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Scotland / Where is this place?? Milncroft
« on: Sunday 11 November 18 23:56 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all,

My great great grandparents, John Monaghan and Elizabeth Mills (both from Fermanagh in Ireland) got married in Glasgow in 1883. They both resided at a place I think is called 'Milncroft' in shettleston. I've never heard of this place and can't find much online. Does anyone know where this was or why my ancestors both lived there before their marriage? Was it a typical place for the Irish? What would have attracted them there?


Armed Forces / Re: Boer War involvement?
« on: Tuesday 25 September 18 14:02 BST (UK)  »
Hi MaxD,

Thanks for the info. I find it very hard to understand this army stuff! His name was William Houghton and he was born in about 1873 although I have no idea where. He got married in Scotland on New Years Eve 1895 and is recorded here as a private in the 84th Royal Artillery. His son was born in Aldershot in January 1899. And then his daughter was born in Scotland in July 1900. I have no idea when he joined or when he left. I can't find him in the 1901 census (although his wife is recorded as 'wife of a soldier' so he's not dead. I can't find him in 1911 but I know his wife was a widow by 1923.

Armed Forces / Boer War involvement?
« on: Tuesday 25 September 18 13:13 BST (UK)  »
Hi all,

I have a relative who in 1895 was recorded on his marriage cert as 'Private, 84 Royal Artillery.' In 1899 he was in Aldershot and in 1900 he was recorded again as a 'driver' in the RA.

I wonder if anyone can tell me about the 84th RA? Where would he have signed up for it? What would he have done, where would he have gone? I know Aldershot was home of the british army, but why was he (and his wife and baby) there in 1899? I want to try and get a picture of his army life.

World War One / Re: Driver in the 66th Field Artillery?
« on: Wednesday 14 February 18 19:49 GMT (UK)  »
Oh thanks so much for that, I'm looking into that now.

World War One / Re: Driver in the 66th Field Artillery?
« on: Wednesday 14 February 18 16:43 GMT (UK)  »

I found his wife and two kids living in Scotland in 1901. She is recorded as Ďwife of a soldierí. I can find none of the family in 1911 however. In fact, I canít find those two kids at all after 1901. I know Rose remarried and then died in 1930s.

Canít find any of them in 1911 though!

World War One / Driver in the 66th Field Artillery?
« on: Wednesday 14 February 18 15:59 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all,

I'm trying to suss out the whereabouts of an ancestor - William Houghton. He was born in about 1873 (I cannot locate a birth record in GRO or Scotland although his parents were John Houghton and Harriet Lloyd). He married my great great grandmother Rose Hannah (who was Scottish) in Scotland. They had a son in Hampshire, England in 1899 and a daughter in Scotland in 1900. When he got married in 1895 he was a private in the 84th Royal Artillery and by 1899 when his son was born, he was a driver in the 66th Royal Artillery. Can anyone help me find out more about him?

I definitely think he died in WWI. Rose remarried in 1920's and was recorded as a widow. I live in Ireland so going to any archives in England is out of the question at the minute.


Scotland / Re: Orphan mystery, please help!!!
« on: Wednesday 19 July 17 10:35 BST (UK)  »
Oh thank you so much! That's really helpful. I think she had a son called Daniel in 1948 who might still be alive somewhere

Scotland / Re: Orphan mystery, please help!!!
« on: Wednesday 19 July 17 09:42 BST (UK)  »
I have had contact with relatives. Rose's sister Catherine has a lot of descendants who have done DNA testing and my grandad and myself have matched with them. But they are in Canada and know nothing about Rose unfortunately

Scotland / Trying to find my orphaned g-grandas fam
« on: Wednesday 19 July 17 02:18 BST (UK)  »
Hey all,

I've posted on here before about my orphaned great granda David Hanna, but I've recently got the DNA results of his son (my granda). i can almost certainly confirm that David's mother was Rose Ann Hannah, born in 1873 in Glasgow. She married a William Houghton in 1895 and had two children by him - William in England in 1899 and Catherine in Scotland in 1900. William Snr was a driver in the 84th Royal Artillery. I have no service number for him though so does anyone have any idea how I can find out more about him?

I find Rose with the two kids in the 1901 Scottish census. Husband is still alive but not with her. They go completely off the map then. My great granda David was born in about 1905 and found wandering in 1908 in Belfast and placed in an orphanage. I have no idea what happened - Why Rose was in Belfast or anything. I know that she's back in Glasgow by 1918 because she contacts the orphanage and leaves her address with them. She then marries a second time in 1923 to John OReilly. I have no idea how to proceed now. How do I find her first two kids? Why were they in Ireland? When did William Snr die?

I thought maybe I should try find relatives of Rose's. So I know she has a niece called Catherine Kerr Hannah born in Glasgow in 1926 and a nephew Henry Wilson Hannah born in 1928. Does anyone know how I can find these?

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