Part 684d – Brunhammer Doherty Genealogy – 1869 Birth and Baptism – Great-Grandaunt Margaret Doherty – Wilmington, Delaware

12 May 2012

Good Day,

The search and research continues into the genealogy and gathering of documentation of the Doherty Family Line. The Baptism Registrations of the first four of eleven children of gg-grandparents Philip and Margaret (née Doherty) Doherty have now been found from the Registers of St. Peter’s Church, now Cathedral in Wilmington, Delaware. And now I have to find the subsequent seven.

This next one is of great-grandaunt Margaret Doherty. Her baptism is dated 26 December 1869 and the Registration refers to her birth date as the 22nd of the same month.

Once again the Priest/Scribe has entered and spelled the family surname Doherty as “Dougherty”. The Priest/Scribe is the same as the one who registered great-grandaunt Margaret’s elder sister great-grandaunt Mary Ellen, a year earlier.

Here is the image of the Page from the St. Peter’s Parish Register and downloaded from Item 4 of the microfilm FHL [1787748].

And the Baptism Registration is in Latin.



26 Bapt Margaretam, filiam Phillipii Dougherty
et Margareta Doughtery, natum 22 hujus Sponsosores
Joane Kelly et Brigitta Hayes

M.A. McGrane

My attempt to translate –



26 Baptised Margaret, daughter of Philip Dougherty
and Margaret Doughtery, born 22. Sponsors
John Kelly and Bridget Hayes

M.A. McGrane

And now begins the search for the appropriate documentation for the seven younger siblings. All-things-being-equal the Doherty Family may have progressed to a different Church.

Based on the possibility that great-grandaunt Greta Doherty was born about 1870, I have been able to find three possible Roman Catholic Churches in Wilmington. Documentation exists for three other Churches apart from St. Peter’s. These three Churches are: Saint Ann – 1870; St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception – 1857; and St. Paul – 1869. All-things-being-equal St. Paul’s may be the closest church to the Doherty home… and as transportation to Church circa 1870 was more or less by foot or some sort of equine mode.

The top inserted image is of 1010 and 1012 King Street in Wilmington. Borrowed from the University of Delaware Library, Special Collections Department. It is from the Wilmington Dental Manufacturing Company. Catalogue of Artificial Teeth and Condensed Price-list of Dental Materials, Instruments, Furniture, &c. Wilmington [Del.]: Press of The James & Webb Company, 1885.

Well the search continues. If you have any question, comment, thought, or ideas please feel free to contact me.




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