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Looking for information on Michael Pendergast, born abt 1833 in Ireland
« on: Tuesday 10 November 20 23:43 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for records for Michael Pendergast who was born about 1833 in Ireland. He married Maria Gilbert in 1861 in Breconshire, Wales, just a few weeks after the 1861 census, but I can't find him on that census in Britain.

There are some Michael Pendergasts living in Britain on the 1861 census but none of them seem like they could be the correct one. Surely though if he married in May 1861 he must have been resident in the parish for at least 3 weeks. Maria is living with her aunt on that census and is not with Michael.

I'd appreciate any help in finding Michael on the 1861 census and in turn any information as to his parents if possible.
North West, North Wales and Isle of Man:

Ward, Campbell, Cowin, Cowell, Parry, Fryer, Davies, Hughes, Briscoe, Jones, Spencer, Brownbill, Crowfoot, Nield, Randles, Youde

Gozo, Malta:

Apap / De Apapis, Camilleri, Grech, Muscat, Micallef, Custo, De Nasi

Angus, Scotland:

Ormond, Salmond, Cook, MacDonald

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Re: Looking for information on Michael Pendergast, born abt 1833 in Ireland
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 November 20 23:58 GMT (UK) »

Can you please list all the information on the marriage certificate please.

It should give age, occupation, residence, father's name and occupation, names of witnesses.....etc.....

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Re: Looking for information on Michael Pendergast, born abt 1833 in Ireland
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 00:00 GMT (UK) »
A marriage usually happened in the bride's parish. Bridegroom could have lived anywhere.
Michael may have been living in lodgings and whoever wrote his name on census form mangled it.
Where are Michael and Maria on later censuses?
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Re: Looking for information on Michael Pendergast, born abt 1833 in Ireland
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 November 20 00:41 GMT (UK) »
There are some Michael Pendergasts living in Britain on the 1861 census but none of them seem like they could be the correct one. Surely though if he married in May 1861 he must have been resident in the parish for at least 3 weeks. Maria is living with her aunt on that census and is not with Michael.

A census lists those people who were present in the dwelling at midnight on census night. It's not proof that that Maria was living with her aunt; she may have been visiting.
The nearest Michael P(r)endergast I can see on 1861 census was in Cardiff. A tailor aged 31 born Ireland + wife, Mary + stepson Cornelius.
Prendergast was the most common spelling on Griffiths' Valuation. Variants on other records included Prindergast, Pindergas + many more.
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Re: Looking for information on Michael Pendergast, born abt 1833 in Ireland
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 12 November 20 23:19 GMT (UK) »

Can you please list all the information on the marriage certificate please.

It should give age, occupation, residence, father's name and occupation, names of witnesses.....etc.....

+2 ! OP is not really helping us here.

For example, he could easily have been on a ship. I see crew lists with a Michael Prendergast sailing between Ireland and Cardiff.
BRENNANx2 Davidstown/Taghmon,Ballybrennan; COOPER St.Helens; CREAN Raheennaskeagh/Ballywalter; COSGRAVE Castlebridge; CULLEN Lady's Island (LI); CULLETON Forth Commons;CURRAN Hillbrook, Wic; DOYLE Clonee/Tombrack; EDWARDS Wex; FOX Knockbrandon; FURLONG Moortown; HAYESx2 Walsheslough/Wex; McGILL Litter; MORRIS Forth Commons; PIERCE LI; POTTS Bennettstown; REDMOND Ballygarrett; ROCHEx2 Wex; ROCHFORD Ballysampson/Ballyhit; SHERIDAN Monadurtlow; SINNOTT Wex; SMYTH Gerry/Oulart; WALSH Kilrane/Wex

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Re: Looking for information on Michael Pendergast, born abt 1833 in Ireland
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 12 November 20 23:32 GMT (UK) »

Can you please list all the information on the marriage certificate please.

It should give age, occupation, residence, father's name and occupation, names of witnesses.....etc.....

+2 ! OP is not really helping us here.

For example, he could easily have been on a ship. I see crew lists with a Michael Prendergast sailing between Ireland and Cardiff.

I haven't bought the marriage certificate yet so can't tell you what's on it at the moment. Think this might be the best thing to do.
North West, North Wales and Isle of Man:

Ward, Campbell, Cowin, Cowell, Parry, Fryer, Davies, Hughes, Briscoe, Jones, Spencer, Brownbill, Crowfoot, Nield, Randles, Youde

Gozo, Malta:

Apap / De Apapis, Camilleri, Grech, Muscat, Micallef, Custo, De Nasi

Angus, Scotland:

Ormond, Salmond, Cook, MacDonald