Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

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Almost all records say spelled "Lawler" rather than the more common "Lawlor".

Michael Lawler,
mar Anne ----,
grocer, shopkeeper,
had issue:

  1. Michael Lawler,
    Michael O'H. Lawler,
    born Co.Kerry, 1841.
    Spelled "Lawler" consistently in almost all records (1st mar, children's births, wife's death, 2nd mar, 1901 census).
    Moved to Limerick city.
    At mar 1869 he is listed as "teacher or school master", living Thomondgate, Limerick.

    He mar 1stly, 21 November 1869, to Sarah Blake [born 1847 by age at marriage, or 1849 by age at death].
    They mar at St.Mary's RC church, Limerick. See mar cert from here.
    Listed as "clerk", Clare St, Limerick, at children's births 1878 and 1881.
    "Michael Lawlor", accountant, is listed at 2 Clare St, Limerick, in [Limerick Directory, 1879, p.93].
    "Michael Lawler", provision and spirit dealer, is listed at Clare St, Limerick, in [Bassett's Directory of Limerick, 1884, p.29].
    Listed as "publican" at wife's death 1884. Living Clare St.
    Sarah died 29 May 1884, Clare St, Limerick. See death cert from here.
    Michael had issue by 1st wife:

    1. Thomas Lawler,
      Thomas Stephen, born 21 Dec 1878, Clare St, Limerick. See birth cert from here.
      Listed in 1901 census as clerk.

    2. Joseph Lawler,
      Joseph Andrew, born 4 Sept 1881, Clare St, Limerick. See birth cert from here.
      Listed in 1901 census as clerk.

    Michael is listed at 2nd mar 1888 as widower, accountant, living 2 Collooney Street, Limerick.
    He mar 2ndly, 15 July 1888, to Norrie Humphreys [Nora, bapt 12 May 1849].
    Norrie died 14 Mar 1891, age 41 yrs [grave].
    Think she died in childbirth in Limerick. Death cert not found.
    She was bur with father at Killoscully.
    See Michael and sons listed in 1901 census on Richmond St, Limerick. He is accountant, widower.

Extract from [Humphreys of Doonane family history].
This looks like this family, except there are some problems.
Being an RIC man would explain the move from Co.Kerry to Limerick. But if true, he then got a new career.
Also the sons are sons of 1st mar not 2nd. And in 1901 they are not studying for priesthood but rather both are listed as clerks.

"Michael Lawlor", accountant, 2 Clare St, Limerick.
From [Limerick Directory, 1879, p.93].
Almost all other records say "Lawler" though.

"Michael Lawler", provision and spirit dealer, Clare St, Limerick.
From [Bassett's Directory of Limerick, 1884, p.29].

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