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Shropshire / Photographer J F Wood, More Info Please
« on: Monday 10 April 17 20:20 BST (UK)  »
I have just been reunited with a photograph that belonged to my late mother that I am pretty sure she referred to as being of her Grandmother Alice Elizabeth Pugh (born 1896) as a child. I would be grateful if anyone has any information on the photographer "J F Wood Halfway House Shrewsbury".

The photo is now my avatar

Thank you for looking.

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Wicklow / Re: William Dalton and Elizabeth Doyle of Ballinagee, where next?
« on: Tuesday 13 September 16 00:12 BST (UK)  »
I have found another child of this couple courtesy of the daltondatabank site, Mary Dalton was born 18 November 1886 at Martins Cottages, this time mother Eliza's maiden name is given as Gargan. Elizabeth's premarital name on her children's registration forms has so far been given as Dardin, Gargan and Whelan. On the registration of her marriage her name is Whelan, her Father Dargon.
The only deatail that doesnt seem to tally is that on his military record William gives his birthplace as St Peters, though as he lived away from his family since the age of 8 or 9, it might be expected that he would be unsure.

In 1901 census, only a year after Elizabeth's death there, only one Dalton is living in Martins Cottages, William Dalton a batchelor Labourer aged 40 is a lodger at number 7.

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Wicklow / Re: William Dalton and Elizabeth Doyle of Ballinagee, where next?
« on: Monday 12 September 16 18:22 BST (UK)  »
Hi LH,
Thank you, I was so distracted by my son's first day at nursery that I completely forgot the registers were coming online. You must have done a lot of searching to dig that out- I'm very grateful to you.
I have been buried on the website all afternoon now and have found...
Three more siblings,
Edward Joseph born 1884
James born 1889 and
John born 1891
The oldest is born at Ashford Terrace whilst the others are Martin's Cottages
I have also found The marriage of Edward Dalton, bachelor of Ball's Bridge and Elizabeth Whelan, Widow of Dundrum, the fathers were Edward Dalton and John Dargon.
Edward died in 1911 in the workhouse and Elizabeth in 1900 in the Royal Dublin Hospital of Pleurisy

This all ties in quite neatly and I'm optomistic that this is the right family. The early death of the mother would explain why William was placed with a family in the country and I assume similar fates of the others though I haven't tracked them down conclusively in the census documents.

I would be interested to find out if Elizabeth had any children with her first husband as I wonder if any of them may have taken in their half siblings.

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Wicklow / Re: William Dalton and Elizabeth Doyle of Ballinagee, where next?
« on: Friday 17 June 16 00:36 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for mentioning pensions, it reminded me that my better half's uncle once gave him a pension card of William's. I mooched about in my little bureau and dug it out only to find it was a contributory pension taken out in 1940 not the state old age one. Rats!

I tried to attach a picture of the card here but my iPad won't let me crop the size ( everytime I succeed in shrinking the image I save it and the darn device blows it back up again like some helpfully misguided puppy ).

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Wicklow / Re: William Dalton and Elizabeth Doyle of Ballinagee, where next?
« on: Wednesday 15 June 16 01:55 BST (UK)  »
Chatting with the descendants, there are memories of Elizabeth claiming the only member of her husband William's family she met was a brother in Dublin, my father in law also recalls visiting him.

Is there no way of finding a death cert after 1958 ( ie for 1966) without visiting or contacting the GRO?

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Wicklow / Re: William Dalton and Elizabeth Doyle of Ballinagee, where next?
« on: Wednesday 15 June 16 00:29 BST (UK)  »
Thanks dathai
That throws a bit of spanner in the works don't it? The Edward you found certainly looks like the son of the van driver Edward Dalton I mention in the first message of this post but if he is my William's brother he probably should be living in Dublin, although I suppose it's not impossible that he moved there later in the year- logic tells me this means I can discount both of them.
It's looking more and more like I need to get some solid evidence in the form of a death certificate for William in the hope of getting his birth cert, all else is speculation.

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Wicklow / Re: William Dalton and Elizabeth Doyle of Ballinagee, where next?
« on: Sunday 12 June 16 21:08 BST (UK)  »
Sorry, the original message should have read " William Dalton wed Elizabeth Doyle in May 1931 in the RC church in  Killmacanogue".

The dangers of writing posts whilst a three year old runs around your feet.

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Wicklow / Re: William Dalton and Elizabeth Doyle of Ballinagee, where next?
« on: Saturday 11 June 16 17:23 BST (UK)  »
I agree, we assumed the parents were dead too for the same reason but don't want to take that for granted, I know of large families whose children were taken in by other families, I also know of a child being unofficially adopted because of a violent parent but I won't go into that. On the aforementioned marriage cert the father isn't listed as deceased but I have no idea if that was the custom on Irish registrations as it is on British ones. My own Grandmother named a ficticious father on her own marraige cert!
You are right to say "He's a difficult one". I thought researching this line would be a doddle given he lasted well into old age dying in 1966 ( I think) yet his family only seem to have scraps of information about him.
 

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Wicklow / Re: William Dalton and Elizabeth Doyle of Ballinagee, where next?
« on: Saturday 11 June 16 12:20 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for your interest Sinann and thanks for that link, there are some "workmens records" which may or may not bare fruit, would I be right in assuming I'd need to pay an archivist to look through them for me?
As for Edwards son Edward, William gives him as being his next of kin in his army records, his address is 10 Bluebell, Inchicore- although he is not at this address a year later in the 1911 census. William gives his own address as 8 Fingal Place, Prussia Street -which still stands today and looks remarkably unchanged.
Thanks again.

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