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Margaret Rafter

Posted: 27 Apr 2009, 22:59
by smokestoomuch
Looking to find out the birthplace of Margaret Rafter Born about 1860 daughter of Patrick.
I have her on the two census, one of her 3 marriages, and her death cert but I've run out of sources to look up. Things keep failing to surface.

Two of her marriages never turned up on the GRO. I have her 2nd and it says she's Margaret Kelly nee Rafter and a publican. Her address is Ballina and she's marrying Francis McManus and that's in 1893.

Local rumour says she may have been from Enniscrone/ Castleconnor area. Her first child (2nd marriage) is born there.
Most of her life is lived in Ballina town.

I've tried WGW online Sligo records. Familysearch. I've had a go at the parish records for castleconnor.

Any bright ideas would be welcome. Anybody who knows Rafters that descend from Enniscrone. Anybody spot a pub owned or run by Kelly in Ballina pre 1893.

And most of all if anyone is about to embark on a record hunt for Sligo, give us a shout if you spot any suspicious Margaret Rafters.