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Messages - Janice Jones

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World War One / Re: Help re Martin Collins
« on: Saturday 23 June 18 06:02 BST (UK)  »
Thsnk you, yes that is the correct Martin. I also wondered about the Martin in Woodford but canít prove anything.
Although there is some confusion about his age when he enlisted, that he almost certainly lied about it has been consistant. Could it have been later in 1911 or in 1912?

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World War One / Re: Help re Martin Collins
« on: Friday 22 June 18 23:21 BST (UK)  »
Thank you that is helpful
I'm told that he may only have been 15 or 16 when he enlisted (lying about his age) so that would have been in about 1910-1911

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World War One / Help re Martin Collins
« on: Friday 22 June 18 22:49 BST (UK)  »
My father Edward Collins dies 4 days ago. I  would like to include information about his father, Martin Collins, at the funeral service.
Martin Collins was born 14 November 1895 in Ballinlough, Galway, Ireland, on a small farm called Abbey
He died Dec 1975 in Hendon, England.
He left the family farm in his early/mid teens as it could not support all the family and its 14 children.
He married my Grandmother Vesta Vick in Q1 1920.
Family memory says when he reached the mainland he enlisted (probably lying about his age) and that because he had come from a farming background they set him to work with the horses. The farm had been arable but he learnt fairly quickly.

I can't find any reference to a time in the services.
Can anyone help?

Many thanks

jan

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Galway / Pre 1820 records in Ballinakill / Woodford area
« on: Tuesday 24 October 17 17:11 BST (UK)  »
Evening
I have traced my Fathers line to Michael Collins B between about 1813-1818
He seems to be married to Honor (Norry) Halloran and I now have various records of quite a few children.
All seems to be based in the Ballinakill parish. 

In this parish records for Baptism didn't start until 1839 and for marriage in 1854.
I'm therefore stumped for going back any further, unless anyone has any suggestions or ideas to help.

Many thanks

Jan

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: How can I be sure - Thomas Vick
« on: Wednesday 24 May 17 18:48 BST (UK)  »
Nor me.
I can find a Robert day with mothers maiden name of Day but it's way across the country

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: How can I be sure - Thomas Vick
« on: Wednesday 24 May 17 18:40 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for looking, 'cos I'm stumped  :(

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: How can I be sure - Thomas Vick
« on: Wednesday 24 May 17 17:25 BST (UK)  »
now you mention it I don't have Peter's birth record but I do have consistant census records and a death record
Yep, I think Richard married again too!

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: How can I be sure - Thomas Vick
« on: Wednesday 24 May 17 17:15 BST (UK)  »
yes Thomas Vick is Ann Day's son but Peter Oakley is Anne Brazenor's son
I incorrectly said "So he would have been born between Jane and Peter" Robert was born after Jane.
Ann day would be his mother but heaven knows who his father is and I can'd find a birth record

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: How can I be sure - Thomas Vick
« on: Wednesday 24 May 17 13:54 BST (UK)  »
Good Morning
I'm trying to tie up some loose ends with this part of the family, and check what I have so far.
2 questions:
1) Reply 13 say "Richard Oakley who I believe married Anne Brazenore in Pontesbury Salop was widowed in 1849 & came to B'ham where in 1851 he married Ann Day."
The best match so far that I have found would be for Anne B to have died in Newest 1848 (Vol11 page 265).
Have I missed out on a better match?
2) Besides Peter and Jane Oakley there also seems to be a brother Robert Oakley
Cheltenham 1861 Census age 9 (born Cheltenham) living with Thomas Vick, Ann Vick, Ellen Vick, Thomas Vick, Peter Oakley.
Cheltenham 1871 Census age 17 (born Birmingham) living with Ann Vick   
Ellen Vick, Thomas Vick (age 11) & George Vick   
Hopefully they are the same person and there's a reason for the different birth places give, and I can't find a birth record for him anywhere!
Any ideas?
Many thanks

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