John Macnamara (abt. 1858 - 1913) Stonemason (also called Tradesman)

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John Macnamara (abt. 1858 - 1913) Stonemason (also called Tradesman)

Post by Sduddy » Tue Jul 12, 2022 3:00 pm

John Macnamara (abt. 1858 - 1913) Stone Mason (also called Tradesman)

19th Jul 1885: Marriage of John Macnamara, Tradesman, Corofin, son of Patrick Macnamara, tradesman, to Bridget Cunningham, Corofin, daughter of Marcus Cunningham, Tradesman, in Rath chapel; witnesses: Andrew Cullinan, Annie Cunningham: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/ ... 972747.pdf

Patrick Macnamara, Mason, who died in 1890, may be John’s father: 22 Aug. 1890, at Corofin: Death of Patrick McNamara, married, aged 70, Mason; informant: Bridget Davis, present at death: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/ ... 739035.pdf

John Macnamara and Bridget Cunningham had 10 children born to them:
Mary Kate on 5 May 1886, in Corofin.
Margaret on 9 Feb 1888, in Corofin.
John Joseph on 28 Oct 1889, in Corofin. The record states that the father (John) was in the United States at the time: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/ ... 910485.pdf
Patrick on 20 Dec 1891, in Corofin.
Bridget (Dillie) on 19 Jun 1893, in Corofin.
Michael on 22 Sept 1895, in Corofin.
Anne on 3 Sep 1898, in Corofin.
Marcus on 17 Sep 1899, in the Claddagh, Galway town.
Elizabeth on 20 Oct 1902, in Grattan Road, Galway town.
Francis on 27 Jun 1905, in Corofin.

1901: Now living in Newtown, Galway South Urban, John Macnamara, aged 37, Mason, from Co. Clare and wife Delia aged 36, and 7 children. Anne had died aged 1 year: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/p ... n/1375061/

1911: Still living in Newtown, Galway South Urban, John McNamara, aged 48, and wife Bridget, aged 46 and 8 children. Two more children were born to them after 1901, but their eldest child, Mary Kate, had died in 1906, aged 20. The youngest child, Francis, aged 6, was born in Corofin on 27 Jun 1905 - probably the family were visiting relatives there at the time: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/p ... wn/902132/. Francis died in 1919 aged only 14.

John died on 27 Jan 1913, in the Fever Hospital, Galway, aged 55; occupation Mason: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/ ... 487039.pdf. The family moved to 17 St. John’s Terrace. John’s widow, Bridget, lived for many years more. She died at St. John’s Terrace on 10 Apr 1955, aged 91: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/ ... 156795.pdf

John Macnamara passed the trade of Mason to two of his sons, John Joseph and Marcus. The marriage of his son John Joseph in 1919, gives his occupation as Mason: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/ ... 505911.pdf. And the marriage of his son Marcus (Mark) in 1920, gives his occupation as Mason: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/ ... 349474.pdf

Sheila

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