Hi, my great grandfather was James Walker born in about 1821, but not sure where? Can’t find birth record. He married Mary Grimes in Wexford on 18 November 1855. They had 2 daughters Catherine and Bridget. Did they have any more children?
James Walker died on 22 April 1881 at Mounthoward, Monamolin. His wife Mary present at death.
Mary Grimes was born in about 1816, but not sure where as I can’t find her birth record??
She died at Mounthoward, Monamolin on 22 August 1889 at Mounthoward, Monamolin with her daughter Bridget present at death.
Id like to know where James and Mary were born and any information on their parents and siblings??
Thanks very much.
SOBRIENSaturday 12th Nov 2022, 07:19PM
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So far I haven't seen baptisms for this couple or their children. But I did find some Grimes and Walker heads of households in 1853 in Griffith's Valuation. If you go to AskAboutIreland, you can see more info about these entries, including maps of where they lived.
Griffith’s Valuation of Wexford, 1853 (rootsireland.ie)
Shows six heads of household named Grimes, two in Monamolin:
Source Surname First Name Townland Parish County
- Grimes Catherine Horetown North Horetown Co. Wexford
- Grimes James Ballymurry Ballyhuskard Co. Wexford
- Grimes John Mullaunreagh Monamolin Co. Wexford
- Grimes Mary Maytown Rosslare Co. Wexford
- Grimes Patrick Cloghnamal-Laght Monamolin Co. Wexford
- Grimes Simon Coolgreany Inch Co. Wexford
There were 21 Walker heads of household, with one living in Monamolin parish:
- Walker Thomas Garrydaniel Monamolin Co. Wexford
I looked at another subscription site FindMyPast.ie and located a baptismal record for a Catherine Walker baptized October 14 1859 at Monamolin. Father James Walker and mother Mary Grimes. Here is a link to the parish register with records starting in 1839 for baptisms and 1834 for marriageshttps://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0602 You may want to scan the register for other baptismal records for Walker children.
I did not locate the marriage record.
Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘
Thanks very much.
I have a feeling James Walker was born outside of Wexford but not sure, maybe Wicklow? Or in England?
I did find their two daughters baptismal records. But no other children so far.
Maybe they were married in another county?