Immigration records for my Great-great Grandparents from Ireland

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Hitting some road blocks trying to trace the immigration records for my great-great grandparents John Fox and Mary Thornton Fox both born around 1835 from  Ireland. From census records, their daughter , my great grandmother, (Bridget Elizabeth Fox-born 1874) came over to the NY/NJ area around 1888. I'm traveling to Ireland in a few weeks and thought I'd try to look up some relatives but not sure what part of the country they came from. Thanks for any help!
in Genealogy Help by Michael Fleming G2G Crew (460 points)
retagged by Karen Lowe

I find this

Bridget Fox

 in the Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958

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    Name: Bridget Fox
    Date of Registration: 1872
    Registration district: Athy
    Birth Country: Ireland
    Volume: 8
    Page: 475
    FHL Film Number: 101049
    Thank you Betty. I know the exact date of my great grandmother's birth as being July 22,1874. She listed her immigration date as 1888 on a census form from Jersey City,NJ but I have very few clues about her parents-John Fox and Mary Thornton and when/if they came with her. Thanks again!

    There is this record

    "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG8V-46T : accessed 20 May 2016), Bridget Fox, 22 Jul 1874; citing Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, reference v 12-2 p 719; FHL microfilm 255,909.

    This record shows Bridget traveling alone without parents.

    Bridget Fox

     in the New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

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    Name: Bridget Fox
    Arrival Date: 27 Apr 1888
    Birth Date: abt 1872
    Age: 16
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity/ Nationality: Irish
    Place of Origin: Ireland
    Port of Departure: Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland
    Destination: New York
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: The Queen
    Search Ship Database: Search for the The Queen in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
    Do you have a marriage record for John and Mary? I am finding a lot of immigration records for John or Mary Fox and don't know which is the one you are looking for.

     

    Betty

    Here is one with no Bridget

    John Fox

     in the 1900 United States Federal Census

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    Name: John Fox
    Age: 62
    Birth Date: 1838
    Birthplace: Ireland
    Home in 1900: Manhattan, New York, New York
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Immigration Year: 1857
    [1889] 
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Mary Fox
    Marriage Year: 1857
    Years Married: 43
    Father's Birthplace: Ireland
    Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
    Occupation: View on Image
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    Household Members:
    Name Age
    John Fox 62
    Mary Fox 62
    Thomas Fox 51
    Peter Fox 29
    John Fox 26
    Ellen Fosc 25

    I think this is the same record as above in Dublin

    Bridget Fox

     in the Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911

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      Name: Bridget Fox
      Gender: Female
      Birth Date: 22 Jul 1874
      Birth Place: Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
      Father: John Fox
      Mother: Mary Thornton
      FHL Film Number: 255909

      Brigid Fox

       in the Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915

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        Name: Brigid Fox
        Residence Place: 5 Moss St
        Event Type: Baptism
        Birth Date: 22 Jul 1874
        Baptism Date: 24 Jul 1874
        Baptism Age: 0
        Baptism Place: St Andrew's, Dublin city, Dublin, Ireland
        Diocese: Dublin
        Father: John
        Mother: Mary Thornton
        Thank you Simon for your response. I will definitely use this info in my search. I also tracked Bridget Fox back to Dublin where she was baptized. Thanks again for you help.

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        If in northern Ireland, I was told the IRA blew up a building in North Ireland that held a lot of the old records. I was advised to go to churches and ask the vicars if they have any old church records to review. I'm hitting those same brick walls and will have to do the same.
        by J Murray G2G6 Mach 3 (35.2k points)
        Thank you for trying to help and taking the time to answer. I may have tracked them to Dublin today. I will keep plugging along. Thanks once again!

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