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Jeremiah O'Leary
« on: Saturday 12 December 15 02:37 GMT (UK) »
Hello

I would be very grateful if someone can help me get started tracing the origins of my great grandfather Jeremiah O'Leary, who said in the 1911 Census that he was born in Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland. I am not new to family history but am new to Irish research.

My first record for Jeremiah is his marriage to my great-grandmother, Harriet Fitzpatrick, in St Bede's (RC) South Shields, Co. Durham in 1893. All subsequent records are also from South Shields.

Jeremiah was a mariner in 1893 though he was working on shore by 1901. He says he was the son of Cornelius O'Leary, also a mariner. My great grandparents named 3 sons Cornelius (all died).

Estimated year of birth ranges from around 1863 to around 1866.

Jeremiah's age was given as 26 when he married in January 1893; 35 in the 1901 census and 48 in the 1911 census. He was 72 when he died in 1935.

I have looked at the records for Co. Cork on https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/ without any luck - but I gather not all parish registers for the county are yet included on the website? He may have been born just before the start of civil registration.

I haven't found him in any census for England, Wales or Scotland prior to 1901 - I understand that the 1891 and earlier census records for Ireland have mostly not survived?

Thanks for any help.

GS

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Re: Jeremiah O'Leary
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 December 15 10:43 GMT (UK) »
You can try  registers.nli.ie  the online RC registers.

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Re: Jeremiah O'Leary
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 December 15 11:18 GMT (UK) »
Have you tried "Leary" rather than O Leary?

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1408347

There are a number of Jeremiah Leary births in Clonakilty around his approx birthdate.

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Re: Jeremiah O'Leary
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 December 15 14:52 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Hallmark. I saw some references to the National Library site yesterday but could not get on to it, even after trying different browsers and devices. Will have another go.

Thanks also to Conahycalling. Yes I have tried Leary and other variants. At this stage I am still assuming Jeremiah's father was indeed Cornelius which narrows the field somewhat. I have previously gone through the candidates on familysearch and have had to eliminate them but will keep checking.

Thanks for your time.

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Re: Jeremiah O'Leary
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 December 15 21:21 GMT (UK) »
http://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0033

Clonakilty RC parish records on first link

http://registers.nli.ie/#home_map

RC records general link

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Re: Jeremiah O'Leary
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 13 December 15 07:24 GMT (UK) »
Thanks again Conahy Calling.

 I had no trouble finding my way around the site once it decided to open (sometimes sites decide to do a spot of maintenance in the middle of their night just when we in the Southern Hemisphere want to use them).

 Am working my way through the images and may come back to check I have correctly interpreted some of the abbreviations and the format of the entries. They are quite different to the RC records from Tyneside that I have previously used so don't want to make the wrong assumptions.

 The maps showing neighbouring parishes are also helpful in case I need to broaden my search.

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Re: Jeremiah O'Leary
« Reply #6 on: Monday 27 February 17 00:28 GMT (UK) »
There is a Corns O'Leary born Ring Clonakilty in the shipping records born 1830
http://census.nationalarchives.ie/search/cl/home.jsp

There is a Ring Habour just south of Clonakilty, townland of South Ring.

http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/

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Re: Jeremiah O'Leary
« Reply #7 on: Monday 27 February 17 05:17 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much Sinann. I will follow that one up as he is the right age to be a possibility for Jeremiah's father. I found a younger Jeremiah born 1882 in Clonakilty in navy records a while ago, who may also be connected.

Appreciate your time and kindness.