Person:Margaret Reid (35)

Margaret Reid
  1. Margaret Reid1844 - 1894
  2. Michael Reid1846 - 1885
  3. Rosanna Reid1848 - 1938
  4. John Reid1849 - 1928
  5. Maria Reid1851 - 1917
  6. Stephen Reid1853 - 1935
  7. William Reidabt 1858 - 1924
Facts and Events
Name Margaret Reid
Gender Female
Christening[1] 28 Jul 1844 Carlow, County Carlow, IrelandCathedral of the Assumption
Marriage 6 May 1872 Dublin, County Dublin, IrelandSt Kevin's Roman Catholic Church, Harrington Street
to Richard Farrell
Death[2] 9 Mar 1894 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland5 Upper Fownes Street

Margaret Reid was baptised on 28th July 1844 at Carlow in County Carlow. She is the eldest known child of a mason and bricklayer named John Reid and his wife Julia Hanlon. The family moved around extensively, seemingly following where the railways were being built - they were probably only briefly living in Carlow, where the Greater Southern & Western Railway was under construction at the time of Margaret's birth. By the time her brother Michael was baptised in 1846, the family had left Carlow.

On 6th May 1872, aged 27, Margaret married a Richard Farrell. They went on to have ten children together between 1873 and 1887.

Both Margaret and Richard probably died between 1887 and 1901 - several of their children appear living together in the 1901 census, but there is no sign of the parents, suggesting that the parents had died and the eldest sister was left looking after her younger siblings. The most likely death for Margaret appears to be on 9th March 1894 at 5 Upper Fownes Street in central Dublin.

  1. Carlow, Carlow, Ireland. Catholic Parish Registers.

    Date: July 28
    No. 182
    Child: Margaret
    Parents: John Reed & Julia Hanlon
    Sponsors: Patt Haly & Mary Lukeman
    Residence: Grave lane

  2. General Register Office of Ireland. Civil Registration.

    d. 9 Mar 1894, 5 Upper Fownes Street / Margaret Farrell / female / married / 35 years / Wife of a Tailor / Phthisis 6 months certified / Richard Farrell, son, present at death, 5 Upper Fownes Street / registered 9 Mar 1894

    Having been through the adult Margaret Farrell (or O'Farrell) deaths recorded in Dublin 1886-1901, this appears to be the most likely. The age is wrong - she would actually have been 49 - but her husband was a tailor and she did have a son called Richard (the name of the informant for this death), who would only have been 15 at this point, so perhaps he simply added 20 to his age to guess his mother's.