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McGawley family

Postby ktm2019 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:07 pm

Hi
I’m really struggling to find anymore information on a few of my family members, particularly the McGawleys. I have found my 2nd great grandfather is John McGawley born 1855, married to Catherine Brady. In the census records I’ve found they are both from Roscommon, Ireland but married and lived in Bolton. The 1911 census also shows 10 children being born but I have only found records of 7.
I want to find out more about John and Catherine but I’m not sure where to look from here, I don’t know how to find out the parents names etc.
I have ancestry and FMP memberships and have been using irishgenealogy too.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: McGawley family

Postby MoVidger » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:29 pm

Family Search is also a good family history site. It's free, but you'll need to create an account to view records. http://www.familysearch.org

Another helpful and free site is http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/ Just click on the Search link in the left-hand menu/contents.

Catherine is in the 1939 Register in Bolton, with son Patrick. She gives her DoB as 15 April 1862.

In order to confirm John and Catherine's parents names, you'll need to order their 1880 marriage certificate from the GRO. https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/cert ... /Login.asp
But there will be a delay due to COVID-19. It was probably a Catholic ceremony, and that's why the record image isn't online.
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Re: McGawley family

Postby MoVidger » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:21 pm

In case you're looking for the family in the 1881 census, the surname as been transcribed as "Mc Cawley". They are living at 3 Hall Street, Great Bolton. Catherine's sister Ann (age 20) is living with them.
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Re: McGawley family

Postby TheBrewer » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:55 pm

Re the missing children, use any of the various sources to find all McGawley / McCawley birth registrations in Bolton for the period you are interested in then cross check at the GRO site to find the mother's maiden name (sorry I can't include the GRO URL, its being blocked by this forum as I'm a new user and it thinks its spam)
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Re: McGawley family

Postby MayHam » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:29 am

Possible dates according to the GRO and censuses:
Patrick McCawley 11 Mar 1881-1939+
Thomas McCawley 1882-1910+
Mary Ann McGorley/McGawley 1884-1886
John McGawley 1886-1910+
Francis McGawley 1887-1888
Michael Francis McGanley/McGauley 1890-1891
Dan McGanley 1892-1910+
Catherine McGawley 1894-1907
Joseph McGalley/McGawley 1896-1906
Annie McGawley 1898-1910+

The father, John McGawley, maybe the same one who died in Bolton in 1925 aged 64.
The mother, Catherine McGawley, maybe the same one who died in Bolton in 1949 aged 85.
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Re: McGawley family

Postby Mick Loney » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:03 am

TheBrewer wrote:Re the missing children, use any of the various sources to find all McGawley / McCawley birth registrations in Bolton for the period you are interested in then cross check at the GRO site to find the mother's maiden name (sorry I can't include the GRO URL, its being blocked by this forum as I'm a new user and it thinks its spam)


The official GRO site is https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/. You’ll need to register (free), after which you can search for free.
You can search for births by surname AND mothers maiden name, from 1837 onwards, with a few gaps to present time. (Freebmd only give mothers maiden name from 1912 onwards)

It covers deaths too, with age at death shown from 1837 onwards. There was a brief period when they reported age at death as years, when it should have been in months, but I believe they’ve corrected it now. i.e. a child dying at 18 months was shown as aged 18 years old!

Annoyingly, you can only search for at most, a year +/- 2 at a time, and unlike freebmd, your search must also include sex! It also doesn’t allow the normal wildcards ? or *, but you can search for ‘similar spellings’ and ‘sounds like‘ But hey, it’s free :D
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