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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 28 October 10 21:03 BST (UK) »
My Grandfather was George Nixon, son of Jane and John.  He was married and had two children but his wife died and he re-married and had a further eight children, the youngest of whom was my mother.  In the gallery of six pictures that you have posted, George is the middle one in the top row.

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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #10 on: Friday 29 September 17 23:19 BST (UK) »
On the off chance that someone is still keeping an eye on this thread...

I believe that George Nixon was my Great Grandfather and he had a son, also called George. My Grandfather served with the British Army during WWII and married a Maltese woman. If anyone can give me pointers/ideas on trying to figure out what happened to my Grandfather, I'd be more than happy.


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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #12 on: Friday 29 September 17 23:47 BST (UK) »
OOh, ta, it looks like it.

The "George" noted in the 1901 would have been my Great Grandfather. I believe that he died in 1944 but from what I've seen, he was 57 when he died (http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/photos/tombstones/1headstones/st-cronan.txt).

If he was 12 in 1901, then he would have been 55 in 1944. Could the census have the wrong date?

From the links you provided, the last census is 1911. Is there any way I can see census data after this?

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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 30 September 17 00:16 BST (UK) »
People often didn't know their own age, they didn't celebrate birthdays much and weren't constantly having to give DOB on forms as we do so errors in ages particular on death records is not unusual.

The next Census is 1926 and won't be released until 2026. 100 year data protection rules.

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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 30 September 17 00:27 BST (UK) »
There is a death of a George Nixon Ex Soldier in Ashbury Roscrea 3 Feb 1944 age 56 informant wife Margaret
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1944/04649/4236398.pdf

Do you have an idea when and where your Great Grandfather married.
Ideally you need your grand father's birth to check his mother's name.

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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 30 September 17 00:37 BST (UK) »
A George Nixon Ex Solider, widower married Margaret Ryan in 1920, his father was John, hers was Daniel
Does any of that sound fimilar?
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1920/09262/5353211.pdf

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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 30 September 17 00:47 BST (UK) »
The George in the igp headstone record I think was married to Bridget Bourke they married in 1911 and he was Full age so at least 21 she was 18 1/2 so that would fit with dying in 1916 aged 23
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1911/09940/5614081.pdf
His father was also John.
So quite likely this is the same George that went on to marry Margaret Ryan.

The photo of the headstone
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/photos/tombstones/tipperary-st-cronans/target6.html

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Re: Help needed to find Nixon family - Roscrea
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 30 September 17 07:51 BST (UK) »
I'm definitely seeing more info on my Great Grandfather, as this matches up with most of the info I have.

My Grandfather's parents are definitely George Nixon and Margaret Ryan. Funnily enough, it's not from the Irish birth certificate that I see this, but from the Maltese wedding certificate.

I'll need to pull this info all together over the weekend. Is there anyway I can get more info on my Grandfather though, as this is where I seem to be hitting a dead end.

Thanks very much for everything you've done so far, it's been really useful.