My Granny – Catherine Cosgrove 1900-1975

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

A Woman of Mystery – Mary Wilkinson c1832-1871

The story of my great great grandmother, Mary Wilkinson is very confusing and there are a number of pieces missing. Mary was my maternal grandmother's maternal grandmother and I would love to know more about her background. Mary, it would seem, did not have a problem lying to the authorities which makes finding out the … Continue reading A Woman of Mystery – Mary Wilkinson c1832-1871

An Epidemic- Patrick COSGROVE 1866-1901

This is the story of my great grandfather, Patrick Cosgrove.  He is my maternal grandmother's father. He was born in, Killoe County Longford in Ireland in January 1863 to Peter Cosgrove  (1832-1893) and Catherine Mullervy (1939-1910). Patrick was one of at least ten siblings. Anne Born 1867 James Born 1869 Francis Born 1871 Peter Born 1874 Catherine Born … Continue reading An Epidemic- Patrick COSGROVE 1866-1901