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I'm looking for information about Patrick and Elizabeth Jordan (my 3X great-grandparents). Their daughters were Annie 1819, Elizabeth 1821 (my 2X great-grandmother) and Julia Lavinia 1823. I have copies of the baptismal certificates for the 3 daughters (St Marks in Dublin) and Elizabeth was married in Ontario Canada in 1844. The 1901 Ontario census states Julia immigrated here in 1837 and I guess that either the family travelled together or at least the daughters did. I've checked every place/website I can think of and haven't found anything. Can anyone help me find a marriage record for Patrick and Elizabeth? Or a clue to where they lived while in Dublin? Thanks


Monday 24th Feb 2020, 12:27AM

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  • Hi Cindy,

    I couldn't find a Dublin marriage record on but here's a possible from Limerick (bride's county?):

    Date of Marriage:18-Jan-1816
    County:Co. Limerick
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Roman Catholic

    Were they R C?

    No Jordans in the 1821 Irish Census but the Tithe Applotments (free at have 4 Patrick Jordans in Dublin 827

    Townlands are Carroughbee & Newcastle Parishes Kilmacteigue & Newcastle

    I thought this might be a baptism of Patrick:

    Name:Patrick JordanDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:29-Mar-1795Address:
    Parish/District:ST.PAUL'S ARRAN QUAYGender:MaleCountyCo. Dublin
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Stephen JordanMother:Mary KirkOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Patrick DonoughoeSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Bridget Kirk

    A lot of the marriage & burial records of Jordan in Dublin on rootsireland are from Donnybrook & Monkstown parishes


    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 24th Feb 2020, 04:30AM
  • Hi Col,

    I have so little information about my family so I can't be certain if they were or weren't RC. But the baptism records are from St Mark's Church of Ireland and both Elizabeth and Julia were married in Presbyterian churches in Ontario. I've been told that children are usually raised in the mother's religion so possibly Patrick was RC and Elizabeth was not? Do you think they would have been married in an RC church if she was Church of Ireland?

    I just looked at the tithe applotment link you sent and found the records you mentioned. I wish there was a way for me to know which one might be correct. 

    I'll do some more searching in the Donnybrook and Monkstown parishes.

    Thank you,




    Wednesday 26th Feb 2020, 12:41PM
  • Hi Cindy,

    R C - Protestant marriages weren't common so it seems likely they were Protestant - but whether they converted at some stage in Ireland or Canada is hard to know.

    How did you find the St Mark's record?

    The Representative Church Body Library in Dublin has St Mark's Dublin Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1730 to 1971 - would it be worth getting someone to look there?


    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 27th Feb 2020, 11:03AM
  • I was searching for a combination of Elizabeth and Patrick Jordan and the 3 baptism records came up but there weren't any marriage records for Patrick and Elizabeth listed. Maybe they were married somewhere else before moving to St Mark's parish?



    Friday 28th Feb 2020, 08:36PM

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