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53. John Patrick GALVIN (Winifred Mary BUTLER , George Patrick , George James , 'unknown' ) was born on 16 Dec 1906 in Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon. He died on 19 Mar 1996 in Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

John, worked in the Munster & Leinster Bank in Callan, Co. Kilkenny after completing his schooling. By the time of the death of his father in 1941 he had moved to London, and by 1948 he appears to have been living in the Bahamas as he married there in that year. In 1949 he was appointed manager of the Portmarnock Country Club hotel in Dublin, and it is known that he served as a director of the hotel, along with his brother, Seamus. Around 1953 John left Portmarnock when he became director of a flour milling company in Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. Later, in the late 1950s, he moved to Co. Wexford where he worked initially as a creamery manager before being appointed managing director. He retired in the early 1970s. In 1977 John and his wife, Antoinette, settled in Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, presumably to be nearer their daughter who lived in south-east England.

John married Antoinette Marie GASSAUER, daughter of Franz GASSAUER, on 5 Apr 1948 in St. Francis Xavier's Church, Nassau, Bahamas. Antoinette was born on 1 Dec 1919 in Austria. She died on 23 Apr 1996 in England.

Antoinette may have been known as Annette. She and her husband, John, appear to have been living in the Bahamas prior to their 1948 marriage. Their marriage certificate tells us that Antoinette was a hotel manager with an address at Village Road, Eastern District, Nassau. John is described as a businessman and his address was Pilot House East, Bay St., Eastern District, Nassau. Witnesses to the marriage were William T. Moloney and Mary Alice Hagarty.

They had the following children.

+ 107 F i Living.

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