Mary McGinnis

Mary McGinnis[1, 2]

Female 1841 - 1937  (~ 96 years)

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  • Name Mary McGinnis 
    Born Oct 1841  Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 31 Oct 1841  Lislea, (RC) Church of the Sacred Heart, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Address:
    Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland 
    • See media-copy of baptism parish entry.
      Witness Role: Godparent Name: John McKay
      Witness Role: Godparent Name: Catherine McKay
    Name Mary "Bartley" McGenniss 
    Name Mary "Bartley" McGuinness 
    Name Mary Bartley 
    Occupation 25 Nov 1937  Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer (widowed) 
    Died 25 Nov 1937  Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Cause: Senile Decay. 
    Address:
    Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland 
    • Aged 87 years (DOB = ca1850). Status "widowed"-John had died in 1917.
      Certificate states that daughter "Catherine McParland, Ballard" (born Catherine Hannaway, 1882), was present at death. Death was registered on 29 November 1937.
    Buried Dec 1937  Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Address:
    Lislea, (RC) Church of the Sacred Heart, Co Armagh, Lislea, Co A 
    • See attached photo of gravestone erected by Patrick Hannaway, son of Mary "Bartley" McGinnis. Audiio recordings of older family members also confirmed burial in Lislea.
    Person ID I17  Hannaway
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2020 

    Father Bartholomew McGinnis,   b. Abt 1797, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1873, Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Murphy 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Hannaway,   b. Abt 1840, Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1917, Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1867  Lislea, (RC) Church of the Sacred Heart, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Address:
    Lislea, (RC) Church of the Sacred Heart, Co Armagh, Lislea, Co A 
    • Official Marriage Records spellings are Hanaway and McGinniss. The celebrant (Fr McDonald) spells it both Hanaway and Hannaway on the same marriage document.
      Witnesses are John Kelly and Anne Hannaway (possibly Anne, sister of the groom John. Anne was born about 1851 or earlier (her 1872 marriage certificate).).
      Witness Role: Best man Name: John Kelly
      Witness Role: Bridesmaid Name: Anne Hannaway
      Witness Role: Possibly Anne Hannaway, sister of the groom John: Anne was born about 1851 or earlier (her 1872 marriage certificate).
    Notes 
    • 1867 Marriage Registrar records witnesses are: John Kelly and Anne Hanaway (sister of John Hannaway, married Patrick Bennett in 1872). Bride, Groom & witnesses all signed with a X; probably could not write signature.
      1901 census states "cannot read ", age is 61 (est born 1840).1911 census states cannot read or write.
    Children 
     1. Sarah Hannaway,   b. 20 Jan 1869, Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1936, Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Peter Hannaway,   b. 15 Apr 1872, Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1892, Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     3. Mary Hannaway,   b. 11 Sep 1874, Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Patrick Hannaway,   b. 8 Jan 1877, Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1971, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     5. John Hannaway,   b. 23 Jan 1879, Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1935, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     6. Catherine Hannaway,   b. 13 Oct 1882, Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Rose Anne Hannaway,   b. 22 Jul 1886, Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jan 1939 and Mar 1939, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    1933ca McGinniss, Mary (Bartley) & grd'son GeorgieHannaway
    1933ca McGinniss, Mary (Bartley) & grd'son GeorgieHannaway
    Picture Note: 1933ca Mary (Bartley) McGinniss/Magennis & grandson Georgie Hannaway, in front of their Levelamore house.
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    McGinnis, Mary-1841 Oct31 Baptism Bessbrook parish
    McGinnis, Mary-1841 Oct31 Baptism Bessbrook parish
    Picture Note: Mary (Bartly) McGinnis -1841 Oct 31 Baptism entry Bessbrook RC parish church, Co Armagh. Father is Bartley (Bartholomew) McGinnis from Levelamore, mother is Mary Murphy. © Copyright the National Library of Ireland - http://registers.nli.ie/
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    HANNAWAY John & Mary McGinness 1867 Marriage Record
    HANNAWAY John & Mary McGinness 1867 Marriage Record
    Picture Note: 1867 Marriage entry for John Hannaway & Mary McGinness (known as Mary "Bartley" after her father Bartholomew or Bartley McGinness) - in Lislea RC chapel, Lislea, Co Armagh. John is a "Labourer" because he is not a tenant of 'House & Land'. This document confirms that Bartholomew McGinnis of Levelamore is the father of Mary McGinnis.
    Picture Note: John's father "Peter Hannaway" is recorded as a "Labourer". He is therefore not the Tenant of the Hannaway household in Slieve Gullion townland where he resides with his wife Rose Mullen: the Tenant would be recorded as a "Farmer". But three years earlier, in the 1864 Griffiths Land Valuations, the Tenant was a "Patrick Hanaway". © Crown copyright- https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/
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    Hannaway, John 1901 census Family_Levalamore
    Hannaway, John 1901 census Family_Levalamore
    Picture Note: 1901 census showing John Hannaway & family in Levalamore townland, Co Armagh. Mary Hannawway (Mary "Bartley" McGinnis) went to the Protestant school in nearby Aughadanove (audio recording in 1989 of Mary Hannaway [Doherty] b1911). Hence she can "Read only"; John cannot. © AskAboutIreland and the Cultural Heritage Project; http://www.askaboutireland.ie
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    Hannaway, John 1911 census Family_Levalamore
    Hannaway, John 1911 census Family_Levalamore
    Picture Note: 1911 census showing John Hannaway & family in Levalamore townland, Co Armagh. Mary Hannaway (Mary "Bartley" McGinnis) went to the Protestant school in nearby Aughadanove (audio recording in 1989 of Mary Hannaway [Doherty] b1911). Hence she can "Read only". Husband John cannot read or write. Note that daughter-in law Annie (née McParland) was born in "America, Chicago". © AskAboutIreland and the Cultural Heritage Project; http://www.askaboutireland.ie
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    1911 McGinnnis, MaryBartley
    1911 McGinnnis, MaryBartley
    Picture Note: Mary "Bartley" McGinnis in 1911 - "died at 97 years of age 1937". A postcard photo from ROYAL STUDIO, BELFAST. (This original photograph was kindly donated by Candy & Rich McGinnis, Connecticut, USA: family of Patrick McGinnis 1891-1963). John Hannaway from Slieve Gullion townland married Mary McGinnis in 1867 and moved into the McGinnis household in Levelamore which became the Hannaway household.
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    1933ca McGinniss, Mary (Bartley) & grd'son GeorgieHannaway
    1933ca McGinniss, Mary (Bartley) & grd'son GeorgieHannaway
    Picture Note: 1933ca Mary (Bartley) McGinniss/Magennis & grandson Georgie Hannaway, in front of their Levelamore house.
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    1936c_McGuinness, Mary (Hannaway 1842-1937)_Levelamore
    1936c_McGuinness, Mary (Hannaway 1842-1937)_Levelamore
    Picture Note: 1936c_McGuinness, Mary (Hannaway 1842-1937)_Levelamore
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    Hannaway Mary 1937 Death Registration
    Hannaway Mary 1937 Death Registration
    Picture Note: Hannaway Mary 1937 Death Registration. © Crown copyright- https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/
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    McGuinness Mary, 1937Obit, Eug McCann's,Larkhill
    McGuinness Mary, 1937Obit, Eug McCann's,Larkhill
    Picture Note: Mary "Bartley" Hannaway (née McGuinness?McGinnis) - 1937 Obituary. Newspaper cutting is courtesy of Eugene McCann of Ballykeel.
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    Hannaway family grave, Lislea pre-2015
    Hannaway family grave, Lislea pre-2015
    Picture Note: Gravestone erected in Lislea cemetery by Patrick Hannaway (born1877). This may well be the McGinnis family grave in Lislea; Mary "Bartley" McGinnis is the last mentioned (DIED 25 NOV 1937 AGED 97 YEARS). Her husband John and previous Hannaways born Slieve Gullion townland, were buried in Mullaghban (Family audio records). More recent family internments have the headstone which reads " In Loving Memory of the Hannaway Family, Levelamore".
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  • Notes 
    • The family name was spelt Maginniss, Maginnis, Magennis or McGuinness. McGinnis is currently the more common spelling.
      "Mary 'Bartley' being the last remaining offspring of Anthony & Mary remained in the home place and married John Hannaway from the face of the mountain" (Eugene McCann's records).
      "Griffiths Valuations Revisions: Plot 19B (Hannaways) that went to Mary “Bartley” in 1881, & John Hannaway he got the place in 1889. Went to Patrick Hannaway in 1921, he still had it in 1935 & 1936-57; then it went to George Hannaway in 1965. This property along with John Quinn’s (plot 19A) total of 11.5 acres" (audio recording of Eugene McCann in 2016).

      1867 GRONI Marriage Record spells residence as Levalamore-as used today. Previously spelt "Levallymore".

      The 1901 census: Mary "can read only" not write. Age is 59-born 1842.

      The 1911 Census states "can read only"; married for 43 years; "7 children born, 6 still living". The deceased child was Peter Hannaway b1872; d 1892.

      Where surnames were common locally a family nickname was used. Mary was known as "Mary Bartley" after her father Bartholomew ("Bartley") McGinnis - tenant of Levellymore household 19b in 1864 Griffiths Land Valuation.

      From the extensive list of mourners in the 1937 obituary Mary appears to have been a hugely respected person. Mourners mentioned were from England, Scotland and USA. Key family members would have been sent a telegram with the news. Since they were unlikely to attend the funeral in time, family members would send a telegram with condolences. (The newspaper cutting of Mary's 1937 obituary is courtesy of Eugene McCann, Ballykeel - townland close to Levelamore).

      Mary was buried in Lislea with "young John" - as was her wish. Not her son John (born1879) who had emigrated to USA, but her grandson John born in 1907 and had lived in her house. He had recently returned from living in New York. He was killed in a motorcycle accident in Aug 1937, Mary died three months later.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Northern Ireland GRO Records, Belfast (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S29] Newspaper Cutting_ Obituary (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S36] Parish Records Ireland, See Media-copy of baptism parish entry. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S66] Eugene McCann (Ballykeel townland resident) from parish records. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S25] Northern Ireland GRO Records, Belfast.

    6. [S25] Northern Ireland GRO Records, Belfast.
      Reg'n No; D/1937/186/1023/10/278.
      Death was registered at Forkhill Registry office on 29 November 1937.
      Certificate states daughter Catherine McParland, Ballard (born Hannaway, m1904), was present at death.

    7. [S120] Newspaper Cutting (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S2] 1911 Census - Ireland (Reliability: 3), 8 Jul 2011.
      1911 census-married 43 years would have married in 1868.


    9. [S25] Northern Ireland GRO Records, Belfast (Reliability: 3).
      Registration district; Newry & Mourne. Reg'n No: M/1867/U1/2374/3/21.
      GRONI Marriage records the marriage 10 Nov 1867. Age entry " Fullage" of both is age 21 or older.

    10. [S2] 1911 Census - Ireland.

    11. [S3] 1901 Census - Ireland.