Hi, looking to find the family and birth records of Margaret Scales. Margaret was born sometime around 1825 in Ennistymon, parents were Joseph and Margaret Scales, Joseph was a farmer. Mary departed Liverpool in 1853 on The Australia and arrived in Melbourne.to take up a position as a domestic servant. Thanks
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A search of Subscription site www.findmypast.ie did not show any record for a Margaret Scales born in Ennistymon in the 1820's.
I attach records for a Joseph Scales in Ennistymon in the 1830's.
Do you have any information on siblings of Margaret?
I unfortunately have very little information for Margaret only her parents names and fathers occupation, also I put the wrong year for her birth, should be somewhere around 1832-33. Margaret seems to be fairly relaxed about details, on her shipping records in 1853 her age is 21 & her religion is CofE. In 1855 on her marriage cert she is 22 but now is Presbyterian. In 1914 she died at the age of 81 and is buired in a catholic cemetary. On most of the documentation she only states Co Clare as her birthplace, and only once is she more specific with Ennistymon on a birth cert of one of her many children.
Thanks for the documents relating to Joseph, that may well be her father but Deer Park doesn't look like it is anywhere near Ennistymon, £60 sounds like a lot of money to borrow.