Margaret O’Sullivan born in Cullen in 1855

Every few days, Ireland Reaching Out profiles people from Ireland’s distant past. This week they profile a lady who was born in Cullen in 1855:

Margaret O’Sullivan was born on May 4th 1855 in Cullen, the eldest child of Cornelius  and Margaret Hickey. She came out to Sydney Australia with her sister Mary arriving on 1 July 1880 and was soon joined by her younger sisters Hanora and Julia … [read the full profile on Ireland XO]

One question: The parish records give the location of birth as Gurnabeg in the parish register. Would anyone know where that is? Later the family were recorded in Lisnaboy Upper.

Gurnabeg in the Millstreet Parish Register … or is it something else?

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Family entries in the Parish Records:

Marriage of CORNELIUS SULLIVAN of CULLEN and MARGARITA (MARGARET) HICKEY of CULLEN on 22 February 1855

Baptism of MARGARITA (MARGARET) SULLIVAN of GURNABEG on 4 May 1855 (The lady pictured above) [ Original Parish Register]

Baptism of MARIA (MARY) SULLIVAN of LISNABEG on 27 August 1857

Baptism of JEREMIAS (JEREMIAH) SULLIVAN of LISNABOY on 19 November 1860

Baptism of TIMOTHEUS (TIMOTHY) SULLIVAN of LISNABEE on 21 August 1866

Baptism of HONORA SULLIVAN of LISHOBEE on 4 July 1869

Baptism of CATHERINA (CATHERINE) SULLIVAN of LISNABEE on 26 March 1872

Baptism of JULIA SULLIVAN of LISNABEE on 7 May 1874
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1901 Census

Residents of a house 6 in Lisnaboy Upper (Cullen, Cork)

Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion

Sullivan Cornilus 72 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic
Sullivan Margret 70 Female Wife Roman Catholic
Sullivan Timothy 32 Male Son Roman Catholic
Sullivan Mary 30 Female Daughter in Law Roman Catholic
Sullivan Margret 1 Female Grand Daughter Roman Catholic

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Death of Margaret O’Sullivan 16-April-1909
Death of Cornelius O’Sullivan 19-Feb-1913

1911 Census

Residents of a house 6 in Lisnaboy Upper (Cullen, Cork)
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Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
O’Sullivan Timothy 44 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic
O’Sullivan Mary 40 Female Wife Roman Catholic
O’Sullivan Cornelius 10 Male Son Roman Catholic [Civic Guards 1923]
O’Sullivan John 8 Male Son Roman Catholic
O’Sullivan Jeremiah 6 Male Son Roman Catholic
O’Sullivan Margret 11 Female Daughter Roman Catholic
O’Sullivan Julia 2 Female Daughter Roman Catholic
O’Sullivan Corneluis 82 Male Father Roman Catholic (Widower)

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