Person:Bridget Cleary (3)

Bridget Cleary
m. 29 Nov 1845
  1. Mary Cleary1846 - 1927
  2. Denis Cleary1848 - 1883
  3. Thomas Cleary1850 - 1921
  4. Eliza Cleary1853 - 1928
  5. Bridget Cleary1855 - 1898
  6. Joseph Cleary1857 - 1888
  • HThomas Doyleabt 1844 - 1919
  • WBridget Cleary1855 - 1898
m. 9 May 1889
  1. Joseph Andrew Doyle1890 - 1955
  2. James Sebastian Doyle1894 - 1954
  3. Thomas Cyril Doyle1896 - 1897
  4. John Maurice Doyle1898 - 1969
Facts and Events
Name Bridget Cleary
Gender Female
Christening[1] 3 Jun 1855 Monasterevin, County Kildare, Ireland
Marriage 9 May 1889 Kensington, Middlesex, EnglandBrompton Oratory
to Thomas Doyle
Death[2] 1898 County Dublin, Ireland

Bridget Cleary was baptised on 3rd June 1855 at Monasterevin in County Kildare, daughter of a blacksmith named Maurice Cleary and his wife Alice (known as Ally) Dunne. The family lived at Skirteen, a townland to the west of the town, on the opposite side of the River Barrow.

In 1872, when Bridget was 16 years old, her mother Ally died at Skirteen.

On 9th May 1889, aged 33, Bridget married Thomas Doyle, a policeman from County Kilkenny. However, they did not marry in Ireland, but in England, at Brompton Oratory, the (then recently completed) largest Catholic Church in London. They did not stay long in England, returning to Ireland before 1890. They settled in Dublin, where they lived at 8 Lombard Street West, a modest Victorian terraced bungalow to the south of the city centre. Whilst living there they had four sons, although their third son died as a baby.

Bridget died either giving birth to her fourth son or shortly afterwards - his birth and her death were both registered in the March quarter of 1898. She was 42.

After Bridget's death, Thomas sent the three surviving boys, aged from about eight down to newborn, to live with Bridget's unmarried brother and sister, Thomas and Eliza Cleary, who lived at Skirteen in Monasterevin, where Bridget had been born and brought up. After Thomas retired from the police he went to live with them there.

  1. Kildare Genealogy. Kildare Genealogy, Primary quality.

    Brigit, daughter of Maurice Clary and Ally Dunne was baptized on 03.06.1855
    Address: Skirteen
    Sponsors: John [Quiny] and Anne Dunne.

  2. Deaths index, in General Register Office of Ireland. Civil Registration, Primary quality.

    d. Bridget DOYLE, March Quarter 1898, Dublin South Registration District, Vol. 2, page 635, aged 36 [1861/2]