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Offline adamjack

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Maguire family
« on: Friday 28 February 20 06:49 GMT (UK) »

I would like to ask for help in tracing an ancestor from County Cavan. His name was Bernard Maguire (sometimes spelled McGuire or MacGuire) and he is supposed to have been born around 1800 in or near Lavey. He died on 24 May 1862 in South Australia and his age was recorded as 62. I emailed Cavan Genealogy six months ago and asked if they could do research but I have not received a reply.

Bernard married in London in 1841 and the marriage record lists Bernard's father as Peter Maguire. Bernard had the following known siblings -

Michael Maguire, born about 1803. He married Catherine Mallon and they had children in Co. Cavan - Mary (about 1834), Francis (between 1836 and 1844 in Cavan or Fermanagh), Barbara Ann (Babiana) (about 1839), Catherine (about 1842), Ellen (about 1843), Margaret(about 1847), Alice Jane (about 1849), Bridget (about 1849) and possibly others;

Eleanor or Ellen Maguire, born about 1813, married Michael Brady about 1832 in Co. Cavan, possibly in Lavey. They had children in Lavey before emigrating to South Australia in 1849. The children born in Lavey were Catherine (about 1832), Ellen or Eleanor (about1834), Elvina (about 1836), Daniel Thomas (about 1839), Margaret (Peggy) (about 1841) and Michael Patrick John (about 1847), and there may have been others born between 1842 and 1846;

Catherine Maguire, born about 1816, married Peter McMahon in Co. Cavan, possibly in Lavey. They had an unknown son in about 1836 and a daughter Margaret in about 1837 or 1838, both in Lavey. They emigrated to South Australia, arriving in April 1840;

Samuel Maguire, born about 1819, transported to Tasmania as a convict, died 17 May 1896, Streaky Bay, South Australia;

Margaret Maguire, born about 1821, married Michael Boylan around 1837 in Lavey. Had a son Peter in about 1838 in Co. Cavan. They arrived in South Australia in 1840;

Mary Maguire, estimated birth year unknown, meant to have married a Smith, and had children Charles Francis Smith and Mary Magdalene Smith;

Francis Maguire, birth year unknown, married Ann Reilly, had children John born about July 1835 and James born about 1838 in Co. Cavan;

Patrick Maguire, birth year unknown, married Ann Smith, had children Thomas born about 1829, possibly in Ballyjamesduff, and Ellen, born about 1848, also in Co. Cavan.

I don't know if all of the children above had the same mother, I think their father Peter Maguire may have been married twice.

I would love to find a baptism of my ancestor Bernard Maguire in Lavey, and if not found there, in one of the nearby parishes. I'd also like to find baptisms of his siblings and any half siblings, his father's marriage(s), his parents baptisms etc, depending how far back the parish registers go.

Thank you for your time and any help is much appreciated  :)

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Re: Maguire family
« Reply #1 on: Friday 28 February 20 07:02 GMT (UK) »
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