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Elizabeth Smith (Kavanagh) who was born in King's Co. Ireland in 1852

Elizabeth Smith (Kavanagh) who was born in King's Co. Ireland in 1852

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 3:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Dec 2012 3:12PM GMT
I am trying to trace my great-grandmother Elizabeth Smith (Kavanagh) who was born in King's Co. Ireland in 1852?. Her father was John Smith or possibly SMYTH. Rumour has it he was S.African and his wife ?? name unknown was Spanish. This is all the information I have on her. She married my great-grandfather James Kavanagh (also born in Ireland - I know not where.) in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England in 1872. Any suggestions for me to look into? Thanks, Angela

Re: Kings County

Posted: 10 Dec 2012 3:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Have you ordered the marriage cert? Who were the witnesses? Any Smith siblings?

And, ignoring her reported age -- is it possible the Kavanaugh marriage was her 2nd marriage? I don't see this couple in Cheshire in 1881 .... ?


Name: Elizabeth Smith
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: Isaac Smith
Gender: Female
Where born: Ireland
Civil parish: Birkenhead
Ecclesiastical parish: St James
Town: Birkenhead
County/Island: Cheshire
Country: England
Registration district: Birkenhead
Sub-registration district: Birkenhead
ED, institution, or vessel: 30
Household schedule number: 90
Piece: 3749
Folio: 67
Page Number: 18
Household Members:
Name Age
Isaac Smith 28
Elizabeth Smith 27

Another possibility:

Name: Elizabeth Smith
Age: 21
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Relation: Daughter
Mother's Name: Catharine Smith
Gender: Female
Where born: Ireland
Civil parish: Cheadle Bulkeley
Ecclesiastical parish: St Matthew
Town: Edgeley
County/Island: Cheshire
Country: England
Registration district: Stockport
Sub-registration district: Stockport First
ED, institution, or vessel: 25
Household schedule number: 42
Piece: 3662
Folio: 122
Page Number: 10
Household Members:
Name Age
Catharine Smith 50
Thomas Smith 26
John Smith 24
Henry Smith 21
James Smith 8
Fanny Smith 28
Elizabeth Smith 21
*****Catherine Smith 17
Margret Ellen Smith 14
Mary Charlott Smith 12

Re: Kings County

Posted: 8 Jan 2013 2:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
I've just seen this message - sorry I'm late in replying. My Elizabeth married James Cavanagh (should be Kavanagh) in 1872 in Birkenhead. They were both born in Ireland but married in Birkenhead. They are in the 1881 census with 4 children - eldest born in 1873.

I will order the marriage certificate as it will help I know. I have the birth certificate for their son William who became my grandfather. I found in Roots Ireland an Elizabeth Smyth born in 1848 in Co.Offaly (used to be Kings.Co.) showing a Thomas Smyth as the father Sally Neill as the mother. Spellings did change so will await the arrival of the marriage certificate. Thanks for your help. Angela
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