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I'm trying to find any information about my 2nd great grandmother Margaret George and her family.  From various census records in Canada, this is what I think I know:

Born: October 1854 - Rivory, Cavan

Parents: John George &  Martha Anderson

Emigrated to Canada (final destination was Newboro, Leeds, Ontario): 1875

Siblings: Elizabeth b.1846; William b. 1851; Martha b.1853; John b. 1859; Sarah Ann b. 1861 & possibly Alexander b. 1865

Any help would be appreciated.


Thursday 27th Jul 2023, 01:55AM

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  • taggs51:

    Civil registration of births in Ireland started in 1864. I found a July 7 1865 birth record for an unnamed male George child with father John George and mother Martha Anderson in Rivory. Very likely this is the record for Alexander.

    See third record at the link.

    The baptismal records for the older children are not on the subscription site Roots Ireland and from what I can find the records are likely held locally.

    I tried to find the civil marriage record for John and Martha but was unsuccessful. Non-RC marriage records were civilly registered starting 1845 and since there was a child in 1846 possibly the marriage was held in 1844 which explains not finding a civil record.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 27th Jul 2023, 02:08PM
  • Found the marriage record for John and Martha on, as follows:


    Marriage:      23-Aug-1844                        

    Parish / District:      Eglish CI         Co. Armagh

    Husband                                                     Wife

    Name:           John   George                      Martha          Anderson

    Address:        Cloughfin                             Tullisarn

    Denomination: Church Of Ireland           Church Of Ireland              


    Wife’s Father: George Anderson


    Thursday 27th Jul 2023, 03:57PM
  • Thank you Roger & Patricia

    Roger, - It probably is the birth of Alexander - thank you.

    And Patricia, thank you for the marriage information - I'm surprised that Martha's father is George - I had thought it was William.  George is on the marriage record?



    Tuesday 1st Aug 2023, 12:39AM

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