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Offline M_ONeill

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Re: Help in confirming if I have the right marriage (Tyrone/Derry)
« Reply #9 on: Friday 28 December 18 10:13 GMT (UK) »
So Iím currently a little stumped with this one. I canít find any records of children born to a John and a Bridget in the right time and place. The only death record I can find for a Bridget OíNeill that fits age-wise is one who dies in the Magherafelt workhouse in 1893 aged 30. That Bridget is listed as being from Ballymilligan (which I think these days is called Ballymulligan, itís on the road between Magherafelt and The Loup to the south), rather than Tyrone. Could that have been where she and John were living after marriage? It feels like a stretch to me. Sadly the informant for this Bridgetís death is the operator of the Workhouse and not a husband or relative.

So Iím not really sure where to go from here. Iíve yet to find any other marriage of a John whose father is a Michael OíNeill (who is still living) pre-1895.

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Re: Help in confirming if I have the right marriage (Tyrone/Derry)
« Reply #10 on: Friday 28 December 18 11:24 GMT (UK) »
I'm getting no where either. If they did have children they must have moved after they married but where!

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Re: Help in confirming if I have the right marriage (Tyrone/Derry)
« Reply #11 on: Friday 28 December 18 12:08 GMT (UK) »
Of course thereís always the possibility that Johnís first marriage was childless, especially if his first wife died young (sent to the workhouse due to illness? Itís a thought, I suppose).

Itís also entirely possible that I have the wrong first marriage, though Iíve not found a better candidate so far, based on age and listed relations. Thereís plenty of John OíNeills getting married with fathers named Michael in the area, but all of the fathers are listed as deceased in the marriage records (so dead pre-1895 and thus canít be the same father as listed in the second marriage).