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I am trying to research my fathers family, he was born in st

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Hi I am trying to research my fathers family, he was born in st marys hospital castleblayney Monaghan Ireland but I cant find any birth cert
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Customer: I just know he was born 18 August 1933, in st Mary's hospital castleblayney, his mother's name was Mary Stewart, he was named james, as far as in aware it was a mother and baby home
Hello there,
I live in Ireland, I will research your question in the morning.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you

Good Morning,

The birth was not registered under Stewart in 1933.

But I am sure the child was baptised.

I phoned St Mary's parish in Castleblayney.

They said the children were baptised in the hospital.

She said to phone the hospital and they would check the records.

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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Do you have any idea why it would be not registered in that name, I have a document from a priest in castleblayney stating that , he was born in st Mary's hospital 18th August 1933, baptized in st Mary's april 1934, and confirmed in ubleshanny parish church ?
Thank you so much for your help

Hello there,

Legal adoption did not come in in Ireland until July 1952.

Therefore James was fostered.

He may have been baptised under the foster parents names.

Unusual born August 1933 and baptised April 1934.

There may have been some sort of arrangement.


Customer: replied 13 days ago.
He was fostered into the Mooney family in scotstown

Hello there,

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