Michael Willam DANAHER Anorah DANAHER Mary Jane DANAHER William E DANAHER Ada Kate DANAHER Mary Jane DAVERAN Mini tree diagram

Timothy Edward DANAHER

about 1843/4 - 1886 - Q2

Life History

about 1843/4

Born in Tipperary, Ireland.

13th Aug 1869

Married Mary Jane DAVERAN in Prince George's St Chapel, Southsea, England.

about 1872

Birth of daughter Anorah DANAHER in Southsea, Hants. England

28th May 1873

Birth of daughter Mary Jane DANAHER in Southsea, England


Birth of daughter Ada Kate DANAHER in Broadstairs, Kent, England

11th Apr 1951

Death of daughter Mary Jane DANAHER in Norwich, England

12th Apr 1951

Death of daughter Ada Kate DANAHER in Norwich, Norfolk, England.

1875 QTR 2.

Birth of son William E DANAHER

1886 - Q2

Died in Thanet, Kent, England.


  • We have traced Edward in the 1861 census, his place of birth was recorded there as Waterford, Ireland and he was in the Royal Navy. We have also obtained a copy of his marriage certificate dated 13 August 1869 and this confirms his age as 24 and his occupation as a seaman in the Royal Navy. The marraige was performed by Father Francis J Kelleher. There was also a John E Danaher listed as born in 1839 so they could be twins. However, in the 1881 census, Edward was described as a coast guard, aged 36, born in Bermondsey, Surrey. His age does not therefore, agree with the earlier records but we are reasonably certain that this is the same person, as his wife is Mary J Danaher aged 34, which age correctly reflects the 1861 census. There are several ladies called Mary Danaher in these census' so it is difficult to be certain which is which!

    We remember being told by our parents that our great grandfather had been a coast guard. In the 1901 census, there was a John Danaher, born in 1839 and a Mary Danaher living at Cromer, Norfolk. Was this why Erminio Marchesi went to Norwich to found a restaurant and why he later opened a pasticceria at Cromer?

    An important point is that it cannot be assumed that census records are always correct in every detail, as they were often transcribed, the handwriting might not have been clear and dates were often noted as "about 1839!" Records were usually maintained by the Churches and with large families and significant infant mortality, the priests' record keeping might not always have been entirely accurate - especially after a celebratory drink or two following a birth! Furthermore, there was widespread illiteracy.

    Further research is necessary here and has been complicated by the fact that genealogocal research in Limerick has been hampered by lack of funding.

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