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McCONVILL, Ancestor (DNA Link)
(About 1755-)
(About 1785-Before 1851)
(About 1785-020/1864)
McCONVILL, Catherine
(About 1815-003/1898)


Family Links

1. McNERNEY, Patrick

McCONVILL, Catherine 1 2 3

  • Born: About 1815, Ireland 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): McNERNEY, Patrick on 5 January 1836 in Clonallon RC parish, Newry And Mourne, County Down, Ireland 1
  • Died: 10 March 1898 at 3.00 pm, 12 Bogside Row, Easterhouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland

   Cause of her death was Cardiac failure and congestion of the lungs over 5 days.

   Other names for Catherine were CONVILLY, Catherine, McANERNEY, Catherine, McCOLVILLE, Catherine, McCONNELL, Catherine, McCONVIL, Cath,7 McCONVIL, Catherine, McCONVILE, Catherine, McCONVILL, Cathrin,7 McCONVILLE, Catherine,8 McENEARNEY, Catherine, McINARNEY, Catherine,9 McINEARNEY, Catherine, McINEARNEY, Catherine, McINERNAY, Catherine, McNAIRNEY, Catherine, McNARNEY, Catherine 5 and McNARNIE, Catherine.

  General Notes:

Catherine was living at 65 Aitchison Street, Airdrie, when her son Francis was born in 1859.

Catherine McNarney was the wife of a coal miner and aged 40 years, when recorded by the 1861 census for Old Monkland. She had been born in Ireland, and lived at 1 Clarkson's 2nd Land, Coatdyke, in a home that had windows in only two rooms, with nine people aged from 2 years to 43 years living there.

On 22 April 1868 a woman called Catherine McConvill was the sponsor at the baptism of Patrick Vavanagh, son of James Cavanagh and Catherine McAnairney, in St Patrick's Coatbridge. It may be this person, or some relative of the same name.

According to the 1871 census, Catherine McInarney and her family were living in the village or hamlet of Coatdyke, in Gartsherrie in Old Monkland Parish. Their address was 1 Clarkson's Land. Their house had at least one room with a window. Living there were Patrick McInarney, Catherine his wife, their sons John and Francis, and their daughter Elizabeth. Catherine was recorded as 54 years of age and had been born in Ireland.

The 1881 census recorded Catherine McConville [sic] living in the parish of Old Monkland, at number 9 North British Buildings. She was listed as the head of a household which consisted of five lodgers, all men, four of whom were unmarried and one widowed: Charles Bellfield,17 years old, Edward Duffy, 40 years old, Joseph Morgan, 46 years old and widowed, William Pate, 19 years old, and Paul Raynor, 22 years old. Catherine, herself, was widowed. The lodgers all were ironworkers of one sort or another. Two were born in England, two in Ireland and one in Scotland. Catherine was recorded as being Irish born and aged 45 years, an age which is vastly at odds with her age given in other circumstances. Her occupation was that of housekeeper.

'Catherine McColville', aged 60 years, whose son was 'John McEnarney', was recorded living next door to her daughter Catherine Cavanagh's home in the 1891 census for Blantyre. They lived in a house that had two rooms with at least one window, and their address was 31 Hall St in Dixon's Rows, Blantyre. John was unmarried and was a tinsmith. Catherine was born in Ireland.

In her death certificate, in 1898, Catherine was recorded as the widow of Patrick McNairney, coal miner. She was recorded as aged 74 years, and resided at 12 Bogside Row Easterhouse. Only her parents' surname of McConville was noted, with no given names recorded. Both of her parents were deceased.

Catherine's daughter, Catherine Cavanagh, died in March 1909, and in her death certificate Catherine McConville was recorded as deceased. 5 10 11 12

  Research Notes:


There is as yet no documentary proof of John McConville and Susan or Sarah Hammill being the parents of Catherine McConvill. The evidence is circumstantial based on:
1) Anthony McConville was witness at Catherine's marriage
2) Ann McConville lived very near Catherine and her family while her mother was living, and Ann's married surname, Kinney, is a very common one in Clonallon where Catherine married
3) the name patterns of Catherine's children suggest her parents were John and Sarah


Bogside was once an area beside Easterhouse village, south of the Monkland canal, in the district of Baillieston, which lay in the west of the parish of Old Monkland. An 1864 map shows it lying between Easterhouse and Swinton.

There was a coal mine called Bogside, owned by John Reid in 1880, cited as being in Baillieston. Baillieston village and Easterhouse are adjacent to each other in the county of Lanark. Baillieston in the 19th century documents was recorded as part of the parish of Old Monkland.

The word 'Rows' in the address refers to the rows of small, cramped, cottage type buildings, erected cheaply by coal owners to house miners. The houses were 'tied', meaning that their continued occupation was conditional on a member of the household working in the pit. 13 14

  Medical Notes:

W. F. Brown MB certified the cause of death.

Catherine's son J. McNairney signed the register of deaths at Baillieston on 10 March 1898 as informant.

Catherine married Patrick McNERNEY, son of McNERNY and McNERNY MS UNKNOWN, on 5 January 1836 in Clonallon RC parish, Newry And Mourne, County Down, Ireland.1 (Patrick McNERNEY was born about 1815 in Ireland 5 6 and died 25 March 1877 at 9.30 am in Clarkson's Land, Coatdyke, Old Monkland Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland.). The cause of his death was dropsy of 22 days' duration.

  Marriage Notes:

"Church Marriage Record

Date of Marriage:05-Jan-1836
County:Co. Down
Husband Name:Patrick McNerney
Denomination:Roman Catholic
Age: Full Age (Over 21)
Address: Drumgath
Wife: Catherine McConvill
Denomination:Roman Catholic
Age: Full Age (Over 21)
Husband's Father Name: McNerney
Wife's Fathe Namer:McConvill
Witness 1: Name: Anthony McConvill
Witness 2: Michael McNerney
Notes: Church: CLONALLON Roman Catholic

Copyright Ulster Historical Foundation (Antrim & Down)"

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1 Irish Family History Foundation, Newry and Mourne district County Down Church Marriage Record.

2 Irish Family History Foundation, Newry Roman Catholic parish County Down Ireland.

3 Roman Catholic Records, St Margaret's RC Parish Airdrie Lanarkshire Baptism 1859.

4 1891 UK Census, Blantyre.

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

6 Irish Family History Foundation, Church Marriage Record.

7 Roman Catholic Records, St Margaret's RC Parish Airdrie Lanarkshire.

8 Irish Family History Foundation, Tullylish Roman Catholic parish County Antrim Ireland.

9 1871 UK census, Old Monkland en d 1 page 25.

10 1871 UK census, Vol652-2 En Dist1 page 25.

11 GRO Scotland.

12 Roman Catholic Records, St Patrick's RC parish Coatbridge Lanarkshire Baptisms.

13 1891 UK Census.

14 GRO Scotland, Old Monkland west.

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