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They weren't living together in 1881 and I can't find them in 1871. They were born in Ireland and I suspect they came to Wigan shortly before 1875 when Patrick married. Charles married later. Of course, they may have been cousins not brothers but the name choice of the daughters of both of them is interesting.
We know that Patrick was born in Cavan. Last night I noticed a baptism in Bellananagh, Cavan of a Catherine Gallighan on 18/12/1866. The father's name was Patrick Gallighan and the mother's name was Anne Kane. I just wondered whether they could possibly have been the parents of Patrick (and Charles). I found the maiden name of the mother interesting. You rmember that the maiden name of Patrick's wife Bridget was CAIN. Perhaps the Gallighans came over to Wigan to be with Cain (Kane) relatives and two of them married. Speculation, of course, but it might be worth trying to follow up.
Replied: 31st Jul 2018 at 11:18