Person:Margaret Reid (35)

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Margaret Reid
  1. Margaret Reid1844 - 1894
  2. Michael Reid1846 - 1885
  3. Rosanna Reid1848 - 1932
  4. John Reid1849 - 1928
  5. Maria Reid1851 - 1917
  6. Stephen Reid1853 - 1935
  7. William Reidabt 1858 - 1924
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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, daughter of Julia Reid, formerly Hanlon, and her husband John Reid, a mason and bricklayer. Margaret appears to have been their eldest child, and she had several younger siblings. 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. After spending the first few years of her life frequently moving around Ireland, the family settled in Dublin city from the mid-1850s.

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

Margaret died on 9th March 1894 at 5 Upper Fownes Street in central Dublin, aged 49, having been suffering with phthisis (tuberculosis). Richard outlived her by about 25 years.

References
  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
    Paid

  2. Deaths register, in General Register Office of Ireland. Civil Registration.

    1894 DEATHS Registered in the District of 2 South City in the Union of South Dublin in the County of Dublin
    No. 288
    Date and Place of Death: 1894 Ninth March 5 Upper Fownes St[reet]
    Name and Surname: Margaret Farrell
    Sex: F
    Condition: Married
    Age last Birthday: 35 y[ea]rs
    Rank, Profession, or Occupation: Wife of a Tailor
    Certified Cause of Death and Duration of Illness: Phthisis 6 mo[nth]s certified
    Signature, Qualification and Residence of Informant: Richard Farrell, son, present at death, 5 Upper Fownes St[reet]
    When Registered: Ninth March 1894
    Signature of Registrar: N. George Ashe, Registrar

    Having been through the adult Margaret Farrell (or O'Farrell) deaths recorded in Dublin 1887-1911 (see below), 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.

    Margaret Farrell deaths aged 21+ in Dublin North and Dublin South districts between 17 Mar 1887 (when last known child born) and 2 Apr 1911 (when husband Richard described himself as a widower in census):

    1887, aged 30 [1856/7], Dublin North - image not available online but age 13 years out
    1888, aged 90 [1797/8], Dublin North - image not available online but age 46 years out
    1888, aged 76 [1811/12], Dublin South - image not available online but age 32 years out
    1888, aged 70 [1817/18], Dublin North - image not available online but age 26 years out
    1889, aged 90 [1798/9], Dublin South - image not available online but age 45 years out
    1889, aged 62 [1826/7], Dublin North - image not available online but age 17 years out
    20 Aug 1891, aged 56 [1834/5], Dublin North - spinster, room keeper
    10 Jan 1892, aged 48 [1843/4], Dublin South - widow of a fitter, informant sister Louisa Wood of 44 Leeson Place
    5 Oct 1892, aged 50 [1841/2], Dublin North - spinster, servant
    15 Mar 1893, aged 50 [1842/3], Dublin South - spinster, nun
    21 Mar 1893, aged 50 [1842/3], Dublin South - widow, labourer
    15 Nov 1893, aged 53 [1839/40], Dublin North - dealer's wife, informant daughter Bridget Flynn of 4 Ryan's Cottages
    *9 Mar 1894, aged 35 [1858/9], Dublin South - wife of tailor, informant son Richard Farrell of 5 Upper Fownes Street
    29 Jan 1895, aged 32 [1862/3], Dublin South - wife of a dealer
    16 Jan 1896, aged 76 [1819/20], Dublin South - widow of a silk weaver, informant daughter Jane Kelly of 10 Wards Hill
    26 Oct 1896, aged 27 [1865/6], Dublin South - wife of a labourer
    25 Oct 1897, aged 60 [1836/7], Dublin North - widow
    7 Mar 1898, aged 54 [1843/4], Dublin South - wife of a plumber, informant widower C. Farrell
    4 Jan 1899, aged 58 [1840/1], Dublin South - labourer's widow, informant son Thomas Farrell of 22 Coombe
    2 Sep 1899, aged 52 [1846/7], Dublin North - widow, servant
    13 Sep 1899, aged 50 [1848/9], Dublin South - married, governess
    28 Feb 1900, aged 31 [1868/9], Dublin North - married, occupation "unknown", informant J. Donohoe, Inmate N.D.U. Workhouse
    13 Jul 1900, aged 38 [1861/2], Dublin South - labourer's wife, husband Edward Farrell
    22 Jul 1900, aged 27 [1872/3], Dublin South - spinster, daughter of a house painter
    30 Nov 1900, aged 92 [1807/8], Dublin South - spinster, servant
    9 Mar 1901, aged 42 [1858/9], Dublin North - widow, roomkeeper
    4 Jun 1901, aged 30 [1870/1], Dublin North - widow, roomkeeper
    18 Jun 1901, aged 42 [1858/9], Dublin South - wife of labourer
    17 Apr 1902, aged 54 [1847/8], Dublin South - widow of a leather merchant, informant Bridget Keogh, sister
    25 May 1904, aged 50 [1853/4], Dublin North - spinster, housekeeper
    1 Jun 1903, aged 35 [1867/8], Dublin North - housekeeper, spinster
    28 Jul 1903, aged 59 [1843/4], Dublin South - widow of a labourer
    8 Mar 1904, aged 23 [1880/1], Dublin North - spinster, servant
    23 Oct 1904, aged 63 [1840/1], Dublin North - spinster, servant
    10 Jun 1905, aged 50 [1854/5], Dublin South - widow of a house painter
    26 Dec 1905, aged 54 [1850/1], Dublin South - labourer's wife
    10 Jan 1906, aged 30 [1875/6], Dublin South - labourer's wife
    13 Feb 1906, aged 53 [1852/3], Dublin North - painter's wife, husband named as Laurence Farrell
    7 Apr 1906, aged 26 [1879/80], Dublin South - labourer's wife
    27 Oct 1908, aged 62 [1845/6], Dublin North - married, housekeeper, informant daughter Margaret McCabe of 8 St James Terrace
    13 Mar 1909, aged 50 [1858/9], Dublin North - married, timekeeper's wife, informant daughter Harriett Farrell of 22 W. Summer St.
    24 Apr 1909, aged 74 [1834/5], Dublin South - spinster
    13 Oct 1909, aged 30 [1878/9], Dublin North - husband named as James Farrell
    29 Apr 1910, aged 42 [1867/8], Dublin North - husband named as Christopher Tho[ma]s Farrell
    11 Jul 1910, aged 38 [1871/2], Dublin South - described as wife of a baker