Descendants of William BERTRIDGE (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

Fifth Generation


73. William (Bill) James MCELROY (Hugh Patrick (Paddy) MCELROY , Mary Jane BERTRIDGE , William , William ) was born on 4 Dec 1899 in Arnprior, Ontario. He died on 2 May 1934 in Leeds, Ontario.

William was a painter. He was only 34 years of age when he died. According to his death certificate his ethnic background was 'Scotch', which is surprising as the the McElroys were supposedly originally Irish and his grandmother Mary Jane Bertridge was born to Irish parents.

William married Agnes Edna Gertrude (Edna) HONE, daughter of George Job HONE and Augusta WILTSE, on 2 Apr 1917 in Ottawa. The marriage ended in divorce. Agnes was born on 22 Jan 1900 in Carleton, Ontario. She died on 12 Nov 1989 in Guelph, Ontario.

Edna's father was born in Surrey, England and her mother in Ontario.

They had the following children.

  135 i
George Hugh MCELROY was born on 12 May 1918 in Ottawa. George died on 16 Apr 1919 in Carleton, Ontario.
  136 M ii
William Samuel George MCELROY was born on 2 May 1921 in Ottawa. He died on 17 Jun 1921 in Carleton, Ontario.

74. Mary Anne Louise MCELROY (Hugh Patrick (Paddy) MCELROY , Mary Jane BERTRIDGE , William , William ) was born in 1902 in Arnprior, Ontario. She died in 1983.

Mary married Samuel (Sam) Joseph GRANT, son of William GRANT and Jane HAWKINS, in 1922 in Ottawa. Samuel was born in 1897 in Reading, Berkshire. He died in 1970.

They had the following children.

+ 137 M i Living.
+ 138 M ii Living.
+ 139 F iii Living.
+ 140 M iv Living.
  141 F v
Catherine Gail GRANT was born in 1940 in probably Ottawa. She died in 1953.

Catherine went by the name of Gail.
  142 M vi Living.

79. Florence (Flo) Alice MCELROY (Hugh Patrick (Paddy) MCELROY , Mary Jane BERTRIDGE , William , William ) was born in 1912 in Ottawa. She died in 1964 in Ottawa.

Florence married Living in 1936 in Ottawa.

They had the following children.

+ 143 M i Living.
+ 144 F ii Living.
+ 145 F iii Living.

98. Eugene Lawrence (Larry) MORAHAN (John MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born on 10 Aug 1909 in Seapoint, Barna, Co. Galway. He died on 19 Mar 1974 in Galway. He was buried in New Cemetery, Galway.

Eugene was a carpenter and furniture-maker. He lived in Galway.

Eugene married Lily 'UNKNOWN'. Lily died.

Lily and Larry may have had more children than those listed below.

They had the following children.

  146 M i Living.
  147 M ii Living.
  148 F iii Living.
  149 F iv Living.

99. Anne (Annie) Ellen MORAHAN (John MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born on 23 Jul 1911 in Seapoint, Barna, Co. Galway. She died on 17 Jan 1981 in Galway.

Annie lived her husband, Michael, and their family in Shantalla, Galway and worked in health care.

Anne married Michael DAVOREN, son of Bartholomew (Bartley) DAVOREN and Margaret (Maggie) FOTTRELL, in 1939 in Co. Galway. Michael was born in 1917 in Eyrecourt, Co. Galway. He died in 1951 in Nottingham.

They had the following children.

  150 F i Living.
+ 151 F ii Living.

100. John Patrick Augustine (Gussie) MORAHAN (John MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born on 24 Jul 1912 in Barna, Co. Galway. He died on 5 Feb 1992 in Galway.

Gussie was a car mechanic. He lived in Renmore, Co. Galway.

John married Rose 'UNKNOWN'. Rose died on 28 Dec 2008.

They had the following children.

  152 M i Living.
  153 F ii Living.
        Living married Living.
  154 F iii Living.
        Living married Living.

102. William (Willie) Thomas MORAHAN (John MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born in 1918 in Barna, Co. Galway. He died in Jan 1986 in Enfield, Middlesex. He was buried in New Cemetery, Galway.

William married Living in Mar 1946 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

They had the following children.

  155 M i Living.
  156 M ii Living.
  157 M iii Living.
  158 F iv Living.
  159 M v Living.
  160 F vi Living.
  161 F vii Living.

105. Josephine (Jo) Margaret GORDON (Mary MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born on 18 May 1908 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died in Jun 1985 in Clonskeagh, Co. Dublin. She was buried in New Cemetery, Tuam, Co. Galway.

Jo was a domestic science teacher.

Josephine married Gerald Francis CALLEARY, son of James CALLEARY and Eleanor (Ellen) KELLY, on 26 Jul 1939 in St. Andrew's Church, Westland Row, Dublin. Gerald was born on 3 Aug 1909 in Ballina, Co. Mayo. He was christened on 5 Aug 1909 in Kilmoremoy, Ballina, Co. Mayo. He died on 11 Sep 1968 in Tuam, Co. Galway. He was buried in New Cemetery, Tuam, Co. Galway.

Gerald, who was a business studies graduate, was headmaster of Tuam Vocational School.

While Gerald's family name was Calleary his own children carry the surname Colleary. The two surnames appear to be interchangeable.

They had the following children.

+ 162 M i James Gordon (Gordon) COLLEARY was born on 7 Mar 1941. He died on 17 Jun 2014.
  163 F ii Living.
  164 F iii Living.
        Living married Living.
+ 165 M iv Living.
+ 166 M v Living.

107. Linda GORDON (Mary MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born in Jul 1912 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died on 11 Aug 1986 in Dublin. She was buried in Esker Cemetery, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Linda was a domestic science teacher.

Linda married James (Jim) B. RUANE in 1942 in Dublin. James was born about 1915 in Monivea, Athenry, Co. Galway. He died in Sep 1976 in Dublin. He was buried in Esker Cemetery, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Jim was a professor of agriculture at U.C.D. (University College Dublin). He was instrumental in strengthening the connection between the family of his wife, Linda (Gordon) and the New Zealand branch of her family tree. As part of his job as President of the Irish Wool Board Jim visited New Zealand - probably in the 1970s - and while there looked up Linda's cousins, resulting in many visits between the families since then. Jim may also have visited Australia on the same trip and reestablished a connection with the Australian branch of the family too as a reconnection was made with the Australian Gordons in Perth around the same time.

They had the following children.

+ 167 M i Living.
+ 168 M ii Living.
+ 169 M iii Living.
  170 F iv Living.
+ 171 F v Living.
+ 172 M vi Living.
+ 173 F vii Living.

108. Thomas (Tom) GORDON (Mary MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born on 9 Jul 1914 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. He died on 28 Apr 2001 in Roscommon. He was buried in Fairymount Cemetery, Co. Roscommon.

Tom ran the Gordon family farm in Kilgarriff.

Thomas married Frances MORRIS, daughter of Michael John MORRIS and Hanoria HESTER, in 1947. Frances was born in 1918 in Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. She died on 2 Jun 2001 in Dublin. She was buried in Fairymount Cemetery, Co. Roscommon.

They had the following children.

+ 174 M i Living.
+ 175 F ii Living.
+ 176 M iii Living.
+ 177 F iv Living.
  178 M v Living.
+ 179 M vi Living.
  180 F vii Living.
        Living married Living.
+ 181 M viii Living.
+ 182 F ix Living.
+ 183 M x Living.
+ 184 F xi Living.

110. Patrick (Paddy) GORDON (Mary MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born on 6 Jul 1919 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. He died on 9 Jan 1984 in Dublin. He was buried in Esker Cemetery, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Paddy was a bank manager in Lucan, Dublin.

Patrick married Living in 1959.

They had the following children.

  185 M i Living.
  186 M ii Living.
+ 187 F iii Living.
  188 M iv Living.
        Living married Living.
        Living also married Living.

111. Cormac GORDON (Mary MORAHAN , Owen MORAHAN , Mary BERTRIDGE , William ) was born on 20 May 1921 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon. He died on 8 Nov 2009 in Leopardstown, Dublin. He was buried on 11 Nov 2009 in Shanganagh Cemetery, Dublin.

Cormac received his secondary school education at Blackrock College in Dublin, where he was a boarder. After leaving school, he joined the army and was stationed in Athlone, Co. Westmeath during 'The Emergency' (as the situation in Ireland was known during World War II). After the war, Cormac joined the civil service and was posted to the Irish Passport Office at the Irish embassy in London. While in London he met his future wife, Maureen Hussey, through Maureen's sister Sheila, who also worked at the Passport Office. Around 1948 he returned to Dublin to work in the Department of Foreign Affairs, by which time Maureen had moved to Dublin from London with her sisters. He later moved to the Department of Labour where he spent the rest of his career, mainly as a negotiator in industrial disputes.

Cormac and Maureen lived for over 40 years at 56 South Avenue, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin. In 2001, six years after Maureen's death, Cormac moved to a smaller home in Shankill, Co. Dublin.

Note: Cormac's birth date is registered as August 1921; it is actually 20 May 1921.

Cormac married Maureen HUSSEY, daughter of Stephen HUSSEY and Mary Brigid RYAN, on 4 Sep 1951 in Dundrum, Dublin. Maureen was born on 5 Jul 1924 in East Acton, London. She died on 19 Mar 1995 in Mount Merrion, Dublin. She was buried in Shanganagh Cemetery, Dublin.

Maureen grew up in Barnes in London. She attended school at a small French convent in Barnes and later went to the Sacred Heart Convent in Hammersmith.

By the time Maureen left school (during World War II), she had decided she wanted to be a nurse. After six months of basic training in a hospital in the Hammersmith area, she was assigned to the Navy and spent most, if not all, of her service-time at a naval base in Sherborne in Dorset.

Maureen's parents, having an Irish background, felt that their children would have a much better life if they were to settle in Ireland, so in 1947 Maureen and her sisters moved to Dublin. Within a short time, Cormac Gordon, a friend of hers whom she had first met in London when he worked in the Irish Passport Office, was back in Dublin, working in the Department of Foreign Affairs. Maureen and Cormac would later marry.

After her arrival in Dublin, Maureen began training as a medical laboratory assistant, and after qualifying, worked mainly in Trinity College and also in Dr. Steeven's Hospital. When her mother became ill, Maureen resigned from her job to care for her.

In her later years, Maureen became an active member of the Labour party; she also devoted more time to writing, a passion of hers since childhood. After her death, family members published two books of her work: a collection of poetry, 'The Tug of the Undertow', and a collection of prose and poetry, 'Into the Wind'.

They had the following children.

+ 189 M i Living.
+ 190 F ii Living.
  191 M iii Living.
  192 M iv Living.
        Living married Living.
  193 M v Living.
        Living married Living.
+ 194 M vi Living.
+ 195 M vii Living.

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