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John Boland and Honor Burk

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I've attached a transcribed birth/baptism record for Mary Boland.

I'm trying to find the following information on her parents, John Boland and Honor Burk.

dates of birth and death
names of parents

I especially interested in the parents of John Boland and the date of death of Honor Burk, but any of the above information would help.
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Their marriage date would help too.
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Here is the information about the marriage of John Boland and Honora Burk

Name John Boland
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 07 Oct 1865
Event Place Kilglass, Dromore West, Ireland
Event Place (Original) Kilglass, Dromore West, Ireland
District Dromore West
Sex Male
Age 21
Birth Year (Estimated) 1844
Father's Name Murty Boland
Spouse's Name Honor Bourke
Spouse's Sex Female
Spouse's Age 20
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1845
Spouse's Father's Name Tobias Bourke


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Thanks. That's very interesting.

It fits a theory I have that Honor Bourke died after bearing a few children, sometime before 1876 when her widower John Boland remarried Sarah Duffy.

I have the marriage listing for John Boland and Sarah Duffy, and his father is "Murty" Boland and his mother is Catherine Healy. I think Murty's full name was Muredachi. No mention of it being his second marriage.

The John Boland married to Sarah Duffy died in 1927, listed as age 79, wife was Sarah Duffy (no mention of Catherine Healy), suggesting his birth year was 1848.

That's probably circumstantial evidence enough, but knowing when Honor Bourke died would help make the case.

If it's the same John Boland, then there's lots of half-siblings in play.
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Any suggestions?
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There are references online that the last child of John Boland and Honor Burk was born in 1873, and that John Boland and Sarah Duffy were married in 1876 - both events occurring in Sligo County, Ireland.

So, if Honor Burk died (or divorced) between 1873 and 1876, that would, at least, make it possible that it's the same John Boland who married both women.

If she died (or divorced) later than 1876, that would make it impossible (except for bigamy).
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