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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?

Thanks!

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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.

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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.

Thanks!

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / What does this say??
« on: Sunday 07 May 17 18:21 BST (UK)  »
Hi!

Just need help in deciphering where this is in reference to. It's on a birth certificate as place of abode, it's in England somewhere but I can't make out what it says?

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Antrim / Hanna Manchester connection?
« on: Friday 27 January 17 16:56 GMT (UK)  »
Hey all,

I've posted on here before about my great granda David Hanna who was an orphan in Nazareth Lodge. He was born in about March 1905 but no birth cert can be found for him. He was found wandering the streets of Belfast in Feb 1908 and detained in the orphanage. I know his mother was Rose.

Anyways, I found a possible couple who MIGHT be his parents. In the newspapers, I found a robbery that took place on a hotel in August 1906. The culprits were David Hanna and his wife Rose Hanna of Avoca Street, Belfast. In the case, David asked the court to let his wife go because she had two young children to look after - one of them was 16 months which very well could have been my David. It also mentioned that this David had a English accent and as soon as he was released, he was re-arrested by detectives from Manchester where David had apparently been caught up in other robberies? I wonder if ye can help me figure out who this couple were. David and Rose Hanna. I don't know anything more about her except that she had two children in 1906 and lived at 31 Avoca Street, Belfast.

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Australia / Nolan/Dale family of convicts
« on: Wednesday 12 October 16 16:56 BST (UK)  »
Hi all, (this post is also in the Carlow board although this one focuses specifically on the Australian side of this story).

I'm researching a woman named Bridget Nolan (b. abt 1824) from Carlow who on December 7th 1847 allegedly strangled her 6-week old baby, Margaret Nolan, to death. She consistently denied this and stated that it died of convulsion but the inquest said otherwise. Anyways, she was tried (the newspaper reports she was sentenced to death by hanging but this was changed to transportation for life later) and she was transported in 1848. In 1854 she married a man named John Dale (also a convict, from England) and they had two sons. What I'm wondering, is if anyone can figure out their names as on the birth record it seems Bridget and John hadn't decided on the boys' name. The first was born on February 26th, 1855 in Hobart Australia and the second on January 8th 1857.


Thanks.

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Carlow / Bridget Nolan: infanticide and transportation
« on: Tuesday 11 October 16 22:10 BST (UK)  »
Hi all,

I'm researching a woman named Bridget Nolan (b. abt 1824) from Carlow who on December 7th 1847 allegedly strangled her 6-week old baby, Margaret Nolan, to death. She consistently denied this and stated that it died of convulsion but the inquest said otherwise. Anyways, she was tried (the newspaper reports she was sentenced to death by hanging but this was changed to transportation for life later) and she was transported in 1848. In 1854 she married a man named John Dale (also a convict, from England) and they had two sons. What I'm wondering, is if anyone can figure out their names as on the birth record it seems Bridget and John hadn't decided on the boys' name. The first was born on February 26th, 1855 in Hobart Australia and the second on January 8th 1857.

Also, any knowledge on Bridget's early life before Australia would also be great. She was tried in Laois but I think she probably lived in Carlow. She states that both she and her baby Margaret's father were 'attached to the lunatic asylum in Carlow'. One newspaper reported her to be a nurse there however on her convict records she's described as a housemaid. She states that Margaret's father is a man named William James (not sure about that surname but that's all I could make of the handwriting).

I know that's a lot of info but hopefully someone will know something.

Thanks.

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Hi all,

Could you help me date this photo of my great granny Maggie and her brother please? Taken in Donegal, Ireland. I think I know when it was taken but I want to know if you all can date it so I know if it's actually a photo of my great granny and not her daughter.
Thanks

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Wicklow / Donoghue Family from Killinure, Wicklow
« on: Friday 02 September 16 15:47 BST (UK)  »
Hi all,

My grandfather's uncle was Laurence Donoghue from Killinure, Wicklow. He was born on April 25, 1894 to James Donoghue and Elizabeth Fenlon. He was involved in the IRB/IRA during the Irish revolution from the late 1910's to 1920's but I know very little about his time in this. He was Captain of 'G' Company, 3rd battalion, Carlow Brigade. Anyone know how I can do this?

Thanks,
Katelyn

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