I am trying to get some information on my grandmother Ellie Murphy. She is listed as living at #20 Upper Mill Lane in the 1911 census. She was 7 years old at the time. Her father Bartholemew Murphy (36), mother Mary An(27), Maggie (2)and Dan (5 months)also lived in the house. Her mother’s maiden name was Gleeson and the family were from Tullig. I would love to hear from anyone who could help me in my search for further.
Eileen Murphy <email>
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Also see Eileen’s comment in 2018: “My mother told us very little about her family and I would like to start with her mother known as Ellie Murphy when she lived in Mill Lane as a child. On her birth cert it says Ellen Gleeson so I’m guessing her mother married Bart Murphy some years after her birth, which of course means he may not have been her father.”
Marriage of Bartholomew Murphy and Mary Gleeson
on 15 October 1908 (there is no image with this record, it is a pity because it might have given more clarity.
1911 census: Residents of a house 20 in Mill Lane Upper (Drishane, Cork)
|Surname||Forename||Age||Sex||Relation to head||Religion|
|Murphy||Bartholomew||36||Male||Head of Family
3 children 3 living
2 children – 2 living
So from the above census details, Mary Gleeson is NOT the mother of Ellie. Ellie’s mother must have died when she was a baby
TODO: Does Eileen have Ellie’s proper birth cert? I cannot find an Ellie / Ellen born locally to a father Bartholomew. It’s quite possibly she was born elsewhere, and moved to Millstreet after marrying Mary (often to the same family if there was a child involved)
I though maybe ellie’s mother died in childbirth or maybe TB, I could not find any woman (of child bearing age) married to bart Murphy that died in the period 1903-1906
Need to widen the scope of the search.