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(About 1785-)
(About 1785-)
(About 1785-Before 1851)
(About 1785-0020/1864)
McNERNEY, Patrick
(About 1815-)
McCONVILL, Catherine
(About 1815-0003/1898)
McENARNEY, Michael
(About 1839-)


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1. MANN, Helen

McENARNEY, Michael

  • Born: About 1839, Ireland 2
  • Marriage (1): MANN, Helen on 26 November 1866 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1
  • Died: 17 October 1914 at 7.45 am, 12 Hall Street, Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

   Cause of his death was arteriosclerosis, myocarditis and cardiac failure.

   Other names for Michael were McENEARNEY, Michael,2 3 4 McINAIRNEY, Michael, McINAIRNIE, Michael, McINEARNEY, Michael, McNARNEY, Michael and McNARNEY, Michal.2

  General Notes:

Michal McNarney, an unmarried man of 21 years, was working as a coal miner and living in Coatdyke, in Old Monkland Parish, when the 1861 census recorded his family. He had been born in Ireland.

The 1871 census recorded Michael McInairney as head of a household at Adam's Land, Gartsherrie, in the parish of Old Monkland, Lanarkshire. His wife and baby daughter, Catherine, lived there with him. Michael was a married man, aged 31 years, who worked as a coal miner. He had been born in Ireland.

Michael's baby daughter, Ellen, died in 1873 and Michael was the informant of her death. Her death certificate recorded his occupation as coal miner.

Michael was the informant of the death of his 11 month old son, Patrick, in 1875. He was recorded as a coal miner.

Michael signed at Coatdyke as informant of his father's death on 25 March 1877.

In 1880, in February, Michael's son, Peter, died. Michael was the informant of Peter's death and was recorded in the death certificate again as a coal miner.

In July 1880 Michael and Helen's 9 year old daughter, Catherine, died in Blantyre. Michael, who had been present where the death occurred, was the informant. His occupation was recorded as that of coal miner.

In 1881 the census recorded Michael and Helen McEnarney living at 6 Hall Street, Blantyre. Michael was recorded as aged 40 years and married. He worked as a coal miner and had been born in Ireland. He and his wife had one son and one daughter living with them.

Michael was the informant of the birth of his daughter Sarah at Blantyre in March 1885.

In the 1891 census for Blantyre, there is an entry that recorded Michael McNarney living at 50 Hall Street with his family. He is living near his married sister, Catherine, who lived at 29 Hall St, and his unmarried brother, John, and their mother at 31 Hall St. Michael's age was recorded as 50 years. He was born in Ireland. His wife, Ellen, was born in Old Monkland Parish, as was their eldest son, John. Michael's other children were born in Blantyre. As well as the McNarney family, two boarders were recorded in the household: Philip McGuire, an Irish born unmarried coal miner of 53 years, and Charles Goodfellow, of similar description but only 44 years old. The house had two rooms with one or more windows.

In 1900 when his daughter Elizabeth married, Michael was recorded in her marriage certificate as being a coal trimmer.

In his son, John's marriage certificate of 1901, Michael was recorded as being a coal miner.

The 1901 census recorded Michael and Ellen McInearney, two of their children, and two boarders, James McInearney, 22 years old, born in Glasgow and a coal miner, and Charles Baillie, 24 years old, born in Glasgow and a coal miner, living at 61 Hall Street, Blantyre in a dwelling with two windowed rooms. Michael, head of the household, was recorded as being Irish born, aged 62 years, and a pit labourer by occupation.

When Michael died in 1914, his death certificate recorded him as Michael McEnearney, coal miner, married to Helen Mann, and as aged 77 years. His parents were already deceased.

In 1917, Michael's daughter Elizabeth died. Michael himself was deceased by then. His occupation was recorded in her death certificate as coal miner. 2 3 4 5 6

  Medical Notes:

Thomas P. Grant MB ChB certified the causes of death.

James O'Brien, Michael's son in law of 32 Hall Street, Blantyre, and present at the place where Michael died, gave notice of the death before the registrar at Blantyre, James Brown, on 17 October 1914.

Michael married Helen MANN, daughter of Peter MANN and Ann CAIRNS, on 26 November 1866 in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 (Helen MANN was born about 1849 in Old Monkland Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 7 8 and died between 1901 and 1917.)

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage was celebrated after banns according to the rites and forms of the Roman Catholic Church. The celebrant was Father Michael O'Keeffe CC. The witnesses were Neil Mullen and Anne Moore.

Michael, the groom, was a bachelor aged 27 years, from Coatdyke in the parish of Old Monkland. He was a coalminer.

The bride, Helen, was 17 years old, unmarried, and she worked and a factory hand. She too was 'of Coatdyke'.

The marriage was registered in Coatbridge in the parish of Old Monkland on 29 November 1866, the registrar being James Burdon. 1


1 GRO Scotland, marriage certificate Coatbridge 1866 RDS 522/2 no 112.

2 1861 UK census, Old Monkland 652/3 en d 1/3 page 5.

3 GRO Scotland, Marriage 624 No 25 Blantyre 1901.

4 GRO Scotland, Birth 624 No 97 Blantyre 1885.

5 GRO Scotland, Old Monkland.

6 1891 UK Census.

7 1861 UK census, Old Monkland Lanarkshire; ED: 1; Page: 18.

8 1851 UK census, Old Monkland parish Lanarkshire; ED: 8; Page: 19.

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