Trying to find out more about the Griffins and O'Driscoll's in Cork
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I'm trying to find out more about my Great Grandfather Timothy Griffin born 1885 - 1957. He married Kathleen O'Driscoll (1892 - 1944) her death date is approximate.
I am trying to find out about their parents - there seem to be so many people with these names.
In 1901 Kathleen is registered as living with a woman called Kate who is a widow - in 1911 Kathleen is then registered living with a woman called Margaret also a widow. Could they be the same woman?
Or did Kate die and her children went to live with someone else. The censuses are unclear as to if these women are Kathleen's mother.
For Timothy Griffin the closest I have got to his parents are a John Griffin and Anne Griffin - I know John is definitely his father.
Anne's maiden name is also Griffin - could they have been related?
For Kathleen the closest I have got to a possible answer for her father is a Michael O'Driscoll - however as in the census returns there's no father figure, this could be wrong in my estimations.
Timothy worked as a Shipwright in Cobh, is there is possibility that he wasn't originally from Cork? Did Shipwrights move around a lot?
Any advice or information people can give me would be greatly appreciated - none of my existing Irish family remember anything about these Great Grandparents. It's proving very difficult to find!