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My question is can anyone help me find more information on Mary Comerford referenced on the attached Cambridge Massachusetts death certificate.  As reflected on the certificate born about 1827, the daughter of Patrick Comerford and Mary Dowling.  I also discovered a marriage between James Ryan and a Mary Comerford at St John’s Kilkenny (Aug 1848), witnesses John Comerford and Mary Ruth? with residence of Maudlin St which is a recurring residence in 2x Gr Grandfather Edward’s records.

BACKGROUND: Traced 2x Gr Grandfather Edward Comerford (Oct 1814) and his brother John (May 1821) back to baptisms at St John’s Kilkenny, parents Patrick Comerford and Mary Dowling/Dooling my likely 3x Gr Grandparents.  Found two other children of Patrick Comerford and Mary Dowling baptized at St John’s those were Patrick (1809) and Bridget (Aug 1824).  Small family.

Mary is not a common given name in the Comerford branch of my tree.  The only one I discovered was 3x Gr Grandmother Mary Dowling.  However, a Mary Comerford has shown up in numerous events, connected to my 2x Gr Grandfather Edward Comerford, all at St John’s Kilkenny.  1) witness at Edward marriage to Alice Arkwright (Sep 1840).  2) sponsor at Edward and Alice first son Patrick’s baptism (Dec 1840) (short pregnancy).  3) sponsor at Edward and Alice daughter Bridget’s baptism (May 1854).    4) sponsor at Edward and Alice son Michael’s baptism (Jan 1859). 

As I was starting to do my research regarding John Comerford, the brother of my 2x Gr Grandfather Edward I came across a letter (Nov 1864) in his US Civil War records from a Mary Comerford looking for information after John’s wounding and capture.  No reference to family relationship in letter, actually uses the phrase “friends of John”.  Providing a return address of Mary Comerford care of Thomas Deady in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Researching Thomas Deady, he was married to a Bridget Comerford in 1862.  Bridget age on marriage certificate documented as 25.  If Bridget was Edwards’s sister baptized in 1824, she fudged her age by 13 years.  This is also when I found this death certificate for Mary (Comerford) Ryan.

Bill Comerford

Wednesday 23rd Nov 2022, 09:03PM

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    Wednesday 23rd Nov 2022, 10:00PM
  • Patricia,

    Not sure what I am doing wrong.  When I simply view the post I too see no attachment, 

    But when I select edit on my original post I can see the file, click on it and it opens,


    Bill Comerford

    Thursday 24th Nov 2022, 02:14PM

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