How do we know Bridget Larkin was born in Caven County?

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I have seen one record online at ancestry for a Bridget Larkin born in Caven County but how do we know that is the Bridget Larkin of this line?

I have found two church records from Roots Ireland of a Bridget Larkin.

-One was born 1819 in Limerick to parents Michael Larkin and Margaret Hicky

-I have another born in westmeath (which is much closer to where her daughter Ann Larkin later Ann Keen was supposedly born) to parents Thomas Larkin and Margarett Carballis (Corbally/Corballis).

I found no church record of a Bridget Larkin born in Caven County but of course that does not mean she wasent.

Can someone tell me how we know where our Bridget Larkin was born?

P.S. I also have a church record for the marraige of Bridget Larkin and Laurence Traynor in Meath.  They were married 08 Dec 1840.
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Hi, sorry for taking so long before replying

The 1871 census shows Bridget as being born in Ireland and it looks like Cavan after Ireland

How would I get a copy of the church records for the marriage.

by Pat Borland G2G Rookie (290 points)
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I have this so far, from an Ancestry member tree:

Birth 1820 in Cavan, Ireland

Death 08 Feb 1877 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England

Mother: Margaret Nugent (b. 1791)

Husband: Lawrence Traynor (1821-1875)

Daughter: Bridget Trainor (1846-1925)

Unfortunately, they have no documentation, as member trees often don't with earlier ancestors. So I don't know about the accuracy of the information.


by Matt Bowler G2G5 (5.5k points)
edited by Matt Bowler


original poster here again.

on ancestry i have found that biridget larkin was married twice.  first to a nugent then later to larkin.  so her maiden name could be hickey or corballis is something else entirley.

i can provide the church records from roots ireland - just send me an email at

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