The Graisberry Girls: Mary

Map of Dublin in the time of Mary Graisberry. *

Map of Dublin in the time of Mary Graisberry*

Mary Kennedy came from a privileged background, when she married Daniel Graisberry in 1765, she brought with her a fortune. Little can be told about her life before she was married, however there is a Baptismal record for St. Paul’s Parish of a Mary Kennedy in 1748:

Parish/Church/Congregation – ST. PAUL

Baptism of MARY KENNEDY on 21 July 1748



If the above is the correct Mary Kennedy it would have made her seventeen years old when she married Daniel Graisberry, a marriageable age in the 1765. Another give away, is Mary’s mother’s name Arabella, which could easily be a coincidence, but if not was given to her great great great granddaughter, Emily Maynard Arabella Burke a four generations later.

 Sources Retrieved 18/05/2015
Freeman’s Journal (Dublin) July 19 to July 23 1765, Sat., 13 July 1765 – Tues., 16 July 1765
* Retrieved18/05/2015
Thanks to:
Map of Dublin 1756 Courtesy of Dublin City Public Libraries and Archive