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Title: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Brendaburton on Friday 23 June 17 22:11 BST (UK)
I'm trying to trace my late fathers family in Dundalk. My father was Ernest Martin - mother Elizabeth's second marriage was to John Whearty was 1921 and they lived in Barrack Street. There were a few children - anyone any information gratefully received.
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Sinann on Friday 23 June 17 22:25 BST (UK)
Welcome to RootsChat
Elizabeth Martin formally Kirk, father Owen Kirk, Salior deceased marriage 1921
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1921/09218/5334813.pdf
Elizabeth Kirk marriage to Ernest Martin 1903
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1903/10255/5732449.pdf
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Sinann on Friday 23 June 17 22:44 BST (UK)
Mary Martin birth 1904
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1904/01807/1708045.pdf
William Martin 1906
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1906/01731/1684277.pdf

The Whearty children could possibly be still living so we can't post about them on RootsChat as there is a no living or possibly living policy but you can search here for possible births
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1408347?collectionNameFilter=false
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Sinann on Friday 23 June 17 23:00 BST (UK)
Elizabeth Kirk birth 1883
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1883/02751/2010652.pdf
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Brendaburton on Saturday 24 June 17 18:32 BST (UK)
Thank you for that info - I will look for my relatives as you suggest.
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Sinann on Saturday 24 June 17 20:43 BST (UK)
I got distracted and forgot to post this
It looks like John died 1957, there is a son as informant
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1957/04402/4146086.pdf

It looks like Elizabeth died 1963 but if you click on the link it takes you to the wrong record, it's linking to a Dublin Whearty death not Elizabeth's Dundalk one.
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Brendaburton on Sunday 25 June 17 18:22 BST (UK)
That's fantastic - looks like he died on my birthday!
I have my grandmas death certificate thanks.
I don't suppose you could find any info on my great grandfather Owen Kirk? I have some info - marriage in Liverpool to Mgt Finnigan. Also he was a sailor so I thought there might be records but can't find anything!!
Or should I put this as a new post?
Many thanks
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Sinann on Sunday 25 June 17 19:17 BST (UK)
There is this record of a 20 year old Owen Kirk from Dundalk on the Pomona 1851
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01kat/

Does his marriage to Margaret Finnigan give his father's name?
What year was the marriage?
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Brendaburton on Sunday 25 June 17 20:02 BST (UK)
Their marriage was 1878 - Owen was 28 mariner  and Margaret 22. Her father was Patrick and he was a labourer.
The Owen Kirk you found is about the right age

Many thanks for your help
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Sinann on Sunday 25 June 17 20:59 BST (UK)
Mary Bridget born 1879
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1879/02933/2074576.pdf
Catherine 1880
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1880/02853/2045534.pdf
Elizabeth 1883
Already posted
Owen 1885
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1885/02649/1976680.pdf
Patrick 1888
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1888/02517/1933151.pdf
Thomas 1890
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/cert_amends/cert_1890/1909003a.pdf
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Brendaburton on Monday 26 June 17 16:03 BST (UK)
Many thanks for your help - you've given me plenty to be going on with.
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Shalin35 on Thursday 09 November 17 12:22 GMT (UK)
Im a Whearty decendent. My father was born (1953) and reared in Barrick Street Dundalk. His mother was Eileen married to Sean Whearty son of John Whearty who may be who you mentioned your grandmother marrying.
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Shalin35 on Thursday 09 November 17 12:33 GMT (UK)
Im a Whearty decendent. My father was born (1953) and reared in Barrick Street Dundalk. His mother was Eileen married to Sean Whearty son of John Whearty who may be who you mentioned your grandmother marrying.
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Brendaburton on Thursday 09 November 17 13:32 GMT (UK)
That is amazing.
My younger sister remembers Sean - my dads half brother she thought .  I was born in 1953 so your father must be my cousin!! I know so little of dads life in Dundalk - I suppose I wasn't that interested when I was younger.  I don't even know all his siblings although I do have a recollection of Mona.
I would love to send you a photo I have of a wedding group to see if you know anybody!!
I do remember going to Ireland to see grandmother Elizabeth when she was quite old - it sounds as though she had an interesting life.
It would be great if you could help me fill in the gaps
Brenda
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Shalin35 on Thursday 09 November 17 13:54 GMT (UK)
Hi Brenda i can certainly try to help. My dad lived in Barrick street all his childhood until he married my mum and moved across the border. I've many fond memories of summers in Barrick street. I've kept the Whearty name and my 9 yr old son is a proud Whearty.

Sean died not long after I was born and i think Gene Seans brother would be the only living sibling of your dad now and hes still in Dundalk.

I sadly lost my dad 3 years ago to cancer and miss him terribly. He had just started looking into researching his family and made initial enquiries so its sad hes not around to talk to you himself as you could have helped each other. I still have contact with a close friend of his so can ask any questions you need to know but how awesome is it to make a connection 😀 where are you from?

Yes send the photo it would be great to see. Im close to some Whearty cousinsvso hopefully between us we come up with something 😀
Title: Re: Wheartys of Dundalk
Post by: Brendaburton on Thursday 09 November 17 14:56 GMT (UK)
I've sent you a pm