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Messages - sgrollitt

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Louth / Re: English settlers in Louth
« on: Thursday 14 June 18 16:03 BST (UK)  »
Bowden (or Boden) surname.

Simplistic view: Settlers in Ulster came from Scotland. Settlers in Munster came from South-west England, but where did settlers in Leinster come from?

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Louth / English settlers in Louth
« on: Thursday 14 June 18 10:05 BST (UK)  »
My Irish ancestors lived just north of Drogheda since at least 1630 according to a gravestone inscription, but there are references to two men of the same surname in the same area as far back as 1519. Although they were a Catholic family, it's not a Gaelic surname so I'm assuming that the family originally came from England or Wales.

I'm assuming that the area in England would have been Cheshire or Lancashire because that's the closest to Drogheda. However, I can find no information on the internet or in books about where English settlers to the Drogheda area originated. Any ideas?

Thanks,

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Louth / Re: The Story of Newtownstalaban
« on: Tuesday 10 April 18 12:34 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, I'll write to the school :)

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Louth / The Story of Newtownstalaban
« on: Saturday 07 April 18 16:23 BST (UK)  »
I've been trying to buy this book for years with no success. Does anyone have a copy I could buy?

Thank you,
Simon

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Armed Forces / Re: Thomas Derek Bailey
« on: Monday 19 March 18 12:35 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks very much!

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Armed Forces / Thomas Derek Bailey
« on: Monday 19 March 18 07:22 GMT (UK)  »
Thomas Derek Bailey was born in Cleveleys, Lancashire in 1923. In the Second World War he served in the RAF Bomber Command and was station in Grimsby. That's all we know about his military career. Can anyone see his military service record?

Thank you.

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Norfolk / James Bowden died in 1864
« on: Friday 16 February 18 09:58 GMT (UK)  »
James Bowden was born in 1821 in Ireland and served in the British Army. He was in the Military Hospital in Yarmouth in 1861, was discharged from the Army on medical grounds in 1863, and died in Yarmouth in 1864. He was buried in the cemetery in Yarmouth on 10 November 1864. Does anyone know whether this grave stone is still standing?

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Armed Forces / 5th Regiment of Foot
« on: Thursday 15 February 18 09:06 GMT (UK)  »
James Bowden was born about 1821 in Tullyallen, Co Louth, Ireland, and was recorded on 7 Jun 1847 as a deserter at Devonport, England. He was in the Fifth Fusiliers.

On the 25 July 1847, the ship Resistance left Devonport with 600 rank and file of the 1st Battallion of the 5th Fusiliers. They left for Mauritius. It looks like James didn't want to go! Did they make him? The 5th was one of the regiments closest to India and were attached to columns that relieved isolated European posts.

On 8 Sep 1863, James Bowden born 29 Sep 1821 in Tullyallen, Drogheda, aged 42, appeared in the records of the Royal Chelsea Hospital for Pensioners. He had been a Private in the Fifth Foot, 1 Battalion. 1863 was the date "of pension, admission, or examination". So he wasn't executed for desertion back in 1847, and carried on his military career.

Also seen in "UK Royal Navy Seamen": James Bowden born 29 Sep 1821 in Drogheda, Ireland. His service number was 21096. He served between 1845 and 1854.

Can anyone see this man's service record? Thank you.

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World War Two / Harry Tilney
« on: Wednesday 10 May 17 16:50 BST (UK)  »
Harry Tilney was born in Sheffield in 1917 and died there in 2009. He served in the Army during the Second World War and yet I can't find his military records in ancestry.co.uk

He probably joined the Royal Engineers, in the Catering Corps. Thanks for any help.

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