I'm searching for information on the Beards from St. Canice and St. Marys Parishes of Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny.My gggrandfather was Thomas Beard who married a Mary Beard of St. Canice Parish about 1845.Mary Beard was baptized July 1 1819 in St. Canice Parish.Her parents were Michael Beard and Mary Walsh, and sponsor was Anne Dooley. I have not been able to find any info on her husband Thomas Beard.Don't know if they were related or not.Mary and Thomas Beard had 3 known daughter, Elizabeth b. 1846, Bridget B. 1851 and Mary b. 1858, and a son Richard b. 1851 all in St. Canice area. Mary and herdaughters all emigrated to the US>
Mary Beard had 2 sister who emigrataed to the US, Margaret b 1831 and Bridget b. 1821.