine Mullervy. By the time of her birth the family had … Continue reading Born On This Day – Catherine Cosgrove 1875-1876

My Favourite Find – Police Raid 1890 #52 Ancestors

The prompt for Week 2 of the 52 Ancestors Challenge is “favourite”. Some of the best finds come from newspapers. Yes the official records will tell you where an ancestor was born and died, who they married etc but those records won’t tell you much about the type of person they were. Newspaper articles can … Continue reading My Favourite Find – Police Raid 1890 #52 Ancestors

Stories From The Poorhouse (Part 6) Margaret Keenan 1868-1886

My 2nd great aunt, Margaret Keenan was just 18 years old when she died on 19 September 1886. She was the 7th child of Irish immigrants, Patrick Keenan and Agnes Haughey and the closest in age to my great grandmother, Ellen Keenan. Ellen was my mother's paternal grandmother. Margaret was born in the Parish of … Continue reading Stories From The Poorhouse (Part 6) Margaret Keenan 1868-1886