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Friday, July 17, 2015

Catherine Collins Donovan of Lissalohorig

Catherine Collins married Denis Donovan 01-Mar-1851 in Caheragh R.C. Parish. Her residence recorded on that marriage record was Lower Lissane. Witnesses to the wedding were Humphrey Collins and Honora Collins.

Catherine was probably the daughter of (and first child of) Humphrey Collins (1785 - 1873) and Johanna Barnane (BD dates unknown), baptized 02-Dec-1820. On Catherine's baptism record, I think the father's and godfather's names were transposed.

Another possible wedding witness named Humphrey could have been Catherine's cousin or close relative, Humphrey Collins bap. 01-Aug-1831. Honora could have been Catherine's sister, Honora (Norry), bap. 17-Dec-1829.

The known children of Denis and Catherine were all baptized in Skibbereen R.C. parish. They were:

Julia, bap. 20-Dec-1851. Godparents Daniel Donovan and Honora Collins.

Mary, bap. 05-Dec-1852. Godparents John Donovan and Johanna Collins. Johanna could have been Catherine's younger sister, bap. 07-Dec-1835.

Johanna, bap. 27-Nov-1853. Godparents Daniel Regan, Johanna Cadigan.

Honora, bap. 11-Oct-1855. Godparents Mick Collins, Catherine Collins.

Cornelius, bap. 11-Nov-1859. godparents Dan Donovan, Catherine Bohane.

Ellen, bap. 23-Apr-1864. godparents Daniel Donovan, Margaret Coakley. Coakley is a very Lissane name.

Catherine, bap. 25-Jun-1865. godparents Patrick Regan, Norry Cady (Keady).

Catherine Collins Donovan and her family are entered in Family Search Family Tree (registration is free). Her ID # is LKCD-M3S. Her father, Humphrey Collins is ID # LKC8-BYD and her nuclear Collins family are entered there.

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