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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.



Saturday 12th Nov 2022, 07:19PM

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  • Sinead,

    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 (

    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


    Saturday 12th Nov 2022, 08:00PM
  • Sinead:

    I looked at another subscription site  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 marriages  You may want to scan the register for other baptismal records for Walker children.

    I did not locate the marriage record.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 12th Nov 2022, 08:25PM
  • 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?


    Saturday 12th Nov 2022, 11:07PM

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