Freeholders at Clarkill, Forkill, Armagh, 1827

List of freeholders in the townland of Clarkill, parish of Forkill, Co. Armagh, in 1827 From PRONI's About freeholders' records: Freeholders were men who either owned their land outright or who held it in a lease for the duration of their life, or the lives of other people named in the lease. All of the … Continue reading Freeholders at Clarkill, Forkill, Armagh, 1827

Lawrence McCann, husband of Ann O’Reilly (Ireland to Canada)

A reader is looking for more information on her 3x-great-grandfather Lawrence McCann, who emigrated to North America probably in the mid- to late-1830s. What little information I have is as follows: Lawrence McCann was born in Ireland about 1811. His wife Ann O'Reilly was born in Ireland about 1814. Did the couple marry in Ireland? … Continue reading Lawrence McCann, husband of Ann O’Reilly (Ireland to Canada)

Cause of death: puerperal (childbed) fever?

On 7 April 1885, Bridget Adeline Lavelle,[1. Daughter of James Lavelle and Margaret Boyle, and baptized (30 June 1861, Pembroke Mission, Renfrew Co.) Bridget Adelaide Lavelle.] wife of James McCann, gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Margaret Adeline McCann. Ten days later, Bridget Adeline Lavelle was buried at "the new Catholic Cemetery … Continue reading Cause of death: puerperal (childbed) fever?