Sunday, September 11, 2016

New family records online from Irish Geneology #oloughlin #hurley #112

Searching family history has become very popular with a proliferation of sources of old records and archives. Last week Irish Genealogy published loads of new records that cover births from 1864 to 1915, marriages from 1882 to 1940, and deaths from 1891 to 1965. So I looked them up to see if I could find details for my paternal grandparents PJ O'Loughlin and Kathleen (Hurley) O'Loughlin.

First - I quickly found the birth registration for "Patrick Joseph Loughlin" (note - no "O'") who was born on 22nd December, 1904. His father was Joseph Loughlin, a farmer from Barnacurra (near Newmarket, Co Cork), and his mother was Julia Murphy. Interestingly the birth was registered by a relative Cornelius Murphy also of Barnacurra.

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Since the records for deaths cover the year of 1965, his death on 19th June 1965 is also registered. At that time he lived in Cunningham Park in Cornelscourt (listed as Foxrock). He died in St Luke's Hospital in Rathgar from "Generalized reticulum fill (?) sarcoma". His occupation was listed as "livestock salesman".

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The record for my grandmother Kathleen (Hurley) O'Loughlin's birth (29th August, 1903) is registered in Newmarket, Co Cork. The registration shows her name as "Kate Theresa" - she was known as "Kattie" while growing up. Her father was Thomas Hurley who is listed as a "Creamery Manager", and her mother was Bridget (Murphy) Hurley. Incidentally, in our family we believe that this Bridget Murphy is related to Julia Murphy making PJ and Kathleen cousins (probably 3rd cousins).

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Finally, I also found the record for the marriage of PJ and Kathleen on 23rd January, 1930. He is listed as a "Farmer", while a line is drawn where her occupation should be. They are both listed as being from Newmarket in Co Cork - I don't know when they moved to Carnew in Co Wicklow, but this document indicates that they had not yet moved. Interestingly, granny's name is now listed as "Kathleen". The writing is hard to read, but it looks like they were married in The University Church (on Stephen's Green) in Dublin. The celebrant was her brother Fr Charles Hurley. The bridesmaid was granny's sister Eileen (know to my generation as Auntie Eile or Mrs D). However, the name for granddad's best man is difficult to make out. The first name is Dan - the best I can decipher is that the surname is something like "Mahoney".

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