This part of the Hartigan family is from Salford, UK
Individual members of the
Hartigan family (in family tree order)
||Thomas Hartigan lived in Co Limerick,
Ireland where he was a farmer. He was named as the father of Martin Hartigan
and Hannah Hartigan and possibly of a James Hartigan. We don't know
anything else about Thomas at the moment.
||This is David's great grandfather. According
to the census records, Martin Hartigan, son of Thomas Hartigan, was born in Ireland in approx 1838.
Martin married Margaret Howe in Chorlton-on-Medlock (Manchester) in 1870,
there is no trace of any children. In 1871 Martin and Margaret were living in Salford.
By 1877 Martin is associated with Margaret Renshaw née
Joynt and they have four children that we know of: Martin, Henry, Annie/Hannah
and Joseph. It is unlikely that Martin and Margaret Renshaw (nee
Joynt) ever married, either Martin's first wife was still alive or, very
likely, they simply couldn't afford the expense. Martin generally worked
as a corporation pavior or excavator, Margaret and her eldest son John
(from her first marriage) were hawkers. Martin Hartigan died in 1890 as
the result of injuries sustained when he fell onto a pavement.
||Martin Hartigan and Margaret Joynt's first
son was also called Martin, born 25 January 1877 in Salford. We know very little about
Martin's childhood except that the family lived in Siever Street, a very
poor and very rough area of Pendleton, Salford.
By 1890 both of Martin's parents had died and it is
thought, from family stories, that he and his brother Henry were taken in
by the St Joseph Industrial School, Eccles. This has not been proved yet,
but in 1891 his brother Henry was at St Joseph Industrial School in Chorlton on
Medlock (Ardwick) whilst Martin was visiting Mr and Mrs Askley at 55 Markendale
Street, Ordsall, Salford.
On 9 March 1898 Martin was killed when he was kicked
by a horse in Salford. Martin was working for the carter and had just
taken the horse into the stables on St James Street (Ordsall) when noises were heard from inside the stable. Martin was
found to have died from injuries to the head caused by the kicking of the
horse. He had been living with his stepbrother, Thomas Hartigan, at the
time in Ordsall