I am looking for any information on John Keegan born 1841 and Mary Ann Clarke born 1851. They are my great grandparents born in Ireland. I believe they were married in Ireland as I can't find any marriages in England but they had their first child in Widnes in Lancashire in 1870. That would make John 29 years old and Mary Ann 19 years old. I don't know where in Ireland they were from so I'm wondering how to find out. Thanks.
You should try and get the names of John and Mary's parents. You may find those on their death records.
Assuming John was in paid employment, there may be a Social Welfare record which will show the name of his Mother.
There are many records of a John Keegan in Ireland. I attach a copy from the 1851 Irish census of a John Keegan who was born in
County Westmeath in 1841. When a person reached the age of 70 years they had to produce evidence of age to obtain a pension.
This could be satisfied by a baptism certificate. In its absence a copy of the Irish census of 1841 or 1851 would satisfy.
Thankyou for looking McCoy.