Peter McGauley1

M, #3052, b. circa 1774, d. 19 March 1817
  • Marriage*: Principal:Mary Roe1
  • Birth*: circa 1774; Ireland; Birth year calculated from age at death on tombstone.
  • Death*: 19 March 1817; Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania; The cemetery return lists the cause of death as pneumonia and his age as 34 His tombstone lists his age as 43. Given his wife's age and the ages of his children, age 43 seems more likely.2,3
  • Burial*: Buried in burial ground adjacent to St. Mary's Church, 4th Street.3
Last Edited: 16 Dec 2013

Family:

Mary Roe b. c 1777, d. 19 May 1829

Children:

Ann McGauley+9 b. b Mar 1799, d. 3 Jun 1852
Ellen McGauley+9 b. c 1803, d. 26 Oct 1863
Michael McGauley10 b. 4 Nov 1805, d. b 1810
John McGauley11 b. 24 Dec 1806, d. b 1810
Belinda McGauley+12 b. 5 Feb 1808, d. 16 Sep 1858
Michael McGauley13 b. 19 Apr 1810, d. 9 Jan 1831
Mary McGauley+ 14 b. 25 Mar 1815, d. 24 Aug 1846

Notes

  • Immigration*: circa 1802; Pennsylvania; Immigrated with wife and at least one child, probably about 1802, probably to Philadelphia.
    His second daughter Ellen, who was born 1802 or 1803, was reported to be born in Philadelphia in both the 1860 census and on her death return.4
  • Note*: Spelling of surname: Most often McGauley / M'Gauley / McGauly / M'Gauly.
    Occasionally variants of McGawley; and one time as McAuley.
  • Note: Naturalization: On 28 September 1807 Peter McGauley, a native of Ireland, petitioned the Philadelphia Court of Quarter Sessions for citizenship, stating that he had resided within the United States upwards of Five years; and, within the state of Pennsylvania, upwards of Two years immediately preceding this his application, and that he was residing within the limits...of the US between 18 June 1798 and 14 April 1802. This was vouched for by John Doran.5
  • Note: 1810 US Census - East Southwark, Philadelphia:
    Peter Mcgauly. 15 total:
    6 males 26 thru 44 (Peter & 5 unknown)
    2 males 16 thru 25 (2 unknown)
    1 males under 10 (Michael #2 & John !)
    1 female 26 thru 44 (Mary)
    1 female 16 thru 25 (Ann & Ellen)
    1 female 10 thru 15 (1 unknown)
    3 females under 10 (Belinda, Mary & 1 unknown)

    Robert McCarty, bondholder of Peter McGauley's administration, is immediate neighbor.6
  • Note: Church membership: Between November 1805 and April 1810 five of Peter's children were baptized at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, at 4th and Walnut, Philadelphia. On 21 Jan 1811 Peter McGauley was listed among the new pew holders at St. Mary's Church, on 4th Street. He and his wife were interred in the burial ground adjacent to St. Mary's.7
  • Note: Philadelphia City Directories:
    1807 M'Cauley Peter nailer 282 High
    1809-1817 Peter M'Gauley, nailer & grocer 577 S. Front corner of Prime.
    1818-1822 Mary M'Gauley widow, grocer, same location.
    [Prime is now Ellsworth, just s of Wash. Ave., e of Jefferson Sq.]8
  • Note: Death notice. Poulson's American Daily Advertiser, Philadelphia, 20 March 1817, viewed on GenealogyBank.com: "Died, yesterday morning about ten o'clock, of a Pleuritick complaint of seven days, which he bore with christian fortitude and pious resignation to the Device Will, Mr. Peter M'Gauley, Grocer. His friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend his funeral this afternoon at three o'clock, from his late dwelling corner of Front and Prime streets."
  • Note: Tombstone, St. Mary's Catholic Church Ground, 4th Street, Philadelphia, Section J, Vault 17:
    "Peter McCauley, died March 19, 1817, age 43 years
    Mary McCauley, his wife, died May 19, 1829; age, 54 years.
    Michael, son of Peter and Marcy McCauley, died January 9, 1831; age, 21 years"

    Compiler could not locate the tombstone in 2012.3
  • Note: Intestate probate of Peter McGauley, Philadelphia, Year 1817, File 75. Abstracted by compiler, from photocopy obtained from Register of Wills, Philadelphia City Hall:

    On 21 March 1817 widow Mary McGauley deposed that Peter McGauley died without a will, and that she would administer his debts and goods, and produce an inventory, and that his estate did not exceed $600.

    On 21 March 1817 by Mary McGauley, widow, Mary Ann McGauley, spinster, and Robert McCartney, Gent., all of the district of Southwark posted bond of $1,200, on the condition that Mary McGauley administratrix for personal estate of Peter McGauley, grocer, of same district would produce an inventory. Signed by marks of Mary McGauley & Robert McCartney, and a signature which appears to read Mann Gaulerey.

    The obtained photocopy has two pages of an inventory - undated, without proper headings and totals, which may be torn and incomplete. It appears to inventory 'Stock Fixtures' of the store and 'Household Furniture'. The details total to $405.06; but this may be short an additional $249.26 or more.1

Citations

  1. [S354] Philadelphia Co. Administration of Peter McGauley, Year 1817, File 75. Photocopy obtained from City of Phila. Register of Wills.
  2. [S351] Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915. Searchable database and images on FamilySearch website. Based in large part on microfilm series: 'Registration of deaths, 1803-1903; arranged by year and cemetery', which consists primarily of cemetery returns to Philadelphia Bureau of Health & Board of Health., Film 1862806.
  3. [S465] "St. Mary’s Graveyard, Fourth and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia. Records and Extracts from Inscriptions on Tombstones", by John J. Maitland, Records of the American Catholic Historical Society, Vol. III (1891), p. 253-294 [viewed on Google Books]. Also see the sketch the burial ground, ca. 1891, same article before page 253, at http://www.pahrc.net/index.php/tag/old-st-marys-cemetery/ [incomplete on Google Books], p.271.
  4. [S66] Collections of The Genealogy Society of Penn.; Philadelphia Board of Health Records; Register of Deaths. FHL microfilm 381246 Vol. 5, May 1845 - Sept 1847., Ellen McCalla, 1863.
  5. [S360] Philadelphia Court of Quarter Sessions. Petitions for naturalization, 1807. FHL microfilm 96424., File 75.
  6. [S485] US Census, viewed on Ancestry.com.
  7. [S291] "Minute Book of St. Mary's Church, Philadelphia, 1782-1811", by Lawrence F. Flick, Records of the American Catholic Historical Society, Vol. 4. [viewed on Google Books], 4:432.
  8. [S408] Series: City directories of the United States, Segment I through 1860. Title: Philadelphia, Pa. Publisher: Research Publications, New Haven, Conn.; micro fiche 1067-1171:1.
  9. [S358] Philadelphia County, Administration of Mary McGauley, Year 1829, File 112. Photocopy obtained from City of Phila. Register of Wills.
  10. [S402] "Sacramental Registers at St. Joseph's Church, Philadelphia", from copies by Francis X. Reuss, Records of the American Catholic Historical Society, series in vols. 15-19. [viewed on Google Books], 19:94 Baptism of Michael McGawley.
  11. [S402] "Sacramental Registers at St. Joseph's Church, Philadelphia", from copies by Francis X. Reuss, Records of the American Catholic Historical Society, series in vols. 15-19. [viewed on Google Books], 19:139, Baptism of John McGawley.
  12. [S402] "Sacramental Registers at St. Joseph's Church, Philadelphia", from copies by Francis X. Reuss, Records of the American Catholic Historical Society, series in vols. 15-19. [viewed on Google Books], 19:348, Baptism of Biddy McGawley.
  13. [S402] "Sacramental Registers at St. Joseph's Church, Philadelphia", from copies by Francis X. Reuss, Records of the American Catholic Historical Society, series in vols. 15-19. [viewed on Google Books], 19:443, Baptism of Michael McAuley.
  14. [S124] Email from Christine Friend, Assistant Archivist, Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center, Feb. 5, 2013, in response to a research request regarding the baptism of Mary McGauley.