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I am trying to get information on my grandfather and his family.

Justin Francis Huntley McCarthy,  born on January 11 1874, Riverstown County Cork

Father John, mother Mary(born Murphy)

Have reached a dead end and would welcome any information.

Am visiting Ireland in sept 24 and would love to be able to have information

Thank you, in anticipation



Sunday 18th Feb 2024, 04:19AM

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  • Pam,

    I read on a blog that Justin married Kathleen Dillon in Dublin in 1898 and they shortly went to New Zealand. It looks like Justin later married Lottie Ethel May of New Zealand and they had at least two children Justin 1919 and Owen 1920. I will check on to see if I can find out more info on Justin.

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    Could he have been born in Knockahorgan, Cork?

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    Regards- Mary



    Sunday 18th Feb 2024, 12:41PM
  • Pam/Mary:

    This could be the 1901 census record for the family

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 18th Feb 2024, 01:09PM
  • Pam,

    From Ancestry 

    NameJustin Francis Huntly McCarthy


    Marriage Year1919

    Marriage PlaceNew Zealand

    SpouseLottie Ethel May Collie


    Folio Number232


    Maybe his death record?

    NameJustin Francis Huntly McCarthy

    Death Date1939 Jul-Aug-Sep

    Registration PlaceMercer, Auckland, New Zealand

    Folio Number2491


    WWI enlistment record. Original form shows he is a widower.

    NameJustin Francis Huntly McCarthy

    Birth Date11 Jan 1874

    Birth PlaceCork, Ireland

    Enlistment Date5 Jun 1918

    Father Birth PlaceCork Ireland

    Mother Birth PlaceCork Ireland

    Service NumberWW1 5/608


    One tree on Ancestry shows Kathleen Dillon McCarthy died October 1917, Dunedin, New Zealand.

    Regards- Mary



    Sunday 18th Feb 2024, 01:53PM
  • Roger,

    Thank you. The 1911 did not include the mother, Mary. I think she died in 1904.

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    I am still looking for the Justin's father, John's death record. He was not identified as deceased on Justin's marriage record in 1898. I am looking from 1881-1901.

    Regards- Mary




    Sunday 18th Feb 2024, 03:18PM
  • Pam,

    John might have died in 1895, age 70, in Riverstown. Witnessed by his son Florence.

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    Regards- Mary


    Sunday 18th Feb 2024, 03:44PM
  • Thank you, yes Justins 2nd wife Lottie is my grandmother...and they had 3 boys. Justin, Owen and my dad Arthur

    I have no information on my great grandfather or grandmother..or even how Justin got to New Zealand...

    I do know my grandfather had a brother named Owen Felix as he named one of his sons after him.

    Thank you for your help 


    Sunday 18th Feb 2024, 08:59PM
  • I hope the information Roger and I gave you connect the dots.

    Regards- Mary



    Sunday 18th Feb 2024, 10:54PM
  • Pam,

    Perhaps Kathleen Dillon's birth record

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    Maybe Owen Felix's birth record

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    Regards- Mary




    Monday 19th Feb 2024, 11:01AM
  • Pam,

    I think I identified the wrong Owen since he is supposed to be John and Mary's youngest son per this obituary?? He would be one of the oldest if the 1901 census is for the correct family.

    dr-owen-felix-mccarthy.pdf (

    Regards- Mary


    Monday 19th Feb 2024, 12:37PM
  • Pam,

    Birthdates are consistent with the 1901 census Roger provided. 

    Kate 1877 

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    Margaret 1878

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    James 1884

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    Might support they are Owen's siblings and the obituary was incorrect. He wasn't the youngest.

    Regards- Mary



    Monday 19th Feb 2024, 06:02PM
  • Thank you for the information on Owen, it is wonderful.

    Owen was the youngest son of 5 boys Catherine his sister was the youngest. She was born in 1876



    Tuesday 20th Feb 2024, 08:45AM

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