Catherine Cosgrove was my granny Brawley. She's my mother's mother and the only one of my grandparents still alive when I was born. She was born in Glasgow on 16 July 1900 to Patrick Cosgrove, a labourer, and Sarah Helferty. Patrick was born in Ireland as was Sarah's mother. Catherine was Patrick and Sarah's only … Continue reading My Granny – Catherine Cosgrove 1900-1975
I've recently renewed my subscription to the British Newspaper Archive and today I discovered this article from the Hamilton Herald and Lanarkshire Weekly News dated Friday 20 February 1891. Patrick Cosgrove was my great grandfather. His daughter, Catherine, was my maternal granny. He and Edward Cooper were both born in Ireland but were raised in … Continue reading A Falling Out?
On a recent visit to Newbiggin-by-the-Sea in Northumberland I spotted this poster in the Maritime Heritage Centre. It's an ambitious project that aims to trace the ancestry of every person who has lived in the village. The Maritime Centre is a great wee museum tells the story of the village and how the people made … Continue reading Newmains – Ancestry of a Village
Above is the death record for Patrick Mullervy. His great grandfather was my great great great grandfather, Owen Mullervy. This record makes me really sad. Look at the age at death. He was just two minutes old. And there's yet another family connection to Furnace Row in Newmains. The name Mullervy was one I had … Continue reading Patrick Mullervy Born 1906
My maternal grandparents were married in St Brigid's Church, Newmains on 6 August 1920. Hugh was 21 years old and a labourer at the local iron foundry. Catherine was 20 and a pottery worker. I don't have a photo of their wedding day. I'm not sure that one exists. The best man was Hugh's brother, … Continue reading Married On This Day – Hugh Brawley & Catherine Cosgrove