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World War One / Re: Lookup request: WW1 Casualty Lists
« on: Sunday 05 August 18 00:58 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks jim1 and ShaunJ. I found some information somewhere online a few years ago about one of my wife's more distant relatives who was sent home after being wounded on the Western Front and it gave the when and where and details of the wound. We were curious to know if such information existed regarding her grandfather.

As you've noted ShaunJ, there may well be no details, but I'll take a look at FindMyPast to see if I can at least find him there to be sure.

Thanks again!  :)

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World War One / Lookup request: WW1 Casualty Lists
« on: Saturday 04 August 18 13:38 BST (UK)  »
My wife's paternal grandfather served in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers during WW1, from 1915. At some stage thereafter he was transferred to the Royal Defence Corps. We assumed that was because he had been wounded and thus was no longer fit for front line duty.

 "First World War Daily Reports (Missing, Wounded & Prisoner of War)". My wife's grandfather was the last entry on page 2 of the results from my enquiry.

This is the relevant line: "J Jeffrey   11710   Private   1918   Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers"

I wonder if there is somebody here who would have access to the details of my wife's grandfather's entry for me? I would be most grateful.

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Louth / Re: Patrick Martin, Drogheda
« on: Monday 01 August 16 13:48 BST (UK)  »
Thank you hallmark, gaffy, Sinann, and myluck! for your help. I had the baptism records for Sophia and Eliza from a source other than the NLI website - I didn't know the Catholic Parish Registers were viewable online until today, thank you especially for that. I didn't know about Mary and Thomas.

The year of birth I have for Patrick Martin does seem very suspicious now. I got the information from an indirect descendant of Sophia Martin in Ireland (she's the granddaughter of the sister of the wife of one of Sophia's sons - don't know if there's an actual name for that in a relationship chart). Eliza Thompson's year of birth seems okay. I'll check with my informant where she got her information from.

In the meantime, not having anything more than the name, I guess the Patrick Martin recorded in the Griffith's Valuation could be anybody.

Thanks again fo your help. Much appreciated.

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Louth / Patrick Martin, Drogheda
« on: Monday 01 August 16 04:37 BST (UK)  »
Hello,

I've previously posted some questions on RootsChat regarding my wife's paternal great grandfather Jeremiah Jeffrey, who came from Cambridgeshire, England, and who married a Sophia Martin in Drogheda in 1872.

I'm now trying to discover more about Sophia's family.

Sophia was born in Drogheda in 1849. Her father was Patrick Martin, born 1830, and her mother was Eliza Thompson, born about 1820. I recently discovered that Sophia had a sister called Eliza, born 1851 or 1852.

In the Griffith's Valuation of Co. Louth 1854, there's a reference to a Patrick Martin living at 16 Hand Street, Drogheda. This appears to be the only Patrick Martin recorded as resident in the town at that time.

What would be the best way to ascertain whether this Patrick Martin is Sophia's father or somebody unrelated?

Many thanks.

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Louth / Re: Look up request
« on: Saturday 18 June 16 16:32 BST (UK)  »
Not the same person.

Thank you so much for your help!  :)

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Louth / Look up request
« on: Saturday 18 June 16 15:37 BST (UK)  »
Is it possible for somebody to look up an entry in the Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912? This has just come online apparently, according to Find My Past.

This is the entry I'm interested in:

First name: Sophia
Last name: Jeffreys
Year: 1876
Role: Defendant
Court: Drogheda
County: Louth

My wife's great grandfather Jeremiah Jeffrey, who was a British soldier from Cambridgeshire, England, married a Sophia Martin in Drogheda in 1872 and I'm curious to know if this is the same person.

Many thanks.

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Cork / Re: Buttevant - Jeremiah Jeffrey
« on: Sunday 16 June 13 09:30 BST (UK)  »
Just to let you know that I did find some useful information at Find My Past, though not in the way I expected. It turns out that Jeremiah Jeffrey enlisted not in 1872 but in 1870, which is why I couldn't find him in the 1871 Census of England & Wales - he was already in Ireland.

I don't know as yet where exactly he joined up but that's one mystery solved. Thanks again for the pointer, it's greatly appreciated.

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Cork / Re: Buttevant - Jeremiah Jeffrey
« on: Sunday 16 June 13 00:24 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks, I'll take a look at that.

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Cork / Buttevant - Jeremiah Jeffrey
« on: Saturday 15 June 13 16:22 BST (UK)  »
Jeremiah Jeffrey was my wife's paternal great grandfather. He was born in Hauxton, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1851 and in 1872 he enlisted in the British Army. He was in the 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment, which at that time had its home depot in Buttevant, Co. Cork.

I couldn't find Jeremiah in the 1871 Census of England & Wales and I'm wondering, would he have been in Co. Cork, or somewhere in Ireland, in 1871 in order to be recruited into the 20th Regiment or was the Regiment's recruiting not confined to Ireland?

How do I find out where exactly Jeremiah Jeffrey joined up?

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