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Offline brennan1

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my friends brick wall
« on: Monday 14 February 11 23:45 GMT (UK) »

Can anyone help with this family please?  Trying to find out about her family history  for the last 20++ years has driven my friend to distraction and is beginning to have the same effect on me since she asked me to help some years ago. This is a little long winded but here goes:
Information we have so far is as follows:
Thomas Towey born in Mayo/Roscommon in 1852. ? Ballaghdereen.  Father: Patrick Towey & Mother Catherine?
Catherine and Thomas were in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, England from about 1871 (not sure if Patrick was there). Marriage cert of Thomas Towey to a Mary Loyden in Longton 8/1/1874 states that father Patrick is deceased. 1881 census shows Catherine Towey residing with Thomas and his Family and 1891 shows Thomas still there but cannot find Catherine despite many searches both census and death records.
Thomasís wife Mary died in 1900 and it said by older members of the family that Thomas and Catherine returned to Ireland soon afterwards and that he remarried there.
We have found only one record of a Thomas Towey born in Ballaghdereen in 1852, Father Patrick Towey but Mother Bridget ???  We then surmised that he may have married twice (Thomas being from First marriage) and researched other marriages for Patrick Towey and found a marriage For a Patrick Towey (widow) and a Catherine Bones in Ballaghdereen in 1865. Further research showed children of Patrick and Catherine between 1865 and 1869 but all had died within first year of life. We have not obtained any of these records as yet in the hope that someone may be able to remove a brick or two from this wall so that we are not ordering the wrong certs.  Any help much appreciated
Brennan1
 

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Re: my friends brick wall
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 24 February 11 15:56 GMT (UK) »
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Re: my friends brick wall
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 24 February 11 20:04 GMT (UK) »
shane
Thanks for providing the link. I was unable to figure out how todo this.
Regards
Chris

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« Reply #3 on: Friday 25 February 11 20:31 GMT (UK) »
Family Search;

Towey May Katherine; b; 12/9/1922 Ballaghadreen Mayo
d; 1947 Castlebar
b; Tampel cem Charlestown

Spouse; John O Connor; b; 16/10/1942 Glann Charlestown Mayo
d; 27/7/1993 Leicester England.
Married; 10/12/1940 Ballaghadreen
Parents; John Towey-Bridget Dooney
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« Reply #4 on: Friday 25 February 11 23:04 GMT (UK) »
As the song says " all in all, it's just another bick in the wall".

1851 Eng-Wales census;
Towey James; 54, head, lab., Mayo (Birmingham)
Catherine;wife; 47.
Patrick; son; 27, lab.
Margaret;dtr; housekeeper.
Andrew;son; 17, lab.
Ann; dtr; 7.
Mary; dtr; 25, servant.
Catherien; dtr; 11
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Towey Lydia; 22, servant, Ballon Mayo; (Derbyshire)
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Towey Michael; 38, head, barber, ROSCOMMON
Yorkshire west riding
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1861;
Towey Thomas; 40, boarder, lab. ROSCOMMON
Yorkshire west riding

Towey James; 13, boarder, ROSCOMMON
Yorkshire west riding

Towey Feaby; 28, wife, Mayo
Birmingham

Towey James; 20, agri lab. Mayo
Staffordshire

Towey Thomas; 18, agri lab. Mayo
Staffordshire
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1881;
Towey Patrick; 76, lodger, lab. ROSCOMMON
Cheshire
Towey Catherine; 66, lodger, ROSCOMMON
Cheshire.

Towey John; 32, head, farm lab. Mayo
Lancs.
Towey Mary; 30, wife, Mayo
Lancs.

Towey Thomas; 30, boarder, groom, ROSCOMMON
Lancs.
Towey Andrew; 21, boarder, groom, ROSCOMMON
Lancs.

Towey Thomas; 27, farm servant, Mayo
Staffordshire

Towey Martin; 35, lodger, Mayo
Yorkshire west riding
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1891;
Towey Thomas; 40, head, coal miner, Mayo
Staffordshire
Towey Matthew; 59, head, hawker, Mayo
Staffordshire
Towey Bridget; 26, boarder, flock sorter, Mayo
Yorkshire west riding

Towey James; 52, head, brewers lab. Ballaghadreen

Towey Michael; 18, head, agri lab. Mayo
Lancs.
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1901;
Towey Elizabeth; 78, mother-in-law, widow, Mayo
Stafford
Towey Patrick; 60, head, furnace lab. Mayo
Stafford
Towey John; 22, agri lab. Mayo
Derby
Towey Andrew; 22, agri lab. Mayo
Derby
Towey Michael; 21, agri lab. Mayo
Derbyshire
Towey Michael; 18, cowman on farm, Mayo
Derbyshire
Towey John; 22, agri lab. Mayo
Staffordshire
Towey Owen; 24, boarder, coal miner, Ballaghadreen
Warwick
Towey Barney; 36, farm lab. Mayo
Cheshire
Towey John; 40, farm lab. Mayo
Cheshire
Towey Martin; 70, head, married, Mayo
Hope
Towey Ellen; 66, head, Mayo
Hope
Towey John; 58, pauper, widower, Mayo
Lancaster
Towey Michael; 27, boarder, blast furnace man, Mayo
Cumberland
Towey John; gunner rma, Mayo
Devon
Towey John; 21, cowman on farm, ROSCOMMON
Warwick
Towey Thomas; 31, cownam on farm, Mayo
Stafford
Towey Anthony; 36, agri lab. Mayo
Staffordshire
Towey Hugh; 35, boarder, farmer, Mayo
Stafford
Towey John; 80, inmate, agri lab. Mayo
Union Workhouse Staffordshire
Towey Thomas; 38, lab. Mayo
Derby.
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Jack


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Re: my friends brick wall
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 26 February 11 21:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jack,
Thanks for the census lists. I have already got some of them, but you have supplied  a great deal more info for me to decipher
Regards
Chris