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I am looking to confirm and add to information on ancestors born in Ireland specificaly anyone listed below.

Nicholas was born in 1800 in Killbride, County Meath (to parents Christopher Stanley and Eleanor Everin) though possibly to Mother named Mary and siblings John, Margaret, Mary & Brdget.  

1821 Census shows Mary aged 62 (widow), John aged 31 (labouer), Nicholas aged 20 (labourer), Margaret aged 26 (flax spinner), Mary aged 21 (flax spinner) and Bridget aged 18 (flax spinner) as residents of a house 6 in Toloughanoughe (Bective, Meath).

Nicholas was supposidly a school teacher and married Bridget Sheridan (unable to find out when or where), Baptism 27 August 1815 Oldcastle, Meath. Parents Patrick Sheridan & Mary Corcoran.

Children of Nicholas & Bridget: Julia Stanley born Ballyroggart, Kilkenny, Ireland 1833; Margaret Stanley born somewhere in County Meath Circa 1836; John Stanley born Dunderry co Meath Oct 7 1838; Bridget Stanley born Dunderry, Meath Mar 8 1841; Christopher Stanle born presumably in Dunderry, Feb 12, 1843; Nicholas Stanley born Dunderry co Meath Sep 19 1848.  

Nicholas died in 1879 in Trim.


Sunday 20th Jun 2021, 04:01AM

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  • JoR:

    The RC parish of Dunderry has baptisms starting in October 1837 and marriages in 1841.

    This limits verifying some of your parish info.

    I checked the 1821 census and your family was living in Tullaghanoge which is a townland and a small civil parish by that name. Tullaghanoge parish is just to the east of Bective parish and people in both of these civil parishes would have attended services at Dunderry RC church.

    Because Dunderry RC church baptisms start in October 1837, I only verified the baptismal records for the four younger children-- John, Bridget, Christopher and Nicholas. I used the subscription site Roots Ireland.

    The 1854 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Tullaghanoge civil parish shows a Bridget Stanley and a John Stanley. The John born in 1838 would be too young for the Griffiths but possibly this John was a brother to Nicholas. The Bridget Stanley is likely also a relative.

    I located the 1876 death record for Bridget Stanley. She was living in Kilbride which was the same address for Nicholas in 1879. Kilbride is in Moymet civil parish which is in the same area as Bective and Tullaghanoge parishes.

    See fourth record…

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 21st Jun 2021, 05:35PM

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