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Hello, hoping someone can help me discover details of great grandfather John Ryan married to Mary Brien (attached is what I think is my great grandmother's death certificate)RYAN_Mary_PGM_death.pdf He was a farmer/shepherd in Annaghcallow (spelled Annacalla on childre's birth records).

I don’t know if great grandparents originated in this area since unable to find birth records for either or definitive marriage record. Their children were:

Bridget b. 22 Nov 1869

Mary b. 14 Mar 1871

Kate b. 24 Nov 1874

Daniel b. 20 Oct 1876

John b. 9 Oct 1878

Michael b. 23 Jul 1880

Thomas b. 5 Nov 1883

Elizabeth b. 27 Nov 1885


My grandfather Thomas (b. 5 Nov 1883) and his brother Michael were orphans living on street by 1894 when they were both sent to St. Joseph’s Industrial School in Salthill, Galway. There was an uncle in Ohically (name unknown). These details are from the St. Joseph school registration record. My grandfather and his brother Michael emigrated upon release from St. Joseph's (1900 and 1898 respectively). I understand that all eventually emigrated. I wonder what happened to youngest Elizabeth, who would have been 4 years old at time of mother's death, and 7 or 8 when my grandfather was sent to St. Joseph's.


If the attached death cert belongs to great grandmother, then my great grandfather John would have died sometime between 1889 and 1894. Any assistance would be most appreciated.

Thank you! ~Mary Ryan



Sunday 19th Mar 2023, 05:51PM

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