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Hello, I visited Ballintober, Roscommon, a month ago and visited St. Bride's Church where my ancestors were baptized.  I know that John and Bridget Grady had a daughter, Ellen, baptized in 1868, and Catherine, in 1874.  I know that Bridget moved to Taunton, MA with 3 children.  Ellen did not come to Massachusetts. I think there was also a Thomas Grady (brother). John Grady had died and was buried in Ballintober, but I am unsure where?  Bridget was my mother's great grandmother.  I want to find more information about John Grady and where he is buried.  I am also wondering if there are any Hayden relatives from Ballintober or Roscommon who are related to Bridget.  

Thank you, Laurie in MA (USA)

Tuesday 25th Jul 2023, 09:23PM

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  • John and Bridget also had a son, Patrick.  You can see the civil birth record at


    Church Baptism

    Name:        Patrick Grady    

    Birth:          08-Sep-1870

    Baptism:    not given

    Address:    Ballyfinigan        

    Parish/District:   Ballintubber Rc   Co. Roscommon

    Denomination:   Roman Catholic

    Father:       John Grady         

    Mother:     Brigid Hayden


    Sponsor 1 /         Peter Shanaher

    Sponsor 2 /         Bridget Kelly


    Priest: Fr Ml Farrell        Mother: Bridget


    Wednesday 26th Jul 2023, 12:58AM
  • Another son born to this couple was Thomas. I did not see a baptismal record for him, but rootsireland does have a transcription of the civil birth record, as follows. You can see the original at


    Thomas Grady  

    Birth:          3-Jul-1866

     Registration Date:      16-Jul-1866

    Address:    Ballyfinegan, Ballintubber   

    Parish/District:   Castlerea Civil, Co. Roscommon

    Father:       John Grady        

    Mother:     Brigid Headin

    Occupation:        Tailor                   

    Informant /John Grady

    Informant: Father

    Mother’s Name Bridget


    Wednesday 26th Jul 2023, 01:05AM
  • Hello and thank you.  I knew there were 2 other children.  I saw their names on graves on the internet, but I could not put it all together. They must have emigrated to Taunton, Massachusetts in USA because I saw their names on the graves there.  (My mother was born in Taunton, MA).   A cousin in England also told me about Patrick and Thomas, but she did not know the birthdates, so this is great!!  She also told me that John Grady, the father, was buried in Ballintober, but I could not find his grave when I visited one of the cemetaries.  

    I appreciate your help.


    Wednesday 26th Jul 2023, 10:29AM
  • Hello, do you have any suggestions on how I could find more information on John Grady:  When did he die?  Where is he buried?  

    and Bridget Hayden's family?  




    Wednesday 26th Jul 2023, 08:56PM

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