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Brodigan Family - Drogheda
« on: Thursday 26 December 13 12:38 GMT (UK) »
My grandfather (Michael Francis Brodigan)was born in Drogheda (possibly Sunday's Gate) in 1895 and moved to the UK in about 1901.  His father was Peter Brodigan and may have been a captain in the merchant navy.  I believe he paid for a memorial in Cord cemetery to his parents Patrick and Anne but cannot confirm this.  I have details of the family after their move to the UK and records for the 1901 Irish Census, are the records for the cemetery available anywhere?  Does anyone know anything about the family?

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Re: Brodigan Family - Drogheda
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 01 January 14 12:06 GMT (UK) »
Hello Phil

From "The Cord Cemetery-History and Tombstone Inscriptions" by James Garry:

Brodigan

Erected by Peter Brodigan in memory of his father and mother Patrick and Anne Brodigan who died 1863 and 1866.  (682).

You may have seen this record.

In this publication James Garry mentions that a burial register that was kept at the cemetery is now untraceable.

Best of luck in your search.

Seán.
McGee/Magee- Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland
Kenny, Curran- Termonfeckin, Co Louth, Ireland
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Re: Brodigan Family - Drogheda
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 01 January 14 12:37 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Sean

Looks like a bit of a dead end there if there are no records, I guess that I would have to see the stone (if it is still there) to see if there are any other details about Peter's parents.  I know there were a few Brodigan's in Drogheda at the time but I cannot connect Peter with any of them.  He was very young when his parents died and I cannot find any siblings, but I suspect he had a good few aunties and uncles.  One day I will have to go and visit and see if I can find out any more.

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Phil

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Re: Brodigan Family - Drogheda
« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 January 14 13:10 GMT (UK) »
Hello Phil, There is a Michael Francis bap. Drogheda 1895 but the mother is Catherine and he has 5 siblings.

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Re: Brodigan Family - Drogheda
« Reply #4 on: Monday 06 January 14 13:32 GMT (UK) »
That Michel Francis is my granddad and his sisters, I have some details from the 1901 Census and birth details but apart form the grave in Cord cemetary detailing his parents I have not been able to get any further. 

Thanks for the help and interest.

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Re: Brodigan Family - Drogheda
« Reply #5 on: Monday 06 January 14 13:36 GMT (UK) »
That Michel Francis is my granddad and his sisters, I have some details from the 1901 Census and birth details but apart form the grave in Cord cemetary detailing his parents I have not been able to get any further. 

Thanks for the help and interest.

OK, so you have his brother too?

Good luck in your search.

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Re: Brodigan Family - Drogheda
« Reply #6 on: Monday 06 January 14 14:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi, yes I have a brother for Michael Francis, but beleive he died quite young  I also have Peter's wife Cate (from Termonfeckin) and her parents. 

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Re: Brodigan Family - Drogheda
« Reply #7 on: Monday 06 January 14 21:37 GMT (UK) »
Sorry, I made a mistake earlier, I don't have his brother.  I recall having a Brodigan boy who died and thinking he was MF brother but did not have evidence.  Do you have any details of the brother? MF had 4 sisters on the census and they emigrated to England (Goole in Yorkshire).

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Re: Brodigan Family - Drogheda
« Reply #8 on: Friday 18 April 14 04:13 BST (UK) »
Looking for information on Patrick Brodigan. Born in 1834, Monaghan, Ireland. Died 1922 in Iowa, USA. He is my ggf.  I am unable to determine his parents name, etc.  Popular names in my family are, Howard, John, Patrick, David, Mary.  Maybe these could help of anyone knows this family. Any help is greatly appreciated.