Searching for 1st wife of John JENNINGS, 1773 Cork, Ireland > d 1886 Bathurst, New Brunswick, CA

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JENNINGS, John, my paternal GGG Grandfather, b circa 1773 Bandon, Ireland d circa 1863, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada. He married Jane ? in Ireland before 1822 and had 4 children with her. I cannot find out her last name and she was my GG Grandfather's mother.

Margaret,1822-?, Cork, Ireland >Ireland

Ellen, 1824-1893, Cork, Ireland >Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada m BATEMAN, John Swanton

Henry, my GG Grandfather, 1825-?, Cork, Ireland > Bathurst, NB, Canada m MORGAN, Jane

Catherine, 1828-?, Ireland >Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada.

He married Ann Wolfe of Fort Robert Oct 8 1829 at St. Finbarres(Cork city) and they had 3 chidlren:

Jane 1831-1914, Cork, Ireland >Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada m BUTTIMER, Abraham

Ann 1834-1901, Cork, Ireland >Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada m. BATEMAN, William

Mary 1836-1915, Cork, Ireland >Bathurst, N.B, Canada

He came to Canada around 1851 and settled in Bathurst, New Brunswick. All his grandchildren appeared to have been born and died in Atlantic Canada except for his child Margaret. It appears she died in Ireland.

I have hit a brick wall with John Jennings from Bandon who moved to County Cork in the early 1800's.  Because there are so many John Jennings born around 1770-1780 it is difficult to go back further than this. I cannot find out anything about Ann Wolfe his 2nd wife nor can I find the last name of his 1st wife. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
in Genealogy Help by Debby Sinera G2G Crew (430 points)
edited by Debby Sinera

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Hi Debby,

Sounds like you're in the land of ThE Old Parish Register problems. They can be hard to decypher and get last names from. One tip is the further back you go in the registers you might have to use Latin for the names when searching for them. This is an anomoly in the search engines used. Latin was commonly used for recording events, but if you use the anglicised name in the search is won't show the latin answer. Here is a link to the Latin version of Anglicised names you will find useful

http://www.from-ireland.net/irish-names/latin-names-in-english/

Another problem with Ireland is that in many places one side of a street is in one County and the other side is in another county, then add the problems of Parishes and Townlands and it can be very difficult to pin the search down easily.

The Irish Roots project has some good resources and links for helping you, the link for the project is:

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Irish_Roots

When I get soem time I'll see if I can find anything about the information you have put in the question.

All the best

Billy
by Billy Wallace G2G6 Pilot (212k points)

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