Margaret Day

F, b. circa 1800, d. November 18, 1855
Father*Thomas O'Dea b. circa 1778
Mother*Ellen _____
     Margaret Day was born circa 1800 in County Limerick. She was the daughter of Thomas O'Dea and Ellen _____. Margaret Day married Thomas Bartley, son of Edmund Bartley and Margaret _____, on January 11, 1818 in Kilteely In the Parish of Aglishcormick, County Limerick. Witnesses to the wedding were Thomas Dea and John Noonan.1 Margaret Day died on November 18, 1855 in 4 Tremont Street, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.2,3,4 She was buried in Mount Auburn Catholic Cemetery, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The tombstone reads: "Erected by Catherine Bartley in memory of her father Thomas Bartley who died June 18, 1873, aged 78 years, a native of the Parish of Kilteely, Co. Limerick, Ireland, also of her mother Margaret who died Nov 18, 1855, aged 52 years, also of her sister Margaret who died Dec 27, 1872, aged 53."2
     She and Thomas Bartley immigrated on August 11, 1849 to Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The Bartley family arrived in Boston on the Sunbeam.5 Margaret Day witnessed the baptism of Margaret Bartley on January 24, 1853 in St. Mary Church, Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts. Godparents were Thomas Bartley and Margaret Day.6

Children of Margaret Day and Thomas Bartley

ChartsPater Familias O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Thomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Last Edited8 Feb 2021


  1. [S38] Kilteely Catholic Church, Church Records for Kilteely Catholic Church.
  2. [S214] Find a Grave, online, (accessed 18 January 2021), memorial page for Thomas Bartley (1794–18 Jun 1873), Find a Grave Memorial no. 84941064, citing Catholic Mount Auburn Cemetery, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Bill McEvoy (contributor 46902415).
  3. [S393] Massachusetts Deaths 1841 - 1915, 1921 - 1924, online
  4. [S428] Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online, : 10 November 2020), Bartley in entry for Margaret Dea Bartley, 18 Nov 1855; citing Death, Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston; FHL microfilm 004277217.
  5. [S391] National Archives Microfilm Publication Passenger List, by, The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1820-1891; Record Group Title: Records of the U.S. Customs Service; Record Group Number: 36; Series Number: M277; NARA Roll Number: 031.
  6. [S420] Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920, online, St. Mary (Lawrence) Index to Baptisms, 1848-1887.