Quigley Family Historical Site

Ellen Ward 1825-1883

Name: Ellen Ward aka Helen
Sex: Female.
Birth: 1825 in County Monaghan, Ireland.
Death: 19th Nov 1883 at 50 Harmony Row in Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Father: Father Bernard Ward (c1800) Farmer
Mother: Mother Bridget McQuillan (c1800)
Marriage(s): Spouse John Quigley
Occupation(s): Unknown
Residence(s): 50 Harmony Row, Govan, Lanarkshire. (1881 - 1883)

James Quigley born 1851 in Newbliss, Killeevan, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.
Catherine Ann
Catherine Ann Quigley born 1852 in Newbliss, Killeevan, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
Edward Quigley born 1855 in Newbliss, Killeevan, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.    Occupation(s):  Ship's carpenter
John Quigley born 1861 in Newbliss, Killeevan, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.    Occupation(s):  Blacksmith
Bridget Quigley born 1858-1866 in Newbliss, Killeevan, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.


Letters sent from Govan by Ellen's daughter Catherine Quigley to her cousin John Quigley in Newbliss has identified the Newbliss area as the birthplace of the family. The letters may also indicate that John's two son's Edward & John left Govan for America, explaining why I can find no marriage or death entry for Edward & John in Scotland.

The death informant was Ellen's son Edward Quigley, the cause of death was bronchitis over 3 months.

Ellen and her family left County Monaghan to settle in Govan about 1870, the first records of the family in Scotland is the marriage of her son James in Govan in 1876.

Recording of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Ireland of catholics did not begin until 1864 as a result I can find no entries for Ellen's children, a further search for Ellen and her family in the surviving catholic parish records in County Monaghan prior to 1864 also returned no positive results.

Ellen is recorded on the 1881 Census for 50 Harmony Row, Govan, Lanarkshire, Ellen is recorded here living with 3 of her children Edward, Bridget and John.

646/2X 0019 (SRD)
646-1 33 17 (1881 Census Scot)


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