I am hoping that someone may be able to help me with my brick wall :( I am trying to find out information on my 3xg grandfather David Kennedy who, it appears was born in Ireland around 1800(?) He married Catherine McLeish in Gargunnock Scotland on 11 May 1822. They had 8 children, all born Gargunnock, John (1823) Margaret (1825) Elisabeth (1828) Cathrine (1834) James (1837) William (1839) Janet (1842) Isabella Taylor (1844).
David is shown on the 1841 census shows his occupation as a Drainer and that he was born in Ireland.
There is where it all comes undone!! I can't find any information on him in Ireland, because I don't really know where to look, I have no idea of his parents or which part of Ireland they are from.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? Some sites that don't cost the earth to use and are user friendly??
Hi Chris I found the David also, in the 1841 census too, but only on the " Free Census" site and not the others seems a bit odd.
KENNEDY David M 35 Drainer Ireland
KENNEDY Cathrine F 35 Outside Census County(1841)
KENNEDY Cathrine F 6 Stirlingshire
KENNEDY James M 4 Stirlingshire
KENNEDY William M 18m Stirlingshire
Piece: SCT1841/481 - Place: Gargunnock -Stirlingshire
Enumeration District: 1 - Civil Parish: Gargunnock
Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Gargunnock
Folio: 0 Page: 3
Address: Gargunnock Village
minus Janet and Isabella because they were born after the census
but I may have found Isabella in the 1861 census of WVR and viewed the census form and states Bn:in Scotland.
with out the birth place.
Living at 15 St James Place,Toxteth Park, Lancashire
This is all I found on the LDS new site:
Isabella Taylor Kennedy
birth: 24 Apr 1844
residence:Gargunnock, Stirlingshire, Scotland
parents:David Kennedy, Cathrine Mcleish
record title:Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950
name: Isabella Taylor Kennedy
baptism/christening date:13 May 1844
baptism/christening plc:GARGUNNOCK, STIRLING, SCOTLAND
birth date: 24 Apr 1844
father's name:David Kennedy
mother's name:Cathrine Mcleish
indexing project (batch) number:C11481-4
system origin: Scotland-VR
source film number:1041947
You might want to go here too:
Hope that this of help for you
Thank you for taking the time to look this up and reply. I have had a fair bit of success with the Scottish side, it was nice to find Isabella (I haven't researched her as yet).
I have never been able to find David and Catherine's death or burial records, I would imagine she would have been in her her 40's when Isabella was born as there was 21 years between her first and last born.
I always refer to them as the "elusive" Kennedy's!
Research in Ireland? Well that may have to wait for my retirement and a lot of spare time on my hands!!
Thank you for the link :) One thing let to another and I was surfing around for a couple of hours!!
I am currently indexing for Lancashire so I will put him on the long list of finds