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McKENNA, Mary Jane
(1875-Before 1917)


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1. McCONACHY, Michael


  • Born: 1875, Shotts parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland 2 4
  • Marriage (1): McCONACHY, Michael on 30 December 1898 in RC Chapel, Cleland, Lanarkshire, Scotland 1 2
  • Died: Before 28 April 1917 5

   Other names for Sarah were LAVERTY, Sarah,5 LAVERY, Sarah,4 McCONNACHIE, Sarah,1 McCONNAGHIE, Sarah 5 and McCONNOCHIE, Sarah.6

  General Notes:

Sarah Lavery was aged 5 years when recorded by the 1881 census. She had been born in the parish of Shotts where she was living.

In 1901 Sarah McConnochie was recorded by the census for Shotts parish living at Windyedge Farm in Cleland Lanarkshire. She had two children to care for: a daughter 2 years of age and a son 2 months old. Sarah herself had been born in Shotts parish and was recorded as 25 years of age.

It was Sarah Lafferty who gave notice of her daughter Mary Jane's birth in 1903. She gave notice to the registrar, William McGill, at Cleland on 2 December 1903. 1 4 6

Sarah married Michael McCONACHY, son of John McCONAGHY and Ann GILPIN, on 30 December 1898 in RC Chapel, Cleland, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 2 (Michael McCONACHY was born on 11 July 1868 in Portadown Civil Parish, County Armagh, Ireland 7 and died 28 April 1917 at 2.00 pm in 46 Omoa Road, Cleland, Lanarkshire, Scotland 8.). The cause of his death was chronic bronchitis and asthma.

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage was celebrated after banns according to the rites and forms of the Roman Catholic Church. Patrick Hackett was the celebrant. The witnesses were Henry McConaghy and Lizzie Lafferty.

Michael McConaghy was a coal miner, recorded as aged 27, resident at Windyedge in the West District of Shotts. He was unmarried.

Sarah Lafferty was a brickfield worker and unmarried. She was 23 years of age and lived at Parkside, Cleland in the West District of Shotts.

The marriage was registered at Cleland on 31 December 1898, William Spence being the registrar. 2


1 GRO Scotland, Birth West Dist. of Shotts 655/3 no 154 1903.

2 GRO Scotland, Marriage 1898 Western District of Shotts No 32.

3 GRO Scotland, Death certificate RDS 655/3 No 45 Cleland 1917/husband Michael.

4 1881 UK census, Shotts Lanarkshire 655-3 en d 1 page 3.

5 GRO Scotland.

6 1901 UK Census, Shotts parish hareshaw Road Windyedge Farm page 40.

7 Irish Family History Foundation, Civil birth Record Seagoe parish County Armagh Ireland 1866.

8 GRO Scotland, Death certificate RDS 655/3 No 45 Cleland 1917.

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