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?
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
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 1863-1901
I was about to delete this post having discovered that this lady is not my great, great grandmother as I had previously thought. A review of my research revealed that I had made a huge mistake in my research. But apart from the fact she is not my family her story is still true and, … Continue reading Mary Ann Helferty 1840-1884
This is an update to a previous post about my maternal granny's mother, Sarah Helferty. I've found out a lot more about her and, after my recent visit to the church where she married my great grandfather, she's been on my mind. All the circumstances of her life suggest that she must have been tough … Continue reading My Great Granny – Sarah Helferty 1867-1921