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McMAHON, Patrick
(About 1800-)
(About 1805-)
(Between 1828/1837-)


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1. FLANAGAN, Michael

2. GOLDIE, John

McMAHON, Mary 3 4 5

  • Born: Between 1828 and 1837, County Fermanagh, Ireland 3 6
  • Marriage (1): FLANAGAN, Michael on 10 May 1852 in St Andrew's RC Chapel, Glasgow, Scotland 1
  • Marriage (2): GOLDIE, John on 18 October 1867 in St Alphonsus RC Chapel, Calton, Glasgow, Scotland 2
  • Died: 8 November 1898 at 6.50 am, City Poorhouse, Glasgow, Scotland 4

   Cause of her death was cardiac valvular disease.4

   Other names for Mary were FLANAGAN, Mary,6 GOLDIE, Mary 4 7 and McMACHAN, Mary.2

  General Notes:

Mary McMahon was aged 27 years in 1855 according to the information provided by her first husband, Michael Flanagan, in the birth certificate of their son John. John was Mary's second child. She had a daughter already who was living in 1855. Mary McMahon or Flanagan was recorded as born in County Fermanagh Ireland.

In her husband's poor law relief application of 1888, Mary McMahon was recorded as 46 years old and a native of County Fermanagh Ireland, though her husband did not know her specific residence there. They had no family alive. Mary's parents were recorded as Pat McMahon, a farmer, and Bridget Flanigan, both dead.

When Mary Goldie died in 1898, her death certificate recorded her as "Pauper Widow of 1st Michael Flannigan 2nd John Goldie". Her age was recorded as 58 years, though this is almost certainly a serious underestimate since her first marriage took place in 1852. Her parents were deceased. 3 4 6

  Medical Notes:

Joseph Quin, a friend, of 18 Monteith Row, was the informant of Mary's death. 4

Mary married Michael FLANAGAN on 10 May 1852 in St Andrew's RC Chapel, Glasgow, Scotland.1 (Michael FLANAGAN was born about 1828 6.)

  Marriage Notes:

Roman Catholic Records
St Andrew's Parish Glasgow

10th May 1852
Michael Flanagan
& Mary McMahon
Michael Flanagan & Mary McMahon after due proclamation of Banns were married on the 10th day of May 1852, in presence of James Flanagan & Mary Cairns by me Alexander McRae" 1

Mary next married John GOLDIE, son of James GOLDIE and Ann CURTIS, on 18 October 1867 in St Alphonsus RC Chapel, Calton, Glasgow, Scotland.2 (John GOLDIE was born between 1840 and 1847 in Hill, County Cavan, Ireland 2 3.)

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage of Mary McMachan and John Drumgoun in 1867 was solemnised according to the rites and forms of the Roman Catholic Church by J. Carlin in St Alphonsus Chapel Glasgow. The witnesses were John Mcmachan and Bridget Finnigan, both of whom made their X mark.

John Drumgoun made his X mark. He was a bachelor aged 27 years and worked as a mason's labourer. His address was noted as 88 1/2 London Street. His father was deceased.

Mary McMachan, who also made her X mark, was a clothes dealer and her age was recorded as 30 years. She was a widow of the same addres as the groom. Both of her parents were deceased.

The marriage was registered on 18 October 1867 at Glasgow.

John Goldie's poor law relief application of 1888 stated that he and his wife Mary McMahon were married 23 or 24 years earlier in St Alphonsus RC Chapel by Father Carlton. 2 3


1 Roman Catholic Church, St Andrew's RC Parish Glasgow Marriages.

2 GRO Scotland, Calton district Glasgow Marriages 1867.

3 e-mails, Anne Donohoe March 2015.

4 GRO Scotland, St Rollox district Glasgow Deaths 1898.


6 GRO Scotland, Clyde district Glasgow Births 1855.

7 1871 UK census, Glasgow St Paul's En D 28 page 2.

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