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Mysterious O'Driscoll
« on: Tuesday 05 February 19 19:54 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone please advise how I can find my grandfather, William Driscoll/O’Driscoll and his immediate family, details below, on the 1911 census for Cork in Ireland please? I am using the surname Driscoll but they kept dropping the ‘O’. Any approximate dates are in brackets. So I’m looking for William (age 2), his brother John (age 4) and their mum, Mary, (age 21-24).

I have my grandfather’s birth certificate, his marriages certificates, death certificate and his army records and details from the family headstone.
William Driscoll was born in 1909 in Kilblafer, Inniscarra, Cork. His parents were a William Driscoll (a Tinsmith bc1888) and Mary Driscoll (nee Driscoll bc1887-1890), who married in 1908 in Cloghre, Dripsey, Cork. Mary had another son, John, in 1907, in Cork Union before she married.
Mary Driscoll was the daughter of John and Hanorah Driscoll. According to the headstone, which I am told has date errors, Mary was born around (1887) but according to her marriage it means she’s born around (1890). Even Mary’s age on her death certificate is questionable (she died in1917 of TB). I’m told Mary was a nurse in France during the war but that information hasn’t been confirmed.
Mary’s husband, William Driscoll (bc1888) is on the 1911 census, living with his mother. It states he is married and has one child.
Apart from Mary’s parents and 3 of her 7 brothers, none of the family are on the 1911 census and on the 1901 census not one of the family can be found.

Any help is appreciated please and if you need any further information, please ask.
THANK YOU


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Re: Mysterious O'Driscoll
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 20:08 GMT (UK) »
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Mysterious O'Driscoll
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 20:12 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Mysterious O'Driscoll
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 20:16 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for this but I don't think it can't be my family as William and Mary had only been married less than 3 years and they only had 2 sons, no daughters

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Re: Mysterious O'Driscoll
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 20:20 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for this but I don't think it can't be my family as William and Mary had only been married less than 3 years and they only had 2 sons, no daughters

This family's youngest child was born in 1911 and the mother's maiden name was Dillon. Mine was O'Driscoll

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Re: Mysterious O'Driscoll
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 20:22 GMT (UK) »
For reference-
William Driscoll born 1909 Kilblafer- LINK
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Re: Mysterious O'Driscoll
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 20:25 GMT (UK) »
For reference-
William Driscoll born 1909 Kilblafer- LINK

Yes this is definitely my grandfather William

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Re: Mysterious O'Driscoll
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 20:26 GMT (UK) »
Have you tried the following search?

Gets all Marys...then sort by name, 100 per page!

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