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(About 1815-Before 1901)
(About 1815-)
CREANEY, Margaret


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1. McCONAGHEY, Michael (DNA Link)

CREANEY, Margaret

  • Born: 1843, County Armagh, Ireland 3
  • Marriage (1): McCONAGHEY, Michael (DNA Link) on 5 January 1867 in Shankill Parish, County Down, Ireland 1 2
  • Died: 14 February 1901 at 7.00 am, Salsburgh, Parish of Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland 4

   Cause of her death was cardiac valvular disease over 1 year.

   Other names for Margaret were CARNEY, Margaret, CLANEY, Margaret, CRAINIE, Margaret,5 CRANEY, Margaret,6 7 CRANIE, Margaret,8 CRANNIE, Margaret, CREANY, Margaret,9 CRINNIE, Margaret,10 McCONACHY, Margaret, McCONCHY, Margaret,3 McCONNACHIE, Margaret,5 McCONNAGHIE, Margaret,9 McCONNAGHY, Margaret,11 McCONNECHY, Margaret, McCONNOCHIE, Margaret and McCONNOCHY, Margaret.

  General Notes:

Margaret McConchy was recorded by the 1871 census living at Easter Cardowan in the Shettleston district of Barony parish, Glasgow. She was recorded as 29 years of age and her birthplace was County Armagh, Ireland. Her two children were aged 3 years and 3 months.

Margaret McConachy was recorded by the 1881 census living at No 10 Greenhill Village in the parish of Shotts with her husband and five children. Her recorded age was 39 years and she was Irish by birth.

In the 1891 census for Cleland, parish of Shotts, Margaret McConnaghy, a widow, and her six unmarried children, of whom Edward was the eldest, were recorded living with her widowed younger brother John Creaney and his four children. Margaret worked as 'housekeeper', and her age was recorded as 47 years. Her birthplace was Ireland. Her 1891 address was 162 Omoa Square, Cleland. According to her children's ages and places of birth, Margaret had been in Scotland for at least 20 years, and in Cleland for a little less.

Margaret died in 1901. Her death certificate recorded her as 'widow of Michael McConnachie labourer' and her age as 56 years. This age is probably too low by about 10 years, the informant, Edward, himself was almost 40 years old when his mother died. Margaret's father was recorded as deceased and no mother's name was recorded at all. 3 12

  Medical Notes:

Charles Bannatyne MB ChM certified the cause of death.

The informant before registrar John Wilson at salsburgh on 14 February 1910 was Margaret's son Edward McConnachie of Warrington Place Cleland.

Margaret married Michael McCONAGHEY (DNA Link), son of Michael McCONAGHEY (DNA Linked) and Margaret O'NEILL (DNA Linked), on 5 January 1867 in Shankill Parish, County Down, Ireland.1 2 (Michael McCONAGHEY (DNA Link) was born in 1841 in County Armagh, Ireland 3, baptised on 13 June 1841 in Shankill RC Parish, County Armagh, Ireland 13 and died 4 June 1885 at 8.00 am in Spoutscroft, Greenhill, Shotts Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland.). The cause of his death was cancer of the stomach of six months' duration.

  Marriage Notes:

In 1870 the birth certificate of their son Edward at Shettleston recorded their marriage as 25 December 1864 in Ireland. His father Michael was the informant.

Son Michael was born in 1873. His father Michael notified the registrar of his birth. His parents' marriage was recorded as '1866 December at Lurgan County Armagh'.

The birth certificate of their son Henry in 1875 at Shotts parish recorded this couple's marriage as 'married December 1866 at Lurgan County Armagh'. Michael, the father of the child, was the informant.

1878 brought the birth of son Arthur. Michael was once more the informant. This time their marriage was described as 'married January 6th Lurgan County Armagh'!

In 1881 their daughter Margaret's birth certificate recorded the couple as 'm 1868 January 6 Lurgan Co Armagh'.

Son Bernard was born in 1885 and Michael, his father, was the informant. The marriage of Bernard's parents was noted as '1867 Jan 6 Lurgan Co Armagh'.

The marriage record viewed at presents the following information:
"Type: Marriages
Date Of Marriage:05/01/1867
Husband Firstname:MICHAEL
Husband Surname:MCCONAGHY
Husband Denomination:Roman Catholic
Husband Marital Status:Not Married
Husband Father Firstname
Husband Father Surname:MCCONAGHY
Husband Witness Surname:MCCONAGHY
Husband Witness Firstname:ARTHUR
Wife Firstname:MARGARET
Wife Surname:CRANEY
Wife Townland / Street:CORNICINIGOR
Wife Denomination:Roman Catholic
Wife Marital Status:Not Married
Wife Father Surname:CRANEY
Wife Witness Firstname:CECILY
Wife Witness Surname:O'HANLON
Address1:SHANKHILL Roman Catholic
Address4:CO DOWN"



1 GRO Scotland, Birth certificate Shettleston parish RDS 622/3 No 171 1870/son Edward.

2, Marriage records County Down 1867.

3 1871 UK census, Shettleston reg dist in Barony parish Easter Cardowan 622/3 en d 3 page 6.

4 GRO Scotland, Death certificate RDS 655/3 No 130 Cleland 1957/son Michael.

5 GRO Scotland, Deaths Carluke 629 no 190 1950.

6 GRO Scotland, Marriage 655/3 No 6 West Dist. Shotts 1901.

7 LDS Family Search, IGI.

8 GRO Scotland, Cleland 1885 death certificate RDS 655/3 No 17 West Shotts/husband Michael.

9 GRO Scotland, West District of Shotts Lanarkshire Marriages 1900.

10 GRO Scotland, Deaths Tranent 722 no 118 1968.

11 1891 UK Census, Shotts west district 655/3 en d 1 162 Omoa Square.

12 GRO Scotland, Shotts volume 655 En D 3 page 29.

13 Irish Family History Foundation, Church Baptism Record Shankill parish County Armagh Ireland 1841.

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