I too am researching the family of Bridget Meade, wife of my 3 x ggfather George Edward Denham, an orphan who emmigrated to Australia from Cork in 1832. I also have much of the same info and the parents names of Phillip Meade and Margaret Kelly were given to me by the late Neville Anderson some time ago, however, he was unable to provide source information for the parents names. Bridget's death certificate lists her father's occupation as a minister and her mothers maiden name as Kelly, however, I have found an interesting christening in the Roman Catholic registers for Cobh, a seaport village in Cork, details as follows:
Bridget Meade, chr 26 Jun 1814 Cobh Roman Catholic. Father: Thomas Meade, mother: Bridget Grand. Witnesses: Mary Regan & Michael Daly. Notes: E Priest: M Kiely.
This entry is from the http://ifhf.rootsireland.ie
website and I cannot find any further details pertaining to siblings or her parents (marriage, christening & burial records).
There is also another Bridget Meed listed on the website but I think the above fits the Bridget Meade who came to Australia on the Red Rover in 1832 (note surname of priest).
The other entry is as follows:
Bridget Meed, chr 4 Dec 1814 at Killavullen, Cork (Roman Catholic); Father: Thomas Meed; mother: Mary Lynch. Witnesses: Robert Blake & Mary Higgins.
Also, I have managed to contact the Cork Ancestral Project and searching between the years 1807 & 1817 there is a 3rd candidate:
Bridget Meade, chr 17 May 1812 at St Marys & St Annes, Cork (Roman Catholic); Father: Patrick Meade; mother: Anastatia Meade.
Sponsors: David Daltin & Ellen McCarthy. Register 4, page 139.
Comments: Celebrant John McDonagh, child Bridgitt, mother Ansty.
Would be interested in any feedback on the above and if anybody has any research that may suggest a Roman Catholic link.
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