Author Topic: Elizabeth KERWIN of County Wexford  (Read 883 times)

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Re: Elizabeth KERWIN of County Wexford
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 03 December 17 19:49 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks to everyone for their research - there is much for me to review.

Charles NASH was medically discharged from the army while stationed in Belfast in 1864.

The 1861 marriage in Glasgow looks very promising since Charles was stationed there at that time but begs the question what was Elizabeth's maiden name - KERWAN/KERWIN/SHERWAN?

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Re: Elizabeth KERWIN of County Wexford
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 03 December 17 22:06 GMT (UK) »
I would say her name was Kerwan  if you look at the marriage Sandra has posted the signature of Eliza could quite easy be mistaken for Sherwan ..

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Re: Elizabeth KERWIN of County Wexford
« Reply #11 on: Monday 04 December 17 11:30 GMT (UK) »
Rosie - I'm inclined to agree with you that we can dispense with SHERWAN. We are then left with KERWAN (Scottish interpretation/translation) versus the variant of KERWIN which is recorded by the GRO for 9 of her children born in England. There was also one of her children born in England where her maiden name is recorded by the GRO as KARWIN.

I've yet to find Eliza or parents in the Scottish or Irish (KIRWAN) census.

If Eliza was born in Ireland (1911 England Census refers) and migrated to Scotland before settling in England from about the mid-1860s it is no wonder that her spoken maiden name was interpreted/recorded differently.