Author Topic: Looking for Patrick Joseph Dunnett (B.1901) and wife, Catherine O'Neill (B.?)  (Read 221 times)

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As the title says...

Patrick was born in March 1901, Dublin, to James Dunnett (1871-1906) and Mary Hart (1872-1901).

He had two sisters, Mary and Annie and a brother, John. After the parents death, these 3 were sent to industrial schools in the city. I already have all my information on them but Patrick is the family mystery. We're not sure where he went as a 5 year old.

Family has said he was adopted but we're not sure by who. My guess is a woman called Bridget Reddy, who was a family friend we know about (he lists her as his grandmother on his army record...so I'm not sure).

So far, I can only find 4 records on Patrick. His Birth record, 1901 census, an army record (Cobh Southern Division Cork Command - 1923) and his marriage cert (Dublin, 1930). That's how I learned about his wife, Catherine. Her father was Patrick O'Neill. Please find my sources attached to this notice.

Other than that, I've checked Ireland records, UK, USA...the world over, and I've found nothing more on either of them. I've no idea if they had children.

I looked on both Ancestry, Find my Past, civil records, wills and army records. Still nothing. Maybe I need a fresh set of eyes on the task at hand. Would appreciate any help. Thank you!

+ I must add, I've already checked surname variations. 'Dunnett' has been spelled 'Donnett' or 'Dunnette' on a couple of other records. Still no luck!

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Re: Looking for Patrick Joseph Dunnett (B.1901) and wife, Catherine O'Neill (B.?)
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 October 20 13:59 BST (UK) »
Hi,
There is a death in 1961. It says he is single, I can not find a birth other than Patrick in 1901.
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1961/04328/4118280.pdf

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Re: Looking for Patrick Joseph Dunnett (B.1901) and wife, Catherine O'Neill (B.?)
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 October 20 14:40 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Just seen a birth in Mallow, County Cork in 1930 Mother's maiden name O'Neill.
Name: James Dunnett
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: Oct - Dec 1930
Event Place: Mallow, Ireland
Registration Quarter and Year: Oct - Dec 1930
Registration District:    Mallow
Mother's Maiden Name: O'Neill
Volume Number: 5


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Re: Looking for Patrick Joseph Dunnett (B.1901) and wife, Catherine O'Neill (B.?)
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 October 20 21:20 BST (UK) »
Hi,
There is a death in 1961. It says he is single, I can not find a birth other than Patrick in 1901.
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1961/04328/4118280.pdf

Hi Magsie, thanks for having a look for me! I came across this death record too but I don't think it's Patrick. As you say, it says he's single but it could be an error? For now, I've sort of put this one to the side and might come back to it later!

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Re: Looking for Patrick Joseph Dunnett (B.1901) and wife, Catherine O'Neill (B.?)
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 October 20 21:20 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Just seen a birth in Mallow, County Cork in 1930 Mother's maiden name O'Neill.
Name: James Dunnett
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: Oct - Dec 1930
Event Place: Mallow, Ireland
Registration Quarter and Year: Oct - Dec 1930
Registration District:    Mallow
Mother's Maiden Name: O'Neill
Volume Number: 5

Oh this is interesting. Which site did you spot this? I haven't seen this one myself. Do you have a link? Thank you!

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Re: Looking for Patrick Joseph Dunnett (B.1901) and wife, Catherine O'Neill (B.?)
« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 October 20 08:05 BST (UK) »
Which site did you spot this? I haven't seen this one myself. Do you have a link?

Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958 
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1408347
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F1Q3-TZQ

KG
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Re: Looking for Patrick Joseph Dunnett (B.1901) and wife, Catherine O'Neill (B.?)
« Reply #6 on: Friday 02 October 20 09:19 BST (UK) »
Bridget Reddy is a witness to Patrick’s marriage. (As above)

1941 death of Bridget Reddy, 70 yrs, widow, 43 Wellington Street (same address as his marriage
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1941/04711/4258439.pdf

1911 census -there is a single Bridget Reddy here - Wellington Street, Upper - is that same or in the area?
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/Inns_Quay/Wellington_Street__Upper/32618/

Another Bridget
1911 http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/North_Dock/Tyrone_Street__Lower/17599/

There is a birth for Patrick Reddy so the young Patrick here is not Patrick Dunnett
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Re: Looking for Patrick Joseph Dunnett (B.1901) and wife, Catherine O'Neill (B.?)
« Reply #7 on: Friday 02 October 20 23:49 BST (UK) »
Which site did you spot this? I haven't seen this one myself. Do you have a link?

Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958 
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1408347
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F1Q3-TZQ

KG

Thanks for the links! Very interesting...I wish I could see a photocopy of the birth cert. I think this is the only probable link I have to finding out what happened to Patrick and Catherine.

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Re: Looking for Patrick Joseph Dunnett (B.1901) and wife, Catherine O'Neill (B.?)
« Reply #8 on: Friday 02 October 20 23:54 BST (UK) »
Bridget Reddy is a witness to Patrick’s marriage. (As above)

1941 death of Bridget Reddy, 70 yrs, widow, 43 Wellington Street (same address as his marriage
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1941/04711/4258439.pdf

1911 census -there is a single Bridget Reddy here - Wellington Street, Upper - is that same or in the area?
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/Inns_Quay/Wellington_Street__Upper/32618/

Another Bridget
1911 http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/North_Dock/Tyrone_Street__Lower/17599/

There is a birth for Patrick Reddy so the young Patrick here is not Patrick Dunnett

Hi Heywood, thank you for the links! I have actually come across the second census with Bridget and Mary Cummins. Mary is my 3X Great Grandmother!

No sign of Patrick there. I wonder if he was put in an orphanage for a while as a baby until Bridget got him out? I just can't get over the fact that even after 1930, he seems to have vanished without a trace. Cheers again!