Patrick Cushion was my great grandmother's brother (my maternal grandfather's mother) , he was born in Maryborough (now Portlaoise) in Queen's County, Ireland (now called County Laoise).
My great grandmother was Catherine Cushion born in 1874. Catherine had four sisters, Annie, Julia, Mary and Elizabeth. She had two brothers, Patrick and William (b.25 May 1869).
Two of Catherine's sisters married Cork men, Julia married Joseph Woodward and Mary married John Glavin.
It appears that Catherine's brother Patrick Cushion (born at Maryborough on 15th June 1867) married a woman named Catherine in about 1898 and they moved to Preston in Lancashire shortly after their marriage. Catherine was also born in Maryborough, Ireland.
According to the 1911 Census, Patrick and Catherine Cushion were living at 2 Lady Place, Preston and they had 2 children, William aged 10 and Mary aged 8, both born in Preston. Patrick's personal occupation was a labourer (Joiner's) and his employer was the Corporation Dockyard.
|Maryborough RC Church|
|A street view in Maryborough|
|The docks at Preston in the early 1890s|
|A general view of Preston with chimneys of the industrial town in the distance|