Mary Roche1

#6869, (circa 1804 - January 1856)
RelationshipGrandaunt of Estelle Rose Roche
Father*Michael Roche1 (s 1781 - )
Mother*Mary Whelan1 (s 1785 - )


Patrick Knight b. s 1805
Her married name was Night (variant.)1 
Her married name was Knight.2 
Birth*circa 1804She was born circa 1804 in Co. Waterford, IrelandG.3,4 
1825She was likely in the household of Michael Roche and Mary Whelan at Camphire, Lismore and Mocollop Par., Co. Waterford, IrelandG, in the census of of 1825.5  
Marriage*19 February 1829She married Patrick Knight on 19 February 1829 at St. Mary's Church, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, IrelandG.6,3
before 1856She and Patrick Knight migrated to MissouriG from Ireland before 1856.2 
Death*January 1856She died in January 1856 in St. Louis, Missouri.3,7 
Burial*14 January 1856She was buried on 14 January 1856 in Missouri; (prob. in St. Patrick's cemetery.)3


  1. [S56] Gabriel Drouin, compiler, Drouin Collection: Early U.S. French Catholic Church Records (Montreal: Institut Généalogique Drouin, after 1940), St Louis Old Cathedral Burials 1853-1870, 1856:356: Mary Night (Roche) consort of Patrick Night aged 52 years, interred 14 Jan 1856. Online
  2. [S520] VWH.
  3. [S56] Gabriel Drouin, Drouin U.S. 1695-1954, St Louis Old Cathedral Burials 1853-1870, 1856, p.256, img. 309/492. Mary Night (Roche) consort of Patrick Night, aged 52 years, interred 14 Jan 1856; officiant O V Timon.
  4. [S1253]  William Whelan Papers, correspondence and documents, McAllister Collection, Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Collection summary, p. 4, Series I (1811–1841): "letters from William Roche, a dry goods merchant in Missouri. The first...describes Roche's trip from Philadelphia to St. Louis as well as the state of the markets there....The next was written to Roche's parents in County Waterford and explained where he had established himself 'after all my perambulation.' The letter is also signed by his siblings John, Bridget, and Ellen, who were living and working with him..."
  5. [S1680] Tithe Applotment Books, 1823-1837, image viewed online and, Box No. 121, Lismore and Mocollop Par., Cos. Waterford and Cork. imgs. 40 and 74 (amended)/129. Camphire Townlands. Michael Roche, 52 acres, value £1 per acre, annual tithing £3 6s. Note: record is certified 27 Nov 1825.
    Others in Camphire: Byrne, Callahan, Carty, Condon, Deale, Hearn, Hickey, Hogan, Keefe, Keily, Lamstand, Leary, Lyons, Mahony, Meligan, Mulcahy, Murphy, Noonan, Nugent, O'Daniel, Power, Stack, Usher.
  6. [S1464] Cappoquin Parish Marriage Register 1804-1871, Waterford and Lismore Diocese, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, Ireland (National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland), p. 53, img. 32, 19 Feb 1829. In latin. Patrick Night and [blank] Roche; witnesses Patrick Phelan and Michael Roche; by M. Clancy, stipend 7s 6p, online
  7. [S28] Missouri Death Records 1834/1850-1910/1931, online, 1856, week ending 21 Jan 1856, sh. 11. Mary Night, b. Ireland, d. Rock Spring, general dibility, age 52.