Author Topic: William O'Neil and Mary Blanchfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts  (Read 196 times)

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Re: William O'Neil and Mary Blanchfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts
« Reply #9 on: Friday 02 October 20 01:01 BST (UK) »
Margaret Welsh (c 1857, Ireland - ) in the 1880 household could be a relative.

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Baptisms for children of Timothy Blanchfield and Mary Walsh in Tipperary. you can find them easily enough at ancestry, I searched for ones baptized in Drangan, Tipperary, since that was where the marriage was.

Thomas Blanchfield baptized Dec 1826
Mary Blanchfield, 29 March 1829
maybe Ellen Blanchfield, 6 October 1821, daughter of John Blanchfield and Mary Walsh, according to the parish register. The priest might not have got the father's first name right, or there was a couple by that name. You should probably try to figure out how common the Blanchfield surname was in the area and if there really was a John Blanchfield with wife Mary Walsh.

So 2, maybe 3 matches, to people known to be in Northampton, but still these are common first names. To be sure, you should really find some mention of their area of origin in the US records. Sometimes an obituary will mention it.

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Richard Crook/Croak might have married 26 April 1868 in Northampton to Ann Conners.

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Re: William O'Neil and Mary Blanchfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts
« Reply #10 on: Friday 02 October 20 17:01 BST (UK) »
I don't know what you have going forward. Here is Mary (Blanchfield) O'Neil's death and 1900 census with son Richard.

I found a possible Richard in Williamsburg, a farm laborer born in MA, but no age. Mary was not with him.

Death Record
Mary O'Neill
20 October 1919, at Providence Hospital, Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts
residence: Haydenville, Massachusetts
white, female, widowed, born 1844, Ireland
spouse: William O'Neill
parents: Timothy Blanchfield and Margaret Walsh, both born in Ireland
informant: Richard O'Neill, Haydenville, Massachusetts
buried: St Mary, Northampton, October 23, 1919

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:23T6-SXM

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1900 Census, Williamsburg, Massachusetts
in household of Byron Loomis

Mary Oneil, boarder, 69, born 1831, in Ireland, arrived 1869, no occupation
Richard Oneil, boarder, 28, born April 1872 in Ireland, no occupation

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9RT-6BP