Catherine Cahill

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I was hoping for some advice

Catherine was my great grandmother, I know her father was called john from the marriage registration and according to the 1911 Census she was born in Sligo.

I am having some issues with dates.  Both the 1911 Census which I am confident of and the 1901 Census which I am unsure of show her year of birth as 1883. The witnesses from the marriage registration could potentially tie in with the parents of the 1901 Census

However a death registration that I'm pretty confident of shows her year of birth as 1881

and a baptism registration which shows her father as John and mother as Bridget as per the 1901 Census is from 1880

I'm unsure if this is the same person or if I'm making a mess of this ancestor.

any input or advice?

WikiTree profile: Kate Mulligan
in Genealogy Help by Peter Mulligan G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)
edited by Peter Mulligan

2 Answers

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Best answer

Birth was registered in 1880 - here.

I would use census dates as a guide - they and derived dates from death registrations are rarely spot on. If you know where your ancestor was born, search on Irish Genealogy (if it's in the right era) and go +/- 2-5 years either side and see how you fare.

by Jason Cottrell G2G6 Mach 2 (21.6k points)
selected by Peter Mulligan
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Hi Peter found a Catherine Cahill baptised 30th Oct 1880 Sligo father John mother Bridget Brett
by Alan Channon G2G6 Mach 1 (11.0k points)
yeah, that's the baptism I mentioned
I found when I got the right birth certificate or baptism that's what I went by because the census were often wrong

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