Ann Walsh c1805 – probably 1841-1851

Born in Ireland c 1805.

Married David Sullivan~1824-6, place unknown. I have searched Waterford City, where David was born, parishes - fiches 2444, 2446 & 2447 - and have failed to find the marriage. Could it have been in St. Georges R.C. Church, Southwark where baptisms have been found for 5 of their 6 children.

There is some doubt as to whether she was Anne or Ann: 1838 of daughter Katherine says Ann as do the 5 baptism records found for her children in St, Georges R.C. Church, Southwark. Only the 1841C has her as Anne.

A lesser doubt exists on Walsh: 2 of the baptisms state Welsh, but b.c.of Katherine states Walsh as do3 of the 5 baptism records.

William & James Walsh are godparents to her children in 1831 & 1834. I suspect these were her brothers. I found them in the 1841C, still single, aged 30 & 25 respectively, living with a Gerrrald Walsh, 30, Margaret wife 30 & 2 yr old Catherine, all born Ireland apart from Catherine. Gerrald Walsh, 44, railway guard, b. Ireland, is living Lambeth with wife Margaret, 40, b. Ireland and 3 children, 2, 4, & 6 all born Lambeth, in 1851C. Gerrald would also seem to be a brother. No English marriage for Gerrald Walsh Sep 1837-1839 . A James Walsh marries Lambeth Dec1843. I cannot find James or William in 1851C or 1861C. A James dies in Lambeth Dec 1843 and a William dies 1859 St Saviour. I cannot find Gerrald after the 1851C, nor a death for him up to 1880. So my aim to find whether these hypothetical brothers came from Waterford has failed!. There were a great many Walshes in St. Johns parish Waterford, but then Walsh was a very common Irish name!. Could these 3 Walshes have emigrated?

Anne might have died in Lambeth in ‘Dec’, 1845,4.209[ there is a burial for this at St.Johns Waterloo,- on London Parish Records - Ann Sullivan, buried 5 Oct, given as 35, abode Baker Street; feel this age too low to be her- given as 35 in 1841C, but this could be rounded down, and also surely she would not have had a protestant burial ]alongside a John?’ or, more likely, in Jun, 1842,4.208 or Dec 1843 4.206. The Jun 1842 d.c is not her [ but 2yr old daughter of a Francis Sullivan , labourer, in 14, Hooper St, Lambeth].

Think - 2014 - I should buy the 1845 d.c

The Dec 1843 d.c also is not her, but that of a 13mth. pauper in Lambeth Workhouse,19/11/1843. The death of Anna Sullivan Sep 1849 Lambeth 4.542 is also not her, but that of a 2yr old, from cholera, even though no Anna Sullivan born Surrey 1838 -1849!

What is known of her life is on her husband’s page.


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