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Alban Gerity, Master Mariner, Llanwnda, Fishguard
« on: Saturday 20 June 09 10:13 BST (UK) »
Alban Joseph GERRITY/GERITY shows up on 1911 Census, as a Master Mariner, with a domestic servant, Mary SAWYER and a boarder,Trixie. The Census indicates that Alban is married, however his wife is not indicated on the Census. Have not been able to find Alban on 1881 or 1981 so he may have been at sea or show up as Joseph.

Also trying to determine if there is a family relationship between GERRITY, SAWYER, and BUCKLEY. Story has it that Mary and Trixie lived with family relatives as servants.

Any information or suggestions would be appreciated.

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ARMSTRONG: Ireland, Ontario, Minnesota, Montana, British Columbia  BUCKLEY: Cork, Ontario  DONOVAN: Cork, London, USA, Australia  DOOLEY: Ireland  DOWNEY: Ireland  ECKERSALL: London, Penang  HAMILTON: Tyrone, Armagh, Penang, Somerset, Monmouthshire, Ontario, British Columbia, Australia  MACKEY: Ireland, Ontario, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon  McINTYRE: Penang, Australia  SAWYER: Norfolk, Somerset, Gloucester, British Columbia  STEWART: Penang, Ireland, USA  TOOLSERAM: Penang, Australia

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Re: Alban Gerity, Master Mariner, Llanwnda, Fishguard
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 20 June 09 12:29 BST (UK) »
1881

Patrick Fors Gerity 49 superintendant of police b Ireland
Mary Catherine 44 wife b ditto
Maria Josephine 21 dau b Cannington Somerset
Teresa Mary 17 dau b ditto
Alban Joseph 16 son b ditto
Ernest Oswald 14 son b ditto
Kate 11 dau b dito
Ethel Mary 4 dau b Frome Somerset

East Street Ilminster
RG11 2383/118/3
Russells in Westmorland,Lancashire
Rileys Halifax,Rochdale
Graingers Hull Yorks
Coles Northampton
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and Rochdale 61

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Re: Alban Gerity, Master Mariner, Llanwnda, Fishguard
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 20 June 09 12:34 BST (UK) »
1871
Butts or Bulls Hill Frome
father is sargeant of county police
RG10 2432/34/20
Russells in Westmorland,Lancashire
Rileys Halifax,Rochdale
Graingers Hull Yorks
Coles Northampton
Transcribed the whole of Westmorland 41 census
and Rochdale 61

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Re: Alban Gerity, Master Mariner, Llanwnda, Fishguard
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 20 June 09 22:51 BST (UK) »
Thank you, Isabel

Any luck finding him in 1891, or 1901? Sorry, I had mistyped the years. Those are the ones that have me stumped. I do have him in 1911 in Fishguard.

I haven't been able to find him on the marriage index. I am curious if his wife might be related to Mary (Buckley) Sawyer somehow. II did find him on the birth index: born Apr–Jun, Bridgewater, Somerset.

When Trixie lived with the relatives, we seem to recall it was an uncle and his family, not sure if it was her uncle or Mary's uncle.

J
ARMSTRONG: Ireland, Ontario, Minnesota, Montana, British Columbia  BUCKLEY: Cork, Ontario  DONOVAN: Cork, London, USA, Australia  DOOLEY: Ireland  DOWNEY: Ireland  ECKERSALL: London, Penang  HAMILTON: Tyrone, Armagh, Penang, Somerset, Monmouthshire, Ontario, British Columbia, Australia  MACKEY: Ireland, Ontario, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon  McINTYRE: Penang, Australia  SAWYER: Norfolk, Somerset, Gloucester, British Columbia  STEWART: Penang, Ireland, USA  TOOLSERAM: Penang, Australia

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Re: Alban Gerity, Master Mariner, Llanwnda, Fishguard
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 24 June 09 08:14 BST (UK) »
Alban may have gone to Australia in 1912, worked as first mate, then chief officer out of New South Wales. GERITY is quite common, there's also another Alban GERITY...

Not sure about wife. BMD entry for Joseph GERITY, Salford Jul–Sep 8d 189, 1888 shows two grooms, but only one bride so not sure which fellow she married....

1936 Australia Electoral Rolls show two Kathleens (Kathleen Jean, Kathleen Isabel), no indication of ages or relationship. I am guessing Kathleen Jean is his wife but no proof of that.

Can anyone see something that I can't?
ARMSTRONG: Ireland, Ontario, Minnesota, Montana, British Columbia  BUCKLEY: Cork, Ontario  DONOVAN: Cork, London, USA, Australia  DOOLEY: Ireland  DOWNEY: Ireland  ECKERSALL: London, Penang  HAMILTON: Tyrone, Armagh, Penang, Somerset, Monmouthshire, Ontario, British Columbia, Australia  MACKEY: Ireland, Ontario, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon  McINTYRE: Penang, Australia  SAWYER: Norfolk, Somerset, Gloucester, British Columbia  STEWART: Penang, Ireland, USA  TOOLSERAM: Penang, Australia

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Re: Alban Gerity, Master Mariner, Llanwnda, Fishguard
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 21 March 12 03:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi there. I found your post during a random google search for some of my branches and thought I should register in order to answer at least some of your questions regarding Alban Gerity. Alban's wife was Kathleen Isabelle TURNER, who was my grandmother's eldest sister. Their daughter was Kathleen Jean. Kathleen Turners father was a Coal merchant in Ilminster and was also a captain and owner of some of the Brixham Trawlers. His seafaring background and interests may account for the connection to the Gerity family and hence the marriage of his daughter to Alban Joseph. Alban and Kathleen did in fact move to Australia and their family corresonded with my grandmother up until her death in 1961.

Unfortunately I have no information or insight into the Mary of your search or her connection to the Gerity or Turner families. Just thought I'd share.

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Re: Alban Gerity, Master Mariner, Llanwnda, Fishguard
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 21 March 12 07:57 GMT (UK) »
A William Buckley was buried at Llanwnda Cemetery 10 Nov 1937 and Marion Oliver Buckley was buried at City Rd Cemetery H’west 13 May 1963.

There are Sawyer and Buckley burials at Llanion Cemetery Pembroke Dock from 1887 to 1987

None of the 3 surnames of your interest appear in my database of surviving headstones of Park Street Cemetery P.D.

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Re: Alban Gerity, Master Mariner, Llanwnda, Fishguard
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 21 March 12 22:11 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Alban Gerity, Master Mariner, Llanwnda, Fishguard
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 09 April 17 07:22 BST (UK) »
Hi all; like others I found your post during a random google search of Alban Joseph Gerity.

I am the grandson of Kathleen jean Moffatt ( née Gerity). Jean had two daughters, both still alive and well. Jean married in 1936 as far as I am aware. The sea faring stores of Alban and being a master mariner are the same as I have been told by my family.

My mother and aunt are chasing information about the family as information had been lost.  Also been told Gerity was changed from O' Geraghty, about Alban Joeseph or his fathers time.

Happy to learn more of more of Alban Joseph and his lineage, siblings etc.
Will post later with more questions from family.
Thanks

From your post: Kathleen Isabelle TURNER, who was my grandmother's eldest sister. Their daughter was Kathleen Jean. Kathleen Turners father was a Coal merchant in Ilminster and was also a captain and owner of some of the Brixham Trawlers. His seafaring background and interests may account for the connection to the Gerity family and hence the marriage of his daughter to Alban Joseph. Alban and Kathleen did in fact move to Australia and ...