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This is my great-great grandmother. I'd love to find out about her parents, her siblings, when she left for America, pretty much anything! Thanks in advance. 







Sunday 19th Mar 2017, 04:25PM

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  • applehart:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    Below is a transcription from Roots Ireland showing the baptismal record for Bridget. I could not locate any siblings but I did find a possible marriage record in 1846 in Kilbeg parish. Kilbeg is the RC parish to the southeast of Nobber and likely this was the parish for Margaret.

    The 1854 Griffiths Valuation head of household listing for Nobber civil parish shows two James Reilly records. One in Spiddal and the other in Whitewood. One of the two is likely your ancestor.

    Can't help with Bridget's departure from Ireland. I would check the shipping records in the country she came to.

    Have you considered autosomal DNA testing?

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:Bridget ReillyDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:02-Feb-1853Address:()Parish/District:NOBBERGender:
    CountyCo. Meath
    Father:James ReillyMother:Margaret ConnorOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Farrell James Sponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Brabasson Bess 

    Date of Marriage:18-Feb-1846
    Parish / District:KILBEG
    County:Co. Meath  
    Husband  JamesReilly
    Wife  MargaretConnor

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 19th Mar 2017, 04:45PM

    Thank you so much, Roger. I have had DNA testing done through Ancestry ( and 23andMe ( I guess/assume? this is autosomal DNA? Would anyone there be interested in where Bridget ended up? I have a picture of her tombstone from the cemetery in Baltimore, MD.     Thanks again,   Pat






    Tuesday 21st Mar 2017, 04:11AM
  • Pat:

    Yes the tests you took were autosomal.

    Can I suggest that you go to our XO Chronicles site   and write a blurb about Bridget with picture.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 21st Mar 2017, 08:34PM
  • That's a great idea, will do! Thanks, Roger.



    Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017, 06:55PM

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