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Offline Mary Jane Craig

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Margaret Roddy, Lurgan, Armagh
« on: Saturday 01 August 20 11:47 BST (UK) »
I'm trying to confirm the parents of my 2x great grandmother, Margaret Ruddy. Her marriage certificate to Thomas Killow in 1860 in Lurgan says she was born in 1836 and her father was James  Ruddy. I can't find a baptism record for her but I'm guessing she was presbyterian or Church of Ireland.

I've been using information from DNA matches trees and it looks like she could be linked to a couple called John Ruddy born 1780 in Armagh and who died in 1837 in Seagoe, Armagh. He married Elizabeth Dynes and I have Dynes matches too from that area.  I'm thinking they could be my Margaret's grandparents. They had a son called James born 1805 who married Margaret Little. I've found all their children except for Margaret. All the other trees on Ancestry confirm the children but none of them have Margaret on them. Any suggestions?

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Re: Margaret Roddy, Lurgan, Armagh
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 August 20 12:50 BST (UK) »
"21 Jan 1860: The Registrar's Office, in the town of Lurgan.
Thomas Killow, age 24, bach, Postman, Seagoe, (father James, weaver) to
Margaret Roddy, age 24, sp, weaver, Seagoe (father James, weaver).  Their
Xs.
Witnesses: John Kennedy (his mark), Julia Rocks (her mark)."

Seagoe parish or St Gobhan's parish is an ecclesiastical parish of the Church of Ireland that is located in Portadown https://www.lurganancestry.com/seagoeparish.htm 

She and both of the fathers were weavers, so this may be of interest http://www.craigavonhistoricalsociety.org.uk/rev/luttonlinentrade.html as the first weaving factory in Portadown was erected by Watson, Armstrong in 1860  and in Lurgan 1855 http://www.craigavonhistoricalsociety.org.uk/museum/Lurgan_Town_Trail.pdf it is likely the families moved into  the area from elsewhere, so you maybe looking for a baptism in the wrong county

This is interesting and gives you more details about Lurgan and weaving industry, including the hand loom factories pre industrialistion of the 1860s https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC2PNVY_linen-heritage-lurgan-linen-trail?guid=5307203e-39f8-40b8-8cc2-a24e10571b51
Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
Lincolnshire:Clements, Woodend

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Re: Margaret Roddy, Lurgan, Armagh
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 01 August 20 14:22 BST (UK) »
Thank you both for those fascinating links. They really do paint a vibrant picture of the time and place Margaret and Thomas lived in. I'll expand my search and see what comes up.