The records I have for Bridget Reidy Thompson/Thomas state she was from Limerick City, County Limerick. I have located a birth record for a Mary/Marion Thomas, daughter of Bridget Reidy and John Thomas from 1865. On the birth registration it states that Bridget Reidy Thomas was living on Convent Street and that her husband, John Thomas, was living in America.

In 1866, I found a ship passenger list which shows Bridget Thomas traveling with four of her children to America. Mary/Marion is not listed on the passenger list. It may be because she died, but I have not been able to locate a death register for Mary/Marion Thomas.

Video, July, 2011, Elaine Beaudoin