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Death of nun before 1934
« on: Saturday 08 June 19 14:50 BST (UK) »
Hello,

Am am looking for the death of a nun who was in the "Sacred Heart Convent, Liverpool".
Her birth name was Mary and she was born about 1869 in Ireland.

Her religious name was Sr. Albertune (I could be a bit off with the spelling). I know she is dead by 1934 as per an obit for one of her siblings in Ireland.

I have never researched any records in the UK so do not know where to look.

Any info on her would be welcome.

Thank you.
Cleary - Clonmel / Ardgeeha / Chancellorstown / Garryntemple---------------O' Donnell - Clerihan------------McGrath - Powerstown---------------Cullinan - Scrothea, Clonmel----------------Flemming - Clerihan----------------Brien - Monkstown----------------Dunne - Poulnagunoge  / Gladstone St, Clonmel-------------Dunn - New York------------O' Neill - Kilsheelan

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Re: Death of nun before 1934
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 08 June 19 15:03 BST (UK) »
Do you have her birth surname... presumably her death would be registered under that?
Hello,

Am am looking for the death of a nun who was in the "Sacred Heart Convent, Liverpool".
Her birth name was Mary and she was born about 1869 in Ireland.

Her religious name was Sr. Albertune (I could be a bit off with the spelling). I know she is dead by 1934 as per an obit for one of her siblings in Ireland.

I have never researched any records in the UK so do not know where to look.

Any info on her would be welcome.

Thank you.

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Re: Death of nun before 1934
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 08 June 19 15:05 BST (UK) »
Sorry! Of course.
O'Donnell
Cleary - Clonmel / Ardgeeha / Chancellorstown / Garryntemple---------------O' Donnell - Clerihan------------McGrath - Powerstown---------------Cullinan - Scrothea, Clonmel----------------Flemming - Clerihan----------------Brien - Monkstown----------------Dunne - Poulnagunoge  / Gladstone St, Clonmel-------------Dunn - New York------------O' Neill - Kilsheelan

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Re: Death of nun before 1934
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 08 June 19 15:53 BST (UK) »
When do you last have her alive ie what year?
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Death of nun before 1934
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 08 June 19 16:00 BST (UK) »
This one is possible as a Catholic burial 7 Feb 1915 age 45

Ford Cemetery Liverpool

Mary O'Donnell

There is another buried 24 Mar 1911 age 40

Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Death of nun before 1934
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 08 June 19 16:12 BST (UK) »
When do you last have her alive ie what year?

The ONLY reference to her I have is from her sisters obit in 1934 which listed siblings in the church (two priests and herself). One of the priests died 1928, the other was alive and she is listed as "the late".

So I have no idea when she actually died.
Cleary - Clonmel / Ardgeeha / Chancellorstown / Garryntemple---------------O' Donnell - Clerihan------------McGrath - Powerstown---------------Cullinan - Scrothea, Clonmel----------------Flemming - Clerihan----------------Brien - Monkstown----------------Dunne - Poulnagunoge  / Gladstone St, Clonmel-------------Dunn - New York------------O' Neill - Kilsheelan

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Re: Death of nun before 1934
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 08 June 19 20:53 BST (UK) »
Have you found her on a census?
Do you know the name of her order at Sacred Heart Convent and what kind of order it was e.g. teaching, nursing? Was it a missionary order i.e. was she likely to have worked abroad and possibly died in a foreign country?
Diocesan almanacs/directories were published. They contained information about Catholic establishments. I think they contained lists of clergy who had died since the previous publication  but I don't know if lists of deceased nuns were included. There are some old directories online. Liverpool is an arch-diocese.
Possible obituary sources: Local newspapers;  national Catholic press: e.g. "The Universe", "The Tablet" (there were others); there may have been a more local Catholic newspaper, in view of the large R.C. population in Liverpool and Lancashire. There are some Catholic papers on Find My Past.
Catholic Family History Society has a publications list, a blog, website, &c. One publication is "Who were the Nuns" but I think nuns in it were too early for your lady. I suggest you look at the Catholic FHS as that is the specialist FH society and a lot of members are either based in NW England or had ancestors from there.
It's difficult as it's a wide span of years to search and she had a common surname.
Also Liverpool/Merseyside-based FH groups.

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Re: Death of nun before 1934
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 08 June 19 20:57 BST (UK) »
The ONLY reference to her I have is from her sisters obit in 1934 which listed siblings in the church (two priests and herself). One of the priests died 1928, the other was alive and she is listed as "the late".
Obit of the brother who died 1928 might have mentioned his sister, the nun.

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Re: Death of nun before 1934
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 09 June 19 11:45 BST (UK) »
Do you know where her siblings are buried as there may be a headstone with mention of Mary on it.

I did find a Mary in a convent but unfortunately later than 1934  :(

What was the name of the one still alive in 1928? 
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire