Author Topic: Antrim/Rathlin Catherine Wilkinson (McQuilkin)  (Read 851 times)

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Re: Antrim/Rathlin Catherine Wilkinson (McQuilkin)
« Reply #9 on: Friday 12 January 18 21:30 GMT (UK) »
I've seen Wilkinson & McQuilkin used for same family before  ;)
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Re: Antrim/Rathlin Catherine Wilkinson (McQuilkin)
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 13 January 18 03:40 GMT (UK) »
I have too but with the different names and one census having her born in boston while the other puts her in ireland I just don't know where to look next.  I'd like to be able to figure out enough about her and Alexander to confidently move to the next generation back.  I'm just not what all sources I should be looking into next.


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Re: Antrim/Rathlin Catherine Wilkinson (McQuilkin)
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 13 January 18 09:05 GMT (UK) »
Family Search is quite good for Massachusetts vital records for the period of Catherine's birth but this is, at present, only a possibility (based on name- Catherine, father- John, born c1863 Boston)-
Catharine Wilkinson , born June 1861 Charlestown, Suffolk, Mass., parents- John Wilkinson & Margaret McElroy. Note: Charlestown is a section of Boston.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCP3-BHW
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHTG-VJY
A tree connected to one of those gives birthdate as 31 June 1861

The marriage (1857) of John Wilkinson (son of John & Ann) & Margaret McElroy (daughter of Owen & Mary) shows both born in Ireland-
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89W3-TPLF?i=223&cc=2061550

Daughter Ann Jane born 1858-
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCPW-QYQ
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6QT9-XBV?i=825&cc=1536925
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Re: Antrim/Rathlin Catherine Wilkinson (McQuilkin)
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 13 January 18 09:20 GMT (UK) »
Still all speculation but just gathering more possibilities for Catherine's parents being the John & Margaret above.

A Margaret Wilkinson died 1893- husband John, a farmer, informant-
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1893/05988/4703096.pdf

Catherine's marriage (1883) lists her residence as Glenshesk- which is the correct area for Ardaghmore where Margaret died in 1883.
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Re: Antrim/Rathlin Catherine Wilkinson (McQuilkin)
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 13 January 18 10:20 GMT (UK) »
Sarah McQuilkin's baptism (1868) squeezed in register- right side of page-
https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000633083#page/35/mode/1up

Dalia baptised 1871- Delia?
https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000633083#page/39/mode/1up

Isabella Wilkinson bapt. 6 May 1866 (again has been squeezed into register)- likely the Bella McQuilkin who was witness at Sarah's marriage in 1891-
https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000633083#page/31/mode/1up
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Re: Antrim/Rathlin Catherine Wilkinson (McQuilkin)
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 13 January 18 10:29 GMT (UK) »
If this is the same Isabella then aunt* was Ellen Devlin- remember that an Ellen Devlin was witness at Catherine's marriage in 1883!
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Armoy/Essan/920937

*more likely Isabella is niece of Ellen's father James Devlin.
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Re: Antrim/Rathlin Catherine Wilkinson (McQuilkin)
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 13 January 18 17:42 GMT (UK) »
This is great. I'm going to download these documents and talk with my family in Ireland and see if this jives with what they think. 

A family tree in a marriage book that we have here in the states for my grandparents shows Catherine mom maiden name as McIlroy. So that makes what you found seem very probable.  Now to really make it look good I need to find the immigration records. And then work on Alexander.

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Re: Antrim/Rathlin Catherine Wilkinson (McQuilkin)
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 13 January 18 22:45 GMT (UK) »
Best to mention ALL the information you have as any clues might help identify the correct family. I would have found the above details much, much sooner if you'd mentioned that Catherine's mother might have been McIlroy. There's lots more on the family to be found online but I'll let you get on with searching.
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