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Re: Finding maiden name of Mary Prendergast
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 30 September 21 09:51 BST (UK) »
This is the problem with this surname, open to all sorts of spelling variations.  That baptism looks good but can a marriage be found for the parents.  ???
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Re: Finding maiden name of Mary Prendergast
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 30 September 21 11:26 BST (UK) »
I think I thought in the other thread that might not be the right baptism in view of the Machon surname.

Christine, does Mary give Mayo as her birthplace in the any of the censuses?
Do you have Maryís birth certificate?
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Re: Finding maiden name of Mary Prendergast
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 30 September 21 19:47 BST (UK) »
Thank you all so much.. yes Heywood you did supply the info if Machon a few years ago.. just getting back into research. I am confused as I saw Thomas son of Luke Prendergast and Mary Neals.   , was unsure if Mary's maiden name was Machon or Neals.. I still cant find where to look on GRO , how did you find maiden name of Macon ..


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Re: Finding maiden name of Mary Prendergast
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 30 September 21 19:50 BST (UK) »
Yes Mary gives Mayo or just Ireland on all census as her place of birth , born 1830

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Re: Finding maiden name of Mary Prendergast
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 30 September 21 19:53 BST (UK) »
Dont have any birth certificates, unsure how to get them from Ireland

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Re: Finding maiden name of Mary Prendergast
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 30 September 21 20:27 BST (UK) »
Civil registration of births in Ireland started 1864. Those from 1864 to less than 100 years old are available (free) on this government site-
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/civil-search.jsp

For earlier dates you are dependant of finding surviving church records.
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Re: Finding maiden name of Mary Prendergast
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 30 September 21 21:00 BST (UK) »
Dont have any birth certificates, unsure how to get them from Ireland

I mean the birth certificate for Mary
This site shows the motherís name. You have to sign in but it is free.
https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp

You can order the certificate
1864 March quarter Sculcoates vol 9d pg 161
Mary Prendergest
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Re: Finding maiden name of Mary Prendergast
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 30 September 21 21:22 BST (UK) »
Thank you Heywood, I have just registered on GRO and found the birth of Mary 1864 showing Machon as mothers maiden name. ( like you said previously)  . Confused as Thomas has  Mary Neals as mother,  wondering if that's a different Luke and Mary , there seems a lot of Prendergast when searching..!
Would a birth certificate for Mary born 1864 show me anything different to mothers maiden name Machon

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Re: Finding maiden name of Mary Prendergast
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 30 September 21 21:38 BST (UK) »
No, it wouldnít, I suppose.

I have just been going through the records for the children. It is so frustrating that there arenít births for the others.

I presume they were Catholic and there could be local baptisms but records arenít online.
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