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Hello Carrigaline Message Board

I'm hoping to find a connection with family in this area or someone that might be able to point me in the right direction. My Dad's mum died when he was 5 years old, unfortunately we don't know much about the McKeown / O'Leary family in Cork.

My grandmother was Emily Bond nee McKeown born Cork1892, she died approximately two weeks after the birth of her fourth son, January 1920 at Ringaskiddy in Cork. She married Peter Leo Bond born 1892, Dublin. Emily and her sister Julia went to Derbyshire UK to work as did my grandfather Peter, that is where they met. 

Where can I find passenger info for her departure from Ireland to England?

She returned to Cork around 1916 with her two little boys George and Joseph (my dad) as Peter joined WW1. Can you advised where I can find a passenger list for her departure from England and arrival in Ireland?

I haven't been able to find where Emily is buried in Cork, her mother Julia Teresa McKeown nee O'Leary and Winifred Suffell, Emily's sister are buried with Winifred's husband Frederick and son Leonard at Barnahely Cemetery in Cork. Can anyone advise if there is an online cemetery search that I could possibly use to locate my grandmother's burial place. 

Emily's parents were Robert McKeown born 1849, Tyrone and Julia Teresa O'Leary born 1864 Cork.

Their children were

William George 1880

Mary Agnes 1882

Julia Teresa 1885 - went to USA and married surname Lees

Genevieve 1887

Elizabeth 1890

Wilhelmina 1891

Emily 1892

Winifred 1896

Francis 1898

Robert Alpheus 1898

Vincent Patrick 1900

My great grandfather Robert McKeown was working at Haulbowline in Cork in the Government stores according to the 1901 Census. By 1911 he had passed away, I'm not sure if he passed away 1903 or not and I haven't been able to find his burial place either. 

Any assistance and family connections would be greatly appreciated. 


Cath Maris

Brisbane, Australia



Thursday 29th Jun 2017, 01:45AM

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  • Hi Cath

    Ireland was part of England at the time and traveling was very much like stepping on a bus in the sense that it often went unrecorded. If they traveled over Liverpool www.familysearch.or might have some passengers records but the chance is great such a record does not exist.

    I  did find the death record for Robert mcKeown on civil records he died 17 Jan 1911 in Ringaskiddy, he died of chronic brochitis and Emily McKeown was the informer of his death, see…; No place of burial mentioned

    Emily Bonds death in 1920 is also recorded on the same site but unfortunately no original image available

    The best site to locate graves is Historic Graves

    Hope this helps


    Mallow Cork

    Thursday 29th Jun 2017, 09:13AM
  • found Emily Bond's death registration - it's the 4th entry on this page.

    Shane Wilson, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 29th Jun 2017, 11:22AM
  • Thank you so much Mallow Cork and Shanew147, I very much appreciate your help, this is wonderful information, 




    Sunday 2nd Jul 2017, 12:23AM

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