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McCONVILL, Ancestor (DNA Link)
(About 1755-)
(About 1785-Before 1851)
(About 1785-020/1864)
(About 1825-011/1874)


Family Links

1. BOYLE, Margaret


  • Born: About 1825, Ireland 2 3
  • Marriage (1): BOYLE, Margaret on 28 September 1852 in St Patrick's RC Church, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1
  • Died: 6 May 1874 at 11.00 am, 18 McDowall Street, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland 3

   Cause of his death was bronchitis over 4 years.3

   Other names for Martin were McCONNALLY, Martin,4 McCONNELL, Martin,3 4 5 McCONVELL, Martain, McCONVELL, Martin 4 and McCONVILL, Martin.1

  General Notes:

Martin was registered by the 1851 census for Old Monkland living with Sarah McConville, aged 80 years, as a lodger in the house of Margaret Campbell in General Rows, Coathill, Lanarkshire. Martin's age was recorded as 25 years. He was a coal miner and his birthplace was Ireland.

In 1861 Martin was recorded by the census living in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, with his wife Margaret, his two step children, Jane and Sarah, and his two children, Ann and John. He was 36 years old and born in Ireland. He worked as a coal miner.

When Martin McConnell [sic] died in 1874 his death certificate recorded him as a coal miner, married to Margaret Campbell. His recorded age at death was 50 years.

Martin's wife Margaret died in 1884. Her death certificate recorded her as the widow of two men, Martin being the second of the two. He was a coal miner according to this record. 2 3 5 6 7

  Research Notes:


Sarah does seem a bit old to be Martin's mother if the ages noted for both are accurate. It may be there was an exaggeration up for Sarah, and down for Martin.

  Medical Notes:

R. Gardner MD certified the cause of death.

William Kennedy, a neighbour of the deceased, gave notice of his death before the registrar, William Gaff Fleming at Johnstone on May 6 1874, and made his X mark. 3

Martin married Margaret BOYLE, daughter of Michael BOYLE and Sarah HANLON, on 28 September 1852 in St Patrick's RC Church, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 (Margaret BOYLE was born about 1823 in Ireland 7 8 and died 13 April 1884 at 8.30 pm in 22 McDowall Street, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland 3 7.). The cause of her death was phtisis over 9 months and haemoptosis over 4 months.3

  Marriage Notes:

The date and place given in the IGI of 25 July 1852 at Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland was likely to have been the banns of marriage.

Martin McConvill and Margaret Boyle were married by Father Michael O'Keeffe. The witness recorded in the marriage register was Mary Campbell. 1


1 Roman Catholic Records, Marriages Coatbridge St Patrick's part I 1847-1898.

2 1851 UK census, Old Monkland 652 en d 9 page 15 General Rows.

3 GRO Scotland, death certificate 559/03 No 100 Johnstone 1874.

4 LDS Family Search, IGI.

5 1861 UK census, Johnstone Renfrewshire Church Street.

6 1851 UK census, Old Monkland 652 en d 9 page 15.

7 GRO Scotland, death certificate 559/03 No 70 Johnstone 1884.

8, 1851 UK census Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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