Hello! I've come to a dead-end in my genealogy search.If anyone has any information about this person or her relatives, I would greatly appreciate it! I am seeking information on my great-grandmother Mary Ann Carroll.This is what I know so far:
She was born in Newfoundland in 1886 or 1888 (different records suggest different years).Not sure on death date.
She came to the US (Boston, I think) in 1905.
She married my great-grandfather Mark Peddle (1881-1953) (also of NFLD- parents listed as Joseph Peddle and Margaret Mahony on marriage certificate) in Boston in January 1909. They lived in Bridgeport, CT.
What I don't know:
I don't know where she is from- in a 1939 immigration record Mary is recorded as the person signing for Johanna Carroll arriving from Brigus, Newfoundland (born in 1918). Johanna lists Mary as her Aunt-- but I think that is not accurate (see next paragraph!)
I don't know who her parents are. I have heard that she was born out of wedlock (mother a Carroll, father a Foley) and then raised by other family members (John Carroll and Bridget Carroll are listed as her parents on her marriage certificate).
An interesting fact is that a John and Bridget Carroll of NFDL have a child named Johanna born in 1918- so I thought perhaps Mary might have been raised by her aunt and uncle?Here is the info on the John, Bridget, and Johanna Carroll I found in a 1921 Port de Grave census:
CARROLL; JohnMHeadm1869Jan52 Foley's Hill CARROLL; Bridget FWifem1876Nov44 Foley's Hill CARROLL; MaryFDausi1911Aug10 Foley's Hill CARROLL; JosephMSonsi1913Mar8Foley's Hill CARROLL; Patrick MSonsi1916May5Foley's Hill CARROLL; Johanna MSonsi1918Mar3Foley's Hill
If any of this rings a bell for somebody, please e-mail me! MeaganLArt@yahoo.com