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I am looking for information on my 2GGrandmother Mary McCarthy b abt 1833 Bandon. (Possible RC baptism 3 Feb 1833 Bandon parents Jeremiah McCarthy  & Mary Mahoney.) Migrated to Cardiff Wales probably before 1855. Unmarried mother of my great grandfather Jeremiah McCarthy b abt 1855 stated in Cardiff (unverified) and he died Cardiff 26 Mar 1932. Married Edward Linehan/Linihan Cardiff 26 Oct 1861, widowed, married James Moore 3 Mar 1866 Cardiff Wales. Died 12 Feb 1919 Cardiff Wales. Children Jeremiah McCarthy 1855-1932, John Linihan 1862-1862, Margaret Moore 1868-1951, James Moore 1872, Catherine Moore 1875-1945. All children were born in Cardiff Wales - all verified except Jeremiah. 


Wednesday 31st Jan 2024, 11:22PM

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  • David,

    I found a baptismal record for Mary on Irishgenealogy (free website) Church Records

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    Area - CORK & ROSS (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - BANDON

    Baptism of MARY MCCARTHY of N/R on 3 February 1833


    Date of BirthN/R N/R N/R




    Further details in the record

    Child DenominationRC

    Sponsor 1JOHN MAHONY

    Sponsor 2MARY MCCARTHY

    Recorded Diocesan AreaCORK & ROSS

    Recorded Parochial AreaBANDON


    Area - CORK & ROSS (RC) , Parish/Church/Congregation - BANDON

    Marriage of JERH MCCARTHY of N/R and MARY MAHONY of N/R on 5 February 1832







    Further details in the record

    Recorded Diocesan AreaCORK & ROSS


    Husband DenominationRC

    Wife DenominationRC

    Witness 1JOHN MAHONY

    Witness 3JS MCCARTHY


    Regards- Mary


    Thursday 1st Feb 2024, 01:25PM
  • David,

    It looks like you might have already found this info. Do you know that Mary was from Bandon? Are you assuming her father's name was Jeremiah?


    Regards- Mary


    Thursday 1st Feb 2024, 01:29PM
  • Thanks for your time and interest Mary. It is much appreciated.

    Mary McCarthy showed her place of birth as Bandon in the 1911 Welsh Census. (Previous censuses just showed Cork and/or Ireland.) On her two marriage registrations her father is shown as Jeremiah McCarthy a labourer. I have no information on her mother. Mary's age shown in marriage registrations and early censuses are consistent with her being born about 1833/4.

    On 26 Oct 1861 her first marriage was witnessed by a Margaret Lordan and John Power. I have researched a Margaret Lordan in Cardiff at the time and in a later Census she showed her place of birth as Inchageela. She is the only Margaret Lordan I have found in Cardiff censuses that was born in Ireland at the time. There are Lordans associated with McCarthy's in Inchageela, if indeed the Inchageela born Margaret Lordan was the witness to the marriage. But she may have been just a friend.

    There are also Lordans associated with McCarthy's in Bandon registers (including a Jeremiah McCarthy). But again she may have just been a friend,

    On 3 Mar 1866 her 2nd marriage was witnessed by Ellen Sullivan and Daniel Driscoll. I haven't got very far in trying to research these. But the father of her 2nd husband is shown as deceased in the marriage registration. But her father Jeremiah was not. So this infers that her father Jeremiah McCarthy was still alive at the time of this marriage.

    Earlier when Mary was an unmarried mother, she and her son lodged with a widow Catherine Lynch b abt 1816 in Ireland. As well as her own Cardiff born children, Catherine Lynch had young Cardiff born grandchildren named Sheen living with her. She also had other lodgers named Herne and Nagle. I couldn't positively identify the births of the children. So I don't know Catherine's maiden name. (It is on my list to have another go) I haven't been able to find anything further so far for Catherine. As she had other lodgers Catherine's relationship with Mary may have been purely monetary.

    My sister and myself may visit Ireland in about 2 years time, from Australia. So it would be great if we could find out a bit more about our Bandon connections.



    Friday 2nd Feb 2024, 06:23AM

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