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Peter MAHER Longford Town
« on: Tuesday 08 March 16 11:31 GMT (UK) »
Has anyone any information regarding Peter Thomas MAHER who moved from Ballinamore to Longford sometime in the 1920s/30s and had one (maybe two) shoe making shops in Dublin Road, Longford?  His brother Francis was also around working for Fee coachbuilders.  Francis went to England by the mid 1930s to work for Handley Page aircraft company and Peter followed (known to be in England by 1943).
His whereabouts up to the 1911 census are known and his life after 1943 is known - the mystery period is between 1911 and 193x (he is mentioned in a 1933 Longford Leader). Did he serve in the military?  When did he leave Ballinamore?

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Re: Peter MAHER Longford Town
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 08 March 16 13:06 GMT (UK) »
His whereabouts up to the 1911 census are known by you!

He was either 43 or 11 on Census, RC.
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Re: Peter MAHER Longford Town
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 08 March 16 13:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi the Library in Longford town would help.
I have seen records in there from 1837.
Are you in Ireland?
If not, where?
Dublin Road is just after St Mels Cathedral, we stayed quite a few times in a pub called The Greyhound in Dublin Street.
Try the Library.
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Re: Peter MAHER Longford Town
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 08 March 16 13:18 GMT (UK) »
Where his parents James Maher and Bridget McCabe?
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Re: Peter MAHER Longford Town
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 08 March 16 15:03 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Hallmark and Maggsie for your input.
Peter was indeed the son of James Maher of Lahard (part of Ballinamore now) and Bridget McCabe of nearby Callowhill.  Peter was born in 1893. In the 1901 Census he was living with his widowed  mother and some siblings in Ballinamore High Street, but by the 1911 Census he was a farm servant and lodging in Ballyconnell in Co Cavan.  Also by 1911 his brother Francis was lodging with a coachbuilder called Whyte in Carrigallen and working for Fee's.
The trail for Peter then goes cold until the reference in 1933 in Longford.
(No, not in Ireland since you ask, but near Cambridge.)

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Re: Peter MAHER Longford Town
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 09 March 16 13:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi, thanks,
so you know there were more children and have you the date when James, the father died, if not let me know.
try these........
http://www.countylongfordhistoricalsociety.ie/
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Re: Peter MAHER Longford Town
« Reply #6 on: Friday 11 March 16 11:05 GMT (UK) »
Message for Hallmark:
Could not understand your comment in your reply of 8th March about being 43 or 11 in the 1911 Census.  He was 17 in that census. See also my other reply to you and Maggsie with more detail.
Also what did you mean by "Census, RC" ?  My info comes from the censuses that you look at via FindMyPast or Ancestry. 
Regards.ROSGRA.

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Re: Peter MAHER Longford Town
« Reply #7 on: Friday 11 March 16 11:15 GMT (UK) »
Message for Maggsie:
Re your last posting: Peter Maher was the last of 9 children of Bridget McCabe (1851 - 1903) and James Thomas Maher (1847 - 1900), but do I get the impression you knew this?  Can I ask what your connection, if any, is?
There are still relatives-by-marriage (of the second eldest child) in Ballinamore.
Regards. Rosgra.
 

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Re: Peter MAHER Longford Town
« Reply #8 on: Friday 11 March 16 12:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Well, No connection at all.
I have been to all these places for music festivals and I just like to help.
Go to Private message and you will see the records I found.
Maggsie