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Dublin / Re: Margaret Doyle as a Nun
« on: Monday 03 August 15 10:05 BST (UK)  »
Hi Grissly1

Maybe she stopped being a nun and became your Grandmother!  Ha! Ha!  I don't really think so. 
My 'helper' in the diocese is struggling to help me.  The 'mothership' in France is not scoring highly in the record keeping department!  They have come up with two Margaret Doyles who joined the convent but neither one matched the details I gave them about my Margaret's age and county of birth in the 1911 census!  I was interested in your comment about googling deaths. Can you expand on that please.  What exactly did you google?

Wicklow / Re: The Doyle's of Kilmantin Hill
« on: Sunday 26 July 15 21:18 BST (UK)  »
Thank you everyone for all your efforts today.  Some really interesting information.  I will continue to search for Margaret and I will keep you posted.

Wicklow / The Doyle's of Kilmantin Hill
« on: Sunday 26 July 15 13:06 BST (UK)  »
My Grandmother Sarah Jane Doyle had a sister who became a nun and I am struggling to find her death details.  Sarah's sister, my Great Aunt Josie, told a tale of having a sister who became a nun and was involved in a bomb incident in Dublin.  I do not know if she died in this 'incident' or not.  Her name was Margaret Doyle.  She is in the 1901 census at home with her family on Kilmantin Hill but not there is the 1911 census.  I found her in a Dublin convent in 1911 age 19 which fits her birth details.  However, that's where the trail goes cold as the order Nursing Sister's of the Poor changed their name and address.  Finding a Margaret Doyle death in the BDM's without a date of death is too difficult with such a common name.  I am still on the trail of the nuns with the help of an archivist but I wondered if anyone out there could shed some light. ???

Dublin / Re: Margaret Doyle as a Nun
« on: Sunday 05 July 15 16:39 BST (UK)  »
Thanks all for the suggestions.  I will wait (patiently!) for a reply from the nuns who are beavering away in their archives as we speak. I hope.  But just to give you a little more to think about:  The reason I am looking from my nun is that there is a story in the family of her being somehow involved in a bombing incident in Dublin as some point.  The problem is, like all family stories, it becomes difficult to know if the teller has got all the information correct and in the right order!  The story came from another of Margaret's sisters, my Great Aunt Josie and I just thought the best way to verify the story was to first of all find Margaret's death record.  Anybody out there good at newspaper searches?  Irish newspapers that would be. Maybe the incident was reported one.  The time line is perhaps after 1911 and maybe during either the Irish rebellion, WW1 or even WW2.

Dublin / Re: Margaret Doyle as a Nun
« on: Sunday 05 July 15 15:32 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Maggsie but they are the addresses I have already contacted which have not yet come up with anything.  I have tried both the Little Sisters of the Assumption and Little Sisters of the Poor.  They all seem to me to be the same organisation but they are having trouble finding the information regarding the Nursing Sisters of the Poor.

Dublin / Margaret Doyle as a Nun
« on: Sunday 05 July 15 14:48 BST (UK)  »
I've lost a nun!
My Grandmother Sarah Doyle had a sister who became a nun and I am trying to find details of her time at the convent which I hope will lead me to her date of death.
Her name was Margaret Doyle and at the time of the 1901 Irish census she was at home with her family in Wicklow aged 8.  She was not at home at the time of the 1911 census.  I found her in a convent (I assume) aged 19 with a number of others as a Nursing Sister of the Poor, address 1 Camden Street, Dublin. This particular order does not seem to exist anymore.  I have made contact with two other orders and so far had no luck as they all seem to store their archives in the 'Mother House' which seems, strangely for both, to be in France and that is where I am stuck at the moment.
Any suggestions as to how I could find out when 1 Camden Street ceased to be a convent?

Wexford / Re: Turners of Wexford
« on: Sunday 09 December 12 15:37 GMT (UK)  »
*Sandra* and ballydw, thank you both very much for your information and your interest.  Ballydw, I suppose I am hoping to bump into someone researching the Turner family, which in turn might lead to more information about my cousin Rose's family.

Wexford / Turners of Wexford
« on: Friday 07 December 12 13:49 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Wexford!  Can anyone help me find details of one James Joseph Turner (Jim)? He married one of my cousins Rose Marlow in 1935 and during 1927 to 1960 he was a serving Policeman (sergeant from 1951).  He appears as a 5 year old (the youngest at the time) in the 1911 census as living in 7 Grange, Big, Rosslare.  His brothers were John and Joseph and his sisters Anna, Agnes and Bridie.

Merry Christmas to all  :)

Wicklow / Re: James Sillery
« on: Friday 09 November 12 12:21 GMT (UK)  »
I am still very interested in hearing from J M Flannery or anyone else regarding information on the Sillery clan of Wicklow pre 1901.  I do know that the term Tailor in the census is correct though J M Flannery seems to think it should be Sailor.  One of his sons also trained as a tailor in the town but did not complete that training.

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