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Re: James and Catherine Creagan
« Reply #9 on: Monday 04 September 17 12:19 BST (UK) »
Possibly -

BDM NZ marr
1875 / 358 CREGAN Catherine  m.  GREEN George
1885 / 1285 GREEN Catherine  m. MULLIGAN John

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Re: James and Catherine Creagan
« Reply #10 on: Monday 04 September 17 12:32 BST (UK) »
Sorry I just got home, and following your Mulligan lead, I came up with exactly the same Cregan-Green-Mulligan trail on the NZ BDM. The reason why the Mulligan name rang so true, is that my grandmother's marriage certificate lists her own grandparents as being her parents (to cover an illegitimate birth), and they are given as Harry Sullivan and Mary Josephine Mulligan.
Smith: East Lothian, Scotland
Mack: Berwick, Scotland
Moody: Yorkshire, England
Smeeton: Leicester, England
Sullivan: Kerry, Ireland

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Re: James and Catherine Creagan
« Reply #11 on: Monday 04 September 17 12:39 BST (UK) »
Mary Josephine's marriage certificate and death certificates
Smith: East Lothian, Scotland
Mack: Berwick, Scotland
Moody: Yorkshire, England
Smeeton: Leicester, England
Sullivan: Kerry, Ireland

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Re: James and Catherine Creagan
« Reply #12 on: Monday 04 September 17 12:47 BST (UK) »
Sorry those pictures came out rather large!
Some strange things remain - Georgina Gibson's death certificate is quite contrarily wrong in its names. Mary Josephine seems to be left out of Catherine Mulligan's will, though it seems clear now that she is the right person.  Margaret Healy I can find no birth certificate for, even though all the other Victorian births are registered - I began to think she was born at sea.  But for all the detail differences, this is beginning to look like a coherent picture, with lots of supporting details.

I wonder what happened to James Cregan then? He is described as a mariner, a labourer, a miner on documents, and presumably is Georgina's father as well.

By the way I am very impressed at how far you just got, while I have been floundering around for weeks. I am going to guess that Geoff had these details as he had the dates right, but they are not in the printouts I received about 15 years ago. Thanks for all of this, including documents I would never had found myself.
Smith: East Lothian, Scotland
Mack: Berwick, Scotland
Moody: Yorkshire, England
Smeeton: Leicester, England
Sullivan: Kerry, Ireland

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Re: James and Catherine Creagan
« Reply #13 on: Monday 04 September 17 13:47 BST (UK) »
Zumaro

It seems that Catherine CREAGAN (CREGAN) had two further marriages (in New Zealand).

Catherine CREGAN - George GREEN -- Year:  1875

Catherine GREEN - John MULLIGAN -- Year:  1885

On the Buller electoral rolls of  1896 and 1905-06, a Catherine MULLIGAN (domestic duities) is with John MULLIGAN (miner) residing at Mill Street, Westport.

Catherine MULLIGAN (married) is alone at Mill Street up to the 1919 e/roll.

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Re: James and Catherine Creagan
« Reply #14 on: Monday 04 September 17 13:49 BST (UK) »
... oops ... sorry to repeat wivenhoe's post - NZ marriages -  (hadn't seen it when I posted.

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Re: James and Catherine Creagan
« Reply #15 on: Monday 04 September 17 13:55 BST (UK) »
Some initial difficulty in locating burials for Catherine MULLIGAN and her husband John ... (both were indexed on cemetery records as "MILLIGAN" .   :D

Here they are at the Orowaiti Cemetery.   A Martin William STACK shares the same plot.

http://public.bullerdc.govt.nz/cgi-bin/cemetery/ceep?key=007514

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Re: James and Catherine Creagan
« Reply #16 on: Monday 04 September 17 14:02 BST (UK) »
Brief mention of the passing of John MULLIGAN - June 1911 :

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/GRA19110605.2.11

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Re: James and Catherine Creagan
« Reply #17 on: Monday 04 September 17 14:06 BST (UK) »

Use familysearch.org to find Will for Catherine MULLIGAN d. 8 Feb 1925 Westport....names daughters Margaret HEALY, Catherine HALL and Georgina GIBSON.....

Margaret HEALY..."I was born in Victoria"

This information is already given in Beg's post -- Reply No. 6  ... along with a direct link to Catherine MULLIGAN's Probate record.    ;)

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