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Glennie 'Marie' Stevens nee Battye

Today would have been my Nan's 92nd Birthday, she was a wonderful woman and is dearly loved and greatly missed.








Baptism record for Mary Quirk?

I may of just found the baptism record for Mary Quirk who is my 3rd Great Grandmother see here. Mary was the daughter of Michael Quirk and Honorah Costello, she was left behind in Ireland when her parents came to Australia in 1841. In 1858 she arrived in Australia with her maternal Grandmother, Aunt and Uncle on board the ship 'Peter Maxwell' and was reunited with her parents. In 1863 she married John Pierse, an Irishman from County Kerry. Together they had fourteen known children, one of whom was Ellen Mary Pierse. Ellen married Edward Battye, her son Leo Francis Battye married Stella Jane Christina Worldon and their daughter Glennie 'Marie' Battye was my grandmother. John Pierse died in 1921 while Mary died on 24th December 1924, she was buried at Wagragobilly Cemetery on Christmas Day 1924.  More of my blog posts concerning Mary can be found here, here, here, here and here.

Have I found my 4th Great Grandparents marriage record?

When I was going through some Irish records recently I found this which may record the marriage of my 4th Great Grandparents Michael Quirk and Honorah Costello.  It is recorded as Michael Quirk & Haner Costolo in the transcription with their marriage dated 6th February 1836 in the parish of Lorrha and Dorrha, Tipperary, Ireland.  More research is needed but I am extremely hopeful that this might be their record.  My 4th Great Grandparents came to Australia in 1841 on the 'Gilbert Henderson' leaving behind their infant daughter Mary with family. They were not reunited with Mary until 1858 when she arrived here on the 'Peter Maxwell' along with her maternal Grandmother Ann Costello (nee Hogan), Aunt Ann Costello and Uncle John Costello.  More of my blog posts concerning them can be found here and here.