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From: Sue Cox <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Question
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 20:56:27 -0400
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I have a similar situation with my O'Keeffes, although they were married
in Ireland I believe. None of the children seem to be registered; I
assume they just didn't see any mileage in doing so. And I'm sure the
kids were baptized, but I'll bet London to a brick it wasn't in the C of
E! Probably never know where. My reading about the Irish in London
before 1850 suggests that they were often only nominal Catholics,
although there were little Irish pods or groups with connections to
Roman Catholic clergy, prior to the establishment of more accessible
A good book about the subject is called Erin in Exile. Can't remember
the author's name but I have it somewhere and could look it up. It is
out of print but I had no trouble buying it second hand on line.
Sue in Toronto
Ron Lankshear (Sydney Aust) wrote:
> I understand you are saying they married at a C of E church but of
> course they could be RC and baptisms at a Catholic church
> Perhaps if you posted the possible birth years and places as found in
> 1861 etc - listers may be able to give some more advice
> And there may have been more than 5 children - I would suggest search
> for 1851 and 1841 census
> Ask for a check on address they were at in 1861
> Ron Lankshear - many Links at http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~lankshear/
> janese swales wrote:
>> Hullo List.
>> Jen in Australia needs help again!
>> My family of Jeremiah SHEEN/SHEEHAN.
>> He married Ann MURPHY in 1832 at St Martins In the Fields. Both were
>> born in Cork Ireland. Occupation, Plumber. There
>> were 5 children.
>> I have the family listed on the 1861 Census. Some of them in 1881
>> census. Daughter Sarah SHEEN married in 1872. Her death certificates
>> says she was born in Clerkenwell.
>> Why can't I find any of their births. I have looked at quiet a few
>> different sources.
>> I thought that religious difference may be the answer. Then again I
>> might be thinking too much! In appreciation Jen.
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