Bridget Gaynor was born the 20th of March 1882, in Dublin. Father was James Gaynor, Mother was Bridget Gannon. Married Edward McDonnell in 1901. They had ten children, two of which were adopted/fostered. They were:
Barbara McDonnell (b. ), died in childhood
Dolly McDonnell (b. ), died in childhood
Eileen McDonnell (b. )
Fergus McDonnell (b. ), Foster child
Rosie McDonnell (b. ),
John McDonnell (abt.1902), Co.Dublin
Bridget McDonnell (abt.1904), Co.Carlow
Annie McDonnell (abt.1906), Co.Dublin
Edward McDonnell (b.12/07/09), Inchicore
Morrie McDonnell (b.1911)
Baptismal details for Bridget Gaynor Birth: 20/3/1882 Mother: Margaret Gray Father: James Gaynor Address: Palmerstown Baptism: 26/3/1882 Parish: Clondalkin RC Obtained from Dublin City Library. Parish Index for Baptism found at DublinHeritage online records. DOB:20-03-1882 Baptism:26-03-1882 Gaynor Bridget Clondalkin R.c.
Who is Margaret Gray?? Well it is my belief that Margaret Gray was James Gaynor's mother. She ended up on the parish record. A misunderstanding perhaps if it was her and her son that took the child to be christened.
Marriage Certificate... 6th Febuary 1901 at St.James's church, Dublin Groom: Edward McDonald, 26 years Occupation: Railway Engine driver Bride: Bridget Gaynor, 19 years Grooms father: John McDonald (Railway Porter) Brides father: James Gaynor (Railway Guard) Brides address: 5 Liffey Street, Inchicore Grooms address: 3 St.Marys Avenue, Inchicore
Bridget McDonnell died 21st September 1932. She is buried at Bluebell Cemetery, Dublin. Plot: Section C, Grave 146. Her father and husband are in the same spot.
Civil Registration Deaths Index: Bridget McDonald, age 48, registered Jul-Aug-Sep 1932 Dublin South v2 p263 Cemetery Register Line Entry 869: Bridget McDonnell, age 48, RC, wife of labourer, married, res Clondalkin; Died 21 September 1932; Buried 23 Sept 1932. Burial managed by John McDonnell.
Married Bridget Gannon on 8th May 1881. Their children were:
Bridget Gaynor, born 1882 in Co.Dublin
Margaret Gaynor, born 1883 in Co.Dublin, Lower Palmerstown
Mary Jane Gaynor, born abt.1886 in Co.Dublin
Catherina Gaynor, born 1888 in Co.Dublin
Annie Gaynor, born abt.1897 in Co.Dublin
Christina Gaynor, born abt.1901 in Co.Dublin
Name: James Gaynor Baptism/Birth: 13/05/1858 Address: Grangecommon Parish/District: Allen Co.Kildare Denomination: Roman Catholic Parents: Pat Gaynor & Mary Gray Sponsor: James Hefran & Mary Stanley
With regards to the above Parish record. Mary could have been written Marg. on original record & wrongly transcribed.
Date: 08/05/1881, Clondalkin Groom: James Gaynor Bride: Bridget Gannon Grooms father: Patrick Gaynor Grooms mother: Margaret Gaynor Brides father: Christopher Gannon Brides mother: Bridget Gannon Witness: George McEnerney Witness: Catherine Keane Address: Palmerstown Record obtained at Dublin City Library. Index for parish record... http://databases.dublincity.ie/ Gaynor James Gannon Bridget 08-05-1881 Clondalkin
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ 1901 Census taken on Sunday the 31st March. Residents of a house 5 in Liffey Street (New Kilmainham, Dublin) James Gaynor 47 Head RC Kildare R&W M GoodsGuard Railway Bridget Gaynor 40 Wife RC Kildare R&W M Mary Jane Gaynor 14 Dau RC Dublin R&W S Laundress James Gaynor 8 Son RC Dublin R&W S Scholar Annie Gaynor 5 Dau RC Dublin R&W S Cristina Gaynor 3m Dau RC Dublin R&W S Bridget Gilligan 5 Niece RC Dublin R&W S
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ CENSUS OF IRELAND, 1911. Form A. No. en Form B. 10 RETURN of the MEMBERS of this FAMILY and their VISITORS, BOARDERS, SERVANTS, &c., who slept or abode in this House on the night of Sunday, the 2nd of April, 1911 Townland or Street: 4.2 in St. Mary's Avenue, DED: New Kilmainham James Gaynor - Head, Roman Catholic, read & write, 52 years old, Married for 30 years. Born Co.Kildare, speaks English. Retired Labourer. Bridget Gaynor - Wife, Roman Catholic, read & write, 50 years old, Married, for 30 years. Born Co.Kildare, speaks English. 9 children total, 4 children still living Mary Jane Gaynor, Dau, RC, R&W, 25yrs, S, Ironer, Co.Dublin Annie Gaynor, Dau, RC, R&W, 14yrs, S, scholar, Co.Dublin Christina Gaynor, Dau, RC, R&W, 10yrs, S, scholar, Co.Dublin
James Gaynor died on the 8th of February 1926. He is buried at Bluebell Cemetery, Dublin. Plot: Section C, Grave 146.
Civil Registration Deaths Index: James Gaynor, age 63, registered Jan-Feb-Mar 1926 Dublin South v2 p306 Cemetery Register Line Entry 494: James Gaynor, age 65, RC, Labourer, Married, Res Inchicore. Died 8 February 1926; Buried 10 February 1926. Burial managed by J. Power.
Patrick Gaynor was from Co.Kildare. Born abt.1819.
Father was James Gaynor. Mother was Lucky Byrne.
Wife was Margaret Gray, and their children were:
Catharine Gaynor, b.1851, bap Co.Kildare Allen RC
Bartholomew Gaynor, b.1853, bap Co.Kildare Allen RC
John Gaynor, b.1856, bap Co.Kildare Allen RC
James Gaynor, b.1858, bap Co.Kildare Allen RC
Patrick Gaynor, b.1861, bap Co.Kildare Monasterevin RC
Christopher Gaynor, b.1865, bap Co.Kildare Monasterevin RC
Henry Gaynor, b.1868, bapCo.Kildare Monasterevin RC
Church Baptism Index... Patrick Gaynor 1819 Castledermot RC Kildare. Father's name James.
Church Marriage - 15th April 1850 - Allen RC Co. Kildare. Gaynor Patt 1850 Co. Kildare Allen RC Grey Margaret 1850 Co. Kildare Allen RC Witness: Christopher Monaghan Witness: Mary Couglan. Fathers: No names recorded. Address: Grange, Allen, Co.Kildare (for both)
For their son... Name: Henry Gaynor Birth: 11 Jul 1868, Monasterevin, Kildare Father: Patrick Gaynor Mother: Margaret Gray
Note: I have their son Patrick in the 1901 census, and again, Bartholomew and Patrick Garynor and their families both in the 1911 census, both resident in Co.Dublin.
James Gaynor was married to Lucy Byrne. Their children were,
Thomas Gaynor, b.1817, baptised Co.Kildare Castledermot
Patrick Gaynor, b.1819, baptised Co.Kildare Castledermot
James Gaynor, b.1822, baptised Co.Kildare Castledermot
Bridget Gaynor, b.1824, baptised Co.Kildare Castledermot
Martin Gaynor, b.1831, baptised Co.Kildare Castledermot