Mary Duffy / John Kenny parents of Martin Kenny Apr 8 1899 Glasgow does anyone have any info?

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I have tried everything trying to find information on my grandfathers parents.  My grandfather, Martin was born April 8,1899 in Glasgow Scotland and I have been told his parents were Mary  Duffy and John Kenny and this is where it ends.

Martin had siblings Jock (died 1950) Catherine Kenny (1896-1980), Bernard Kenny (1919-1991)  there may have been other siblings but I am not sure.

If anyone has any information it would be much appreciated.

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in Genealogy Help by Charlene Kurzrock G2G Rookie (220 points)

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According to the 1901 Census Transcription for Scotland on Find My Past, this is the only entry for a Martin KENNY born 1899 +/-5 years:

Address:  56 Cuthbert Street, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Martin KENNY, head, married, male, age 38, Coal Miner Brusher, born Ireland

Mary KENNY, wife, married, female, age 35, born Ireland

John KENNY, son, male, age 14, Scholar, born Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Kate KENNY, daughter, female, age 5, Scholar, born Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Martin KENNY, son, male, age 1, born Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

You can view the original entry for a fee at

I note that your sources for Martin Kenny b. 1899 include his birth certificate.  This should give further details on his parents & the date they married.

Note you can now complete FREE searches on ScotlandsPeople, but there is a fee to view the actual certificate/record.

In the 1911 Census (at Scotlands People) there is this family:

Registration District: Cowdenbeath / County: Fife / Ref. 410/1 11/27

Mary KENNY, age 49

John KENNY, age 24

Catherine KENNY, age 15

Martin KENNY, age 12


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Mary Ann Duffy

Scotland Census, 1891

Name Mary Ann Duffy
Event Type Census
Event Date 1891
Gender Female
Age 12
Birthplace Midlothian
Registration District South Leith
County Midlothian
Birth Year (Estimated) 1879
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Scotland Census, 1891

GS Film number 220413

Citing this Record

"Scotland Census, 1891," database, FamilySearch ( : 18 November 2014), Mary Ann Duffy, South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland; from "1891 England, Scotland & Wales census," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing p. 19, GRO6/275, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 220,413.

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