I'm trying to trace my great grandmother Johanna Quill / Quille who married James Griffin on 8 Feb 1890 in Duagh. On their marriage record it states that James is from Mountcastle and Johanna is from Knockavallaha which seems to be mistranscribed from Knockalougha (in Duagh parish). Her parents are Maurice Quill and Julia Hickey (sometimes spelled Hickie).
The problem arises when I try to find a birth record for Johanna. On the 1901 census she is aged 41 (dob wd be 1860) and on the 1911 census she's 47 (dob wd be 1864). She died on 19 Feb 1939 when she was supposedly aged 75 giving a dob of 1864 again. Her last child was born in 1908 making her either 48 or 44 when this daughter was born.
I have checked Ancestry, Familysearch and the actual books in the GRO and there is no sign of a birth recorded for her. There are apparently other siblings recorded with same named parents:-
Margaret b Oct 1859 in Rathea
Thomas b March 1861 in Rathea
John b Oct 1863 in Rathea
No-one in 1864/5/6
Catherine b 1867 in Rathea
Mary b 1869 in Rathea
Denis b 1871 in Duagh
Julia b 1873 in Duagh
Ellen b 1875 in Duagh
Maurice b 1877 in Duagh.
...absolutely no sign of Johanna - could I be safe in assuming that, on the basis that they were a very "regular" family in the appearance of children that she's in that gap between John and Catherine or does anyone have any idea how I'd go about pinning it down? There is a possibility of a Corneilus in 1865 but I can't locate his records.
Next then will be trying to get more information on her parents' marriage, their birth records etc!!!