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Offline Colin Lamb

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Alice HODGES born c1844
« on: Thursday 27 June 13 17:51 BST (UK) »
One of my descendants was a James Evans who was born in Monmouth in 1841, he joined the Army (36th foot initially) and was sent to Ireland The arrived in the Curragh and ended up in Dublin from 1860

Somewhere he met Alice and they were married, son James was born in Dublin in 1864.

Then they went to India before coming back to the UK.

My problem is with Alice, I cannot find any further information on her all I have is the Wales census

Have searched on Ancestry, familysearch.org and findmypast and the above is all I have.

I am after her birth details, her parents and the marriage

Can anyone help with more information?


Col

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Re: Alice HODGES born c1844
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 11 August 13 16:53 BST (UK) »
On the freebmd site there is a possible marriage for James Evans and Alice Hodges -  www.freebmd.org.uk
Index details are:

   District: Monmouth
   Year: 1858
   Qtr: 4
   Vol: 11a
   Page: 45

Noel
Weldon - Waterford.
Smale, Small - Sussex, Kent.
Treacy - Waterford, U.K, New York. South Africa
Van Eesbeck - Waterford, Limerick, Belgium, U.S
Purcell -  Kilkenny, Waterford
Flood - Waterford.
O'Neill - Waterford, Kilkenny, Wexford.
Nicholson - Waterford

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Re: Alice HODGES born c1844
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 September 16 16:54 BST (UK) »
If anyone is in a position to search local records for a birth of Alice Hodges I would appreciate it.

Despite repeated searches I cannot find anything specific to her, I have found that there are other births of Hodges around Waterford but alas no Alice.

On multiple UK census return she is listed as being born in Waterford in about 1844.

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Re: Alice HODGES born c1844
« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 September 16 11:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Colin,
I searched Waterford for a marriage of a Alice and James Evans.
the one that shows was a Alice Brazzell.
This is James the son, maybe you have this already.
The Wales marriage was the only one I could find.
Maggsie

Church Baptism Record
Name:   James William Evans   Date of Birth:   18-Dec-1862
        Date of Baptism:   19-Jan-1863
Address:   1 Liffey Street   Parish/District:   ST.PAUL'S ARRAN QUAY
Gender:    Male   County   Co. Dublin
      Denomination:   Roman Catholic

Father:   James Evans   Mother:   Alice Evans
Occupation:         

Sponsor 1 /
Informant 1:   Mary Handcock    Sponsor 2 /
Informant 2:   Not Recorded Not Recorded
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Re: Alice HODGES born c1844
« Reply #4 on: Monday 26 September 16 17:30 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Magsie.

I do have James as being born in Dublin but not the detail so many thanks for that I will add the text to Ancestry.

The Monmouth marriage is the only one I can find and I am awaiting the cert from GRO.  Just how Alice came over to Monmouth is and probably will always be a mystery.  Until I found the marriage in Monmouth I assumed that they met when James Snr was posted to Ireland.

James's brother William (my Great Grandfather) was born in India and so with such a variation in birth locations for James, Wlliam and their mother Alice researching my Evans family in the UK turned out to be very easy via the census records.

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Re: Alice HODGES born c1844
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 27 September 16 08:56 BST (UK) »
Check with the National Archives at Kew if thy have his army papers.
If they have, you would be better going to Kew, the cost is expensive if they get the records for you.
I did see in a tree in Ancestry that it says that she was born in Monmouth with all the info on her parents.
Maggsie

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Re: Alice HODGES born c1844
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 September 16 17:55 BST (UK) »
I may well do that, we are down in the outskirts of London in July next year and are staying near Kew so we may very well get a list together.

I do have some info about his MIlitary service that I found on the regimental website and also an account of the history during the period James was in the Army and I also have his reenlistment into the Militia.

As for Alice Hodges, I did find that family tree when I was doing early research but discounted it as all Cencus records list her as being born in Waterford.

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Re: Alice HODGES born c1844
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 27 September 16 20:21 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Make sure you take Photographic ID, utility bills with you when you go to Kew.
Maggsie

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Re: Alice HODGES born c1844
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 September 16 14:43 BST (UK) »
The marriage certificate arrived today.

Its not my James and Alice so I can discount the Monmouth marriage and the people listed there and also the Ancestry Tree which lists them.

I still think that James is more likely to have met Alice when he was posted to Ireland whilst in the Army.

There are a family of Hodges in Waterford who had daughters in 1845 and 1848 whose births I have the records for so its in the right time period for Alice to be born, its just there is no record for Alice.

So I have started another Hodges tree for these two girls and their parents, so I will just have to wait and see if any hints comes my way.