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I am researching my great grandmother
Mary Delia Higgins
B: Abt. 1885.

January 1912 • Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire, England
Church of the English Martyrs, 5 Roseneath Rd, Urmston, Manchester M41 5AX

Married : George Townley (1883–1928)

Died: : 30 Nov 1928 • Stockport, Cheshire, England

Her marriage certificate in 1912 states :
• Domestic Servant
• 26, Manor House,
  Humphrey Lane, Urmston
• Father - Thomas Higgins, Farmer

I found her 1911 census using this Urmston address above.
Which in turn gave me her place of birth as Cloonfeenian.

This link may help =

There is a Martin Higgins living in 1901 in Urmston nearby who married Mary Jane Solan in the exact same church as Mary and George. We found Martins father is Thomas Higgins & Mary Fox from
Cloonfineen, Kiltullagh, Roscommon.
3 of their children upto 1905 were born in Urmston. After 1905 the family moved to London.

There is also an older brother of Martin & "Mary" called Patrick Higgins who married Mary Halpin. A couple of their children were baptised in Barton, Lancashire which is Urmston area.
They moved back to Roscommon.

I believe my Mary Delia Higgins is the daughter of Thomas Higgins & Mary Fox and is also from Cloonfineen.

The link with Urmston is a fair connection.

However, I cannot locate any birth records for her as of yet or determining the most likely child she could be out of what I have.

Thomas (1847) & Mary Fox (1849)
I believe had at least these children below based on Ancestry and what other " relatives" have added :

Patrick (1873)
Thomas (1875)
Martin (28 May 1876 - Jan 1944, London)
Mary (22 Dec 1878)
Mary (15 Jun 1879)
James (3 Dec 1880)
Kate (Jan 1883)
Bridget (15 Aug 1883 - 16 Jul 1969, Mayo)
Maggie (1887)

Ryan T

Saturday 11th Dec 2021, 02:30PM

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