Mary Ellen (Eileen)




Thomas Patrick


Vivian John


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On August 3, 1896, Mary Kate McGuire was born too Hugh and Mary Ellen at 6, Evelyn Street, Cardiff, Glamorgan. Evelyn Street was in the docks area of Cardiff called Tiger Bay. This is the first record of the family in Wales.

On August 19, 1896, Mary Kate died and was buried in grave number R1406 at Cathays cemetery in Cardiff. She died from 8 days Gastro Enteritis and 8 days Diarrhoea.


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   Mary Kate Baptism                                                 Mary Kate Birth




                       Death certificate                                             Cemetery   record                         



The next records are the baptism and birth records of Thomas Parick McGuire. Tom was born on March 3, 1898 at 6, Evelyn Street, Cardiff. It can be seen on Tom's baptism record the note that he married Gwynneth Gwyn Gillard on November 7, 1931.





Tom baptism                             Tom birth                          Tom death 



Mary Ellen McGuire died on November 29, 1902 at 17, Evelyn Street, Cardiff.  The cause of death is given as "Phthisis" which is another name for TB. The death was registered by her sister, A. Young. On Mary Kate's and Tom's baptism record, they have the same God-Mother, Ann Walsh.  Is this Mary Ellen's sister and did  she marry later to become A. Young?




                IGI Record                    Mary death certificate      Cemetery record





Sometime later after the death of Mary Ellen, Hugh McGuire met a lady in Appledore, North Devon by the name of Mable Mayne. Mable had also been previously married and her maiden name was Kenward.  Hugh and Mable married in Bideford, North Devon on June 20, 1904.  From this union, Vivian John McGuire was born on April 17, 1905. The family had now moved from Cardiff to Appledore and stayed there until the death of Mable. After the death of Mable, Mary Ellen (Eileen) for some reason moved the family including Vivian John back to Wales and settled in Newport and so eventually in the future, the McGuire's became connected to the Abraham, Fitzgerald, Gillard, Morgan and Powell families.