I am endeavouring to trace the Rush family from Lorrha. My third grandmother Bridget Rush born in Lorrha circa 1810 married Michael Dervan from Duniry. Bridget passed away in May 1885 , her husband Michael passed 1871. They were blessed with six children including my second Grandfather William who married Mary Anne Dervan from Ashmount Tynagh.
I was unsuccessful in my searches for birth and marriage records for Bridget and her extended family. Does anyone have any information of Bridget Rush – Dervan and her or extended family.
I have included a portrait of Bridget most likely commissioned in 1871 as she is donning her widows weeds. The portrait hangs proudly in the ancestral home of her daughter in law in ashmount. (Home of my Grandmother Bridget Dervan Darcy)
Derek DSunday 3rd Dec 2023, 10:55AM
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These baptisms were in Galway, but as they match the names of your family, I thought they might be the correct ones.
Name: William Derrivan
Father: Michael Derrivan
Mother: Bridget Rush
Sponsor 1 / Francis W Lynch
Sponsor 2 / Mary Irwin
Name: Bridget Dervan
Father: Michael Dervan Mother:
Sponsor 1 / Thomas Ceain
Sponsor 2 / Joanna Dervan
Could this be your Bridget?
Parish/District:ST. NICHOLAS COMBINED N&E
Sponsor 1 /Michael Cavanough
Sponsor 2 /Catherine Laffy
Above link is to Bridget Dervan's 1885 death in Portumna, Galway. The register mentions Doniry.
Many thanks for your reply, much appreciated. William was my second grandfather, bridget his sister. You are right Bridget passed away in Duniry. She lived in Duniry Cross.
I don't think the Galway Baptism is my Bridget. She was born earlier (1810) in Lorrha County Tipperary.