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Ireland / Re: McQueeny and Cullen families from Ireland
« on: Friday 26 February 16 20:32 GMT (UK)  »
Yes, you really need certificates.

Finding William with Larkin grandparents does seem very positive.  :)

Thank you so much for all your help - with the 1881 census being the only one I'd found and giving the birthplace of Ireland, and with the marriage record giving the surname McQueeny, it had thrown me rather off track. I've got something to work on now, so thank you again  :)

Ireland / Re: McQueeny and Cullen families from Ireland
« on: Friday 26 February 16 20:16 GMT (UK)  »
Here is the 1871 census

It certainly looks as though it is your Catherine. You need a birth certificate from one of the children and then when you have mother's name, you could send for the marriage certificate.

Do you have James' occupation from the marriage certificate or have you only seen the church record?

Thank you for the link, I'm afraid I've only seen the index record for the marriage of Catherine (McQueeny) McWeeney and Thomas Cullen, so I only know their parent's names and not their occupations. However, I think that ought to be my next port of call.  :)

Ireland / Re: McQueeny and Cullen families from Ireland
« on: Friday 26 February 16 19:14 GMT (UK)  »
In 1861, the McWeeneys are living in Taylor or Hoylands yard, Millgate.
In 1881, the Cullens are in Upper Millgate.

Catherine is shown as 12 yrs in 1861 and 21 yrs in 1871. She is shown as born Rotherham so should be in 1851.

There is a marriage in 1848 in Ecclesall Bierlow where James McWeeny and Elizabeth Larkin are on the same page.

I can't see a Catherine McWeeny birth but there is an Ellen MacWeeny in 1849  :-\

Do you have a child's birth certificate with mother's name?

Thank you so much for your help.
Unfortunately I don't have a child's certificate with the mother's name.
It does seem possible that the McWeeny family you've mentioned is right - I'd found the census after her married to Thomas Cullen (the 1881 census) which had said she was born in Ireland - but I'm beginning to suspect that it was possibly just Thomas Cullen who was born in Ireland (and for some reason she's been recorded as being born in Ireland too - that would explain the marriage in Rotherham I suspect).

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Ashforth family of Burncross/Chapeltown/Sheffield
« on: Friday 26 February 16 19:06 GMT (UK)  »
Where does Abraham say he was born, in the censuses?

There are a few Abraham Ashworths around of the right age, but as you haven't given any more details about him I'm not sure which is him
I'm not seeing a 10 yr oldElijah in 1861 with a Dad called Abraham either! 

Modified to add

OK, just ignore me. I was looking for Ashworth not Ash forth

Back to drawing board

Abraham Ashforth was from Sheffield - but it's unclear where his parents are from. He worked at Newton Chambers in Chapeltown - where his son Elijah worked also. Abraham married 3 times - first to Amelia Watson from Hoyland (who died in 1839), then to Elizabeth Wild (who was Elijah's mother, and died in 1858), and then he married Harriet Lowe (who died 1868), so Abraham was widowed 3 times.
Thank you for your help.

Ireland / McQueeny and Cullen families from Ireland
« on: Friday 26 February 16 13:58 GMT (UK)  »
While tracing my great grandmother's family, I've come across the surnames McQueeny and Cullen.
This is based on the marriage of Catherine Mcqueeny and Thomas Cullen on 10th February 1873 at St Bede's, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England. According to the census I have for them, both Thomas Cullen and Catherine Mcqueeny were born in Ireland (I don't have a more precise location than that).

Catherine Mcqueeny's father was called 'Jacobi' Mcqueeny (which I believe translates to James Mcqueeny, and Catherine was born circa 1855 in Ireland).
Thomas Cullen's father was called Yoannis (Joannis?) Cullen (which I believe translates to John Cullen, and Thomas was born circa 1852 in Ireland).

I've been unable to find a baptism for either Catherine Mcqueeny or Thomas Cullen, but any help on that would be much appreciated.
Please note, Mcqueeny can be spelled a number of different ways - MacQueeny, MacQueeney, McQueeney, and originates from MacSweeney).

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Ashforth family of Burncross/Chapeltown/Sheffield
« on: Friday 26 February 16 13:11 GMT (UK)  »
(I've only just joined Rootschat so I hope this is in the right place!)

I'm currently tracing my father's paternal line - the Ashforth's. It was all going well until I hit a stumbling block;
my great grandfather was Samuel Ashforth (1886-1952) from Burncross. His father was Elijah Thomas Ashforth (1851-1922) from Chapeltown. Elijah's father was Abraham Ashforth (abt 1802-1879).
I found only one possible baptism record for Abraham Ashforth - at Sheffield's Cathedral Saint Peter on 15 September 1802, with parent's listed as John and Hannah Ashforth.
I've been unable to find the background to John and Hannah Ashforth - I found a possible marriage for a John Ashforth and Hannah Heaton in Rotherham on 7th March 1791 in Rotherham, although I think this refers to a John and Hannah who lived (and had their children baptised) at Wentworth.

Does anyone have this John and Hannah in their family? It would help greatly if anyone could help - it seems strange that if these are the same John and Hannah as the parent's of Abraham (my 3x great grandfather), then is it possible that they had some children baptized at Wentworth, and two children (I found a James Ashforth baptized at Sheffield also, with parents of John and Hannah Ashforth) baptized at Sheffield?

Thank you for any help :)

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