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I’m trying to find out my southern Irish mothers DOB so I

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I’m trying to find out my southern Irish mothers DOB so I can obtain her birth certificate and subsequently acquire an Irish passport . I have a copy or her marriage certificate but that’s it.
JA: The Genealogist will know what to do. Please tell me everything you can so the Genealogist can help you best.
Customer: Her fathers was Joseph Lennon a railway clerk my mother was 20 when she got married on 1965 and she lived at*****Manchester 13
JA: Is there anything else the Genealogist should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I think her mother was called Nora Lennon

Hello there,

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is***** will be researching your question today.

Brendan

Hello there,

What is your Mothers name?

Is she still alive?

Where in Ireland was she born?

Brendan

Hello there,

Who did she marry 1965?

Brendan

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Hello, her name was/is Ann Lennon. Though I believe she charged it to Anna, not sure whether she did that officially.
She married Trevor Withers
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Not sure where she was born other than Southern Ireland possibly in county Waterford
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
She married my father on the 1st Jan 1965 at the Church of the Holy Name Oxford St Manchester Application no 11714113-1

Hello there,

Is your mother still alive?

Brendan

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Possibly, I don’t know for sure. She as living in St Austell Cornwall last I knew she had re married again, at least once maybe more times.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Hello is anyone there to answer my question? Thank you.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Hello is anyone there to answer my question? Thank you.

Hello there,

Sorry for the delay it is a bank holiday in Ireland this weekend.

Can you send me Anna's marriage certificate

Brendan

Hello there,

Possible births attached

Ignore the Dublin birth, the child died.

Brendan

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Brilliant, thanks. More than likely to be the top one as her mother would have been Lennon but I thought her Middle name was Maureen, it suggests it start with a B. I also had a suspicion her birth day was in July. So how can I progress this, assuming I need the exact DOB?

Hello there,

The top birth mother Lennon is a single mother birth

Brendan

Hello there,

The parents married Jan -Mar 1965, if her birthday is ***** that date she was probably born Mar to Dec 1944.

Brendan

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Is it possible that some records are not accessible to you? As her marriage cert says she was 20yrs old in 1965 and she was definitely born in Ireland

Hello there,

What was her father's occupation?

Brendan

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
My father was classified as a school master
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
That was at the time if their wedding
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I’ve been on roots Ireland and Ancestry but can’t find anything for my mother or my grandfather, it’s like they never existed‍♂️
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
My mother also had a younger sister, Patricia, not sure on the age difference 5yrs ish and she was born in England. So I have thought my grandfather and grandmother left Ireland between 1946 & 1950 leaving my mother in Ireland at that time. She did join them later but no idea how much later.

Hello there,

If they married 1st January, Ann was born 1944, 21 in 1965

Please see attached, ignore the mother Lennon births

Brendan

Hello there,

Your Ann was born in Manchester 1944. mother Tobin

Births Sep 1944

Lennon Ann Tobin Manchester 8d85

Births Sep 1947

Lennon Patricia M Tobin Manchester 10e428

Brendan

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Wow that put a different slant on things. Thank you.

Hello there,

The parents married in Waterford 1943

Please see attached

Brendan

PS Honora "Nora"

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Do you have an exact DOB? I suppose I am now going to have to use my grandparents information in order to gain a passport. Which start me off again. As you able to find DOB’s for my grandparents so I can get their birth certificates?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Honora, right.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you for that. You’re really helping me out here.

Hello there,

Parents marriage attached

You only need one grandparent.

I will have a look.

Brendan

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you

Hello there,

Birth certificate of Nora in Dungarvan, father Richard attached.

Brendan

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Brendan you’re a star, thank you so much.