Ellen Daly

Death Date : Not Available




Ellen Daly was a daughter of John Daly and Kate Burke of Reavouler, Drinagh.

Ellen was baptised in the Catholic Parish of Kilmacabea (Leap) on 10 November 1880.  She was born in Reavouler, Drinagh.  The Sponsors at her baptism were Tim Lynch and Mary Leary.  (copy of the section of the Register below and we can observe that the said Priest did not write any word more than was absolutely essential).   It was the normal practice to baptise a newborn within a day or two of their birth, indeed some, if born early on a day, were baptised that evening.

Ellen's birth is registered in the State Birth records.  It was registered on 3 Jan 1881 by Mary Leary, Glaunaclohy.  Here Ellen's date of birth is shown as 20 Dec 1880.  I have seen several examples of this where the State record has the birth a number of days, weeks and even months  after the baptism.  Also noting that the event was in each case registered some weeks after the birth date on the State register.  I believe that the baptism date is far more reliable as being very close to the birth date.
It was necessary to pay a registration fee to register a birth. This was a financial challenge for some struggling families and therefore a birth could go unregistered.  You were fined if a birth was registered late so to avoid paying the fine some families gave a date of birth for the child later than the actual date and such can result in the baptism date predating the birth date in the records, and causing confusion for some researchers.




Copy of entry in Baptismal Register

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