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Re: McConnell/Caulfields - Kilmacrenauor, Letterkenny and Raphoe
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 25 January 22 14:05 GMT (UK) »
The bad news is that if Margaret was born before 1864 there will be no birth certificate which would have been useful in finding her mother's name.

I know and it looks like she would have been born in 1863, not 73 and Denis McConnells age on the 1901 Census was probably wrong as it says in the 1911 Census that Margaret was 48. I am wondering if their family might have been Irish travellers? On Hugh Caulfield and Margaret McConnells marriage certificate it says High Caulfield has no residence at the time of marriage and him, Margaret and their parents were all tin smiths.

What I am trying to find is a marriage record for Mary Caulfield and Patrick John O'Freddy mentioned in the birth record for their daughter Margaret Mary aghadowey posted the link to, but looking up Irish Census for 1901 and 1911, I couldn't find any O'Freddy and have yet been unable to find their marriage record anywhere.

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Re: McConnell/Caulfields - Kilmacrenauor, Letterkenny and Raphoe
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 12 June 22 14:03 BST (UK) »
I am wondering if there is a connection from the Caulfield's in my family to this Hugh Caulfield in Castlefin town, Donegal?

Hugh Caulfield and Ann McGinley marriage 9 January 1870 in the Roman Catholic Chapel, Castlefin: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1870/11370/8174740.pdf

It says his occupation is a tinsmith and his father is also Hugh Caulfield, a tinsmith. Hugh and Ann's family on 1901 and 1911 Census:

Irish census 1901: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Donegal/Castlefinn/Castlefin/1195301/

1911: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Donegal/Castlefinn/Castlefinn_Town/505120/

Hugh Caulfield died in 1930 in Castlefin: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1930/04923/4336655.pdf

Since these records say that Hugh Caulfield is a tinsmith and since the Caulfield's/McConnell's in my family were tin smiths and my 2nd great grandfather was a Hugh Caulfield, a tinsmith, I  thought there could be a connection but I am not sure how to find out if there is.