Author Topic: Was this a location of a Magdalene Laundry in Cork?  (Read 117 times)

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Was this a location of a Magdalene Laundry in Cork?
« on: Saturday 23 January 21 15:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi there - I need some help!

I know my great grandmother had a child out of wedlock in February 1882 in Cork. I have found a civil record which I think is her child. The address given is 37 Peacock Lane. I have done a search and have found that there was a Magdalene Laundry in Peacock Lane in Cork. Does anyone know if the address corresponds to a Magdalene Laundry? Was it operating in 1882?

I am unsure whether this is her child - as the father's name is correct on the civil record (his profession isn't) and the mother's Christian and maiden name corresponds to my great, great grandmother's. I suspect her mother might have claimed the child was hers - but why put the address of a Magdalene Laundry (if it is one?) Also the civil record is from September 1882 but the parish record is from February 1882 - and both parents are correct on this record (but they were not married and there is no mention of the child being born out of wedlock - even though she definitely was.)
They married in April 1882 in England. So - could the civil record be who I think it is? I can't find any other civil record for the child.

Any ideas and help gratefully received!

Liz




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Re: Was this a location of a Magdalene Laundry in Cork?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 January 21 18:29 GMT (UK) »
From what I can see from the 1901 Census, no 37 had five families living there.

The  Penitentiary  and the Magdalen Laundry run by the Sisters of Charity, came under numbers 12 and 13 Peacock Lane.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Was this a location of a Magdalene Laundry in Cork?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 January 21 18:50 GMT (UK) »
Thatís really helpful. Thanks.


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Re: Was this a location of a Magdalene Laundry in Cork?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 23 January 21 19:09 GMT (UK) »
Youíre welcome.

I have modified my typo of the date of the census to the correct date of 1901. ::)
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.