Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Ann Gilligan

When Charles Leslie, my 2x Great Grandfather was baptised on 24 June 1858 at Shettleston his godmother was recorded as Ann Gilligan. His parents were Patrick Leslie and Margaret Gilligan/Galligan, so naturally I assume Ann was related, but not sure how. 

When Margaret died in 1902 in St Joseph's Home, Garngadhill her parents were noted as James Gallaghan [sic] and Bridget Lynch

I soon found a record for a woman named Ann Gilligan who died on 22 February 1864 at Tollcross. Ann's parents were stated to be Patrick and Margaret Gilligan. Ann's mother's maiden surname was Lynch, the same as stated on her sister Margaret's death certificate.

An extract of Ann's death certificate.
Although there are discrepancies with the names of the parents, I am certain that Ann was a younger sister of my 3x Great Grandmother, Margaret Galligan Leslie. The informant of Ann Gilligan's death was 'Patrick Leslay [sic] brother-in-law'. Patrick was not present for Ann's death, but she had been ill for around one year. Ann's cause of death was stomach cancer. She was only 25 years old.

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