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« on: Wednesday 14 January 15 21:36 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone have any info on the McDonough family who lived around the Brecon area in the second half of the 19th century (and probably into the 20th/possibly still there)?

My great great grandfather was named Phillip McDonough (b. circa 1849) and was either an Irish immigrant or his father (I think named William McDonough) was. I think they were travellers and the family seemed to live in a few different areas of Wales but mainly Breconshire.

The census makes things confusing because sometimes it says he was born in Lincolnshire and other times it says Ireland. I thought it could be different people but the children's names and ages are the same. Also the surname is often spelt completely wrong although people seem to have corrected it on the Ancestry census listings. Another strange thing is that it's sometimes listed as Macdonald which I thought might be a mistake but having read memoirs written by my great uncle apparently some of the family did change their name.

Grateful for any information!

Thanks.

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Re: McDonough
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 24 January 15 09:32 GMT (UK) »
Rosegold89,

To help people connect with your family, could you put the information from the censuses so that people know the names of any children/grandchildren/etc and so can see more easily if they recognise their family there?

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Re: McDonough
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 24 January 15 09:38 GMT (UK) »
Just putting the 1881, with a submitted connection to his name - was that you or someone else?

Philip Macdonald  [Philip Mcdonough]
Age:    35   Where born:    Ireland
Talgarth  Breconshire
Occupation:    Tinplate Worker
Registration district:    Hay  Talgarth
Philip Macdonald    35
Gwen Macdonald    33  Montgomery
Thomas Macdonald    12  Brecon
  Mary Macdonald    10   Brecon
Ellen Macdonald    9    Brecon
William Macdonald    7    Brecon
John Macdonald    4  Talgarth Brecon
Henry Macdonald    2 Herefordshire

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Re: McDonough
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 24 January 15 13:09 GMT (UK) »
Hello, I didn't list any census details because there are numerous generations of people with this name in the area, all of which are related so I'm just looking for info on any of them really.

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Re: McDonough
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 24 January 15 13:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rosegold,

It seems as though you have census information fir your family and you perhaps have marriage details- you mention Patrick's father, William.
What kind of information are you seeking? Do you have any gaps that you want to fill or is it extended family members?

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Re: McDonough
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 10 March 15 06:04 GMT (UK) »
Well I was wondering if they're still in the area and also whether knows why some of the names changed and why the census information as to where some of them were born varies from Ireland to Lincoln (if it's actually the same people) as well just any general information about the family history.

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Re: McDonough
« Reply #6 on: Monday 09 May 16 20:39 BST (UK) »
Philip Sr was using the name McDonald 1903 when his son Philip joined the Militia = looks like the Army would only accept the registered name for Philip Jr.

Philip Sr was also Militia Reserve
http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3506416/3506420/110/

What records are you looking for

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Re: McDonough
« Reply #7 on: Friday 11 August 17 21:25 BST (UK) »
Hi RoseGold
Philip McDonough was my great great grandfather too. There are still a lot of us living in the Brecon area. Which of his children are you descended from? Thomas was my great grandfather.

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Re: McDonough
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 06 September 17 15:44 BST (UK) »
Hi RoseGold
Philip McDonough was my great great grandfather too. There are still a lot of us living in the Brecon area. Which of his children are you descended from? Thomas was my great grandfather.

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