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Robinsons of Dunfanaghy
« on: Thursday 03 August 17 13:14 BST (UK) »
Hi  I am trying without much luck to find any records of William Robinson born around 1849 (was aged 52 1901 census).  He was listed on the 1901 Census in Kill, Dunfanaghy and was married to Emily (only record l can find of her says her maiden name was also Robinson) born around 1849.  They had 2 children William born 8/2/1880 and Samuel born 30/7/1876.  The Irish Census records don't seem to go back any further for this area so am not sure where to look for more information.

Any help would be much appreciated as l am new to this.  Thank you again.

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Re: Robinsons of Dunfanaghy
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 August 17 13:50 BST (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat,
One of the important pieces of information on the Census is religion because this makes a difference on where to search.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Donegal/Dunfanaghy/Kill/1173194/
We can see William is COI
Samuel birth cert gives his mother as Robinson as you said but the date doesn't match the one you gave (not unusual) so can you tell us where you got her surname and the birth dates?
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1876/03034/2111990.pdf

The next step would be to look for the parents marriage.

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Re: Robinsons of Dunfanaghy
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 03 August 17 14:04 BST (UK) »
It appears both Emily and William died in 1905 so we can't check the 1911 Census which would have given years married and number of children.
Emily January 1905
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1905/05603/4574967.pdf
William April 1905
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1905/05594/4572083.pdf

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Re: Robinsons of Dunfanaghy
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 03 August 17 18:50 BST (UK) »
Other thread with a lot more information on the more recent family.
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=776276.new#new

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Re: Robinsons of Dunfanaghy
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 03 August 17 19:08 BST (UK) »
I'm struggling to find a marriage for this couple, can anyone spot it?

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Re: Robinsons of Dunfanaghy
« Reply #6 on: Friday 04 August 17 16:53 BST (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat,
One of the important pieces of information on the Census is religion because this makes a difference on where to search.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Donegal/Dunfanaghy/Kill/1173194/
We can see William is COI
Samuel birth cert gives his mother as Robinson as you said but the date doesn't match the one you gave (not unusual) so can you tell us where you got her surname and the birth dates?
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1876/03034/2111990.pdf

The next step would be to look for the parents marriage.

I used the date of her death to work out the appox year she was born as so far l have not been able to find any record of Emily's birth.

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1905/05603/4574967.pdf

They were COI - sorry for not adding this and thank you for the tip.

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Re: Robinsons of Dunfanaghy
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Re: Robinsons of Dunfanaghy
« Reply #8 on: Friday 04 August 17 19:54 BST (UK) »
If their marriage is registered, it doesn't appear they married in Dunfanaghy but until the images of all marriages are online it's difficult to find a possibility anywhere else.
Also if they did start out somewhere else it's even possible they had earlier children.