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My mother’s maiden name was Bridget Grimes, She was named

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My mother’s maiden name was Bridget Grimes
JA: The Genealogist will know what to do. Please tell me everything you can so the Genealogist can help you best.
Customer: She was named after her mother
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Genealogist should know?
Customer: I have a copy of her death certificate
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Genealogy
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 months ago.

Hello there

I have two Bridger Grimes born in Dublin

One her mothers maiden name was Doherty the other Byrne.

Brendan

Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 months ago.

Hello there,

Who did Bridget marry?

Brendan

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I did see the name Doherty on paper work
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I don’t know I know she had 7 other children I think she married a man name Taaffe on her death certificate it had her name and also said otherwise Taaffe ? The other children went all taken off her, they had the names Glynn. again not sure
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 months ago.

Hello there,

Was Bridget in England 1939, was she married or single.

I can check the electoral list, it gives date of birth

Brendan

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I never got a dad’s name it was just left blank. But the next child up from me was know as Thomas Taaffe also born in Birmingham
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thomas Taaffe was born in England yes she was in England then working as a ward maid with her two sisters
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The other children are all much older than me as I was the last one she died of cancer I think in 1949 buried in a poor person s grave in lodge hill cemetery in Birmingham. I was adopted by her sister & family I went by the name of Patsy Penn, and was never told much, I think the auntie who brought me up was ashamed of her sister as she would never talk to me I just know she died when I was 3 years old
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The other children/ adults now of course, cry a lot when I try to ask them, they are in there 80 s and don’t remember much
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Only talk about the abuse they had from the nuns and the priests, so you see it’s hard to get info.
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 months ago.

Hello there,

I am attaching Bridget's birth certificate

Brendan

Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 months ago.

Hello there,

Do you know the names of the two sisters?

Brendan

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Bridie and Anne not sure of the spellings Brothers John Glynn Bernard Glynn Richard Glynn
Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 months ago.

Hello there,

Did she have Grimes sisters?

Nrendan

Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 months ago.

Hello therem

Bridget got married 1943, her fathers name will be on the marriage certificate.

That should match her birth record

Marriages Sep 1943

Grimes Bridget Taaffe Birmingham 6d1135

Brendan

Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 months ago.

Hello there,

Did Bridget have a younger sister Ann?

Brendan

Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 months ago.

Hello there,

I am sending you the second Bridget Grimes birth record 1905.

When you check Bridget's marriage record you will know which one is correct

This is the mothers maiden name Byrne 1911

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/Tallagh/Friarstown__Lower/86543/

This is the family mothers maiden name Doherty 1911

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/Arran_Quay/Church_Street/60709/

Brendan

Expert:  Brendan Joseph replied 2 months ago.

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