I am an American visiting soon and seeking to find a common connection to my ancestors on both my grandparents' sides. We believe my grandmother's family were from the Galway area.
As such, I am searching for ancestors of a Margaret J. McArdle, daughter of Patrick McArdle who was thought to have been born in Galway in October 1864. I have located a baptismal record for a Margaret McArdle baptized in November 1864 at St. Nicholas South and West, listing her father as "Pott" or "Patt". I assume this is the Margaret I have been looking for. The baptismal record lists her mother as Mary Deasy. The baptismal record also lists a Margaret Josephine McArdle as the sponsor, possibly Patrick's sister.
I had no additional information on Mary Deasy, but guessing that Mary must have been born around 1840, located a baptismal record for a Mary Deacey from Tuam baptized in 1840.
Any additional information on the McArdles or Pratt families would be greatly appreciated.
I have included photos or portraits who we believe are Patrick and Mary McArdle, possibly taken in the 1870s.
I will be staying the night in Galway on June 23th.
Thank you, Jeff
Friday 2nd Jun 2023, 02:49AM
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Attached FilesMcArdle - Margaret - Josephine - Baptism - 1863 - St. Nicholas's - Galway - Father - Patt NcArdle.pdf (88.33 KB)
I attach baptism records for a Mary Ann McArdle - Father - Patt McArdle and Mother - Mary Deacy - 1853, also Margaret McArdle - November 17th 1863.
The address for Mary Ann McArdle was Rahoon Road. There was British Military Post in that area, so it is possible that the McArdle family were connected.
There is record of an Owen McArdle in 1852 and a Patt McArdle in the same year. No address or occupation shown for either. Both in Galway town. Owen is recorded as 40 years of age and Patrick 24 years. Not found in the 1901 Irish census.
The surname "McArdle" is mainly in the Northern Counties. The surname "Deacy" is associated with Galway town.
Possible record for Mary Deasy attached - Baptism 1834.
There is also a Mary Ann baptised in Tuam in 1834.
You have not given any detail on "Pratt".
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