Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wedding – Mullane & Sullivan, 1835 Cork, Ireland

I recently found the church marriage record for my 3x great grandparents.

Thomas Mullane & Judith Sullivan
28 February 1835
Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland
Witnesses: John Sullivan & John Callaghan
Priest: Rev. James Ryan

I was giving a second look at my research for my Mullane ancestors prior to writing something about this branch of my family. I was intending to just edit a chapter I had written. But I could not resist taking just one more look at the research.

Previously, I had found the birth record for my 2x great grandfather, Daniel Mullane [1838 Kanturk, Cork, Ireland – 1930 Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland]. His parents were shown to be Thomas Mullane & Julia Sullivan.  Two years ago I found two other children for Thomas & Judith/Julia: Ellen b 1836 & Margaret b 1840.

I went to, input County Cork; marriage records; Thomas Mullane. If Ellen b 1836 was their oldest child perhaps they were married the year before. I put in 1835 with a 5 year variance and quickly and found my 3x great grandparents! It’s not supposed to be this easy, is it?

If you are doing any Irish research I strongly suggest you search RootsIreland. And if you’ve been there before, go back for a second look because the database is often updated. I’ve made many terrific discoveries there.

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  1. What a good reminder to LOOK AGAIN. I love it when I find a database has been updated.

  2. Sometimes things just falss into palce and you have one of those serendipity moments. Great find.


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