Descendants of Mary GAVIN (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

First Generation


1. Mary GAVIN was born about 1791 in probably Soloheadbeg area, Co. Tipperary. She died on 3 Mar 1863 in St. John's, Newfoundland. She was buried in Belvedere Cemetery, St. John's, Newfoundland.

Unfortunately we do not know anything about the Gavin family. There is a John Gavin listed in Griffith's Valuation (July 1851) for Soloheadbeg so perhaps Mary was a member of this family.

It appears Mary emigrated to Newfoundland with one or more of her children. I am presuming she moved after the death of her husband, Edmond (although we do not have a date of death for Edmond). Several of her children had left Ireland for Newfoundland so it is perhaps not surprising she settled there.

Note: The Gavin surname is quite numerous in south Leinster, north Munster, and Co. Mayo. It is derived from the Irish names Ó Gábháin and Ó Gáibhín. Originally there were septs in west Cork and in Mayo, but the name is now common to all provinces.

Mary married Edmond CAREW about 1806. Edmond was born about 1795 in probably Soloheadbeg area, Co. Tipperary. He died in probably Soloheadbeg area, Co. Tipperary.

Many of Edmond's descendants now use the Carey surname. I have no idea why they would have done this as the names sound very different. However, in Co. Tipperary - and perhaps in other Irish counties too - the names appear to be synonymous. Carew is the name of an Anglo-Norman family which settled in Tipperary in the 13th century, while Carey is the anglicised form of several Irish names including Kerin(s) and Keary.  Both the Carew and Carey names are very numerous in Co. Tipperary.

The only record of a Carew or Carey in Soloheadbeg in the Tithe Applotment Books (1826) relates to an Edmond Carew (who leased seven acres). This is probably Edmond above. Note that in older documents, Soloheadbeg is spelled Solloghodbeg.

They had the following children.

  2 F i
Catherine CAREW was born in 1807 in Soloheadbeg area, Co. Tipperary. She died on 27 Aug 1832 in Soloheadbeg area, Co. Tipperary.

Catherine died at the age of about 25 (no further details available).
  3 M ii
Daniel CAREW was born about 1810 in Soloheadbeg area, Co. Tipperary. He died in 1872 in Schuyler, New York.

Daniel lived in New York.
       
Daniel married Mary Ann DOHERTY. Mary was born about 1810 in Ireland. She died after 1894 in Schuyler, New York.
  4 F iii
Honora CAREW was born about 20 May 1810 in Soloheadbeg area, Co. Tipperary. She was christened on 20 May 1810 in Solohead, Co. Tipperary.

Sponsors at Honora's baptism were John Treacy and Alice Hayes.

A Honora Carew married a Daniel Burke in Solohead on 22 November 1832 but we have absolutely no proof that this Honora is our Honora above.
+ 5 M iv Thomas CAREW was born about 14 Jan 1813. He died before 1878.
+ 6 M v John CAREW was born about 4 May 1815. He died on 11 Jan 1885.
  7 F vi
Mary CAREW was born about 9 Nov 1817 in Soloheadbeg area, Co. Tipperary. She was christened on 9 Nov 1817 in Solohead, Co. Tipperary. She died on 18 Jul 1855 in Troy, Albany, New York.

Sponsors at Mary's baptism were John Gavin and Catherine Gavin.

Mary lived in the United States.
+ 8 F vii Margaret CAREW (caution: not verified) was born about 1818.
  9 M viii
Patrick CAREW was born about 18 Feb 1820 in Soloheadbeg area, Co. Tipperary. He was christened on 18 Feb 1820 in Solohead, Co. Tipperary. He died in 1885 in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Patrick was Edmond's twin. Sponsors at Patrick's baptismal sponsors were Denis Treacy and Mary O'Dwyer.

Patrick lived in St. John's, Newfoundland.
+ 10 M ix Edmond CAREW was born about 18 Feb 1820. He died on 17 Nov 1897.
+ 11 F x Anna (Nancy) CAREW was born about 9 Apr 1822. She died in 1880.
  12 M xi
William CAREW was born about 20 Jul 1825 in Soloheadbeg area, Co. Tipperary. He was christened on 20 Jul 1825 in Solohead, Co. Tipperary.

Sponsors at William's baptism were Nicholas Treacy and Johanna Gavin.

I have no further information on William although it is thought that he may have emigrated.
  13 M xii
Michael CAREW was born in Soloheadbeg area, Co. Tipperary. He died in 1903.

It is thought that Michael emigrated to Newfoundland.
+ 14 F xiii Johanna CAREW died on 9 Apr 1895.

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