Posted By:Diane Sheppard
Subject:Thomas Collins and Mary Seward
Post Date:January 30, 2011 at 19:57:22
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Forum:Kerry, Ireland Genealogy Forum
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Thomas Collins and Mary Seward are the parents of Bridget Collins b. 25 March 1865 Ardfert, Kerry, Ireland. Have yet to find marriage information - if it exists. Found some of Bridget's siblings in baptismal listings on Irish Genealogy and LDS: Mary, Timothy, Michael. The Seward name comes up as various names on different sites: Seavers, Sayer, Tavers (LDS site but I would guess that is an error due to varied handwriting in registers). Bridget's marriage registration shows her mother's name as Marie Stuart! There are definitely gaps in the registers in County Kerry but quarterly returns listed on LDS site caught Michael and Bridget.

There is a Simon Seward/Seavers/Sayers of Finuge who might be related.

Bridget Collins emigrated to Buffalo, New York USA (about 1884 per her death cert) where she married John Breen b. County Clare on September 11, 1889. Who she emigrated with is unknown but baptismal sponsors of her children include: Timothy Collins, Johanna Collins, Anna Collins. She died in 1912 when her youngest was just two...

Let me know if there are any connections.