Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
mar pre-1805 to Bridget Gould
[born 1785 or 1786].
Can't find childrens' bapts in [St.Michael's, Limerick] or [St.John's, Limerick].
[PAT/2, p.21] said "his marriage was rendered unhappy because of his wife's terrible temper".
[PAT/32] says he "Had a termagent of a wife."
He might be "John Abrill" who is found in a
list of voters
in Limerick General Advertiser,
23 October 1812.
(This would not necessarily mean he was Protestant.
Wealthy Catholics had the vote at this time.)
"John Abrill" of Mungret Street, Limerick, is listed under "Feather and Skin Merchants" on p.287 of [Pigot's directory, 1824].
J. Ebrill of Mungret Street, Limerick, is listed under "Feather and Skin Dealers" on p.83 of [Deane's Limerick Directory, 1838].
"John Abrill" of Mungret Street, Limerick, is listed under "Feather and Skin Merchants" on p.273 of [Slater's directory, 1846].
John Ebrill of Mungret Street, Limerick, is listed as a "worsted comber" on p.264 of [Slater's directory, 1846]. Also listed under "Wool Combers and Worsted Manufacturers" on p.278.
John dies, 1854:
He died Mungret St, 25th Aug 1854, Limerick, age 74 yrs.
He was bur Ebrill family grave, Garryowen, Limerick city.
See death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 26 Aug 1854.
See death notice in Nenagh Guardian, 30 Aug 1854.
His sons John and William continued running the business on Mungret St.
[PAT/31] says Bridget did not help her daughter Nell when Nell fell on hard times during the Famine and after. "Once when she was ill, hungry and desperate she appealed to her own mother. (That is the mother who was a termagent. What answer I wonder did she make.)"
Bridget dies, 1861:
She died Mon 16 Sept 1861 [death notice], or 17 Sept 1861 [grave].
She died at her son William's house, Mungret St, age 76 yrs [death notice] or 75 yrs [grave].
She was bur Ebrill family grave, Garryowen.
See death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 18 Sept 1861.
Same death notice repeated in Irish American Weekly, October 12, 1861.
There is an
Ebrill stained glass window
RC church, Limerick.
(Redemptorists came to Limerick 1851,
built temporary church,
foundation stone of present church laid 1858, dedicated 1862.)
John is described as "merchant" at son William's mar 1864.
John and Bridget had issue:
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