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03/11/2004 2:42 pm
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Re: Welcome to the Kildare forum.
I know quite a bit about the Barnes/Norris connection.
My grandmother was born Mary BARNES in about 1890, I can't find a birth certificate for her. She appears with her father John and mother Bridget in the 1901 census. There are another two siblings at the census entry, John (Jnr) and Rosie. I believe there's another sibling, Annie, who was not recorded in the 1901 census, who I believe married Albert BRAGG in June 1909.
Mary married my grandfather William Francis NORRIS in September 1910 at Newbridge RC church. He was a soldier at The Curragh.
They had three boys together, John William (Jack) born in August 1911, who emigrated to Canada in about 1925. My father, William Francis NORRIS (Jnr) was born in Salisbury, Wilts, UK in November 1913 and Antony Patrick NORRIS who was born in 1916.
Mary BARNES died of influenza, aged 28, in October 1918 in Newbridge with Annie Bragg, recorded as being her sister, present. Her husband William was almost certainly in France at the time.
My father and his two siblings remained with their grandmother Bridget after Mary's death. At some point they moved to Farnborough, Hants, I believe after William Francis NORRIS (Snr) remarried to Agnes, it may have taken place in Oct-Dec in Dublin.
I have more information but that's plenty for now. I'd like to visit Newbridge to look at my grandmother's grave and see where she lived. I may achieve this in the summer/autumn of 2020, COVID-19 permitting.

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