Margaret (Judy) Bartley1

F, b. June 11, 1834, d. February 27, 1872
Father*Thomas Bartley1 b. January 6, 1798, d. June 18, 1873
Mother*Margaret Day1 b. circa 1800, d. November 18, 1855
     Margaret (Judy) Bartley was born on June 11, 1834 in Milltown in the Parish of Aglishcormick, County Limerick. Judy's godparents were Simon Ryan and Judith Keaty. Because of a concurrence of dates with Margaret Bartley, we believe that Margaret and Judy are the same person and have so recorded them here.1,2,3,4 She was the daughter of Thomas Bartley and Margaret Day.1 Margaret (Judy) Bartley died on February 27, 1872 in 107 North Hampton, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, at age 37. Margaret never married.1,2 She was buried in Catholic Mount Auburn Cemetery, Watertown, Middlesex 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."1
     She witnessed the birth of John Bartley on July 7, 1841 in County Limerick. John's godparents were John Dea and Margaret Bartley.4,5 Margaret (Judy) Bartley immigrated with Thomas Bartley and Margaret Day on August 11, 1849 to Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The Bartley family arrived in Boston on the Sunbeam.6


June 21, 1870Note that the census record indicates that Margaret is 24 years old rather than the 36 we would expect. It also indicates that she is a tailoress.Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts7
ChartsPater Familias O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Thomas (Darby) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Last Edited22 Jan 2021


  1. [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).
  2. [S393] Massachusetts Deaths 1841 - 1915, 1921 - 1924, online, : 6 April 2020), Margaret Bartley, 27 Dec 1872; citing Boston, Massachusetts, v 249 p 260, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 960,201.
  3. [S162] Roots Ireland and, online and, Note that the indication that the child's name was Judith is wrong. The original record clearly indicates that it is Judy.
  4. [S38] Kilteely Catholic Church, Church Records for Kilteely Catholic Church.
  5. [S162] Roots Ireland and, online and,
  6. [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.
  7. [S412] June 21, 1870 Census Record, Provo, Utah, Roll: M593_647; Page: 154A; Family History Library Film: 552146.