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Struggling

Postby katinthehat » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:16 pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm hoping someone can be kind enough to help.

I'm looking for birth or death certificate of John Rooney

He was born in Ireland around 1821, married Jane (Sheridan/Sherling/Stirling and others dependant on certificate) in 1840 -see entry, had Thomas Henry in 1843 and Catherina in 1846.

I know he's dead by 1881 as Jane has remarried in Scotland and I've traced Thomas Hugh right through to his death in 1881 where it says he's Dad is deceased and his Mum has a new surname.

I can't find him anywhere between 1843 and 1881 - nothing on census or death certificate.

What is the best site for Irish checking - I've spent a small fortune on Scotland's people looking at documents to find it's not him
So any help would be great :-(
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Re: Struggling

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:26 pm

There is no single best site for Irish Genealogy. For a high level introduction, see https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/how-to-trace-your-irish-family-history-a-step-by-step-guide-1.3423973

Then I always recommend https://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/ for advice on how to go about things. You'll need several cups of coffee while trying to read it through.
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Re: Struggling

Postby MayHam » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:59 am

RootsIreland and FindMyPast are two of my favourites.

On them, found John Rooney and Jane Stirling's 1840 marriage in Tullylish which states they are both Roman Catholic. Also, using the * for the vowels, found six of their children baptised in Tullylish/Seapatrick between 1843-1860. There was a natural born John Rooney baptised in Seapatrick in 1866 who may or may not be related?

Noticed that Thomas Henry Rooney and Catherina Rooney's baptisms were witnessed by a John Rooney in addition to their father, John Rooney. Could witness John Rooney be their grandfather?

Coincidentally, a John Roney (sic) was born 31 Oct 1815 at Ballykelly and baptised 5 Nov 1815 at the Seapatrick Church of England to John Roney and Margaret Colley. Did John Jr. convert? A John Rooney of Rathfriland Street died 2 Jun 1872 and was buried in the Seapatrick Roman Catholic Cemetery, County Down.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Struggling

Postby JMcK » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:32 am

I know he's dead by 1881 as Jane has remarried in Scotland and I've traced Thomas Hugh right through to his death in 1881 where it says he's Dad is deceased and his Mum has a new surname.

I can't find him anywhere between 1843 and 1881 - nothing on census or death certificate.


He’s deceased by the 1867 marriage you posted on your earlier query.
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Re: Struggling

Postby katinthehat » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:58 pm

thanks - all very helpful!
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Re: Struggling

Postby katinthehat » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:38 pm

Mayham - thank you so much, this has given me some avenues to go down, really appreciate that.
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Re: Struggling

Postby MayHam » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:40 pm

JMcK wrote:
He’s deceased by the 1867 marriage you posted on your earlier query.


1864, there was registered a married John Rooney who died at the Banbridge Union Workhouse age 45. Witnessed? by the Workhouse Master, Thomas Sheridan.
https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk

I think Banbridge and Seapatrick are part of the same general area.
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Re: Struggling

Postby MayHam » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:46 pm

Sorry, forgot to mention there was a John Clark living at 638 Garscube Rd, Milton Glasgow in 1871.
https://search.ancestry.ca/cgi-bin/sse. ... &ml_rpos=6

Thought it might be significant since Thomas Rooney died there in 1881.
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Re: Struggling

Postby katinthehat » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:26 pm

I can't see that link that workhouse death - it won't let me view without buying credits can anyone help?
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Re: Struggling

Postby MayHam » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:16 pm

Sorry, it doesn't allow an online copy to be made without ordering the certificate.
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