Author Topic: Stuck - Great Grandmother Agnes Christina McCabe Born 1907  (Read 298 times)

Offline SineadKen

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 2
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Stuck - Great Grandmother Agnes Christina McCabe Born 1907
« on: Friday 23 November 18 23:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi All

Hit a roadblock doing my family tree.
My grandmother Agnes McCabe born November 1907
Only record I can find is Dublin workhouse with her mother Ellen (Nellie)McCabe. 
Then nothing until her marriage in 1928 to John Kenny.
I think she may have been in an orphanage.
What are my options ? Can I search orphanages .
In 1911 census is a Agnes McCabe age 3 living with James Spence can't find any connection to Spence. 
Appreciate any pointers here

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Dundee

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 5,024
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Stuck - Great Grandmother Agnes Christina McCabe Born 1907
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 24 November 18 03:15 GMT (UK) »
Hi and Welcome   :D

Have you looked at the full census record?  Bridget and Agnes were the nieces of James SPENCE.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/Mountjoy/Buckingham_St_/17376/

Agnes' marriage tells you that she was the adopted daughter of Bernard ANDERSON.

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1928/09084/5286340.pdf

I cannot see a birth registration for her, have you found one?

Debra  :)

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Dundee

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 5,024
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Stuck - Great Grandmother Agnes Christina McCabe Born 1907
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 24 November 18 03:45 GMT (UK) »
I can see some family trees which suggest that her birth is the one registered in 1908 in Co. Antrim, however that Agnes is here in 1911 with her family:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Antrim_Urban/Church_Street/292800/

Debra  :)

Offline jorose

  • Global Moderator
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • ********
  • Posts: 9,203
    • View Profile
Re: Stuck - Great Grandmother Agnes Christina McCabe Born 1907
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 24 November 18 11:48 GMT (UK) »
What is the date / details of the Dublin workhouse record you have? What information was given there on Ellen/Nellie - married, single, other children, etc...

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1952/04492/4179974.pdf
This must be Bernard Anderson's death - informant is daughter Agnes Kenny. He was 75 in 1952, and a carter (as he was at her marriage).
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline hallmark

  • -
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • ****
  • Posts: 11,792
    • View Profile
Re: Stuck - Great Grandmother Agnes Christina McCabe Born 1907
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 24 November 18 12:17 GMT (UK) »
C Reg  Marriage results for james Spence from 1904 to 1906

  results   6.

none to a Bridget

Offline SineadKen

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 2
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Stuck - Great Grandmother Agnes Christina McCabe Born 1907
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 25 November 18 15:12 GMT (UK) »
Gosh thank you for replies.  😀
Yes my grandmother was adopted by Bernard Anderson. She only remembered her teen years with him . No female.
Bernard married Anne Gorman in 1902 ..seems they never had children. Dont know what happened Ann. I can't find death cert. Bernard served with Dublin Fussillers until 1920 .
I've search the Antirm Agnes and its a different family.
My grandmother remembers being in an orphanage .
The work house records are from 1908 with mother Ellen McCabe.
Anyone know how I can search orphanage records?
How would a man Bernard Anderson get to adopt a child of 11 years old.