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McGrath, Patrick & Kitty (Catherine)

Jeanne Pratt (View posts)
Posted: 3 Sep 2002 11:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for information on Richard & "Kitty" Catherine McGrath who may be connected to my Patrick McGrath (born 1820 in Tipperary, Ireland).

I am searching for information on a Richard & Catherine McGrath, who we believe were married in October 1814 in Carrick on Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland.

It is possible that they settled possibly in Newfoundland Canada (possibly Argentia), likely after 1820.

I am told that there are McGraths that settled in Patricks Cove about that time, and that there might be information in Placentia bay east (originally called Devils Cove) and that the parish of St Brides keeps the records for Patricks Cove
now.

I am also searching for siblings (or any other family information) for Patrick McGrath who was born in 1820 in Tipperary, Ireland (we are assuming, of this Richard & Catherine who married in Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland). We are told that he came to Newfoundland and that he then came to the USA before he reached the age of 18 years.

Family lore indicates that he came to America in 1829 - 183? with 3 brothers (most likely named Michael, Daniel, Thomas &/or James - other possible names for the brothers were Richard &/or Peter - Richard & Peter were not commons names for Patrick's descendents, so it is believe that the first names indicated for the 3 brothers were most likely the correct ones). It is also possible that he had a sister named Catherine (as her husband was a sponsor when Patrick became a naturalized citizen of the USA in 1855 in La Salle County, IL as was a James McGrath).

Patrick's daughter Mary Anne McGrath married my grandfather James Lawrence Begley in 1903 in Ottawa, La Salle County, IL(their son James Joseph Begley is my father).

I would very much appreciate any information that could be provided for my research.

Julalia Jean (Begley) Pratt

Re: McGrath, Patrick & Kitty (Catherine)

Ross mcgrath (View posts)
Posted: 18 Jan 2003 3:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
My name is Ross McGrath from Point Verde Placentia.
My father came from Patricks Cove--Patrick McGrath-Father John Joseph McGrath. I am going to see if i can find out any info on my backround. Talk to you later.
Ross.

Re: McGrath, Richard & Kitty (Catherine)

Jeanne Pratt (View posts)
Posted: 18 Jan 2003 4:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ross,
Please let me know what you find out about your family background.

Thanks,
Jeanne

Re: McGrath, Patrick & Kitty (Catherine)

Gail Keen (McGrath) (View posts)
Posted: 13 Oct 2003 7:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am not sure if this is the same family but my father Peter Mcgrath is from Patricks Cove and his father was Micheal Mcgrath, who was in the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. I have not heard of any other relatives as I do not live in Newfoundland. I wonder if the family is the same. Micheal was married to a woman named fransis I do not know her last name. I would love to find more.

Re: McGrath, Patrick & Kitty (Catherine)

Jeanne Pratt (View posts)
Posted: 2 Nov 2003 12:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Gail,
I apologize for taking so long to respond to your post to my query for information on Patrick & Kitty (Catherine?) McGrath, I'm afraid that I have been quite busy with family health issues.

I am sorry, but so far, I know no more than what I noted in my original posting. Please do keep my Patrick & Kitty (Catherine?) McGrath in mind as you continue your research, as I will your Michael who married a Frances.

Jeanne

Re: McGrath, Patrick & Kitty (Catherine)

Posted: 5 Sep 2010 3:51AM GMT
Classification: Query


PATRICK'S COVE
Around 1804, the picturesque valley of Patrick's Cove, then know as Devil's Cove was settled by a young man from County Tipperary, Ireland. Bartholomew McGrath made this sheltered cove his home, and following his marriage to Catherine Ryan from North Harbour, raised his family of four sons and three daughters there.

When Bartley arrived in Newfoundland he had no background in fishing, being a farmer by profession. However, by 1849 he was going to sea on the bankers (fishing vessels) and his sons had learned to build boats and were beginning to fish locally. By 1845 there were four small skiffs at Patrick's Cove, and as the years passed the number grew to seventeen. At the peak of the fishing season, men came from the Barasways and Point Verd to assist. These were called 'summer men', they came to help and in exchange for services they received food and free board. Today, those who fish, do so out of St. Bride's.

The name Devil's Cove, was changed to Patrick's Cove by Bartholomew's son Bartley on the occasion of the birth of his son, Patrick. The name has help through the years and just about every family in Patrick's Cove with the surname McGrath has a son named Patrick. In the 1800's Patrick's Cove had all McGrath living there.

Re: McGrath, Patrick & Kitty (Catherine)

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 7:32PM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: McGrath, Patrick & Kitty (Catherine)

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 2:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am searching my grandmother's family on my fathers side. Her name was Ellen Mcgrath and she was born to Andrew Mcgrath who was born in 1861 to Matthew Mcgrath. Matthew was born 1811 and died 1881 in St. John's. Icannot find the birth of either Andrew or his father Matthew in St. John's and have started looking outside St. John's. I know there were mcgraths on Patrick Cove, Colliers, Holyrood and the French Shore on the Northern Pen.... Just wondering if you have come across any reference to a Andrew or Matthew Mcgrath

Re: McGrath, Patrick & Kitty (Catherine)

Posted: 26 Dec 2013 1:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Will of Bartholomew McGrath
In re: BARTHOLOMEW MCGRATH. DECEASED

In the name of God Amen: This is the last will and Testament of me Bartholomew McGrath of Patricks Cove in the Southern District of the Island of Newfoundland - Farmer. I appoint Patrick Coffey of Angles Cove executor of this my last will and Testament I will that my just debts be paid as soon as convenient after my decease. I will devise and bequeath to my son George all that piece of land that came into my possession on account of being mortgaged by my son (Anthony) and being the part left to him (Anthony) by his mother. The balance of my land I will devise and bequeath to my sons George, Patrick and Bernard share and share alike. George to take the part next Anthony’s Bernard next to George, and Patrick next to Bernard’s

In witness whereof I have hereunto (set my hand by placing my mark) and affixed my seal at Placentia this 29th day of July A.D. 1904 having first been read over and explained Bartholomew his X mark McGrath (LS) Signed by the Testator and acknowledged by him to be his last will and Testament in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request we have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses James Kent Andrew Collins

Certified correct, D. M. Browning Registrar

Re: McGrath, Patrick & Kitty (Catherine)

Posted: 26 Dec 2013 1:13AM GMT
Classification: Query

PATRICK B. McGRATH

From St Johns Daily News http://ngb.chebucto.org/Newspaper-Obits/news-1922-e.shtml

Fortified by the rites of Holy church, there passed peacefully away at Patrick’s Cove, P.B., last week, after a protracted illness, Patrick B. McGRATH; leaving to mourn their sad loss, his wife, three sons, and many brothers and sisters. P.B., as he was familiarly called by his friends, was well known to many sportsmen who used to visit Patrick’s Cove in former years.

He was an excellent guide, a good shot and kept a hospitable home. He was the son of the late Bartley McGRATH, a well known and prominent figure on the Cape Shore in the good old days. May his soul find eternal rest August 22, 1922.

Patrick B McGrath, son of Bartley McGrath, Married Hanora Young from Lears Cove They lived near St Patricks Church and across from St Patricks School . Sons Edgar PJ McGrath died 1934 Son Harold McGrath Died 1932.Wife Hanora Died 1950 Son Osborne Francis married Violet OKeefe from Great Barrisway . Osborne died 1959 . Violet died 1987 . They had ten children Anna Marie McGrath Young Edgar McGrath John McGrath (deceased Infant) Sylvia McGrath Linda McGrath Snow Harold McGrath Sharon McGrath McCollum Carol Ann McGrath Dohey Diane McGrath Lacey Osborne Tobias McGrath Wayne McGrath
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