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I am trying to find out where abouts my great grandparents came from in County Cork. John Ryan was born in 1829 and Bridget Desmond was born in 1834. They went to India and my grandfather was born there in 1867 They emigrated from Queenstown for Bluff, New Zealand in 1874.

Denis James Ryan

Wednesday 30th Nov 2022, 10:58PM

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  • Denis: I searched two different sites one subscription one free with no success but then I tried another subscription site ( and located the marriage record. John and Bridget were married on May 13 1859 at St. Mary's RC parish in Cork city. I also found a baptismal record in the same parish for a Bridget Desmond February 17 1836 father Richard Desmond mother Anastasia Leary. I know you show 1834 for her year of birth so I would treat the record I found as a lead. Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 1st Dec 2022, 12:14AM
  • A daughter was born to John Ryan and Bridget Desmond in 1874. They were living in Fair Lane in Cork City at the time.

    b. 5 Apr 1874
    bap 9 Apr 1874
    Parents: John Ryan, Bridget Desmond
    Residence: Fair Lane
    Parish: St. Mary's, Cork City
    Diocese of Cork and Ross
    (Source: FindMyPast)

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    Thursday 1st Dec 2022, 02:20PM

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