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Offline Maiden Stone

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Re: Finding maiden name of Mary Prendergast
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 30 September 21 21:42 BST (UK) »
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..!


Prendergast is a more common surname in Mayo than one might imagine. Griffiths Valuation gave me two and a half times as many results for Prendergast (+ variants) as for my own Mayo/Roscommon surname. Even my grandma's surname, locally common to Mayo, had only 100 more results then Prendergast. There was a Prendergast in my grandma's small townland.   
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Re: Finding maiden name of Mary Prendergast
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 30 September 21 21:53 BST (UK) »
Thomas and Bridget both born Ireland , on some census it says Anne is born Ireland and on others it says Hull ?? They did seem to change things on the census.. I think Machon is definitely Mothers maiden name . It's a big help knowing how to access GRO , never used it before.. thank you

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Re: Finding maiden name of Mary Prendergast
« Reply #29 on: Friday 01 October 21 15:14 BST (UK) »
Thomas and Bridget both born Ireland , on some census it says Anne is born Ireland and on others it says Hull ?? They did seem to change things on the census..

Discrepancies may have been a clerical error by the census enumerator when he was copying household returns into his book. A census enumerator in a town in Lancashire where some of my Irish ancestors lived put ditto marks for "Ireland" all the way down a page although only the people at the top of the page were Irish-born. The rest were born in towns & villages in Lancashire.
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