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Christina Somerville - Elusive birth
« on: Thursday 15 September 16 12:16 BST (UK) »
Dear All,

I'm trying to locate the birth record for my great aunt, Christina Somerville.  I've located all of the birth records for all of her siblings including my grandfather:

Patrick (1898), Samuel (1903), Alexander (1904), Joseph (1906), Christina (1907-1907), Elizabeth, (1908), Martha (1910), Bridget (1912), & Francis (1916)

The parents for the above children are Samuel Alexander & Elizabeth Smith and the family lived in Drogheda, County Louth.  I know from the census return of 1911, they had 8 children with 6 still living.  Christina who was born in 1907 was one of the missing children who came to light with the recent civil records released last Friday.  Christina who I'm looking for was born post 1911 and she is the youngest of the daughters so it narrows the time frame to between Bridget and Francis.

Christina died in 8 Nov 1979, age unknown.  My initial research months ago suggested the birth year to be 1914 but with the recent records, the parents to this Christina is Thomas Somerville & Bridget Smith.  So that eliminated that birth year from my research.

All of the birth records are accounted for on the recent civil records apart from Christina.  I've noticed a Christina Somerville born in 1915 in Drogheda according the Family Search website but don't know if that is her.

Can anyone suggest anything to locate her birth year?

Many thanks,
Stuart

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Re: Christina Somerville - Elusive birth
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 15 September 16 13:10 BST (UK) »
Have you applied for a copy of the death certificate, that may contain extra snippets of detail?
Nursall   ~    Buckinghamshire
Avies ~   Norwich

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Re: Christina Somerville - Elusive birth
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 15 September 16 15:27 BST (UK) »
The Op is looking for a second Christina, if I'm reading correctly.

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Re: Christina Somerville - Elusive birth
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 15 September 16 17:46 BST (UK) »

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Re: Christina Somerville - Elusive birth
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 15 September 16 18:16 BST (UK) »
The two Christina's referred to in the replies I already knew of for 1907 and 1914. 

The 1907 Christina is the first daughter of Samuel & Elizabeth but they had a second daughter post 1911 by the same name and the 1914 Christina mentioned by Hallmark is the daughter of a different couple.

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Re: Christina Somerville - Elusive birth
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 15 September 16 18:22 BST (UK) »
Do you know about Bridget's life, could she possible be known as Christina?

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Re: Christina Somerville - Elusive birth
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 15 September 16 18:32 BST (UK) »
That Christina in 1914 seems to have an error on the Grandmother's name, I know the father's name is incorrect but I wonder if the mother and grandmother names are mixed up.
Clutching at straws perhaps... I'd look for a marriage for that couple...just in case

have you got Francis' birth cert, if so what was the address on his?