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Re: Looking for Melodys
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 17 February 15 22:32 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the info re using marriage certificates.  I didn't know that.  Good - again, THANKS. Judy

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Re: Looking for Melodys
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 18 February 15 14:19 GMT (UK) »
 At RootsIreland.ie you can log in and do a search.

On the LDS Site family search there is a John Melody son 01 Feb 1874.
Mother Bridger Crean
Father  Anthony Melody
Ballina is the nearest town to register the BMD.
 You could get a cert's for the era you seek.
                       Lep. :)

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Re: Looking for Melodys
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 18 February 15 15:08 GMT (UK) »
 Have just thought. I have a friend in USA Who as Melody's I have emailed to ask if there are any married to Crean's.
                    Worth a try. Lep :)

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Re: Looking for Melodys
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 18 February 15 16:04 GMT (UK) »
This is good info for me.  Thanks. Will monitor board in hopes of hearing about Bridget and/or Catherine Crean. 

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Re: Looking for Melodys
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 21 February 15 12:05 GMT (UK) »
 Hello Eugene. No news so far from usa.
Have you looked at the irish census There is a family of Melodys in 1901 and 1911 Anthony and Bridget husband and wife and children.
They are living in Carrower Sallymount the civil parish for carrower is Attymass catholic diocese achonry barony gallen.
       There is a lady on this board Dee Melody she may be able to help you click on her name and send her a private message worth a try she has info on Melodys.
                                                        If I do hear from usa I will contact you.
If you need any help  will do best to help. Lep. :)

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Re: Looking for Melodys
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 29 April 17 18:23 BST (UK) »
This family is the Mellody family discussed on Ancestry under the title "Boston Melodys".

According to this thread William's father was Anthony, and Catherine's was John.

The date of their marriage is puzzling. I've seen 1st Feb, 11th Feb and 1st May 1874 (http://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000632309#page/50/mode/1up).

William and Catherine had five children before moving to Blackburn in England: John (26th Dec 1875), Anthony (5th Jan 1878), Michael (15th Aug 1880), Mary (1882), and William (1884). They then appear to have had three more in England: Patrick (Q2 1891), Kate (Q1 1894), and Celia (Q3 1897).

In the 1901 census there are two families in Currower headed by Anthony and Bridget with children of the same names and roughly the same ages. The clincher is probably this odd record https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCVF-3QS - only the younger family had an Owen.