Bridget Cowhig1

(circa 1805 - )

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Relationship4th great-grandmother of The 3 Tracys
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Some Background

Bridget Cowhig was also known as Bridget Cowick or Coivy; However, neither of these two spellings produce any results in searches in Cork R.C. Church records whereas Cowhig produces many persons with that surname spelling.2,3,1

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildBridget Cowhig was born circa 1805, in County Cork, Ireland. year is based on given age of 60 years on 1865 Census.4
BrideBridget Cowhig married Owen Cooney in Ireland.5,6,7,8

Children with Owen Cooney:

Immigrant Ancestor

Circa 1860, Bridget Cooney and Owen Cooney arrived in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. This date is estimated as the family was included in the 1865 cenus in Mansfield, Bristol Co., MA. Boston was probably his family's port of entry, but it is possible, though less likely, they came through New York, or even Canada; Owen was the sponsor for a number of baptisms and marriages in the parish of Kinsale, Cork, up to 21 September 1847. He apparently does not appear in the parish records after that date.9,10

Residences and Censuses

Bridget Cooney and Owen Cooney appeared on the 1865 State Census of Mansfield, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, enumerated July 1865. Their children Julia and Daniel were listed as living with them.11

Sources - Citations

  1. [S1087] Catholic Parish Registers; Diocese: Cork and Ross; Parish: Kinsale; Baptisms Aug. 29, 1828 - May 2, 1859: names, events, dates, relationships, locations, (1828-1859), National Library of Ireland, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.
  2. [S456] Bridget Cooney widow of Edward Harrigan, Standard Certificate of Death; Registered No. 588; (25 September 1911), Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office, spells mother's surname Coivy.
  3. [S457] Bridget Cooney widow of Edward Harrigan, Standard Certificate of Death; Registered No. 158; (17 September 1911), Paper Files of Sean C Tracy, Tracy Home Office, spells mother's surname Cowick.
  4. [S459] Daniel Cooney household, 1865 Massachusetts State Census, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, population schedule, Mansfield, dwelling 268, family 293, Salt Lake City: Family Search. , Mansfield, line 9 (no page no.); gives age and relationship.
  5. [S1087] Baptism Registration: names, events, dates, relationships, locations; marriage inferred, 1828-1859, National Library of Ireland.
  6. [S459] Daniel Cooney household, 1865 Massachusetts State Census, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, Mansfield, lines 10 & 11 (no page no.) Imply married.
  7. [S456] Bridget Cooney widow of Edward Harrigan, Death Certificate, Taunton, pg. 118; Bridget is named as widow of Edward Harrigan and the daughter of Owen Cooney and Bridget Coivy.
  8. [S457] Bridget Cooney widow of Edward Harrigan, Death Certificate, Watertown, pg. 470; Bridget is named as widow of Edward Harrigan and the daughter of Owen Cooney and Bridget Coivy.
  9. [S459] Daniel Cooney household, 1865 Massachusetts State Census, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, Mansfield, line 10 (no page no.); gives age and relationship.
  10. [S1088] Church Records, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Department of Culture, www.irishgenealogy.ie: ( https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/ ); , Baptism, Marriage and Burial results for Owen Cooney of Cork; accessed Apr 2018.
  11. [S459] Daniel Cooney household, 1865 Massachusetts State Census, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, Mansfield, line 10 (no page no.) Owen, Bridget and children, Julia and Daniel.
  12. [S456] Bridget Cooney widow of Edward Harrigan, Death Certificate, Taunton, pg. 118; gives parents' names and country of birth.
  13. [S457] Bridget Cooney widow of Edward Harrigan, Death Certificate, Watertown, pg. 470 names parents (mother's surname as Cowick though) and gives location of birth as Co. Cork, Ireland.
Last Edited15 Feb 2019

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