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Offline chinapaddy

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Help to figure out Great Grandfather's name
« on: Wednesday 29 November 17 12:30 GMT (UK) »
I have a copy of my Grandfather's marriage cert. I would like some help on GGF's christian name. I was between Joseph or George. I thought as GF's middle name was Joseph .... GGF's may also be Joe. But the hand written first letter was too different.
I tracked the address '53 Phibsboro Road ' in and around the date on marriage cert. >:( >:( No Holland in records. 1914 and 1915 Electoral Roll for 53 Phibsboro Rd gives 'Mary Anne Brennan ' as Inhabitant/Householder. As my GGF was a tailor I tried Thoms and found 'Mrs Brennan ' listed at 53 Phibsborough Road in 1915.
I have info from many years ago in my head from my late father that his family came from Cork (St Margarets Place/Street/Road....

Any thoughts? Geo....Joe....Leo....
Paddy
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Re: Help to figure out Great Grandfather's name
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 12:34 GMT (UK) »
Geo - an abbreviation of George.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Help to figure out Great Grandfather's name
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 12:55 GMT (UK) »
He's signed as John Joseph

So Jos?

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Re: Help to figure out Great Grandfather's name
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 12:57 GMT (UK) »
I agree with avm228 - John Joseph's father is George

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Re: Help to figure out Great Grandfather's name
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 12:58 GMT (UK) »
Missed the end of it!
I agree too, Geo it is.

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Re: Help to figure out Great Grandfather's name
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 13:02 GMT (UK) »
He's signed as John Joseph

So Jos?

Thatís the name of the groom whose name has been entered as John Jos Holland.

I agree with Avm and Billyblue that the name of his father is Geo[rge] Holland
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Re: Help to figure out Great Grandfather's name
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 13:06 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Avm and Billyblue that the name of his father is Geo[rge] Holland

I already agreed with them. Once I realised my mistake!

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Re: Help to figure out Great Grandfather's name
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 13:17 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Avm and Billyblue that the name of his father is Geo[rge] Holland

I already agreed with them. Once I realised my mistake!

Sorry, I misread your post  :-[  ::)
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Re: Help to figure out Great Grandfather's name
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 29 November 17 13:20 GMT (UK) »
There's this family:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01l3w/

Do you know John's date of birth?

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